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Old 06-10-2018, 10:27 AM   #29
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Gordon,

Yep, that is the weak link of hitch locks and is what I would do if I ever lose the key to that thing. At least the Proven Industries lock prevents the thief from using your own chains.

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Old 06-10-2018, 11:18 AM   #30
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That looks like a good lock, and it should be at that price..

https://youtu.be/Z9tbSzWkY1s?t=81

(Not an endorsement for the product mentioned, but instead to point out that a coupler lock alone is not much deterrent)

If you check that video on full screen and stop it when the hitch-up is in the driveway and again when it's on the road it is not the same. Something fishy here.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:46 AM   #31
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If you check that video on full screen and stop it when the hitch-up is in the driveway and again when it's on the road it is not the same. Something fishy here.
OK.. but the concept that you can tow a trailer with a coupler lock a short ways without hitching it still remains. Or use a tow truck to steal the trailer.

Nothing wrong with using a coupler lock.. I use this one (along with a separate lock on the safety chains). Just don't be lulled into a false sense of security with it.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:36 PM   #32
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I hate thieves!!! People work hard for thjngs in life and then a lowlife takes it for free. I'll keep an eye out in South Dakota. You never know how far it could get. I'm always looking for hardshells for sale just for fun anyways.
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:15 PM   #33
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OK.. but the concept that you can tow a trailer with a coupler lock a short ways without hitching it still remains. Or use a tow truck to steal the trailer.

Nothing wrong with using a coupler lock.. I use this one (along with a separate lock on the safety chains). Just don't be lulled into a false sense of security with it.

You've still got to have a secure lock to put on that thing.


I use something that looks like this


https://www.amazon.com/Shoreline-Mar...er+tongue+lock


It doesn't have enough clearance to get a pry bar on it when screwed up tight. I suppose some kind of punch and heavy hammer could be used on it. Have just checked my key code. It is different from the one in the picture.


But one that just locks the coupler clamp can be defeated by using a smaller ball or heavy pin to slip past the clamp and chained on for a careful short ride.



And I agree, with one small difference, that you can pull a trailer with a coupler lock on it. A quick bolt/clamp on tongue extender with coupler on it would be fairly easy to fabricate. Should be able to make one adjustable enough to fit most tongue/coupler configurations. Hitch up with that and you're off.


I would improve a little on the "chain up the wheel" technique also. Thread the chain through an opening on one side of the wheel, up over or around the frame, axle, or spring, then back through an opening on the other side of wheel. It can then be locked tightly across the face of the wheel so the rim can't be removed even if the lug nuts are taken off.


I don't chain my wheels. I figure the clamp lock stops the opportunistic amateur. Trying to stop the determined pro thief is more work than it's worth.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:50 AM   #34
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So Sorry to hear this! I live nearby and saw your flyer. Will keep a lookout as I always do for eggs.
Best of luck,
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:55 AM   #35
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One discouraging truth about our little fiberglass babies is that they are so small they can easily be winched up onto a roll back and hauled away without even arousing suspicion on the road. I lost a wheel on my 13 Burro a year or so ago and hauling it in for repair was absolutely simple. A thief could have done the same thing to either strip or sell it, regardless of just about any safety or security measure commonly used.

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Old 06-14-2018, 09:29 AM   #36
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Start watching craigslist up and down the west coast for the Uhaul and/or it's parts for sale. Then turn it over to the cops. If they won't do anything about, a few big guys and guns will help weed out the scum. I'm not saying I have participated in activities as such but I know it can help.
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