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Old 03-06-2016, 11:35 PM   #1
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Question Coupler lock Proven #2178 / 19’ hitch same as 21’ hitch?

Hi all

I found what looks to be a stronger than average coupler lock - the Proven Industries Coupler Lock model 2178. It also secures the safety chains, if you want.

$139 here
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/prove...ock-p/2178.htm

unlike some other web sites that sell it for $195!

It looks as if it may be a stronger design than the (somewhat similar) MegaHitch Lock.

The manufacturer (Proven Industries) asked me to email them a photo of the coupler to make sure they send me the right ‘variant’ of the 2178.

Questions

1) Is anyone here using it on a 21’ Escape? (we get ours in 2017)

2) Is the coupler on a 19’ Escape (photo attached, that I found here on this forum) identical to the coupler on a 21’ Escape?

3) any other similar beefy coupler locks other than these two? (I have been doing web searches)

4) I looked thru many threads here... I could not find any (more close up) pics of an Escape coupler... bonus points if anyone here wants to upload better pic(s) - thanks!
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:20 AM   #2
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I don't think there is any difference in couplers between Escape models (except of course the 5.0/5.0TA). The one in the photo is a typical yoke-style design (examples at eTrailer), which is what I have seen on Escapes, but there may be year-to-year differences. There are slight differences between brands, although I don't know if they would affect the fit of the lock; that one looks like it might be the Pro Series brand.
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:24 AM   #3
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Do any 21' owners feel inspired to snap a pic of their coupler and post it here ?

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Old 03-07-2016, 01:34 AM   #4
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In case you didn't already know, that "puck" lock which secures the shield looks like a well-established design which is commonly available in several brands, so you probably are not restricted to the specific brand that they sell. It's a clever design which covers the bolt - a nice feature to combat one of the quickest ways to defeat a traditional padlock.
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Yeah of all the ones I found it does seem like a clever design, indeed.

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:19 AM   #6
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If you got the Jack E Up, you could open your tail gate Jack-E-Up
or a longer stinger in your receiver. Looks like maybe 2" may do it. You can also find tongue jacks with removable handles, helps with clearance as well as theft issues.
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Saw two new Escapes recently and noticed a slight difference in the latching lever.
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Saw two new Escapes recently and noticed a slight difference in the latching lever.
I think there has been coupler changes over the years, though this lock should work on any of them. It certainly does look sturdy, and I am considering it for my cargo trailer.
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I think there has been coupler changes over the years, though this lock should work on any of them. It certainly does look sturdy, and I am considering it for my cargo trailer.

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Proven locks 2178 on a Escape 21

So, the dates of these posts would indicate that Losangles now owns his trailer and can answer for the rest of us: does the Escape 21, 2017 version, require the Proven Locks 2178 or the other version the 2178-A for Atwood couplers?

If the Escape 21 uses the 2178, I would go ahead and order this now, to use on my current trailer. My Escape 21 is not due until Dec 2017.
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