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Old 09-21-2017, 08:21 PM   #1
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Has anyone here tried the California Immobilizer for AS?

Has anyone tried this?

http://immobilize.com/products/coupl...r-coupler-lock
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:15 PM   #2
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I use these two, like them very much...

https://www.provenlocks.com/collecti.../model-2516-as

http://brahmalock.com/?gclid=CjwKEAj...MhDRoCvXjw_wcB
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:24 AM   #3
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Several locks: coupler plus two wheels and remove other two wheels. Don't store them in trailer.

Battery powered tools make short work of locks.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:49 PM   #4
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Also, search the forums for GPS trackers like The Spot Trace. Extra insurance at a reasonable price.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:58 PM   #5
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I have the California Immobilizer. It seems pretty heavy duty, fits securely, and provides some level of protection though I've never had anyone try to pry it off nor have I tried myself so I can't say how difficult that would be. I use it in conjunction with locks for the safety chains, spare tire, and propane tanks.

As has been pointed out many times, there are many complex, time consuming, and expensive ways to try and protect your TT, but none are completely foolproof. I'm just trying to make my trailer a little more trouble to get at than the next guy's.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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I also have this. Easy to install. Very secure. Good design. Will take quite a lot of work to get it off. (I add an additional heat treated heavy duty chain to secure it even more to the alloy wheel.) Yes, I know a high powered grinder tool can cut through it, but that is the case fro every lock.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:40 PM   #7
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Has anyone here tried the California Immobilizer for AS?

I saw a great YouTube video of a guy with a sledge hammer destroying all of these high dollar locks. The proven industries lock was the only one that withstood that. I'll try and find the video when I get back to a computer. It's amazing.

I agree with previous poster. That the intent is to make our trailers be passed over. A dedicated pro will find a way.

That's why I like the GPS and of course the last layer of defense is good insurance.

For paranoids the GPS is also nice because it sends a text each day saying my rig is safe. It also sends a text when it detects movement.

So if the bad guy does beat the systems, at least you will know as they drive off, and you can track it.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:45 PM   #8
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There's another thread going where 'molly's dad' is swearing by the product and service of Proven Industries.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:05 PM   #9
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We use the CA imbolizer. All I can say is that it's better than the cheap ones. To date, we've never had our trailer stolen! We live in a low crime area, rarely locking our daily vehicles. The most I worry about our trailer is when we are using it in a campground.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:05 AM   #10
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We haven't tried the CA Immobilizer. We went with Proven Industries. I think my years as a truck body mechanic has given me mad skills to help me decide which coupler lock to buy. To me, this lock has the most substantial construction. Crime is everywhere. It's when you let your guard down when Murphy's law can prevail. Security isn't 100% but it's based on layers of security and deterrence. Securing the safety chains, padlocking the x-chocks, cabling through the wheels, wheel locks, etc...I just want the thief to move on to an easier target.

Troutboy-is this the video you were mentioning?

https://youtu.be/NMu_GnNnnBE
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:44 AM   #11
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I haven't seen that one. There is another thread with a great video of a guy taking a sledge to 4 different locks and they done off.

Here is another one:

https://youtu.be/qMRHenmVLds
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:22 AM   #12
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Just curious if anyone has found a video where they defeat the CA immobilized?
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Just curious if anyone has found a video where they defeat the CA immobilized?
Not the CA Immobilizer specifically, but any hitch lock.

https://youtu.be/Z9tbSzWkY1s
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The CI is fast on and fast off, heavy duty too.
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