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Old 06-05-2020, 12:09 PM   #1
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Locks for hitch?

In reading through this forum and others, we are looking at 2 locks for our hitch for our 2020 FC23fb. (LC the Rivet Ritz) We take delivery of her in a couple of weeks, and I am starting to collect necessities for her. My decision is between the Mega hitch Coupler lock and the Proven lock. Any opinions, good or bad on either? Preference? Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:05 PM   #2
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Proven lock

I use one
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:26 PM   #3
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I have Proven Lock and its big which keep people honest.
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Old 06-05-2020, 05:16 PM   #4
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May not help, but I have a hardened steel Masterlock combination. My best security is a replacement cost insurance policy.
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:07 AM   #5
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We use a California immobilizer hitch lock and a Trimax wheel chock lock. As mentioned in the the thread, a replacement value insurance policy and a tracker are the best tools here. The others deter casual thieves. There are several threads for each to review. Enjoy your Rivet Ritz and don't worry too much or buy too much stuff ahead of time. You'll have plenty of time for additions and improvements. As you have found out, this is the best place to research. Everyone is very helpful and kind except when discussing tire brands and TV (tow vehicle) preference! - Brad
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:13 PM   #6
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Just got our Proven Hitch lock installed. Took the safety chains off and made them attachable.

I am also making some wheel locks that use the puck style locks, and adding locking lug nuts.

This wont stop someone from pulling/dragging the trailer onto a flatdeck if they really want to steal it. It will make them have to work a bit harder if they want ours.

I am just trying to make it less attractive so maybe the thieves will go elsewhere.
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:19 PM   #7
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Proven Industries lock here. Well made and I am very happy with it.
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:22 PM   #8
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I use the Proven lock.
Expensive, heavy, effective. Don't drop it on your toes!
When I first bought the Airstream, I felt like I was buying $300 items every time I turned around! Now, they all have proven to be worthwhile.
I can't say it deterred anyone, because it's still here!
I've even left the puck unlocked the day before I was leaving just to expedite hooking up! (I am in a pretty secure facility.)
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Old 06-08-2020, 12:29 PM   #9
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Proven Industries lock is an overkill at the storage lot where I park my Bambi, but is perfect at campgrounds or boondocking places. Never hurt to play smart everywhere.
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Old 06-08-2020, 12:40 PM   #10
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Proven Industries...here also.https://www.provenlocks.com/products...nt=24795901253
Heavy duty but all you want is a deterent...make them look elsewhere or take longer to steal.
Nothing is a gaurantee....thus also the insurance.
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:31 PM   #11
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The Proven code is stamped on the side.
Model 2516-AS = 2 5/16" ball and Airstream coupler.

Just curious, does the Proven fit the new Airstream couplers with the DEMCO latch??
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:49 PM   #12
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Proven. Spendy. Solid. This on 2019 19FC.
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:59 PM   #13
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The Proven code is stamped on the side.
Model 2516-AS = 2 5/16" ball and Airstream coupler.

Just curious, does the Proven fit the new Airstream couplers with the DEMCO latch??
I am pretty sure that this lock works for the previous generation of hitches. The Demco hitch will probably need a different model from Proven.

When we ordered ours, they asked us to send some pictures of our hitch before they completed the order.

I am sure that you can clear up which model to get with a quick call to Proven.
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Short length of coated chain through / around wheel spokes + quality lock ...
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Anyone wanting to steal your AS will find a way. A simple chain (or use the safety chains already attached to your trailer) will allow a thief to drag your trailer to an out-of-the-way place they can finish the job at their leisure.

Any simple lock on the hitch, and another hardened chain thru both wheels and back-again (and maybe thru your generator) with a good lock will deter anyone but the most determined thief from dragging it away (and will likely save your wheels from being stolen separately as well.)

I always leave my personal-card stuck in my door-jamb with my cell ph number on it also incase Law Enforcement or a Ranger needs to contact me. It also has the symbol and 800 number of the FBI on it.
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Old 06-09-2020, 12:23 PM   #16
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Anyone wanting to steal your AS will find a way. A simple chain (or use the safety chains already attached to your trailer) will allow a thief to drag your trailer to an out-of-the-way place they can finish the job at their leisure.

Any simple lock on the hitch, and another hardened chain thru both wheels and back-again (and maybe thru your generator) with a good lock will deter anyone but the most determined thief from dragging it away (and will likely save your wheels from being stolen separately as well.)

I always leave my personal-card stuck in my door-jamb with my cell ph number on it also incase Law Enforcement or a Ranger needs to contact me. It also has the symbol and 800 number of the FBI on it.
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Like this idea!

I am going to remove the trailer safety chains anyway.
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:55 PM   #17
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Proven... best fit, really secure. A truly determined thief will find a way, but most others wonít bother.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:13 AM   #18
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Just ordered a Proven Industries hitch lock through Amazon. The seller was not Proven. When the seller passed the order through to Proven, Proven went to the trouble to get my phone number from the seller, then called me to make sure the hitch would fit my 2010 Airstream. That’s pretty great customer service.
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Old 08-10-2021, 10:38 PM   #19
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I just bought one through there web site, thanks for the info.
2018 model.
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:47 AM   #20
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If you've never seen "The Lockpicking Lawyer" channel on YouTube I suggest giving it a look. The guy is funny and his reviews are brutally honest. He rates the Proven Lock as "A trailer lock I would use", and then of course proceeds to pick it. But that is a hearty recommendation by him.

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