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Old 12-13-2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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Hi,

For years I've been using one of these yellow Reese locks to help secure my campers.

My first Jayco has a larger 'flange' below the ball chamber that won't let my old Reese lock slide over (it's wider than my previous receivers).

I've always used a hitch pin lock, but I like the extra security of a ball lock.

Do you folks have any suggestions on what type of ball lock to use?

Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:07 AM   #2
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Check youtube. There is a video showing that exact lock being removed in a few seconds with an ordinary wrecking bar. There are other videos comparing how long it takes to remove most brands. The point is even the best can be removed in no more than a minute or two.

The ultimate lock might be a wheel clamp lock that also covers the lug nuts. But that would set you back a couple hundred bucks.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:16 AM   #3
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I wonder about something like this. There is no place to pry or cut when itís locked.
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Loc...d/AT89006.html


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Old 12-13-2017, 09:39 AM   #4
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I wonder about something like this. There is no place to pry or cut when itís locked.
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Loc...d/AT89006.html
Had a similar Master tongue lock, the key broke in the lock so a few good hits with a 3 pound hammer bent the pin and it fell off. After that I came to the conclusion all these locks are worthless so needless to say I don't use them anymore.
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Had a similar Master tongue lock, the key broke in the lock so a few good hits with a 3 pound hammer bent the pin and it fell off. After that I came to the conclusion all these locks are worthless so needless to say I don't use them anymore.


Locks only stop an honest person. Includes your house, car, trailer, etc.


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I remember a post a few years ago about a guy who had put his name in 4" high letters on top of his RV's A/C cover. Sure enough, someone stole his RV. Fortunately, he lived in a metro area where the police had a helicopter. They spotted it in a fenced and locked lot not too far away. I guess the lot owner claimed he didn't know it was there. Yeah, right.

Being overly cautious (ok bordering on paranoid), I've put my name on the top of my A/C on my last two trailers. What the heck. It only costs a couple dollars for self-stick letters.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:36 AM   #7
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On the roof of our previous motorhome the PO had their FMCA number applied in large black letters.
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I remember a post a few years ago about a guy who had put his name in 4" high letters on top of his RV's A/C cover. Sure enough, someone stole his RV. Fortunately, he lived in a metro area where the police had a helicopter. They spotted it in a fenced and locked lot not too far away. I guess the lot owner claimed he didn't know it was there. Yeah, right.

Being overly cautious (ok bordering on paranoid), I've put my name on the top of my A/C on my last two trailers. What the heck. It only costs a couple dollars for self-stick letters.
That is a great idea nobody who steals is ambitious enough to check out the roof...
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:55 PM   #9
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Hi,

For years I've been using one of these yellow Reese locks to help secure my campers.

My first Jayco has a larger 'flange' below the ball chamber that won't let my old Reese lock slide over (it's wider than my previous receivers).

I've always used a hitch pin lock, but I like the extra security of a ball lock.

Do you folks have any suggestions on what type of ball lock to use?

Thanks!
I use this on my 2016 27DSRL but the tongue does not seem overly wide?

https://www.amazon.com/Trimax-UMAX50...ler+hitch+lock
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Same issue here with the yellow Reese coupler lock not being wide enough. I bought the Trimax UMAX 100 off Amazon for $45. It fits the wider coupler of my 2017 Jay Flight SLX 265RLSW.

Concur that locks only keep honest people honest. Dedicated and motivated thieves will find a way to take what they want. I run a heavy chain with a lock through the wheels as well. My TT sits in my driveway so this gives me peace of mind that someone couldnít just back up, hook up and go.


Trimax UMAX100 Premium Universal 'Solid Hardened Steel' Trailer Lock (fits all couplers) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OC3Q2I..._BFymAbPGQ8EV9
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