Originally Posted by mzak
How many out there are using a trailer hitch lock at a campsite when trailer is unattended? If so, what type of lock is the best? Has anyone actually had their trailer stolen from a campsite with a trailer hitch lock? Has anyone that does not use a hitch lock have their trailer stolen?
Hi I lock the hitch with a padlock made for locking up a tow behind. The lock is made so it fits tight around the latch. If the lock dose not fit tight around the latch it is easy pickings with a bolt cutter!
I also went to Walmart and picked up a cheap china 2 5/8 ball. I have cut the bolt off the bottom of the ball so it can not be bolted to a hitch. I put this in the TT hitch when I lock up at site of storage. 2" ball will not work now and hopefully they will look for more easy pickings. I always lock the Hitch when I am towing. Have read about not so nice people unlatching the hitch
at rest stops or gas stations. Have a friend who did not lock TT came unhitched safety chains kept the TT behind him but TT and TV were a mess. lucky no one was hurt!
Have fun Tim