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Old 10-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #11
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Is this what your coupler looks like?

If so, you could buy a ball and cut the stud off of it and lock it in the coupler or you could buy one of these.
Tire Locks.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:14 PM   #12
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The place where I store my trailer does have a gate, not sure about cameras. The link listed looks interesting with the Trimax Universal Coupler lock. I may give that a try. Thanks for all advice.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:23 AM   #13
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The first pic is a coupler lock made by Master lock. This is what I used on my Fleetwood. The shank is design to be broken in two differnt places for a custom fit to the size of the latch as showen in pic #2. You will notice that there is no excess of the shank behond the block which is the lock it self. Once there is a custom fit, it makes it much harder to bend the shank because leverage is reduced. Pic #3 is the coupler that is on my Rockwood as you have, this type of coupler lock will not work on our type of coupler because the rounded end of the shank opposit the lock will not clear the edge of the coupler to allow the shank to go thought the opening of the latch, but it will work on the older type of couplers that are raised up. This a fact, the more you spend on a lock the better the lock Is, Medeco and Schlage Primus locks are of very good locks for your house. Medeco has a left, right and straight cuts on the key and Schlage Primus locks have a security bar built into the bottom of the cylinder that has to be released before the lock can be open. Bump keys are used on cheap locks thay are very basic such as Kwikset and a standard Schlage locks with internal locking mechanisms( in side of a door) as far as exposed shanks like pad locks, everyone can get a master key, it's called bolt cutters.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:26 AM   #14
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Locks will slow down the criminals. It may even make them search for another target.
Fact is...nothing is 'for sure'. We just do the best we can to select a different target. I can defeat most any lock in a few seconds...to a few minutes. I'm trained to do it, and have the tools. (call me "Joe Fireman") If "Joe Fireman" can do it...so can "Joe Thief".
I'll tell you a tough padlock! The kind the government uses...the 'hardened steel' models...it once wore out 2 sawblades on our K1200 saw to cut the thing off!

PS...I've seen criminals steal trailers with coupler locks on them. They simply set the tongue with lock on there hitch, tied it on and drove off.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:32 AM   #16
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Locks will slow down the criminals. It may even make them search for another target.
Fact is...nothing is 'for sure'. We just do the best we can to select a different target. I can defeat most any lock in a few seconds...to a few minutes. I'm trained to do it, and have the tools. (call me "Joe Fireman") If "Joe Fireman" can do it...so can "Joe Thief".
I'll tell you a tough padlock! The kind the government uses...the 'hardened steel' models...it once wore out 2 sawblades on our K1200 saw to cut the thing off!

PS...I've seen criminals steal trailers with coupler locks on them. They simply set the tongue with lock on there hitch, tied it on and drove off.
There is another way to slow the criminals down as far as a coupler lock go's, install a ball in the coupler before it is lock down but the threaded stud has to be removed. One thing about insurance clams, there has to be signs of forced entry or tampering to collected, so if you have secured it with some type of security device and your property has been damaged then there is no questions. Take a pic of any secured set up for the record. And yes locks are for honest people, not criminals!
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