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Old 03-14-2018, 09:11 PM   #1
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Front storage box - lockable?

Howdy all, we pick up our new trailer soon and was wondering if the latches on the front stage box allow for a lock? If not, how have you secured the contents inside?
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:25 PM   #2
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Yes, they allow for pad locks with a 1/4"/6mm diameter hasp. Not a great deal of security but it keeps the honest folks honest and eliminates any quick pilfering. I went with a pair of keyed-alike marine grade stainless locks and have never had any weather or road spray issues.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:32 PM   #3
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Like others I use one lock- that way if bust it up just one latch gets damaged. Also remove while towing to avoid it wearing paint off the latch. We do same with bike lock cables.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:51 AM   #4
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I have two keyed alike Master locks that have a rubber wrapping on them. I also snuggly wrap a piece of velcro around the lock and latch which stops it from swaying and jiggling. This immobilizes the lock and prevents wear and tear while the trailer is being towed. Seems to be working great.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:22 AM   #5
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I use two very small brass locks. Locks are only a deterrent.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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I stretched aquarium tubing around the shackles of the 1/4,in Master locks 4 years ago . Occasionally will touch up paint if needed maybe once a year . Pat
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:19 PM   #7
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We have a small brass padlock. It usually hangs so it looks like it's latched, but isn't. I stretched a short length of bicycle tube around the brass part to prevent it marring the paint. It's worked well so far.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:58 AM   #8
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wrap lock body in a couple turns of some plastic tape and it won't bang up the box nearly as much. or get a small padlock that has a rubber shell on it already.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:28 AM   #9
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Get two locks cuz eventually you’re gonna leave one somewhere...
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:02 PM   #10
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Yep. Fortunately the small Master locks come in a pack of two, keyed alike.
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