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    Travelin' with the Doos

    Curious-- We're planning on a road trip to hit a couple of lakes. It will involve some side travels here and there as well.

    How do y'all travel with a trailer full of Doos ?

    We try to find lakes with a marina w/ day rate slips but those are sometimes a bit scarce.

    I'm always a bit nervous leaving them in a hotel parking lot unhitched while we go out to run around town.

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    Never had anybody mess with my skis..we lock everything though.
    Hitch....Trailer to truck..And we also have a couple of bike chains
    we loop it through the tow loops on the skis and lock them to the trailer ..and have never had a problem.The bike chains are cheap and dont take up alot of room when taveling..

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    You can also chain the rims on your trailer to the frame of the trailer.
    A little tacky lookin but it wont go very far if you have a thick enough chain..They also make hitch locks that slide over the hitch on the trailer that lock.Good investment if you plan on leaving the trailer unhooked anywere..

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    Greetings--

    Another ???--
    I lock the catch on the trailer hitch with a padlock. I've seen a ball-type device that fits into the hitch's hole and locks. Either or ??

    When its hooked to the truck, I lock the catch with a padlock. I also spot welded the ball's nut to the drawbar so someone can't get creative with a wrench (per someone here's previous suggestion).

    The Doos and trailer are insured well. I just don't want the hassles

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    Realistickly if they want your skis they can just unbolt the hitch portion on your trailer and leave the hitch hanging on the ball..If im not mistaking its two bolts that hold it to the frame of the trailer.A set o f wrenches and a socket set and its gone..
    I wouldnt realy worry a whole lot just do the basic locks(Hitch and Pin)and you should be fine...

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    One other thing is, if your trailer is like mine, the couple is just bolted on with 2 bolts. All a person would need is a coupler of their own and 2 wrenches. If some one really wants their is always a way, Do what you can for security, but that is alway what insurance is for.

    I used to waterski with a ski team. we had an equipment trailer that was parked in not the best area at night. It was padlocked shut and it was only messed with once in 5 summers. Mess with but not broken into or permanent damaged.

    If your in a decent area i wouldn't worry a whole lot with a locked trailer and if you have a cover

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