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Old 09-10-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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Do You Use Security Devices on Your Dolly?

In my neighborhood I would not leave it unlocked. Currently it is chained and pinned to a wall by a car.

But that will soon change when I hit the road. I will probably leave the dolly and rv in remote areas such as NF and BLM land for a day of exploring. I rather my dolly still be there when I get back.

I can leave it hitched in those areas and use a hitch pin lock and maybe even chain it to the hitch. Those might stop an amateur, but not those that carry tools for breaking this stuff off. I realize it is impossible to stop the determined thief but I at least want to make it more difficult.

Any recommendations?

I'm looking at these possibilities:

CURT 23179 Universal Trailer Lock

The Club 491 Tire Claw Security Device

Not sure of the size on this yet:
CURT Hitch Lock & Coupler Lock #23574


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Old 09-10-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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I use a heavy cable and large pad lock to secure it to the hitch but as you said someone with a large bolt cutter would probably have it off in a minute. I'm anxious to hear what others do.

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On our KK-460 I fold the tow bar back and run the safety chains through the wheel and lock it. Then put a lock on the receiver ball.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:30 PM   #4
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On our KK-460 I fold the tow bar back and run the safety chains through the wheel and lock it. Then put a lock on the receiver ball.
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I put this on my trailer that hauls my two scooters when I'm not towing the jeep (comes with a lifetime warranty):
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:22 PM   #6
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I'm using the hitch and coupler lock set shown in the pic.

The dolly when not in use is in a locked storage unit, so the coupler lock for me is the common-sense locking of the hitch and coupler when on the road for safety, plus sometimes it's overnight behind my pickup here at the house, the overall length then dictating it is in the street.

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