Since reading about all the egg thefts on this forum I decided I needed something more secure than a padlock. I have done some internet searching and decided to order a Brahma Wheel Lock. Does anyone have one of these?
I had a neighbour that worked for a utility trailer maker as a welder. He changed out the coupler on his boat trailer to work like the 2" reciever on our TV's. Picture a reversed straight stinger that slides into the trailer tongue with the coupler ball on the other end. Always thought that was a pretty good design that would keep all but the most determend from stealing it.
I use a tongue lock, and if I had to leave it in my driveway or somewhere that people might have access to it, I'd put a wheel lock on it also. I'm a member of several online camping groups and there have been trailers reported stolen in each of them.
If someone really wants your trailer, they'll figure out a way. But IMO, putting both a tongue and hitch lock will hopefully make them look for easier pickings somewhere else.
Cable lock through tire rim and around the axle
Took off tongue jack handle (can't raise the front jack stand)
Bolt through lowered rear stabilizer jacks ( can't raise rear stabilizer jacks until you take out the bolts)
Tongue coupler lock
I have the tongue of the trailer facing my garage(can't just back up a tow rig and tow away my trailer without turning the trailer around)
Anything to slowdown the crooks
ANYTHING CAN BE STOLEN
But the crooks don't like to take a lot of time doing it.
I think everyone needs to use whatever gives them comfort. There's somethings that can kill you by stress. Good insurance, good locks, etc. certainly help.
Right now, Ten Forward is stored in an RV storage yard (private), until I can get the carport raised two feet and bring it home. In the meantime, I also have several locks and good insurance.
I've also created a couple of decals. One for the frame under the loft and one for the door. I made up the company name. I printed on label stock and then sprayed with a sealer. Feel free to use these if you'd like.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe