Originally Posted by Slim
New to trailering, I was wondering what the best hitch pin locks are and best unattended trailer hitch locks. Also, any review on a Trimax SXT3 receiver lock would be helpful.. Thanks.
I use a Masterlock stainless steel hitch lock. It works well to assure that the hitch stays put when towing and it doesn't rust. These are pretty much equal imperatives. While it may also work as a theft deterrent, that is just not a big concern considering the remote likelihood.
I once had a ball mount lock rust in place and I had to cut it off, so corrosion resistance is a big factor for me.
The ball mount lock is important to assure that the ball mount stays in place and to prevent tampering or theft. My guess is that the theft of a ball mount is a thousand times more likely than the theft of a trailer, not to mention the danger if some idiot just decides to pull the pin (about like pulling the pin on a handgrenade
Locksets for both which are keyed alike are available to help reduce that "jailor" feeling from carrying too many keys!