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Old 07-02-2016, 05:42 PM   #1
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MegaHitch Lock Coupler Vault Pro

Anyone use this? If not how do you secure your coupler when you leave your site?
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I locked my coupler down on my 25, but the trailer could be towed anyway. My 30 came with one of these:
http://www.trimaxlocks.com/umax-100-...iler-lock.html

I have used it and it seems pretty secure. The U-bolt is hardened, but I'm sure it could be cut with the right tool, like a Dremel and a carbide wheel. I would hope that someone camped near me would ask what was going on if someone was out there cutting the lock off.

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:51 PM   #3
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MegaHitch Lock Coupler Vault Pro

After much research I have come to the conclusion that all, except the MegaHitch lock, can be removed in under 10 minutes with a sawzall, small sledge, chisel, and a crowbar.
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If someone knows different I would appreciate their thoughts/opinions.


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I locked my coupler down on my 25, but the trailer could be towed anyway. My 30 came with one of these:
http://www.trimaxlocks.com/umax-100-...iler-lock.html

I have used it and it seems pretty secure. The U-bolt is hardened, but I'm sure it could be cut with the right tool, like a Dremel and a carbide wheel. I would hope that someone camped near me would ask what was going on if someone was out there cutting the lock off.

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:56 PM   #4
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I purchase one where you could key your car key to it. It lasted one trip then would not open with my key, had to have it cut off to go home. Going back to eith one thru the little hole or one like Al has. Most places I go are somewhat safe (says the traveler that was robbed of 3K last Summer 9AM in secure parking lot).
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I use the mega hitch. I got the yellow one so the bad guys could see it from a distance and hopefully go for something easier. So far so good. On the other hand I've had a sob for over twenty years unlocked and no one stole that either.

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This is the one I'm looking at.

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I have used various hitch locks over the years and currently use the Mega Hitch Lock on our Airstream. The lock sorta hangs down on the coupler but would be a major pain to get off without a torch. I think a torch would defeat any of the locks. It is a massive piece of steel and quite heavy.
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I just found this November 2014 article on Outside Intrests "Airstream Theft"

"Thom (no pun intended) Locke at Sutton RV recommends the MegaHitch lock coupler vault. “It’s the best lock we’ve found,” he said. “It’s powder coated, and quarter-inch thick steel. When locked, you’d have to cut through two thicknesses, a half an inch. That’s a lot,” he said. “It also has a round key that’s almost impossible to duplicate.”

“It would take a long time and someone would have to work very hard to break into a MegaHitch,” said a fan. “It’s kind of like a car alarm in that it calls attention to the theft in process, causing suspicion.” Lug it around in your tow vehicle, and “put it on every time you stop, no matter where you are,” said another user."
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MegaHitch Lock Coupler Vault Pro

I received my Proven Industries lock today. Boy, is it heavy! No one is cutting through this one.

One disappointment though. The AS specific version apparently doesn't support hiding the safety chains inside. I saw the "fine print" after I bought it. It has some holes in the bottom to padlock the chains. I'm not liking that, especially after how much I paid for this.

I'll try it this weekend and see how it goes. If I don't like it it's going back.
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I received my Proven Industries lock today. Boy, is it heavy! No one is cutting through this one.

One disappointment though. The AS specific version apparently doesn't support hiding the safety chains inside. I saw the "fine print" after I bought it. It has some holes in the bottom to padlock the chains. I'm not liking that, especially after how much I paid for this.

I'll try it this weekend and see how it goes. If I don't like it it's going back.

It wasn't fine print the description is very clear...

"This style coupler lock will not allow you to secure your safety chains inside the coupler lock. We have added 2 holes on the lower part of the outer shield, this will allow you to padlock your safety chains to coupler lock. "


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It wasn't fine print the description is very clear...

"This style coupler lock will not allow you to secure your safety chains inside the coupler lock. We have added 2 holes on the lower part of the outer shield, this will allow you to padlock your safety chains to coupler lock. "


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That is actually the text beneath the section titled "Fine Print"...
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I bought the mega hitch lock. It is very heavy. I think it would take a lot of work to get it off. Over the years I have had probably 4 work trailers stolen with several different types of locks. The horse collar locks are some of the weakest. The part that holds the collar is cast aluminum on a lot of them and one good hit with a hammer knocks them right off.
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MegaHitch Lock Coupler Vault Pro

Here's a couple of pics of the Proven Industries lock installed on my AS. I bought a Master padlock to secure the chains using the provided holes.

I think I like it.



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Talking Coupler Lock Protection

We recently purchased a 20 ft Flying Cloud, and have come to appreciate all the valuable information this professional forum. I am also focused on protecting our investment and have decided between the Proven Industries Hitch and Megahitch locks.

Can you please provide any new, current input on your purchase. Also do you utilize wheel locks?

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