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Old 02-14-2017, 09:52 AM   #1
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Pro-Pride Lock

I have read many posts about how to lock your hitch to prevent theft, however I don't recall seeing anything regarding the Pro-Pride.
How do you protect your trailer when using this hitch?
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:09 AM   #2
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I haven't received my hitch yet, so IDK if this will do it but I was planning to lock the over-center devices and put a lock pin in the stinger.

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:45 AM   #3
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I have a lock on the ball, the stinger is usually in my truck when unhitched. Hard to hook up without a stinger so I do not worry about it.

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Old 02-14-2017, 11:00 AM   #4
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We have a Hensley Arrow, and have been using it extensively for the past eleven years. The only hitch security that we have ever used is pad locking the hitch bar (stinger) to one of the chains on the Airstream.

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Old 02-14-2017, 11:28 AM   #5
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We also have a Hensley Arrow and keep the stinger mounted in it when parked. One padlock is in the safety-pin hole of one over-center latches and another padlock is in an enlarged hole in a long hitch pin going through the hole in the stinger. Could somebody still overcome those precautions? Sure, but it would take some time and effort. Locks can be broken and the entire hitch can be taken off.

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Old 02-17-2017, 06:33 AM   #6
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I was thinking about using a long shank pad lock to lock the over center bars together.. might slow down the thief and if they see this strange hitch move on to a ball type deal like equalizer or blue ox hitch.

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I haven't received my hitch yet, so IDK if this will do it but I was planning to lock the over-center devices and put a lock pin in the stinger.

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