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Old 10-22-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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Trailer Security in Storage

My daughter recently bought a tent trailer. She asked me today how to prevent theft while in storage. Her storage lot is a semi-rural property owned by relatives. It is not fenced and the trailer will be visible from the road.
How have others done it? Hitch locks? Tires chained? ? ? ?


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Old 10-22-2018, 09:17 PM   #2
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lock through the coupler toggle. U-bolt lock where the ball goes. Crank the nose jack up as high as it will go and then wrap the safety chains around the handle and run a lock through those. that's the easy stuff - you don't even have to get down on your hands and kees.

Next would be chain through the wheels, and then a concreted in post behind it with a chain around that and the frame.

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Old 10-23-2018, 06:27 AM   #3
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Ideas I have seen; Bobcat trailer, guy backs down a 2X10 and off before he unhooks, then picks up the 2X. If you pull the trailer without the board the frame will catch on a timber buried in gravel.
Another trailer that is not used often. Made blocks fit under the axles, then pulls the valve stems. (Bell, likely going to need to air tires to use it anyway)
Working in a friends yard. "That trailer is in the way" He goes in the garage. I hook tongue with bucket tooth, setting there looking stupid when he comes out with lugnuts and wrench...
You might tell her to worry more about keeping mice out. If it is stolen insurance will pay...
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:21 AM   #4
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Since times are changing,,,,, I have a good size chain and large pad lock to go through both wheels on one side of our 5vr. No I don't use it all the time,,, but some times when we are gone for a while.... In the OP's case, I would have a light out there first, then chain the trailer to a good post or such....If no post maybe through one wheel and the frame... Minimal cost ... Better Safe Than Sorry..... Monkey
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:03 AM   #5
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Why not ask your relatives if you can fences your spot in.
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A good hitch lock goes a long way too.
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Remove the tires. Thieves usually go after easy targets, finding and installing tires would not be that easy.

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