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Old 08-03-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Tongue Lock

What have you used? and or what would recommend?

looking for the type that locks out the hitch when the trailer is being stored
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:31 PM   #2
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I took an old 2 5/16 hitch ball and torched the threaded end off, placed the "modified" ball in my TT ball coupler, and locked the coupler with a master lock when in storage.

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Old 08-04-2011, 04:14 AM   #3
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I use this one from Camping World, works well...

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ler-locks/8066
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:51 AM   #4
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I bought the combo delight kit from Menards, I think it is made by Reese. It has a yellow "ball" that goes in the socket and a u-bolt that fits over the coupler and holds the ball in the socket. It also came with a brass padlock for the ball latch and a 2 piece locking pin for the hitch extension that fits both 5/8' and 1/2" pin holes. Around $37.00 for the whole shebang.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:23 AM   #5
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This is the one I have been using for the past 3 years.
http://www.amazon.com/Trimax-UMAX50-.../dp/B000F3RYGA

There are other stores that have this one and simliar ones, but I got this one at my local Jayco Dealer for the same price as Amazon.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:21 AM   #6
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Dont go overboard on the locks.. just make it hard enough for the honest guy to not be tempted... a can of freeze it and a 3 lb sledge hammer will defeat any of those locks...
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:29 AM   #7
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... a can of freeze it and a 3 lb sledge hammer will defeat any of those locks...
Thanks for posting the how-to instructions.:director:
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This is my set up. I had the padlock. I bought the hitch lock at Walmart.
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Thanks for posting the how-to instructions.:director:
Honey, that info is all over the internet. The bodies of those locks are usually cast or sintered steel (or even pot metal) and the freeze spray isn't always needed.

Rustic Eagle is on the right track. You might be able to find an old steel bearing of the right diameter in a scrap yard instead of having to canabilize a perfectly good hitch ball. Instead of using a regular Master type lock that can be cut with bolt cutters, one of the round, bolt cutter proof locks would be safer. Sure, they are expensive but so is your TT.
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