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Old 09-16-2002, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have my trailer parked on the street and just went out to get it and the lock I had on it has been cut/gone I am using a regular master lock and it goes through the part on the trailer that releases/catches on the ball (if that makes any sense). So what are you guys using for theft prevention? I dont know if I am just going to go put another lock on it. I would hate to come out one morning and see the whole trailer gone.
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Old 09-16-2002, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the easy way:
http://www.awdirect.com/awdirect/cat...ion&linkid=273


They have a bunch of other locks, as well, but I'm less impressed with them:
http://www.awdirect.com/awdirect/cat...kon=subsection

These will really only stop a hobbyist thief, though... you gotta be more creative to stop a serious thief, and given enough time, a professional thief is gonna have your stuff regardless.

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I believe there have been some other threads on this before in the General 4x4 Forum... the one that I remembered that seemed most secure involved a massive eye-bolt set into concrete, and chain wrapped around the trailer axles. Dunno how the city would feel about you putting a chain-pocket into the street, tho.

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Actually, the best one I have seen... is a tire boot for your trailer.

It bolts on to on 1-2 of your trailers lug nuts. the locking mechanism bolts to the bracked that bolts on to the lug nuts and operates like a standard boot. the bracket covers the lugnuts so they just can't unbolt the entire assembly.

I forget where I saw it though.
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I use the lock Randii posted a picture of - one of the more heavy duty ones I have seen.


I agree - some kind of method to lock the tires/wheels is probably the best way to go. Seems a little time with a torck/plasma and some steel and welding and you could make a nice lock system that would keep both tires on the trailer from moving, and still be relatively easy to work with.
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What about pintle hooks and Budd wheels? If you want the trailer, take it...



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Old 09-22-2002, 05:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use a tongue lock, and also a chunk of hardend chain thru the spokes on the tires. Dual to Dual. I have a hardened lock also. I tried a 4' set of boltbiters on it, will hardly make a mark.
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