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Old 05-02-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Tongue/Hitch Locking

Want overall opinion. When you take your 5r or TT to a park and leave over the summer, do you lock the hitch? We are going to do this for the first time over the summer and DW is paranoid about it getting stolen. I know that when it's all said and done that if a thief wants it they will take it. She saw on a different forum, talking about TT's, that thief will hit lock with sledge hammer and break tongue lock. I searched and found several that would require more effort to break, but want input from you. TIA
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Sometimes...........but rarely.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:04 PM   #3
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I put a lock on mine everytime I go anywhere and take it off when I hitch up and leave. It takes 30 seconds and is just a little more security
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One more key to remember where the heck I put it...............
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:09 PM   #5
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Actually.........I am probably going to just get one of these. I have other B.O.L.T. locks and they are great. No keys to remember.


https://www.boltlock.com/locks/colla...system-7032039
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:16 PM   #6
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Never.... But must admit, it wont take but once to change my mind... But I rarely lock my TV either.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:07 PM   #7
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I lock mine always, takes no time at all.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:16 AM   #8
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Tongue/Hitch Locking

Locks donít stop determined thieves. They stop opportunistic thieves.

Also, if your RV is locked and sitting next to one that is not, both the opportunistic and the determined thief are going to steal the other RV.

Lock it. It is cheap and easy.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:59 AM   #9
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Thought about this a little bit when I lost my key to the locking pin on the receiver for our TT and had it off in 10 secs with a crowbar. I then thought..."What would be harder to do?" Break the lock off...which I already did once, or disable the "Electric Tongue Jack" on the front of the trailer ? Without the electric jack or the tool to do it manually, how would or how long would it take someone to lift almost 1000 lbs of hitch weight and place it on a truck ? Still contemplating that one.

Food for Thought.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:28 AM   #10
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This is the one I use...
Super quick and easy. And yes, if they really want it they will still get it. But the idea is to make it just hard enough that they move on to something else.

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Want overall opinion. When you take your 5r or TT to a park and leave over the summer, do you lock the hitch? We are going to do this for the first time over the summer and DW is paranoid about it getting stolen. I know that when it's all said and done that if a thief wants it they will take it. She saw on a different forum, talking about TT's, that thief will hit lock with sledge hammer and break tongue lock. I searched and found several that would require more effort to break, but want input from you. TIA
A thief is a thief and if they want it they can steal it. BUT, by keeping mine locked it keeps the DW quiet and less paranoid about someone stealing it, and off my case! Lock it for peace and quiet at the camper.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:25 PM   #12
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Thanks to all that replied. I'm gonna get one for the DW.
CentralMePistol--I looked up your Reese lock and I like the fact they say that the square key design resist picking.
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When I had TT's I always locked the hitch when it was on or off of the trailer.

That way nobody could easily mess with it at gas stations or restaurants when unattended, and why not store that very padlock on the trailer in the coupler when not towing?

I've been looking at 5'ver pin locks since I got my 5'ver four years ago this month but just haven't pulled the trigger on one.

As for my 5th-wheel hitch...

Someone tried to steal it out of the back of my truck on Christmas Eve three years ago and I now have four padlocks on it to keep it from growing legs...

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One more key to remember where the heck I put it...............
Which is why I went with these: https://www.boltlock.com/
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Which is why I went with these: https://www.boltlock.com/


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