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Old 05-03-2009, 10:53 PM   #15
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Heres another idea that would only work AFTER the trailer has been 'borrowed' by someone unauthorized to use it. IF its going to be stored for a lengthy period, why not remove the license plate?? If the trailer IS taken by someone who wants it more than you do, at least theres a good chance that any law enforcement officer might pull this 'offender' over for inspection and, ......???
.....hhmmm No plates/no regi????
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:08 AM   #16
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If the trailer IS taken by someone who wants it more than you do, at least theres a good chance that any law enforcement officer might pull this 'offender' over for inspection and, ......???
.....hhmmm No plates/no regi????
Well, I can tell you firsthand that won't work. My plate fell off just as we were leaving the state last summer. We travelled 9,000 miles, into Canada and back out again, even got pulled over in Texas (for speed zone....er...issue) and no one ever asked for my trailer registration. All the Texas officer wanted to know was, "Did you go to all those places THIS trip?" referring to the U.S. sticker map on the back of the trailer....just above where the plate should have been.

My dad has a Masterlock Coupler lock which he uses for the tongue, PLUS he uses a VERY heavy chain which he wraps around the wheel and locks to the tie-down on his trailer. Given a chance, he also locks the trailer to a fixed object with another chain and lock. It seems like overkill to me. On the other hand, he still has his trailer.

My trailer coupler (like this one) either had a pre-drilled hole or the previous owner drilled a hole which allows for use of a standard hasp lock. I initially used the lock as insurance that the coupler would not bounce open, but found that I felt more secure about the trailer when we left it in camp if I locked the coupler closed. You could probably get one like this, too.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:20 AM   #17
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Donna,

How do you know so much?

But you did miss "The Club":

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ItemBro...ID:100000430943

LOL

One could just drill a hole into the ball receiver chamber and put in a shielded hasp padlock:

http://www.masterlock.com/cgi-bin/style_se...b_style_id=C473
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:08 AM   #18
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How do you know so much?
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Yep, missed at LEAST that one Roger... thanks for providing the link!
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:25 PM   #19
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Hello all!!

Just wanted to update this thread on a lock I purchased today for my trailer.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=prod...&lpage=none

We elected to keep our trailer at a private campground about 1 1/2 hours from our home and while it's a small friendly place, I didn't feel comfortable leaving it there without just 'something' to slow someone down from taking it.

Wal-mart also sells this for about $24.97 I think we paid for it today. It works PERFECT on our trailer. Atleast someone might think twice about sitting there fiddling with it.

Just a thought for those looking for something inexpensive and a possible theft deterrent.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:08 PM   #20
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hey all, how about this one? i think it's the cheapest wheel lock out there:

Brinks Wheel Lock at Amazon

It goes through the wheel spokes and around the leaf springs.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:37 AM   #21
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or this one - it simply locks the trailer hitch receptacle so it can't be towed:

E-Z Lock Trailer Lock
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:26 AM   #22
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I just keep my replacement insurance paid up and don't worry about it ......



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Old 09-02-2009, 01:01 PM   #23
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Carolyn - while at the local Lowes this past week, I got that exact lock. We have the Scamp 5'er so it is a bit more "naturally" theft resistant, but I decided that $25 was cheap "comfort". Dunno if it makes a DIFFERENCE or not, but it makes ME feel better. And I WILL use it when we unhitch while travelling too. it will now be part of the routine....

(shhhhhh... I will confess that I [b]still believe that if a bad guy REALLY wants your rig, it is gone. So, I suppose **at some point** I may at least LOOK at a lo-jack system - but it is SOOOOO expensive. Sigh.)


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Hello all!!

Just wanted to update this thread on a lock I purchased today for my trailer.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=prod...&lpage=none

We elected to keep our trailer at a private campground about 1 1/2 hours from our home and while it's a small friendly place, I didn't feel comfortable leaving it there without just 'something' to slow someone down from taking it.

Wal-mart also sells this for about $24.97 I think we paid for it today. It works PERFECT on our trailer. Atleast someone might think twice about sitting there fiddling with it.

Just a thought for those looking for something inexpensive and a possible theft deterrent.
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