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ACZL

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Posted: 05/26/21 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As you can see by the replies, answers are both pro and con. But if ya want to get one and get a good one, look into what semi trailers use. My $.02.


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grizz272 wrote:

I never really thought about putting a lock on our fifth wheel until this year when I started seeing a lot of stories about stolen RV's.

How long have you been locking your king pin?



grizz272 wrote:

Driving around my area there are five fifth wheels. None were locked last year Yesterday they all had locks on them. These are ones sitting in someones yard or drive way, I saw one 2 weekends go at a county park. This the one that started me thinking about getting a lock.


Bet I can guess which network is putting out the stories

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Posted: 05/26/21 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Removable king pin

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If you're worried about someone stealing your 5th wheel, it's time to move.

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Posted: 05/26/21 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lock is one less question for the insurance co. to ask.

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Have never had a pin lock. I did wire a hidden kill switch into my hydraulic levelers though. Agree with others that risk of someone taking 5er is very low, even lower when not in storage. With that said, if someone wanted to steal my particular 5er it would be much more difficult to deal with landing gear that couldn’t be raised than it would be to cut off a lock.


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GIB2 wrote:

A lock is one less question for the insurance co. to ask.
Let 'em ask away, it affects your claim exactly nil.


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I never locked any of my three. I have an auto slider hitch, so my kingpin has an adapter plate which, if hooked to a typical FW hitch, would probably rip off the hitch head or the kingpin on the first turn.


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I lock, because I believe in:"Put not temptation in the path of thy brother"

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I always lock the pin on my 5th wheel. It only takes a minute and gives me a little more secure feeling with all the nuts out there now. If they try and cut off this lock they will have to cut part of the pin so they can't tow in anyway.
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