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Old 01-25-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Talking Is there a boot that works with baby moons?

Hi all,
There are advantages to having an old girl whose clear coat is actively wearing off into a nice Airstream-pattern baldness!! Now that we are polishing, we realize that we are no longer under the radar and need to invest in security measures since we live and camp in or near urban areas with plenty of riff raff! Your opinions would be greatly appreciated on:

1) Hitch lock - going to go with Megahitch? Which one works on a 2 1/8"?

2) Is there a boot that works with conical baby moon hubs on the stock 6-lug? The boot (or some other wheel/tire lock) is actually a better deterrent in CA, but I cannot find one that would work with pointy hubcaps. I don't want to take them off or purchase different because they are most original. There is no hole in the wheel where I could loop a lock. Would love something that would not be disabled by letting air out of the tire.

PS - This is parked in our driveway but we live very close to bad areas and major freeways for easy in and out. I already have the big dog with the big bark. Electric fencing and armed guards are not allowed per the HOA. Haaa!

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Old 01-26-2014, 12:31 AM   #2
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, I looked through but didn't see a boot that would work with a conical baby moon. Anyone have any experience with a boot that works with hubs that aren't flat?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:45 AM   #4
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Easy - good - cheap lock

We have had our trailer 13 years and have the hitch locked with a ball from a flea market for A DOLLAR, the threads were bad and the guy said that ya, it really was kind of unusable. I cut the threaded shank off at the bottom of the ball, and lock it into the hitch, I have never heard of a 2 1/8 size ball?
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by strshpntrprz View Post
.......... I have never heard of a 2 1/8 size ball?
Likely the OP meant 2" or 2 5/16"

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