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Old 03-09-2016, 01:25 AM   #161
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Hi Pat- goes on fine over the aluminum wheels. Lock is a barrel type, which some say is easy to to defeat. All of this beyond a standard coupler lock could be described as overkill, however with a year wait now for a replacement it is peace of mind.
Ross do you have one ? Pat
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:32 AM   #162
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Hi Pat,

I have a coupler lock and now the California Immobalizer over the tire. The quality of the product seems fine to me. I really have no experience with other products. And don't know how easy the lock would be to mess with. I bought it based on comments by other Escape Forum members. I'm sure any really determined thief could get it off the tire.

When the trailer is parked at home it's on a parking pad facing the street ready to be towed away by any enterprising trailer thief. I also will see how well it travels when we are on the road and leave the trailer untended on a campground.

Liz doesn't like the bright colour but I assume it is painted that way to be noticed when thieves drive by scoping out the trailer.

Larry
Makes sense to do something . Just a thought ,my kids said how about having a big heavy hard to cut chain attached to trailer frame that is in concrete ? I haven't done that myself . This looks interesting . Thanks Pat
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:30 AM   #164
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Ross do you have one ? Pat
Bought ours in Chilliwack at a trailer supply store near Escape when we picked up. It was the same price there as from the mfg located on Vancouver Island. $225 CAD as I recall.
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Bought ours in Chilliwack at a trailer supply store near Escape when we picked up. It was the same price there as from the mfg located on Vancouver Island. $225 CAD as I recall.
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I bought a Trimax TCL65 locking wheel chock to go on our new 21' (we pick it up in April, hooray!). I also plan to get wheel locks so a thief doesn't just take off the wheel with the locking chock and put on the spare. Does anybody know what size lugs it uses? 1/2"-20RH? Probably also need to know how deep the lug nuts need to be, and if the nuts are a cone seat. If they are 1/2"-20 and cone seat type, McGard makes a 5-lock set (#24538) so I can also lock the spare. Does anybody know?
I use the same model when I put the trailer in storage, and use a coupler barrel style lock when on the road. The combination works well for me.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:39 PM   #167
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Too bad that price is no longer available

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I just found another option - the Proven Industries Coupler Lock model 2178

also secures the safety chains, if you want.

It looks as if it may be a stronger design than the MegaHitch Lock.

Anyone using the Proven Industries Coupler Lock model 2178?

$139 here

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

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



installation

I would buy one @ $139, but at $195 it seems very steep!
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:19 PM   #168
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I would buy one @ $139, but at $195 it seems very steep!
I ordered and received one, but it would not fit over the Escape hitch. I was told I needed

Atwood coupler lock | best trailer lock online

which is even more expensive. Will give a report once I try it out-it is supposed to be a new design which is even more secure.
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:54 PM   #169
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Yep, you need the 2516 because of the metal strip along the front of the coupler. I considered it too, but $225? That's too steep for me.
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why not just remove your tongue jack? no way they can drag the trailer with the stabilizers down
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