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Old 07-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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hitch/coupler locks

Iam interested in hearing opions on the best hitch/ coupler locks for securing your A/S when not connected to your T/V.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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Most hitch locks are worthless. Go to the Harley dealership and buy one of their chain/lock systems and run the chain through your wheels and lock it under the trailer.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Actually buy two of those chain/locks, one for each side and tie both wheels on each side together. Find the units with one inch braided steel cable. These will slow down the honest people.
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I carry a small cutting torch in the back of my TV as part of my work. Can cut almost any lock, chain, cable off in less than a minute. So can the bad guys. Best thing to slow them down are the large clamps the city uses to disable cars - seen them sold now in catalog's and on the internet - best solution I've seen.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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See discussion of tongue coupler locks, boots, etc., in this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post1171890


We have a Universal (Denver) Boot on our Bambi:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post1172288
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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My local AS dealer sells the boots like the meter maids in the cities use to disable cars. Jim
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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I carry a small cutting torch in the back of my TV as part of my work. Can cut almost any lock, chain, cable off in less than a minute. So can the bad guys. Best thing to slow them down are the large clamps the city uses to disable cars - seen them sold now in catalog's and on the internet - best solution I've seen.
You make my point that most, if not all, trailer locks are worthless.
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You make my point that most, if not all, trailer locks are worthless.

How true!

It seems the only thing one can do for peace of mind is insure it.
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I keep my trailer locked so that the thieves will go steal an unlocked trailer from one of my neighbors or the thief will take longer and get caught. Thieves are lazy, otherwise they would go get a job.
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The Mega Hitch Lock is miles better than anything that I've seen. The hitch lock that Airstream offers is very lightweight compared to the Mega.
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One of the advantages of my ProPride is that I think the average casual crook would be pretty confused if they were used to doing an ID on the hitch ball and see it encased in so much steel! Frankly, anyone with enough time and some tools (or an acetylene torch) could grab and go. I wonder how many "casual" crooks would just drive up and say, "cool trailer, let's steal it!"
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I have a tongue lock, but I feel like a swift blow from a hammer might knock it right off.
I vote for the boot like parking enforcement uses. The boot can be purchased locally at a trailer supply place. Maybe 2, 3, or 4 boots. The longer it takes them, the more likely they are to give up.
All this inside a locked shed inside a locked gate.
The big yellow boot also looks kinda cool in a mechanical machine sort of way.
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