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Old 12-04-2014, 05:38 AM   #31
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Well played, Gbaglo.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:45 AM   #32
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #33
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That Rittenhouse tire clamp.... it looks like the locking key is for one of them circular "barrel" keys ... didn't I read someplace they can be easily picked with a ball point pen?
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #34
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From Lockpickguide.com:

Picking barrel locks: These offer a very high amount of security for their price. They come in both 7 or 8 pin varieties, and rarely 6 pin. They are nearly impossible to pick without a special type of pick(although some say they have done it, whatever), and very difficult to pick with one.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:34 PM   #35
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Tubular lock pick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But other types of lock can be picked as well, so just avoiding the locks with cylindrical keys is not guarantee of security.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:36 PM   #36
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Oops...."i" before "e" except after "c"....my bad.
That rule apparently didn't apply in ancient times.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:17 PM   #37
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Back to the subject of trailer security, does anyone know the lug bolt thread
pattern on our wheels? I have the aluminum 15 inch rims. I seem to remember it
was posted previously but I have not been able to find it. This discussion on
trailer security has encouraged me to place keyed lug nuts to add another
deterrent to would be thieves. ( at least to wheel theft ).
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #38
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Back to the subject of trailer security, does anyone know the lug bolt thread
pattern on our wheels? I have the aluminum 15 inch rims. I seem to remember it
was posted previously but I have not been able to find it. This discussion on
trailer security has encouraged me to place keyed lug nuts to add another
deterrent to would be thieves. ( at least to wheel theft ).
Why not replace your wheels with blocks for the storage season
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #39
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Trailer is secured in my back yard inside a 20X30 coverall that I recently installed for
that purpose.
I was thinking about when travelling and leaving the trailer vulnerable to thieves at times
as when we are away from the camping area. I have keyed lug nuts on my truck.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:32 PM   #40
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Back to the subject of trailer security, does anyone know the lug bolt thread pattern on our wheels? I have the aluminum 15 inch rims. I seem to remember it was posted previously but I have not been able to find it.
Escape uses (at least currently and for some time) exclusively Dexter Axle hardware. In the #10 Torflex used on all models other than the 5.0TA, and on the related D35 beam axle used on the 5.0TA, Dexter's studs are 1/2-20 (that's 1/2", 20 threads per inch) with a 60-degree conical nut seat, all right-hand-thread. This is really common... for trailers and for older pickup trucks.

Although in some cases different nuts are used with aluminum wheels, I don't think this applies to Dexter axles... but the thread would be the same, anyway.
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