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Old 05-29-2012, 05:05 AM   #57
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Good Morning All
My Casita is my 6th TT, I have always locked them,My insurance Co Says; due the High Theft Item it must be locked,at Home it is blocked in and locked to the Truck (farm vehicle) since i very rural,
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by Darwin Maring View Post
The better question would be: Why don't you lock your Coupler?

And just like Norm and Ginny, we lock ours all the time.

A couple of years ago it was reported that people were finding that someone had tampered with the coupler while the owners were on the road and away from their vehicle.

Be Safe, Not Sorry.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:02 AM   #59
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Sorry for digging up the old thread but I was searching for ideas and this came up! I have to share my story.

Way back - I was 19 yrs old. I was selling a 1973 Honda CL350. My dad had a huge tow cable with crimped ends. This thing was very industrial. So I lived in a 2family home on a busy road. I put the Honda in the front yard by a telephone pole and cable went thru the frame and around the telephone pole! The motorcycle is not going anywhere for sure!!

I couple days later I went over there and sure enough the lock had been cut with bolt cutters!!! The motorcycle was still there, and they stole the cable!!

As long as I broke the rules on this thread revival....I do lock the receiver. I do NOT lock the egg door. Id rather have our coffee pot and skillet stolen than a crow bar taken to the fiberglass to pry the door open!
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:05 PM   #60
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I absolutely lock the coupler! Even if I am away for a short time.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:19 PM   #61
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While I generally lock my cars, I do so without expectations.
I have always said....
" Any car with glass windows doesn't need door locks."
It is even sillier to lock my CONVERTIBLE with a cloth top!

At least I won't EVER buy insurance from a company which orders me to lock anything. I grew up in a neighborhood where people left their keys in their cars because almost everybody condemned theft... not so much anymore. Today they choose to blame the victim.
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:13 PM   #62
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I put a lock on the coupler for a couple of reasons.
1. It helps make sure the coupler is latched.
2. When I stop for a meal It slows down a prank (unlatching the coupler)
3. The ball mount is locked with pin lock through the receiver. See above.
When camped the tow is unhitched and a lock is over the coupler and lock on the latch. Simply to slow down would be thieves. The only thing I have to do make sure it's more difficult to get mine than yours.

The door of the trailer is always locked when traveling and is left locked when are in a restaurant. If take the tow vehicle to do something and leave the trailer in a campground we lock the door. Locks only slow somebody down or discourage them so they'll go after somebody else It also helps keep honest people honest. We also close the curtains. Makes it a bit more difficult to tell if anybody is there.

A lot of is like the old story about running shoes and bears chasing you and your friend. You only be faster than your ex-friend.
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:51 PM   #63
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At camp I lock the hitch so I know where I left the lock. Underway, the lock ensures the hitch is securely on the ball.
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:57 AM   #64
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With my fifth wheel hitch there is no way of locking the coupler even if I wanted. I tow a cargo trailer or dump trailer more than 75% of the time and never use a coupler lock, setting no value in it, as without a team of thieves they could not disconnect it to steal and have never once heard of a prankster opening the coupler. Besides any organized thief wild get past one in a heartbeat.

I do use a wheel lock sometimes when not connected with my cargo trailer, but never my travel trailer, as I have never heard of one stolen from a campsite before.

I never used to lock the trailer door all that often when camped, but do a bit more now since I installed a keyless lock making it real easy to lock me quick to enter a code to unlock.

Oh, and I have everything fully insured.

But, we all do need to decide for ourselves what level of security we are most comfortable with, and go for it. Nothing wrong with piece of mind, and if added security does it, it is a good thing.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:50 AM   #65
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Our is locked at all times. Double locked when unhitched.

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Old 04-28-2018, 10:31 AM   #66
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At camp I lock the hitch so I know where I left the lock. Underway, the lock ensures the hitch is securely on the ball.
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