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Old 03-02-2016, 12:31 AM   #1
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Trailer hitch lock

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?
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:11 AM   #2
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I use a Lock when Towing down the road for Safety,not at the C/G. If "They" want to take Most TT,they only need to use a 2" ball in a 2-5/16 coupler and "Away They Go"! Stealing a TT that is "Set Up" at a C/G would be a LOT of work,while a TT at a storage Lot would be a Easy take! NOW if you owe $$,and NOT making payments the "REPO MAN" might go to the Extra effort! Youroo!!
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:56 AM   #3
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No locks for me, I use a clevis pin when underway to keep the hitch latched I also use a Bolt lock on the receiver. It is keyed to the trucks ignition key. This is just to keep the receiver from being grabbed easily or messed with.

I remember a while back someone posted a video of someone "stealing" their trailer by just the safety chains. Like yooroo said, they want it, they will get it. I lock stuff to keep the honest honest, that is about all you can do.. Then I do not worry about it. I am there to camp and have fun. If I am worried about my stuff being stolen... I am at the wrong campground.

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Old 03-02-2016, 06:55 AM   #4
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I use a lock when towing and in the campground . True, if they want it they will find a way to take it. The best one can hope for is to slow them down.
Last year I had to go to Lowe's for some plumbing supplies. As I pulled in to park a fellow was getting out of his truck the next space over. Attached to his truck was a very nice equipment trailer. We completed our shopping at about the same time, all of a sudden the guy started cursing, yelling and throwing lumber . Sure enogh, someone had pulled up beside him, hitched up and driven away with his trailer. Yep I hope to at least slow them down .
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:54 AM   #5
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There are boots that lock over the wheel and cover the lugs making it difficult to remove. Can't tow with the boot on.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:40 AM   #6
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I have seen a few trailers with this type.......

Reese 72783 Universal Coupler Lock-UNIVERSAL COUPLER LOCK - Walmart.com
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:54 AM   #7
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I have my hitched locked to the receiver with a pin lock, and a locking coupler pin. I use then more for safety that I know nobody can screw with my stuff when I'm parked for lunch or something than I am worried about somebody stealing my stuff.
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Have one of the reese works very good
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Nope do not use or have one. They want it they will get it. That's what I pay insurance for. Later RJD
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I have my hitched locked to the receiver with a pin lock, and a locking coupler pin. I use then more for safety that I know nobody can screw with my stuff when I'm parked for lunch or something than I am worried about somebody stealing my stuff.
After reading you and Herk saying the same thing I kind of wonder if I should maybe pick up a lock.
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