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KBryant2007
03-21-2007, 10:35 PM
I just recently purchased a new Prostar 209 with a single axle Mastercraft trailer. The trailer has the break away tongue. There is a pin that goes through the back of the tongue to keep the tongue from coming open. However, there's no way to lock the tongue to the vehicle. I have been unable to find a lock that will fit this type of situation. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!:)

Mag_Red
03-21-2007, 10:42 PM
:confused: Are you looking for a way to lock the coupler to the ball on the hitch??? On mine, which is the same as yours, Prostar 209/ single axel, the is a pin that slips into the coupler once it cinches on the ball.

Sodar
03-21-2007, 11:16 PM
Welcome! I have seen people use this to lock the tongue at the knuckle of the swing away tongue, just be sure to use a tongue lock as well as a receiver lock on the hitch, or else it is useless!!!
http://retail.trimaxlocks.com/photos/0110.lg.jpg
http://retail.trimaxlocks.com/moreinfo.php?SKU=0110&logsite=trimax&logkey=T6

KBryant2007
03-21-2007, 11:31 PM
No, I have a hitch pin lock that locks the receiver hitch to the vehicle. What I'm looking for is a way to lock the trailer to the receiver hitch (ball). Otherwise, someone could uncouple the trailer from the receiver hitch and take the trailer.

TMCNo1
03-21-2007, 11:57 PM
No, I have a hitch pin lock that locks the receiver hitch to the vehicle. What I'm looking for is a way to lock the trailer to the receiver hitch (ball). Otherwise, someone could uncouple the trailer from the receiver hitch and take the trailer.

Sorry, but there are 3 places you can place a lock,

1- Where the ball mount goes in the hitch on the tow vehicle.

2- Behind where the trailer tongue mounts and latches to the ball.

3- The opposite side of the hinge for the breakaway tongue.

Which one of the three places are you talking about? We need one location only in your response. We just want to be sure of where you are talking about.

Sodar
03-22-2007, 12:01 AM
Ok.... hitch reciever lock
http://www.skidim.com/images/5806543.jpg

Tongue/Ball/Trailer Lock
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=174408&postcount=32

Break-Away Hitch/ (Swing Away Lock for the knuckle of the hinge... replaces the 5 1/2" pin...)
http://retail.trimaxlocks.com/photos/0110.lg.jpg

KBryant2007
03-22-2007, 12:07 AM
No. 2. Thanks!

Doug G
03-22-2007, 12:12 AM
I think he is talking about the pin to lock the coupler latch. I don't like that wimpy little pin with the detent ball on it either and plan on modifying that one myself. I am just not comfortable with the new style coupler latch, it's so easy for that to pop open and the little pin is not enough security for me. The pin and hole are too thin for commercial locks though.

KBryant2007
03-22-2007, 12:16 AM
That's it! I'm used to other types of trailers where you can put a big padlock on it. With this setup I'm at a loss at how to lock the trailer up.

Sodar
03-22-2007, 12:21 AM
They make a 2 1/2" tongue lock.... I have one!!

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9008&stc=1&d=1145164204

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9010&stc=1&d=1145164239

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9011&stc=1&d=1145164268

Doug G
03-22-2007, 12:31 AM
That diameter shaft fits the hole on the new trailers? Cool. Haven't found that around here. Is that a master? I need to find it online.

mayo93prostar
03-22-2007, 08:16 AM
Sodar, what brand and model is that small diameter shaft lock? I need to get one for my trailer too.

Ric
03-22-2007, 09:01 AM
yes, they make what you need (I think fulton is the brand I have)
you need what's called a surge brake tongue lock and they make them in different lengths

go to a decent trailer shop and or ask your dealer . sodar has pics


double check the length you need but I believe this is it
http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/1038406.htm

Sodar
03-22-2007, 09:40 AM
yes, they make what you need (I think fulton is the brand I have)
you need what's called a surge brake tongue lock and they make them in different lengths

go to a decent trailer shop and or ask your dealer . sodar has pics


double check the length you need but I believe this is it
http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/1038406.htm

That is it, but it is the 2 1/2" that you need... the 3 3/8" will be much too long and can easily be broken off with a heavy kick!!

Here is EXACTLY what you need: http://shop.easternmarine.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.prodInfo&productID=5162&categoryID=218
http://shop.easternmarine.com/images/product/5162.jpg

DanC
03-22-2007, 11:55 AM
I used this set up also. But watch out for sharp turns, my drop hitch crunched the lock so I gave up on it.

M-Funf
03-22-2007, 12:24 PM
Maybe my setup is different...

I have #1, 2, and 3 as TMCno1 posted, but there is still the possibility to take the ball of the drop hitch by unscrewing it...

Is there some solution to that? Can I use a ball with a longer threaded portion, cross drill it and put a lock through the ball? Hope this makes sense...

JLeuck64
03-22-2007, 12:36 PM
Sure,
You could do that. You could also weld the nut or the ball hitch to the coupler. That should get most thieves to pass by your trailer for an easier target.:D

Sodar
03-22-2007, 12:40 PM
I used this set up also. But watch out for sharp turns, my drop hitch crunched the lock so I gave up on it.

JEEZ!!! How hard do you crank it?? Oh, on second though, you must have a drop hitch... mine is flipped, so the trailer would touch my bumper before the lock ever touched a thing...

Ric
03-22-2007, 01:34 PM
I used this set up also. But watch out for sharp turns, my drop hitch crunched the lock so I gave up on it. hahahha and I was cussin the kids for bending the lock somehow!! I had one get bend and never knew how it happened
I bet that was it

SkiDog
03-22-2007, 02:43 PM
State Farm sells one too. :D :D :D