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How do you keep your trailer secure?

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I had an interesting setup with my military trailers Pintle/ lunette ring mount and locking system . I’m no longer towing those so now I’m looking at ways the keep the ball hitch secure. I just saw this video. What would you recommend?

 
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Lots of options. If you add a ball lock only and thieves watch youtube, they will just wrap the safety chains around their hitch and leave.


I think some combination of this makes a thief just move along.
  • If you are not moving it and really concerned, remove the wheels
  • add wheel lug locks ($25) and a trailer wheel lock ($40)
  • ball lock and remove the chains - at least make them bring their own!
 
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Honestly insurance.

Seriously a portable cutoff wheel will have both off in less than 2 minutes. All that needs to be done is cutting the opposite side of that cracken box and yank out the pins.

Even a sawzall with some Milwaukee torch blades will slice that Knox lock box off in less than 5 minutes. Down cut across the tabs, or hinges and a cheater bar.
 

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I have a dump trailer that I keep in some “sketchy” parts of town. I use a Reese hitch lock (probably not the the best choice) and park the trailer in as tight against something as I can to where it can’t be easy to hitch and go without having several maneuvers to get it out. Once the trailer has trash or construction debris sticking out the top of it I don’t worry about it getting stolen. 1 it’s extremely heavy. 2 they are too lazy to unload it.
 
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