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    Trailer lock blues/I hate it when that happens

    The key broke off in my coupler lock.

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    Nothing a cut off wheel in the hand grinder couldn't take care of!!!
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    I have same or similar coupler lock. It's a bitch to turn and get the key out sometimes. Good to know its easy to cut off in case someone's too lazy to pick the lock.

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    I currently use a Master Hitch lock kit. All keyed alike, so one key opens both. My insurance requires TWO different locks for full theft coverage, so this does nicely. And it is easier to remove than the type of lock you just broke. I had one of those, decided there must be something better.

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    Master Lock also has some different products available, which I have not used.

    I switched to using an anti-rattle QuietRide aluminum ball mount, so I now use the lock that comes with that (just for the ball mount lock).



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    The quiet ride ball mount is awesome!!!!! Thanks for turning me on to it Keith!!!!

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    That is slick. I'm looking into that now.

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    I tow an enclosed trailer with all of my tools on almost a daily basis. The quite ride ball mount made a huge difference in the ride quality of the truck while the trailer is attached. You hardly notice the trailer anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    I currently use a Master Hitch lock kit. All keyed alike, so one key opens both. My insurance requires TWO different locks for full theft coverage, so this does nicely. And it is easier to remove than the type of lock you just broke. I had one of those, decided there must be something better.

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    Master Lock also has some different products available, which I have not used.

    I switched to using an anti-rattle QuietRide aluminum ball mount, so I now use the lock that comes with that (just for the ball mount lock).

    I'll just add here for the sake of sharing information, that the pin type lock I broke is useless on its own. You have to have a system of locks to secure the trailer. The pin type lock used alone will prevent the coupler from fitting on a ball, but thieves have taken to putting a 3/4" bolt in a drawbar. The "locked" coupler slides over the bolt and off they go to a more secluded area to cut off the lock.

    I too use two locks while parked like K447 and also use a cable lock to secure the ski to the trailer, four people can easily transfer a PWC from a trailer to the back of a truck.

    While in tow, I lock the drawbar to the hitch with a locking hitch pin, weld the nut to the ball threads so it can not be simply wrenched off, lock the coupler pin and weld the coupler bolts/nuts on the trailer side so the coupler can not be simply removed.

    I do some work for a shop in a not so good part of Memphis from time to time and ended up having to rivet the licence plate on my flat bed trailer. It cost me $55 and two hours at the DMV to get that replaced when somebody decided they needed it more than I did.
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