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Old 02-03-2022, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hitch Lock

Just picked my '22 21C after a 15 month wait. Very excited to have it finally in my driveway. What kind of eheavy duty locks are being used by Escape owners for their rigs? I tried the Proven Industries lock, and it doesn't fit - the outside collar is too narrow to slide on to the coupler. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-03-2022, 08:31 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new trailer; and condolences on the no-fit coupler lock.
I have such an animal on the coupler of my 2020 19' and find it hard to believe our couplers are so radically different.

In any event, Proven Industries should have some explanation and/or alternatives for you to consider.

Best of luck!
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Old 02-03-2022, 09:30 PM   #3
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We have a Proven industries lock. The first one we got did not fit, so I called customer service and they sent us the right one that fits perfectly! Give them a call.
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Old 02-04-2022, 09:11 AM   #4
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I have a September 2021 E19. I bought the Proven Industries without the puck lock and supplied my own suggested by ĎThe Lock Picking Lawyer.Ē. The model I purchased and fit was Model 2178-A ◊ 1. ETI told me the coupler they were using at the time was made by Barber Equipment. Almost certainly sourced from China.

https://tooltown.ca/Braber-Equipment...Class-III.html

The puck lock is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Itís a Mul t Lock that has gone up in price since I bought it.

That may or may not help you given that ETI probably sources what they can to keep production moving.
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Old 02-04-2022, 09:21 AM   #5
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The correct one for ours was the 2178-A. It is $235 on their website today, and worth every penny.
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Old 02-04-2022, 10:30 AM   #6
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Wherever we go, I always keep at least one eye on the trailer. Guess I'll be taking my chances.
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Old 02-04-2022, 05:38 PM   #7
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Geez! For about 400 bucks with a better puck there has to be a better solution.
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Old 02-04-2022, 06:18 PM   #8
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Proven will discount the lock if you buy it without the puck, and yes, that Amazon price on the lock is pretty steep mow. I donít remember my total, but it was well under $300. However, that was 10 months ago now.
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Old 02-04-2022, 06:33 PM   #9
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I paid less than $10 for this lock and it has proven effective for more than ten years.
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Old 02-04-2022, 07:46 PM   #10
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Any thoughts on CEN4 rated padlocks?
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Old 02-04-2022, 10:12 PM   #11
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I too have used some cheap locks, and removed them in a couple of minutes when they seize. The trailer delivered was almost $39K, so I didnít feel $250-$275 was out of line. Any lock can be defeated, but some are harder than others. Iíve had little taken, but also sleep better when I do the best I can. Itís sad we need locks, but itís been a problem for thousands of years.
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Old 02-04-2022, 10:44 PM   #12
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My point is that many times we get advice, like using dryer sheets to keep mice away, where the evidence is that no mice were seen.

In my case, it appears the lock works when it probably does nothing. Or maybe it keeps mice away.
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Old 02-05-2022, 01:18 PM   #13
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The other thing to keep in mind are the safety chains, which can also be used to tow a trailer away even if the hitch is locked, unless you choose a lock which will secure the chains.

Since every effort can be defeated under the right circumstances, the more barriers you employ the better off you are. On our trailer I use a hitch lock, remove the crank handle from the jack, have detachable safety chains, and wrap a chain around the axle which I attach to the wheel with a puck lock. It takes less than 5 minutes for me to do this. Few things would ruin our vacation more than returning to find our trailer stolen.
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The chains are enclosed in the lock on our Progressive Industries lock.
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Old 02-06-2022, 07:52 AM   #15
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A year ago I purchased the Proven 2178-A for a 2021 21NE. It fit. At that time, the Braber web page for the coupler Escape was using had an incorrect picture of the coupler. I brought it to Braber's attention and it appears they have corrected it.



Proven was having a high exchange/return rate on the lock at that time and requested pictures of the coupler before shipping the lock to me.


At the time I was ordering, I felt that the wrong picture on Braber's web page was contributing to people ordering the incorrect lock model from Proven.
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Old 02-09-2022, 11:55 AM   #16
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The Proven Industries lock I first purchased didn't fit either, but I contacted the company and they sent a different one (at no charge) that does fit. They have been great to deal with. After spending $40,000 on the trailer, $300 doesn't seem like too much for peace of mind.
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Old 02-09-2022, 12:00 PM   #17
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The Proven Industries lock I first purchased didn't fit either, but I contacted the company and they sent a different one (at no charge) that does fit. They have been great to deal with. After spending $40,000 on the trailer, $300 doesn't seem like too much for peace of mind.
Weíre three and a half months away from receiving our 21C. Can you post the model number of the lock that fits? Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2022, 12:09 PM   #18
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Ft. Knox Locks

Considering your investment in the trailer, with puck locks, these are worth every penny: https://ftknoxlocks.com/
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Old 02-09-2022, 12:13 PM   #19
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Model 2178-A, but only if your coupler is the same. I don't know how to send a photo.
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"Model 2178-A – Proven Industries" https://www.provenlocks.com/products/model-2178-a
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