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Old 12-18-2015, 03:39 PM   #1
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Locking The Hitch

Merry Christmas everyone.

I have a question about locking the hitch. We have had a rash of travel trailer thefts in the area. I was wondering what everybody uses to secure their trailer hitch to prevent an easy theft of your trailer. I know nothing is 100%. But I would like to make them have to really work at it or make allot of noise trying to get it off of the hitch. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:11 PM   #2
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Here is a thread on this topic: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...ock-31629.html
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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I have a lock that fits the hitch, and if i'am really concerned, I have a 8 foot piece of chain , and a real strong lock that I chain t/t wheels together. My rims are not solid.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:22 PM   #4
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I leave the slides out and lock the doors.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:55 PM   #5
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all kidding aside, you can spend thousands on a hitch lock but a determined thieve will get what they are after.

IMO, you best bet is $20-$30 basic coupler lock, essentially something that requires some work in hopes another trailer has nothing and becomes a better target. Other than that, make sure you have good insurance and don't leave anything that isn't replaceable in the TT. Might also be a good idea to have an inventory of what you keep in there.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:01 PM   #6
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2 locks on my hitch, and i install and lock my xchocks( when in storage)
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:14 PM   #7
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I'm with Skaling ---- 2 hitch locks and always a lock on each X-Chock. I also lock my batteries with metal straps and locks and lock the big turn handle which secures the 2 propane tanks (just drilled a hole in top of handle so it won't turn). They can still get my stuff but it will take them longer or they might try someone else's that's easier.
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