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Old 05-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Couplet hitch lock

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good coupler lock? I bought the Reese universal one but my coupler is too wide ( see attached pic)
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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When I had a tt, I cut the shank off an old 2-5/16" ball, drilled out the latch to accept a regular Master padlock, inserted the shankless ball and locked the latch closed. Just locking the latch does not prevent someone with a 2" ball from just backing up and dropping the hitch over the ball. The torsion bars or just the wt will hold it on til they get somewhere to cut the lock.

Using a regular padlock makes it a little harder, but not impossible, to get a bolt cutter to work.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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I'll see if that will work but I don't know if my latch has enough room to be drilled out(see pics)
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good coupler lock? I bought the Reese universal one but my coupler is too wide ( see attached pic)
Thanks!
I like this unit!
http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Un...ies/B0039TZ35Q

Or

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...aign=partsfeed

Have done as Dunnnc has suggested as well.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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Dunnnc, I did the same thing with ball after you suggested it to me, I haven't drilled out the lock hole yet. Right now I'm just using a standard hitch lock. I do want to put a bigger one on though.
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I'll see if that will work but I don't know if my latch has enough room to be drilled out(see pics)
Our 08Flagstaff 831RLSS was identical to yours. You just have to hold the drill angled down toward the bottom so it reduces the width of the top by just a little to be able to use a std. lock, drill one side and then the other. Have done this on several trailers over the years. I think I used a 3/8" drill bit.

Turbo I like the looks of both of those, but as you know what a cheap skate I am...
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Our 08Flagstaff 831RLSS was identical to yours. You just have to hold the drill angled down toward the bottom so it reduces the width of the top by just a little to be able to use a std. lock, drill one side and then the other. Have done this on several trailers over the years. I think I used a 3/8" drill bit.

Turbo I like the looks of both of those, but as you know what a cheap skate I am...
Thanks Dunnnc, I'll give it a shot seeing as I had to buy two 2 5/16 balls, the shank was to big for my receiver mount so I had to buy a smaller one at the dealership to get the unit home!
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This is the one I bought.
COUPLER LOCK, HUSKY UNIVERSAL - Husky Towing Products 39594 - Hitches & Hitch Bars - Camping World

It has a 'ball' that goes into the coupler and locks.
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