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Reisender

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Posted: 09/10/21 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey folks. Any opinions on the best anti theft hitch lock device? It’s a little 18 foot trailer. If that means anything. Specific brand names and models are welcome. And reasons you like the product.

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Posted: 09/10/21 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just use a old hitch ball that has the shank cut off and a a hardened lock on the all clamp.
Inexpensive and difficult for someone to clamp on ad take your TT

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Posted: 09/10/21 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I leave a vehicle parked in front of it.

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Posted: 09/10/21 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I read on here that any ball lock can be bypassed, the best way to insure no once can steel it, use a thick chain and chain the 2 wheels together. Then it can't be moved because the wheels won't turn...

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When I bought my 20' Nash about 21 years ago, I also picked up this coupler lock made by Fulton. I see the current locks have round keys, my antique lock has the normal straight key.

During the past 2 decades it weathered well and the lock/key mechanism never jammed. Does it work? I still have the trailer. When I lived in the "void" south of Oregon and north of Mexico, about 2x a month someone would knock on the door asking if my Nash was for sale. In our quiet, well to do neighborhood, travel trailer thefts were not unheard of.

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Posted: 09/10/21 11:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just live in area where I don't worry about theft.

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Posted: 09/10/21 11:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thermoguy wrote:

I think I read on here that any ball lock can be bypassed, the best way to insure no once can steel it, use a thick chain and chain the 2 wheels together. Then it can't be moved because the wheels won't turn...


Remove the tires and replace. Now it can be moved. Very simple.

Or just use a battery operated cutting wheel.

Nothing is fool proof.





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Posted: 09/10/21 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Carry insurance and if it makes you feel better put a $3 lock thru the latch, so it can't be opened.

If they really want it, you aren't going to stop them. At best you might discourage casual theft (tie a big orange ribbon around the $3 lock so they can see it) but any trailer worth stealing and you are up to Grand Theft charges, so not a casual action.


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Posted: 09/10/21 12:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I had a coupler lock similar to this on my TT. It didn't even slow them down. My TT was stolen from my driveway in broad daylight in about 45 seconds.


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Posted: 09/10/21 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My TT is in my backyard behind a locked gate so not to worried about it. My neighbor puts a tire boot on his. Can't take the wheel off cuz you can't get to the lug nuts.


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