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Old 08-11-2016, 06:08 PM   #15
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Is the tow goat for the thief or the owner?
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:34 PM   #16
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:56 PM   #17
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Easy and cheap , although a little inconvenient , remove one wheel and spare and store them in garage. Lee
Or take off both wheels and put the trailer up on jackstands.

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Old 08-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #18
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Wow, I guess i'm pretty happy to be living where I live!
I haven't locked my home in 18yrs. Keys in the ignition. In town.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:35 PM   #19
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Wow, I guess i'm pretty happy to be living where I live!
I haven't locked my home in 18yrs. Keys in the ignition. In town.
Where are you? I want to move there!

Used to be that way where I grew up in Maryland—no longer. Nor here in Massachusetts, either.

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Old 08-12-2016, 06:14 AM   #20
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We found someone had been sleeping in our Scamp, we put locks on the back window.
Police arrested him the next night trying to get back in during a storm.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:39 AM   #21
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Most new trailer owners go through the stage of worrying about their new baby being stolen. I certainly did. I used a hitch lock. But over time my fear has lessened. I keep the trailer insured and don't worry much about it. I've moved on to other worries 😉
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:36 PM   #22
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As far as the lock on the hitch latch goes all one needs is a replacement latch, $18, and a 3/4" socket wrench.

With the socket wrench the nut holding the latch on can be taken off along with the lock. Then a new latch can be but on and off they go.

A lock only keeps an honest man out.

Keeping it in an alley I would be more afraid of vandalism then anything else.

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Old 08-14-2016, 12:46 PM   #23
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The best any deterrent system will do is slow the determined thief down. Hence the concept of "insurance".
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:18 PM   #24
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This You Tube Video Comparing hitch locks on the Market demonstrates how easy it is to remove many of the popular hitch locks and how long each type takes to remove.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:07 AM   #25
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Ouch
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:25 AM   #26
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We had a pop-up, over 2,000 lbs. dragged with hitch lock, the most expensive one on the market at that time, in place to the street and loaded to a flatbed or so the evidence indicated. It was during the night and we never heard a thing. It was in the desert and parked about 20 feet from where I was sleeping with my "watch" NOT dog.

We now use this: https://www.amazon.com/Reese-Towpowe.../dp/B0016KA9W2 and have for years on different trailers.

I think some of these people have worked doing repossessions and are clever about moving in quietly and existing quietly. This was just north of Tucson, AZ.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:30 PM   #27
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Wow, I guess i'm pretty happy to be living where I live!
I haven't locked my home in 18yrs. Keys in the ignition. In town.
Me too!
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