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Old 08-07-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hitch lock

I'll be leaving my travel trailer in the driveway and don't feel 100%. What's the best way to secure it from being taken? Also is it worth changing the factory door locks?

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Old 08-07-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Take a tire off it or maybe two on the same side

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Old 08-07-2014, 04:49 PM   #3
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Hitch lock and cable thru tire and frame but nothing it steal proof.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:55 PM   #4
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:20 PM   #5
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Take a tire off it or maybe two on the same side
Great idea if you can get away with it.

In many places, you will soon have the city or county code enforcement people knocking on your door threatening to cite you for having a disabled vehicle on your property.

Where I lived before, they threatened me with that for having a vehicle IN MY DRIVEWAY that had an expired license plate. Fully operable, fully insured, but in their little world that meant it was inoperable and disabled.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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Take both wheels off. Better than any lock.
Neighbor has his locked with a very expensive hitch lock
and was stolen right out of the yard in the night while he was sleeping!
Got it back 2 weeks later and it was trashed.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #7
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We removed the hitch from a 8500 pound towable generator and forgot to remove safety chains.

They used those to drag it off...

Got it back since it came loose down the road and farmer would not loan them a jack.

Denver boot works well and should not be issue with code enforcement.

Another option is to insert an eye in the cement under trailer where it woukd be diffult to get too.

Attach a grade 80 chain with case hardened lock.

Pull chain into frame and lock to frame in place hard to get too.

Still can cut with portable grinder or 10 ft bolt cutters but less likely to happen.

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