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Old 09-25-2023, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hitch lock

What is the best ball hitch lock for a 25BH? A lot of campers being stolen around our area….
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Old 09-25-2023, 02:56 PM   #2
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Most hitch locks are easy to bypass. Most hitch locks are only good to keep the honest crook at bay. A lot of them can be bypassed with a crow bar, bolt cutter or cordless drill/grinder. Do some research on google/youtube to figure out how your new lock can be bypassed.

You need to know what type and size flange you have. Not all hitch locks are interchangeable with all trailers.

The one I have, I found online can be bypassed with a large crowbar, to pry it off. I picked this unit has the lock itself is under the tongue and out of visual sight. So if someone wants to pick it or drill it, they have to be laying on their back to find the right spot making it harder to do.

The Lock Picking Lawyer on YouTube has reviewed a lot of them. He has a good review on the Proven Industries hitch lock. He has a recommendation on a different lock than the Optional lock that can be purchased with it.


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Old 09-25-2023, 08:26 PM   #3
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Unfortunately if they want it, they're going to get it. Any coupler or tire lock can easily be defeated these days. Removing the tires is the only way they'll bypass your camper and steal the one next to you. Sadly this is the society we live with today.
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Old 09-26-2023, 07:29 AM   #4
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Another minor deterrent, along with a hitch lock, is to wrap your safety chains around the tongue and padlock them tight so they can't use them to tow it away. The more layers of protection thieves have to deal with the better.

But like TC said, if they really want it, chances are they will find a way. So sad.
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Old 09-26-2023, 12:33 PM   #5
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I use one from Ft. Knox Locks
Made in USA. Expensive and heavy, but like anything else can be defeated with an angle grinder.
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Remove a wheel. Put it inside with the lug nuts where it's not easily seen though any window and lock the door. Leave an inexpensive Harbor Freight jack stand in its place.
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Old 09-26-2023, 04:54 PM   #7
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X3 on taking a wheel or more off. And keep both RV and contents insured. Down in the fine print of the storage lot is they are not responsible for theft of damage fine print.
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