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Old 06-26-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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New Tongue Lock

I thought I would share my new little project. I have been looking for new tongue and just have not really found one that I like. So I had this old two inch ball sitting around that many times I was going to throw away. Because it only had 5/8 inch threaded shaft which I always felt was under size for towing.
So I took a hour and cut the ball down on a lathe and than drilled a hole through a 1/4 thick 3 1/2 " diameter piece of 304 stainless steel and then welded the ball to the plate.
I just find it kind of funny what things we all do for Escape trailers that all hope everyone is having good day.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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Nice job, all you need is a good lock for the handle.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #6
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Looks good, Mark. Nice and tidy looking too.
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Thanks guys it was just one of those fun project.
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Looks good. Performance of this will hinge on how fool-proof your pin lock is. What are your plans for a pin lock that cannot be easily defeated by a determined thief. I know that the one I have would slow them down for only a couple minutes.
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Nice job. The finished work looks professionally done.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #10
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Hi Dave,
I still have to cross that bridge for good hitch pin lock. Right now I just have a cheap old Master Lock hitch pin lock from my old trailer. Do you have any suggestions?
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