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Old 02-11-2015, 07:40 AM   #2255
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Just finished the upholstery for the '68 Overlander we're working on (shown laying on the dining room table). The plan: I'll build ottomans with casters for the "L" shape and curved wedge sections. I'll include locking pins to the floor, so they don't move unexpectedly. They'll form a circular seating area (with a dining table, when desired) in "Party" configuration and a full size bed, with access from either side, in "Sleep" configuration. The seat backs store the sleep pillows and 2" memory foam topper.

This is my first attempt at sewing anything, so I took a couple of sewing lessons, and I'm on a fairly steep learning curve. Marie bought a box of "stuff" at an auction several years ago for $25 and it included the sewing machine. I cleaned it, lubricated it and started using it. It'll even punch through marine vinyl without struggling.

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Old 02-11-2015, 08:08 AM   #2256
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Attachment 232132got me a fishing kayak, eastern Sierra here I come! At the end of April, of course...


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Old 02-11-2015, 12:01 PM   #2257
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Just finished the upholstery for the '68 Overlander we're working on (shown laying on the dining room table). The plan: I'll build ottomans with casters for the "L" shape and curved wedge sections. I'll include locking pins to the floor, so they don't move unexpectedly. They'll form a circular seating area (with a dining table, when desired) in "Party" configuration and a full size bed, with access from either side, in "Sleep" configuration. The seat backs store the sleep pillows and 2" memory foam topper.

This is my first attempt at sewing anything, so I took a couple of sewing lessons, and I'm on a fairly steep learning curve. Marie bought a box of "stuff" at an auction several years ago for $25 and it included the sewing machine. I cleaned it, lubricated it and started using it. It'll even punch through marine vinyl without struggling.

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Old 02-11-2015, 12:09 PM   #2258
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Received my new Mega Hitch Lock Coupler Vault today.

Not trying to be obtuse, but I've never really understood the reason for using any of these complex locks. Can't I just use a nice Master lock through the latch and get similar protection?
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:30 PM   #2259
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Not trying to be obtuse, but I've never really understood the reason for using any of these complex locks. Can't I just use a nice Master lock through the latch and get similar protection?

Depends on how secure you want it... Medium sized bolt cutters and a Master Lock is off that latch in under ten seconds... Quicker than you could do it with a key. Understand, this is coming from a guy that doesn't have a lock at all on his Airstream...

-Red, probably need to get a lock now that I advertised it...
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:57 PM   #2260
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:55 PM   #2261
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64Airstream! Great job! They look really nice and comfy!


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Old 02-11-2015, 06:00 PM   #2262
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Not trying to be obtuse, but I've never really understood the reason for using any of these complex locks. Can't I just use a nice Master lock through the latch and get similar protection?
What Panama Red said. Take a look a some of the online videos about how easy it is to defeat some of the other hitch locks, including a regular padlock. You know what they say: make your stuff more trouble to get than the others around you, and your stuff will probably be safe.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:42 PM   #2263
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Not trying to be obtuse, but I've never really understood the reason for using any of these complex locks. Can't I just use a nice Master lock through the latch and get similar protection?
Hi, No, absolutely not. Here's why; I use a lock on my tongue latch, I also use a coupler lock. When I just want to pull my trailer forward to work on it, I remove the coupler lock, and use a 2" ball which fits right in without unlocking the latch. Anyone could drop your trailer's locked latch coupler onto a 2" ball and drive off with it.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:59 PM   #2264
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A thief just wraps your safety chains around his truck receiver/stinger and drives away, with the locked coupler and all.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:31 PM   #2265
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...which is why we've started running a big padlock through loops in the trailer's safety chains while it is parked. One more thing to raise "pain in the rear" factor for someone thinking about borrowing our trailer. If they're going to do that, the least they could do is bring their own chains.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:45 AM   #2266
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We have a piece of 1" rebar loop in an opening strategically embedded in the driveway slab that we lock the safety chains to when stored. The thief that can drag it out driveway and all hasn't been born yet...and I have secondary defenses we won't talk about here lest it get silly again...


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Hi, No, absolutely not. Here's why; I use a lock on my tongue latch, I also use a coupler lock. When I just want to pull my trailer forward to work on it, I remove the coupler lock, and use a 2" ball which fits right in without unlocking the latch. Anyone could drop your trailer's locked latch coupler onto a 2" ball and drive off with it.

Thanks Robert! That makes sense.


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Old 02-12-2015, 07:32 AM   #2268
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Perhaps those nice police wheel locks on all the trailer's tires would slow the theft parade down some? Of course they are quite heavy as well which could negatively impact useful load....

Trying to cut them off with a torch would blow the tires...
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