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Old 01-15-2007, 10:50 AM   #41
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We had been using the setup described in post #24 of this thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/167282-post24.html
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Since adding the Enkay Rock Guard, the Gorilla cable now hooks thru the trailer A frame and then thru the tow vehicle end hole in the Hensley draw bar. This fills the Hensley so it can’t easily be connected to someone else’s drawbar and captives our bar and the Enkay to the Hensley as well.
The Pit Bull wheel lock is also very convincing that this trailer doesn’t move easily.

Since my wife and I were both raised in Jersey, we lock just about everything just about every moment.
My goal was to make the Airstream look tougher to steal than the “Police crime scene van”.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:57 PM   #42
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Talked to the Northern Tool folks and they say that lock set will work on Airstream 2 5/16" ball. I ordered one for my Argosy. Hope it is as good as it looks.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:29 PM   #43
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Juel,

I'm guessing the Argosy has a smaller rolled lip, if any at all...should work fine. Like I posted earler, the model #377 won't fit late model 2-5/16" Airstreams though, tried it.

I use this same lock on my 2" utility trailer couplers and they work great.

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Old 01-15-2007, 03:20 PM   #44
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Has anyone tried using the hitch lock and one of the Kryptonite New York chains through the wheels on a dual axle AS? This seems to be a fairly simple solution and much less expensive and bulky than those Denver-boot type devices.

We are getting our 27FB in about 2 months and I just want to ensure it is always there for US to enjoy.

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Old 01-15-2007, 04:32 PM   #45
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What are folks using for locks on Hensley Arrow hitches?
This is what I did: http://www.airforums.com/forum...Tractor+Supply
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:20 PM   #46
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did i mentioned my small but menacing dog?.......I'm not even that crazy about being near it....and I live here! At about 12lbs she is aptly named.."crazy eyes"...first trip to the vet he says "yep, thats this dogs name all right"
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:30 PM   #47
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I too have a vicious little dog named Imma Chicken. She's about 6 lbs of Pomerainian that my vet said to me when I took her in to be spayed "you could have warned us you know" "if she'd weighed 100lbs we'd all be dead". However, even with her guarding the trailer, I have the old Smith and Wesson 38 as back up. I will say that I have completed a very comprehensive gun safety course and have become very comfortable with this firearm. I hope I never have to use it. I don't think I would use it to keep just the Argosy, but I would use it to save my life or Imma's life for sure.
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:34 PM   #48
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We have a terrier mix, Charlie. He's only about 25lbs, but he thinks he's at least 100lbs. Of course, bring a treat and Penny, our Shepard mix, though she looked tough may years ago, even then, a treat and you're her best friend.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:03 PM   #49
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I think we have the same dog. Understand the S&W theroy too. I completed and stay current with my states concealable weapons permit. Not that I carry everywhere I go,...but at times its nice...my need is mostly snakes and other wildlife, but at least I'm legal, trained, and practiced, if God forbid, I ever needed to be.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:28 PM   #50
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Coupler Locks - Dogs - Pistols... and beyond!

Thanks Marc (B25guy) for posting here what lock works for your ’03 Safari:
Guardian Industries G-35… ironically just what I saw Friday at Camping World.

Wish more owners of the newer trailers would also post what they use…
Or do many of you just not use trailer coupler locks???

Looks like short list of workable trailer coupler locks for newer AS trailers is:
Guardian Industries G-35 and Husky Universal Maximum Security Lock #39594

Juel and toastie: Looking forward to your report on the Master Lock Kit/Set.

As a new AS owner I’m learning quickly about the passion…
And woe to anyone who comes between an owner and his/her rig!
I already have two dogs… but they are too friendly… most of the time…
Perhaps the next thread will be "Colt 45 vs. G-17 9mm vs. Smith & Wesson 38"!

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Old 01-15-2007, 08:49 PM   #51
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Ben Franklin always advocated a bag of rattlesnakes. I think the modern interpretation would be a pretty gift box wrapped nicely with a bow. Leave it on the dinette table. When Mr. Bad Guy steals your trailer, he can't possibly resist opening the present on the table

A rabid rottweiler on a 50' chain attached to the tongue would work too if you wanted to be less sophisticated
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:32 PM   #52
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Gosh, I vote for a healthy Rott. The gift wrapped snakes are a nice touch though.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:57 AM   #53
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lock the wheels too!

Silvergate,

I also use RotoChoks (really cool!) on each side and have a padlock through the available eyes...I know with enough effort they could be dislodged but hopefully the deterence of seeing all this locking stuff they'll just move on.

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Old 01-16-2007, 04:01 PM   #54
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Yea, you could do that, but then, on the newer Airstreams with windows both the door and that good size picture window just front of the door, you can in fact break either and bypass most of what anyone would place in on or around the door....and you wouldn't need a pry bar for it either.
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Very true - but from everything I've ever heard about break-ins the door is the preferred point of entry. Further, even with the glass broken out, if you can't see what you're dealing with, the cross bar would take time to figure out. As for the door being the preferred point of entry, I guess the Perp wants a running start if he inadvertantly runs into a gun-wielding occupant! It's embarrassing to get half way through a window and find a gun sticking up your nose! I took a break from snowblowing the driveway today and checked to see if my concept would work. Without getting out the tape measure, and other essentials, it looks feasible for my 30' Excella.
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Just a thought, there's not a deadbolt or other lock that will fit an Airstream that can't be defeated with a 16" Wonderbar... and that's exactly what most crooks would do. The more sophisticated the setup, the more damage done to the door, framing, and curbside structure.

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as this began discussing trailer locks, I thnk we are way off track here. If you want to discuss firearms we will move part of this thread to the "off topic" Forum. Thanks for understanding ....
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:52 AM   #57
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Firearm posts in this thread have been moved to http://www.airforums.com/forum...ster-3360.html. It wasn't possible to do real exact surgery but our objective is to return this thread to the original topic.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:48 AM   #58
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Husky Universal Coupler Lock is the one!!!

The coupler lock that will work on the 2007 23’ Safari is:

Husky Universal Coupler Lock #39594
5/8" hardened steel shackle, reversible & has over 40 lockable positions.
Corrosion resistant solid die-cast housing,
High security, pick resistant lock cylinder... and looks good!

(The Gorilla lock will not work on my coupler because of its high curved flange.)

For those of you in the San Diego area the following dealer has 3 in stock:
San Diego Trailer Supply
6881 El Cajon Bl.
619-286-1200

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Old 06-24-2007, 05:45 PM   #59
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I ordered mine today. I noticed that there are two brands, the Husky and another name. They appear to be the same. From the photo, you purchased the non husky brand, are you satisfied with it?
Just curious.

I also like the ideas regarding the use of a cable between the two wheels. any suggestions for a brand or type? Which is the hardest to cut?
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Thanks for the question, BoatBoy –

Well I just went out and looked at my coupler (hitch) lock.

It does have the logo "DT Security" stamped on the front left side.
But I remember the packaging as saying: Husky Universal Coupler #39594.

And it looks identical to this one offered on-line:
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-hitches/trailer-locks.htm

And yes, it works very well and I continue to be very happy with it!
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