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Old 03-08-2016, 09:00 PM   #11
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so a 21' Escape needs a "model 2516-A"

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Although there may not be any couplers on Escapes which were actually made by Atwood, the front of the latch assembly is what is important for fit of this lock, and the one used by Escape is shaped essentially the same in the front as the Atwood (as you can see in the eTrailer photos, and I can see by comparison to the Atwood I have on a trailer).

The Proven Industries page for the 2178 shows examples of some of the couplers which it fits, with a different style of latch.

For the lower price on the right lock, RVUpgrades.com might not be an option: they seem to offer the 2516, but not the 2516-A... and they are two different models according to the manufacturer (Proven).
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:07 PM   #12
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That looks like it will work, one caveat. The better/stronger the lock, the harder to remove. I lost the key to my lock in the photo, was able to cut the lock off and remove. The lock in the photo looks to me unremovable without the key.
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I'd guess you'd cut it off and weld on a new hitch. Shouldn't take that long to do.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:37 PM   #14
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That looks like it will work, one caveat. The better/stronger the lock, the harder to remove. I lost the key to my lock in the photo, was able to cut the lock off and remove. The lock in the photo looks to me unremovable without the key.
Not necessarily. The padlock still has a lock cylinder (on the bottom), which could be drilled out (or maybe just picked) by a suitably equipped and skilled person (hopefully that means a locksmith). Puck locks are widely used, and so this must be manageable.

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I'd guess you'd cut it off and weld on a new hitch. Shouldn't take that long to do.
I'm guessing you're kidding, but at twenty five bucks for a coupler, and a grind-off-and-replace operation that trailer shops do every day, this is a realistic solution.
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I was thinking more of the perps.
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