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Old 11-02-2019, 07:56 PM   #1
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Hitch coupler lock

Any suggestions for the most secure hitch coupler lock for a 19’ Escape would be appreciated?
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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A good police insurance because if they want it they will get it watherver the lock. Today's battery cutting tool are to much for any lock.
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:16 PM   #3
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Any suggestions for the most secure hitch coupler lock for a 19’ Escape would be appreciated?
Nothing is perfect but you want to do what you can. Amplock TLS2. I cover mine with a bag so when the thieves show up with a bolt cutter expecting the average junk they'll get this instead. I lock my chains up too with a separate lock. There is no single solution and I believe in multiple deterrents: yard lights, cameras, multiple locks, BAL wheel chocks. Every one of these is an irritant.
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Anything that slows down a thief is a plus. Lots of trailers out there with no lock at all. Criminals look for the easy target. I invested in a Fort Knox Lock. Good quality check them out. Another good lock is Proven Industries.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:19 AM   #5
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These are highly regarded hitch locks. I don’t have one so can’t speak to it personally. There are threads about the proper model to purchase. I don’t think the safety chains can be secured inside with the Escape coupler used but someone may have figured out a solution.

https://www.provenlocks.com/
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:50 AM   #6
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Thank you. Has anyone used a proven lock before or currently using a proven lock? Pros? Cons?
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:28 AM   #7
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I don’t think the safety chains can be secured inside with the Escape coupler used but someone may have figured out a solution.

You can run the safety chains up and through the propane tank handles and fasten with a padlock. Gets them out of the way and helps secure the tanks.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:18 PM   #8
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I posted earlier today on another thread about this--still having trouble navigating and manipulating this computer stuff. Precocious senility, I suppose.

Anyway, the simplest way I have found to deal with the safety chains is to purchase two 5/8" double clevis hooks and insert one into the each of safety chains, then you can simply remove the chains when you park the trailer. The 5/8" clevis hooks have a working load limit of 5400 pounds, so they are actually stronger than my chains. They cost me $7.99 each at Ace Hardware.

I also took delivery today of an AMPLock U-TLS2 hitch lock. It is not as expensive as the Proven Lock, but it much better than the usual items you can find at Wally World or Camping World. Made of ductile steel with a good lock and powder coated finish. Very heavy duty.

Still having trouble posting links, but just google AMPLock U-TLS2 and you'll find the lock.
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I also took delivery today of an AMPLock U-TLS2 hitch lock. It is not as expensive as the Proven Lock, but it much better than the usual items you can find at Wally World or Camping World. Made of ductile steel with a good lock and powder coated finish. Very heavy duty.

Still having trouble posting links, but just google AMPLock U-TLS2 and you'll find the lock.
https://www.amazon.com/AMPLOCK-U-TLS.../dp/B077NSF7FH
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