What's a good coupler lock for a scamp 13 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 01-03-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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I'm a soon to be new 2010 Scamp 13 owner and I'm looking for security recommendations - i.e. best way to lock trailer to car and to leave the trailer behind and make it less likely to be towed away by unscrupulous types

I know that nothing's perfect but it's usually best to discourage those looking for easy marks

does anybody have experience with that UMAX100 coupler lock? does it fit a scamp 13?

see http://www.amazon.com/Wyers-Product-Group-..._pr_product_top

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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does anybody have experience with that UMAX100 coupler lock? does it fit a scamp 13?

see http://www.amazon.com/Wyers-Product-Group-..._pr_product_top

I have what is probably a lesser quality lock of the same basic design that I bought at Lowes. It's cast aluminum with a steel loop over the top as pictured, so someone could probably break it with a hammer. Hopefully, they'll bother someone with no lock. I also use a lock similar to the TRIMAX TMC10 pictured on that same page to lock the trailer to the hitch. It goes through a set of matching holes on the locking lever on top of the hitch. I usually use the two locks together when away from the Scamp (now Casita). Don't forget to lock your ball mount to the hitch receiver as well. There are a number of locking pins for that purpose.

There are other ways to lock things up, but these are the most common and are pretty easy to live with.


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Old 01-04-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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I have this kind, bought at a hitch place, but I think I also have seen them at Camping World. Congrats on your New trailer! Enjoy!
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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This is the one we use:


Being keyed alike is really nice.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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I have one of these:


I also use a six foot length of 3/8" hardened steel chain that I loop over the axle, run through an opening on each wheel and secure with Brinks discus style padlocks:

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Old 01-09-2010, 09:01 AM   #6
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We use the same as Robin.

IMHO, locks only serve to make YOUR (whatever) harder to take than someone else's. If a bad gui REALLY wants YOURS, he will get it.

And, locks also serve to "keep honest people honest" - takes away the crime of opportunity. For example, taking the keys out and locking the door to your car is in this category - prevents someone from just walking by and going... WOW - let's jack that 'vette... the keys are IN it... oh YAH!

Putting an alarm, ignition cut out switch, and other elaborate "locks" fall into the first category above - to slow down and / or deter a bad guy INTENT on having a nice, new 13' Scamp.

B-T-W, I like Brian P's idea.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:40 AM   #7
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I do what Brian does and I use 2 Wheel Clubs one on each wheel.

Again not foolproof but maybe a little more Fool-retardent.

I figure the more time and effort they need to put towards stealing my rig the more likely they will just move on.

Didn't stop them from breaking in and thieving and vandalizing though.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:46 AM   #8
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Go to e-trailers, they have a matching set of locking devices which I recently bought. There is one for locking the hitch to the tow vehicle and a second one for locking the trailer cupler. Good quality at a reasonable price. good luck! Ron
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:37 PM   #9
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thanks to all - I got the trimax 100 at amazon and will use the chain over the axle trick .... Wayne at Scamp thought I was a bit paranoid but several years back we were tent camping in a Nat'l forest for a month and we went away for the day and came back and EVERYTHING was gone ....so once burned twice warned


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