I clamp the hitch back on the trailer and lock it. The bars are locked and stay outside. I use motorcycle chain lube in a spray can to grease things up.
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package. (no, we don't tow the Jayco with it.)
2018 Surveyor 265RLDS well equipped.
Life in the slow lane is still life.