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Old 03-23-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Hitch lock for VLite 30WFKSS

Hey all.

Can anyone tell me what they are using as a hitch lock on their 2013/2014 VLite? It seems to have an odd design that I can't find a lock for.

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Old 03-23-2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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Do a google search on DT25013. Only one I could find to fit my under mount coupler.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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When I pulled a tt, I cut the shank off an old 2-5/16" ball and just locked the latch with a regular Master Lock. (you have to grind/file the latch so you can use a regular padlock.) Much cheaper and easier to store the modified ball.
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When I pulled a tt, I cut the shank off an old 2-5/16" ball and just locked the latch with a regular Master Lock. (you have to grind/file the latch so you can use a regular padlock.) Much cheaper and easier to store the modified ball.
Never bothered before but am looking into one.
OldCoot when you look under the hitch isn't there a big nut that can be taken apart then the ball you have in there would fall out anyway.
Was thinking on a piece of 1/4 inch Plate and a ball bolted on then welded to plate. 1/4 inch plate to cover the nut on the inside of the hitch then just the regular hitch lock. Would like input on my idea I have most of the parts in the garage already just need a ball ,maybe a cable lock to wrap over the hitch.
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Never bothered before but am looking into one.
OldCoot when you look under the hitch isn't there a big nut that can be taken apart then the ball you have in there would fall out anyway.
Was thinking on a piece of 1/4 inch Plate and a ball bolted on then welded to plate. 1/4 inch plate to cover the nut on the inside of the hitch then just the regular hitch lock. Would like input on my idea I have most of the parts in the garage already just need a ball ,maybe a cable lock to wrap over the hitch.
Just cut the shank off, weld it to the plate covering the nut and put a regular padlock in the latch hole after you open it up. I never did put a plate on it as most that are going to mess with it don't come with a socket to get to the nut and it's usually rusted. lol.
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Just cut the shank off, weld it to the plate covering the nut and put a regular padlock in the latch hole after you open it up. I never did put a plate on it as most that are going to mess with it don't come with a socket to get to the nut and it's usually rusted. lol.
only reason I knew was padlock buggered up once and had to take it all apart to be able to get at the lock with die grinder, to tight a spot. I think just making sure there is a padlock on the hitch itself is good in most circumstances unless your going to be storing your trailer somewhere other than your driveway.
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only reason I knew was padlock buggered up once and had to take it all apart to be able to get at the lock with die grinder, to tight a spot. I think just making sure there is a padlock on the hitch itself is good in most circumstances unless your going to be storing your trailer somewhere other than your driveway.
Only problem with that is someone can back up with 1-7/8" or 2" ball and just drive off with it. The cut off shank 2-5/16" ball prevents that.
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I too had trouble finding a padlock for my VLite. I finally settled on this lock. Then I got to thinking about what OC and others said about someone sticking a smaller ball in the hitch, tying it down and driving off. So I used an old ball and the plastic cover off a new ball I bought. Stick it in the receiver, flip the latch down and lock it. Locks are for honest people but this might make a thief think twice. At least make him work for it. Hope these pics come thu.
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Only problem with that is someone can back up with 1-7/8" or 2" ball and just drive off with it. The cut off shank 2-5/16" ball prevents that.
Never thought of them using a smaller ball to tow it away thought that would be unsafe will have to look into something then, thanks.
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