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Old 06-14-2021, 06:37 AM   #1
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King pin 5th wheel lock, curious if anyone uses one

I am waiting for our Amplock u-lpcvr king pin lock to arrive this week and was curious if others used any kind of locking system or if not, why? We have a few years before going full-time and while camping during the week there's times when the wife and I are not at the camper for extended periods, job(me) shopping(her) lol. I understand that nothing is going to stop a theft 100% of the time except perhaps some coaxing from my Springfield, but when we're not there I am hoping it'll be a deterrent to look somewhere else. We stay in local (small town) parks, county and state parks. Curious if anyone has had any problems using a lock or if there are any cons to be aware of .... other than "don't lose your keys". Thanks for any insight.
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Old 06-14-2021, 06:47 AM   #2
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I lock mine at the house just because. I have never locked it out camping. It can't hurt though. Just don't forget to remove it before hooking up. That will make a good day go bad quickly ��
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:32 AM   #3
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I also use one when at house.
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Old 06-14-2021, 11:15 AM   #4
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I use a simple Curt horseshoe lock when the 5er is at the storage lot. I have used it once or twice while camping but I’ve never been worried about it when at an RV park. Knock on wood!
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Old 06-14-2021, 12:14 PM   #5
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I have one, and I put it on, whenever I remember.

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Old 06-14-2021, 12:16 PM   #6
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Discourages the honest crooks.
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Old 06-14-2021, 02:08 PM   #7
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New in the box , never used it in 5 years. I guess it would be really someone who knows what they are doing , Its not 5 mins to move a 5th wheel with all the jacks down, slides out and power hooked up.
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Old 06-14-2021, 02:20 PM   #8
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I use one as well, at home and while camping. You never know, just keeping honest people honest I guess. Happy Campin....
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Old 06-14-2021, 02:41 PM   #9
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I have never used one. We are on 5 fenced acres and RV sits under rv port.
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Old 06-14-2021, 04:21 PM   #10
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I use one when camping, going to install “hide a switch” (my own idea) for jacks so trailer can’t be raised or lowered.
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Old 06-14-2021, 05:12 PM   #11
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I actually look forward to my trailer being stolen.... I have lots of insurance and would love a new one

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Old 06-14-2021, 06:17 PM   #12
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I let my trailer get old so a thief would most likely steal the nicer and newer trailer next to me. Brand new, top of the line, I would lock it. If it gives you some peace of mind then it is worth it.
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Old 06-14-2021, 09:58 PM   #13
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We use one when boondocking and leaving the trailer unattended, as well as in the lot at home when we are gone for long periods. I don't remember the brand, but it's worked so far.

We even use locks on the jacks and/or x-chocks when in dubious locations.
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:01 PM   #14
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Never used one. Meet you neighbor as soon as your in, they watch your & you watch theirs. Everyone's gone at sometime and appreciates someone watching while they are away. We all leave things out, grills, chairs, propane tanks, how about surge protectors, I have never lost a thing.
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