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Old 03-15-2016, 07:47 AM   #21
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One needs to lock their hitch in the receiver. It is more likely to get stolen. Ask me how I know😡

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Old 06-29-2016, 12:51 PM   #22
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A thief is probably much less likely to steal an AFrame camper when it's set up. They want to get out of there fast with it and won't have the time or smarts to know how to put it down.

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Old 06-29-2016, 05:13 PM   #23
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A thief is probably much less likely to steal an AFrame camper when it's set up. They want to get out of there fast with it and won't have the time or smarts to know how to put it down.
They might not ever recognise it is a folding camper and try to drive off with it up. Several acquaintances of mine didn't know mine folded and were confused when they saw me pulling a flat top camper behind the TV after just seeing me step out of a teepee shaped camper in the same morning.

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No lock is immune to a determined thief................ second break in at home
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:09 PM   #25
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I use a PTO pin like this one.
SpeeCo S070951ZBU - PTO Locking Pin | O'Reilly Auto Parts

I put the electrical cable and the breakaway cable in the D to keep them up and out of the way.

I doubt that a locking pin would stop a would-be thief for more than a few seconds. Same thing for coupler locks. I did try to use one of the locks that Fonzie linked to but my current TT has a bottom-mounted coupler with very wide flanges and that type won't fit around the flanges.
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another tactic i've used when hooked up is to padlock the chains together close enough to the tv that the hooks can't be disengaged. again, not foolproof for the sophisticated thief, but slowing down the casual drive-by who might otherwise score in a busy parking lot.

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Old 08-14-2016, 09:35 AM   #27
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:53 AM   #28
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I just drill an oversize hole in the latch and put a standard padlock thru it.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:38 AM   #29
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Never heard of a rig being stolen from a campground. Did have some friends who TT was stolen where they stored it at his place of business. Was behind a locked fence gate with a hitch lock (don't know what kind). The thieves towed it about 50 miles north and sold it at the next town where it was inhabited by druggies. It was completely tore up when the police found it about 4 weeks later.

We used to lock our 5ver kingpin religiously, but now only when we leave it unattended in a remote area.


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