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Old 06-10-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Tongue Lock for V-Lite

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Just brought home my brand new 2012 Flagstaff V-Lite 30 WRLTS. What a sweet rig! I won't bore you with all the details for I haven't even made my maiden voyage(that comes next weekend) but I am having a small problem. I usually like to run a padlock through the latch on the tongue to keep it from coming off the ball(hitch) and when parked it discourages theft of the trailer. Due to the way the tongue plate is made my regular long shank padlock will not latch for there is not enough room for it to lock. I even purchased a lock from the dealer(still no luck). What does everyone else use?
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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Reese 580403, 580408, 63225, 63230 coupler locks will all work with this type of coupler. I have the 580408 and it works great with my Windjammer
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I checked Camping World with no luck on these locks and in my research of many other websites, I have pondered another idea. Having one of these locks on the latch secures the coupler to the hitch ball, yes. But if anyone wanted to steal my trailer, they could just use a smaller ball and slip it into the coupler, chain it down and away they go! So I am thinking of buying the lock that fits up into the coupler itself for theft protection while parked and have a pin through the latch while towing. Any ideas?
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Cut the threaded stud from a 2-5/16 ball and put up in the receiver and put lock in lever! Prob. solved! Youroo!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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Just bought a Reese coupler lock #70053 from Autozone and a new 2 5/16 ball. Seems that is the way I am having to go. First short trip this weekend!
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Cut the threaded stud from a 2-5/16 ball and put up in the receiver and put lock in lever! Prob. solved! Youroo!!
Thanks for the idea. Thats great thinking
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