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Old 12-03-2014, 04:21 PM   #21
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Tempted to try my bolt cutter on it...
That might work. If it is too hard or too thick, it looks like an easy target for a saw or abrasive cutting wheel. Among other problems, this design really doesn't look like much of a deterrent for thieves willing to use serious tools.

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"Didn't take much to break this item at the round bar that attaches this to my trailer. Moved the trailer slightly. Heard and snap and the round bar snapped where the pin inserts. This is a visual deterrent only. One revolution and this item is broken off and the thieves have your trailer."
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #22
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I was expecting the "alternate bike storag on tongue" to take a detour in this direction. What do you have to do to secure bikes, especially with a clamp-on bike rack?
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:45 PM   #23
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Tempted to try my bolt cutter on it...
Why make work of it? A small grinder with metal cutting disk--effortless

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Old 12-03-2014, 05:57 PM   #24
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Das Boot

Am using this and Reece coupler lock. Easy to store when separated. Despite the name it's made in Nanaimo, B.C. Bought it at Westar near ETI.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #25
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We went with this.
Rittenhouse | Heavy Duty Wheel Lock - Boot Wheel Lock

No weak point cuttable with a bolt cutter, and this thing is HEAVY. Will it work?
We'll see.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:09 PM   #26
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I have a simple hitch lock on our trailer. If someone wants the trailer, they'll find a way to take it. I think a simple hammer blow would destroy part of the lock casting. I just want to make it less attractive to steal than the trailer next to me.
Those large wheel locks probably delive a message that the next guy is an easier target....interesting...
I also like the idea of a tracking device. Or better yet, putting a sticker on the trailer that informs a would be theif it has a tracking device, even though it doesn't.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #27
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Oops...."i" before "e" except after "c"....my bad.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:40 PM   #28
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Oops...."i" before "e" except after "c"....my bad.
Except in Codeine...
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:55 PM   #29
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Except in Codeine...
I think because the derivation is from the Greek and hence a non English spelling. The rhyme is generally applied to English spellings.
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Except in Codeine...
Weird, isn't it?
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:38 AM   #31
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Well played, Gbaglo.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #33
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That Rittenhouse tire clamp.... it looks like the locking key is for one of them circular "barrel" keys ... didn't I read someplace they can be easily picked with a ball point pen?
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #34
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From Lockpickguide.com:

Picking barrel locks: These offer a very high amount of security for their price. They come in both 7 or 8 pin varieties, and rarely 6 pin. They are nearly impossible to pick without a special type of pick(although some say they have done it, whatever), and very difficult to pick with one.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:34 PM   #35
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snopes.com: Penjacking
Tubular lock pick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But other types of lock can be picked as well, so just avoiding the locks with cylindrical keys is not guarantee of security.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:36 PM   #36
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Oops...."i" before "e" except after "c"....my bad.
That rule apparently didn't apply in ancient times.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:17 PM   #37
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Back to the subject of trailer security, does anyone know the lug bolt thread
pattern on our wheels? I have the aluminum 15 inch rims. I seem to remember it
was posted previously but I have not been able to find it. This discussion on
trailer security has encouraged me to place keyed lug nuts to add another
deterrent to would be thieves. ( at least to wheel theft ).
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #38
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Back to the subject of trailer security, does anyone know the lug bolt thread
pattern on our wheels? I have the aluminum 15 inch rims. I seem to remember it
was posted previously but I have not been able to find it. This discussion on
trailer security has encouraged me to place keyed lug nuts to add another
deterrent to would be thieves. ( at least to wheel theft ).
Why not replace your wheels with blocks for the storage season
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #39
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Trailer is secured in my back yard inside a 20X30 coverall that I recently installed for
that purpose.
I was thinking about when travelling and leaving the trailer vulnerable to thieves at times
as when we are away from the camping area. I have keyed lug nuts on my truck.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:32 PM   #40
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Back to the subject of trailer security, does anyone know the lug bolt thread pattern on our wheels? I have the aluminum 15 inch rims. I seem to remember it was posted previously but I have not been able to find it.
Escape uses (at least currently and for some time) exclusively Dexter Axle hardware. In the #10 Torflex used on all models other than the 5.0TA, and on the related D35 beam axle used on the 5.0TA, Dexter's studs are 1/2-20 (that's 1/2", 20 threads per inch) with a 60-degree conical nut seat, all right-hand-thread. This is really common... for trailers and for older pickup trucks.

Although in some cases different nuts are used with aluminum wheels, I don't think this applies to Dexter axles... but the thread would be the same, anyway.
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