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Old 03-26-2020, 08:48 PM   #21
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Bryan, the invoice I got from Proven Industries for my lock says it’s a 2178-A model. It fits my ETI 19 hitch just fine. At the time I ordered it was correct for my camper, and I imagine other trailers as well. However, on their current website it shows that model as square. The one I got and use is round. You may want to contact them to clarify before you order, if that’s what you decide to do. -Tom

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Old 03-27-2020, 05:19 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by barry View Post
One can always remove the spare tire cover for the duration of the trip and mount the lock on the spare tire while travelling.
That is definitely a possibility, but not one I would personally employ. My Brahma sits in my garage unused, in essentially new condition. It was rather expensive. After COVID-19 social distancing ends, if any one would like to procure a Brahma for 1/2 it’s retail price, feel free to contact me by PM. But it would likely have to be a pick up in Florida because I suspect shipping charges would be outrageous.

What a long strange trip it’s been!
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:00 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
If you are referring to their Wheel Lock Model WL-200...

The real problem with this lock is that it is specifically for trailers with leaf-spring suspension (the lock is a hook which goes around the spring), making it suitable for only 2014-2015 5.0TA's, and no other Escape.
Originally Posted by John in Santa Cruz View Post
leaf springs with no brakes, making it suitable for no escape ever...
Good point: the wheel would need to have a hole close enough to the rim for the lock shaft to get past the brake drum. Something to consider if anyone want to try this on an early 5.0TA, or a similar lock hooking onto something else on another model.
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:04 PM   #24
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And I have a Purple Line Nemesis lock (Nemesis Professional Caravan Wheel Clamp | Trailer Accessories | Purple Line) used for about three months. Because our trailer is now stored in a secure lot and this lock is too big clutzy, and unnecessary for our trips, it sits in its storage bag in my garage. Like Carl, I would part with it for about 50% of retail, after our sequestration is over. Because it is so big and heavy, shipping probably would not be an option.
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:18 PM   #25
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As it has been discussed before, all anti theft devices are just deterrents and won’t stop a determined thief. I have a progressive industries hitch lock, but a thief with a battery powered grinder and a cutoff wheel can disable just about anything. I like the idea of a jack-e-up so you can remove the young jack and also removing the safety chains so they can’t be used to tow the trailer with. Also tracking devices as mentioned and really good insurance.
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Old Yesterday, 06:49 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
IMHO, the Brahma lock is only good for home storage. It is too bulky and heavy to take on camping trips. Of course, if camping in remote areas I would find a way to bring it along. I have one, but I stopped using it. Now I use a War-Lok pin lock on the king pin of my trailer and a GPS tracking device that sends an immediate alert to my cell phone if the trailer moves. That provides an added bonus, the euphoria of knowing that the scumbag thief/thieves if they get that far should be quickly apprehended and jailed.
This is a very good point. The Brahma lock is quite heavy and cumbersome, and can take a minute or two to get it on. We use it at home, but whilst out camping, we use the Proven Industries tongue lock.


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