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Old 08-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the good information. Good thinking about a security cable through the tires. I was focused on the front of the trailer and never thought about other options.

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Here's a dumb question, why do you need a hitch lock? I park my TT on site at home so no concern there and on the road I guess I just never worried about someone unhitching a 7500lb TT from my TV or at the campground lifting all the stablizers and moving all my stuff from underneath and hooking up my TT to their TV and driving away, slides out and awning flapping as they exit the campground. I had a padlock on my Pop-up because I figured it could be unhitched and moved around by hand, but a heavy TT isn't going to go anywhere fast. If someone wants my stuff, wouldn't it be easier and quicker just to pry open a window and climb inside.

Idea!! Want to lock any trailer just weave a short braided security cable thru the spokes in the wheels and secure with a good lock. Works on ATV's, mowers, boat trailers etc.

I have good locks at my house, but didn't go overboard with big dollar stuff on the doors and windows when all it would take is for someone to pitch a lawn chair thru a window and have at my stuff. Alarms only work if you have LE fairly close. My backup [can us camping too] is to secret a trail cam to watch over things. Somebody does me wrong while I'm away and I have a pretty good chance of getting a pic of a vehicle and lic plate and the bad guys as well. Makes it a lot easier for authorities to find them.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:18 PM   #12
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Keep a 5 or 6 foot cable with me and use it for multi purposes in addition to locking the wheels in place. I use it to secure the Honda 2000, the wife's bike, extra propane tanks etc.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:05 PM   #13
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Could you please tell us the part number of the Master Lock you purchased? Also, I assume the hitch is the wide one that no other locks will fit? Seems like the newer Jayco trailers have this weird sized hitch.

Does the lock fit only on the lip of the hitch or does it have a ball that goes into the hitch?

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Old 07-08-2014, 12:12 AM   #14
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This is the lock that I use: https://www.megahitchlock.com

They have some videos on their site that show many of the popular locks being defeated rather quickly.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #15
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I watched their videos, however, it appeared to me that they put a very minimum effort into removing the Mega Hitch Lock. Probably because that they are selling them. The Mega Hitch Lock might be great but I would like to see an unbiased video with someone trying to tear it off a hitch like they did the competitor brands. They are a little pricey but might be well worth the $100.00 if someone tries to steal your trailer.

As far as using chains on your tires, you first need to see if the brake drums cover the back side of the tire and wheel. My new 2014 Jayco Flight 26ft. has electric brakes and a chain can't run through the wheels. Already tried that.

By the way, my RV dealer sells two styles of hitch locks and neither will work on the Jayco trailer with a wide lip on the hitch. One is the yellow hitch and the other is Fastway Trailer hitch (maximum security universal coupler lock). Both were shown in the video referenced in the email above. Some of the newer Jayco trailers have a wide lip on the hitch, which prevents most locks from fitting. At least I haven't found a good solution yet. The Fastway Hitch has two side shanks which aren't long enough to connect with the locking mechanism on a fat lip hitch.

I'm certainly open for any suggestions, as our trailer is parked in a community rental facility with other campers/boats/etc. and folks come/go at will. Its gated and locked but still not too secure.

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Old 07-08-2014, 10:37 AM   #16
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Completely agree that they didn't put as much effort into breaking their own lock, but after getting one, I'm not sure how you would without a torch. It's basically a 5 sided cube out of 3/16 steel. Nothing to pry against, hack saw through, or knock loose. Is it defeat-able? More than likely. But I'm pretty sure it makes it more difficult than virtually every other rig in the lot.

The other safeguard I take is removing the fuse from the electric jack.
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