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Old 05-08-2016, 04:21 PM   #21
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Our trailer is under a carport so the first thing people see is the hitch so I was thinking the Proven looks tough.

I learned the 'appearance' of protection can be enough for the 'average' thief and they will move on to an easier target.

So IF they don't see the boot I wonder what could be put on the hitch that was less expensive but would be discouraging too? Or an >> >> arrow "Boot back there"
To just discourage sometime driving by, the appearance of that big coupler lock could be closely emulated with some plastic drain/waste/vent piping... leaving the wheel clamp to slow down anyone who decides to try anyway.

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I'm not worried about the theft at home, but at a campground.
Just based on a few stories, I think the big risk is in storage where no one is watching, not in a busy campground.

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Be aware that we had to have this product modified to position the steel plate properly so one or two lug nuts could not be removed, otherwise a thief just takes the tire and the boot off, replaces the tire with his own, and drives off.
His own... or your spare off the back of the trailer!

This is one reason that some other clamp-style locks have a dome the size of the entire wheel... which may mean that they need to be sized specifically for the wheel, and likely means that they are heavy.
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #22
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Here is a photo of the wheel lock that I also own. I have been leaving the wheel lock at home when I am out camping. I wanted something easier to bring to the campground. The Proven Industries lock is more than I wanted to spend but its one of the only hitch locks that doesn't look like complete junk.

Brahma Wheel lock photo
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:29 PM   #23
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Here is a photo of the wheel lock that I also own. I have been leaving the wheel lock at home when I am out camping. I wanted something easier to bring to the campground. The Proven Industries lock is more than I wanted to spend but its one of the only hitch locks that doesn't look like complete junk.

Brahma Wheel lock photo
That looks robust. As I think about it, you probably only need to protect one of the lug nuts to thwart a thief.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:19 PM   #24
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To just discourage sometime driving by, the appearance of that big coupler lock could be closely emulated with some plastic drain/waste/vent piping... leaving the wheel clamp to slow down anyone who decides to try anyway.
How about slipping the 90 end I keep with the drain hose

That would be confusing enough for the 'average' thief and smell bad on a hot day. No extra weight either.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:24 PM   #25
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What about Fred Burger Trailers , Steal Shield enclosed couple lock .fred@fredstrailers.com
888 458 3390 or 845 3393390 . Had this saved . Pat
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:56 PM   #26
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What about Fred Burger Trailers , Steal Shield enclosed couple lock .fred@fredstrailers.com
888 458 3390 or 845 3393390 . Had this saved . Pat
The Steal Shield (about $75 - I'm not sure what model might fit on an Escape 21')

http://www.cyclematetrailers.com/stealshield.html

.... sure is cheaper than the Proven Industries 2516-A ($225)

Any chance does any Escape owner own a Steal Shield? If yes - what model is it?

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Old 05-31-2016, 12:15 AM   #27
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The Steal Shield (about $75 - I'm not sure what model might fit on an Escape 21')

Steal Shield Locks

.... sure is cheaper than the Proven Industries 2516-A ($225)

Any chance does any Escape owner own a Steal Shield? If yes - what model is it?

I forgot I need to call and get some more information .Pat
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:22 AM   #28
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I forgot I need to call and get some more information .Pat
here is a video review of the Steal Shield

Steal Shield Locks SS65847 Review Video | etrailer.com



and.... is the Proven Industries 2516-A maybe slightly more secure, as it has a steel 2-D "ball" cutout that goes into the coupler?

(rather than just relying on the latch to hold the Steal Shield on...?)

Having said that..... I know that a determined thief could just use chains to lift the tongue, and tow away...... so I'll also use a sturdy wheel clamp.

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Old 05-31-2016, 12:39 AM   #29
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here is a video review of the Steal Shield

Steal Shield Locks SS65847 Review Video | etrailer.com



and.... is the Proven Industries 2516-A maybe slightly more secure, as it has a steel 2-D "ball" cutout that goes into the coupler?

(rather than just relying on the latch to hold the Steal Shield on...?)

Having said that..... I know that a determined thief could just use chains to lift the tongue, and tow away...... so I'll also use a sturdy wheel clamp.

:-)
Thankyou just watched . Now I just need clarification if it fits our coupler . Hope to call tomorrow and talk to someone . Does e- trailer sell this lock do you know ? Pat
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:48 AM   #30
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Thankyou just watched . Now I just need clarification if it fits our coupler . Hope to call tomorrow and talk to someone . Does e- trailer sell this lock do you know ? Pat
I think they used to, but i searched for it on their site, and could not find it.

and

thanks for calling the manufacturer tomorrow... i look forward to reading what you find out.

They make a few different models..... they stock only one model..... will be fun to find out what model they make that fits (if any)

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