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Old 03-05-2015, 12:02 AM   #21
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Don't use it while towing as the jangling will wear on the paint of the box shackles.
Good point. An alternative is a locking hasp (keyed, or combination), which has nothing jangling around. (One would need the right size and shape of hasp, that was just an example of a typical locking hasp)
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:05 AM   #22
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I just use one small just to slow down the theft
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:26 AM   #23
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...Don't use it while towing as the jangling will wear on the paint of the box shackles...
I would imagine that the lock could wear the paint. I have used a medium sized brass lock for past two years on mine and there is no sign of paint wearing. I think that the design of the hasp tends to keep pressure on the lock and keeps it from jangling.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:49 AM   #24
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Cosmetics are important. I've visual! But honestly a padlock won't really secure the front storage box anymore than a cheap clip. As I've said, it's more about your level of comfort.
Say u are in the lot grocery shopping. It stops the sudden impulse thiefs to from stealing.

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Old 03-05-2015, 10:54 AM   #25
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I covered our little brass locks with a couple of turns of white electricians tape. It has not come off in 3 years. Looks good since the tape matches the the colour of the trailer. It also prevents any potential damage from jangling during a trip.
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:59 AM   #26
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I covered our little brass locks with a couple of turns of white electricians tape. It has not come off in 3 years. Looks good since the tape matches the the colour of the trailer. It also prevents any potential damage from jangling during a trip.
Good idea Brian. Gonna have to try that.
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:59 AM   #27
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I bought a pair of key locks that have a plastic trim at the bottom that protects the hasp. No sign of wear so far. Got them at Wallyworld.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:18 AM   #28
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Jeepers, thanks everyone for keeping on saying 'Jangle'. now I have this darn earworm.

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:31 AM   #29
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I would imagine that the lock could wear the paint. I have used a medium sized brass lock for past two years on mine and there is no sign of paint wearing. I think that the design of the hasp tends to keep pressure on the lock and keeps it from jangling.
I cut an inch or two out of a bicycle tube which fit over our lock tightly. The theory is to protect the paint. It's not white so doesn't blend in, but that may be a good thing. It's worked so far.

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:45 AM   #30
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I notice more than one person saying that they only lock one side. My view is you should lock both sides or leave it unlocked. One side unlocked invites a thief, who could care less about the damage he causes, to grab the unlocked side and force it up to get inside. But then again, maybe I'm overly cautious, I designed a home alarm system long before they became common place in houses.

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