Originally Posted by quick83
Im sure this has been addressed before but I can not find it. Can someone help me learn how to lock the above handle/arm to keep someone from pulling it out when we are stopped somewhere and not watching. heard people do this so when you pull out the RV stays and the truck goes and RV falls on the truck. Thanks for any advise on how to make or buy lock devise for this.
I have been pulling a 5er since 2007 and I have never lock my Reese locking mechanism. The safety pin is installed and the break away brake cable is fasten to the safety pin but I do not paddle lock the hitch.
I have never had anyone loosen the locking jaws but I always check the handle when we stop before leaving. It is ease to see if the handle is in the incorrect position for towing.
Another item that I used is made by Blue-ox called a Bed Saver this attaches to the hitch and will catch the 5er King pin if they separate. This will save the pick-up trucks bed from damage.