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Old 05-29-2014, 11:21 AM   #11
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Did the same as techfan, bought a set of smaller Master locks with a soft plastic edge and also cut a piece of the soft side of a velcro strip on the side of the lock that contacts the latch. I purchased a set of 4 locks from Home Depot with one key that opens all 4 locks. We use the other two locks on the BAL X chocks so they cannot be removed, also locks the trailer in place.

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Old 05-29-2014, 09:34 PM   #12
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I opened up the holes with a Rotary tool and a grinder stone for the larger locks. A drill bit will just grab the bracket and twist it and your wrist as well . The clasps are just soft mild steel and the hinge points are showing rust after only 2 seasons. I would like to change them to a stainless steel some day soon.

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Old 05-29-2014, 10:41 PM   #13
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Southco probably has a stainless version; I used to buy a lot of similar products from them. I'd research myself but won't get my 21 until 8/22. I did send Reace a note about a possible source for a stainless model.

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Old 05-30-2014, 06:16 AM   #14
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Southco on Amazon

It looks like Southco has lots of stainless stuff on Amazon. I filed a sample in my wish list for future use for mods and around home. The stuff you buy at Home Depot rusts in about 5 minutes.

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