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cdjansen
05-10-2013, 07:41 PM
I just picked up my first MC today. I just parked it and realized a normal paddle lock won't work. What type of lock do I need to get? Any recommendations?

TN X-45
05-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Home Depot or Lowes will have locks. I use a ball lock that has a u shape over the top

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Fast50dad
05-10-2013, 07:55 PM
Home Depot or Lowes will have locks. I use a ball lock that has a u shape over the top

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I use the same as above for the trailer and our snowmobile trailer. They work great. I think I spent ~$40.

Congrats on your new boat!

mikeg205
05-10-2013, 07:58 PM
If you really want to lock it - get a wheel lock - too easy to crab the trailer tongue if someone really wants it... a wheel lock makes it just more of a pain to steal.

cdjansen
05-10-2013, 08:44 PM
Like this?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_484598-382-8170D_0__?productId=4754542&Ntt=u+lock&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Du%2Block&facetInfo=

mikeg205
05-10-2013, 08:48 PM
like this.. http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/Towing-Hitches/Trimax-Trailer-Wheel-Chock-Lock?utm_source=google&utm_medium=Towing-Hitches&utm_campaign=GoogleProducts&utm_term=Trimax-Trailer-Wheel-Chock-Lock&gclid=CI2yk-XcjLcCFc9FMgodOUsA2A

medicmoose
05-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Mmmmmmm...I think that is for your BMX. :confused:

medicmoose
05-10-2013, 08:50 PM
like this.. http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/Towing-Hitches/Trimax-Trailer-Wheel-Chock-Lock?utm_source=google&utm_medium=Towing-Hitches&utm_campaign=GoogleProducts&utm_term=Trimax-Trailer-Wheel-Chock-Lock&gclid=CI2yk-XcjLcCFc9FMgodOUsA2A

That looks a little better!

TN X-45
05-10-2013, 09:01 PM
This is what I use:

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Reese-Towpower-Universal-Coupler-Lock-72783/202523155

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Ski-me
05-11-2013, 12:05 AM
This is what I use:

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Reese-Towpower-Universal-Coupler-Lock-72783/202523155

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I got the same one a few days ago. Works great! Same price too at Lowes.

TN X-45
05-11-2013, 07:50 AM
Of course I am just now reading the 1/5 star ratings on it :eek:

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Traxx822
05-11-2013, 11:16 AM
If you really want to lock it - get a wheel lock - too easy to crab the trailer tongue if someone really wants it... a wheel lock makes it just more of a pain to steal.

A couple of ratchet straps and a pre rigged modified ball mount and about 15 seconds is all it takes. Wheel locks with locking lugs is the safest when storing your trailer in questionable places imo

thatsmrmastercraft
05-11-2013, 11:35 AM
A couple of ratchet straps and a pre rigged modified ball mount and about 15 seconds is all it takes. Wheel locks with locking lugs is the safest when storing your trailer in questionable places imo

I wouldn't have thought of that. The hazard of thinking like a basically honest guy.:confused:

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
05-11-2013, 11:49 AM
I wouldn't have thought of that. The hazard of thinking like a basically honest guy.:confused:

Well Traxx822 is from Chicago...I'm sure he's seen it all.....

thatsmrmastercraft
05-11-2013, 11:50 AM
Well Traxx822 is from Chicago...I'm sure he's seen it all.....

Good point.

Traxx822
05-11-2013, 11:53 AM
I wouldn't have thought of that. The hazard of thinking like a basically honest guy.:confused:

My buddies 2 snowmobiles were stolen that way. This last November actually. They found his trailer attached to a stolen Ford a coupe towns over. Of course, no sleds. Good thing he had insurance. They still haven't been found.

First photo is fuzzy gas station surveillance photo of the stolen truck and trailer. The next one is him picking up his trailer from the cops.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-11-2013, 11:57 AM
My buddies 2 snowmobiles were stolen that way. This last November actually. They found his trailer attached to a stolen Ford a coupe towns over. Of course, no sleds. Good thing he had insurance. They still haven't been found.

First photo is fuzzy gas station surveillance photo of the stolen truck and trailer. The next one is him picking up his trailer from the cops.

Looks like I will be buying one of these.

http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/img/vendor/lg/247/TCL65.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
05-11-2013, 12:00 PM
Cheaper here. http://www.amazon.com/Trimax-TCL75-Wheel-Chock-Lock/dp/B001H494DC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368284310&sr=8-3&keywords=Trimax+Trailer+Wheel+Chock+Lock

http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/img/vendor/lg/247/TCL65.jpg

BrianM
05-11-2013, 04:39 PM
If it has to stay outside and you want tre security get a boot.

AJs97prostar
05-11-2013, 05:14 PM
I run a BRINKS 15' cable through all 4 wheels and throw a Brinks lock on it. Brinks also insures it for $10,000, so the package says. I lock the ball hitch lock too. I once forgot about the cable lock and made it about 3 feet before I came to an abrupt halt.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-11-2013, 06:37 PM
How secure are these against a guy with a 18 volt cordless grinder with a carbide cut-off wheel?

http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/img/vendor/lg/247/TCL65.jpg

What about a guy with a jack and a spare tire?






Might just need to have these guys watch over your trailer....

http://blog-imgs-32-origin.fc2.com/c/h/a/chaosch/-miles-northeast-of-seoul.jpg

I might have to look into a Brinks cable and lock.

hkyplyr31
05-11-2013, 08:10 PM
you dont even need that - just a strong drill bit through the key hole... its how you have to get those U locks off of bikes when they lose the keys.

How secure are these against a guy with a 18 volt cordless grinder with a carbide cut-off wheel?

http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/img/vendor/lg/247/TCL65.jpg

What about a guy with a jack and a spare tire?






Might just need to have these guys watch over your trailer....

http://blog-imgs-32-origin.fc2.com/c/h/a/chaosch/-miles-northeast-of-seoul.jpg

I might have to look into a Brinks cable and lock.

nickespi
05-12-2013, 03:02 AM
+1 for trunk monkey. And he works for peanuts....well, bananas.

Fast50dad
05-12-2013, 03:26 AM
+1 for trunk monkey. And he works for peanuts....well, bananas.

An oldie, but a goodie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee3L9BQQ4Gs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

thatsmrmastercraft
05-12-2013, 10:18 AM
+1 for trunk monkey. And he works for peanuts....well, bananas.

Hadn't thought of the trunk monkey for a while. :D:D:D

Iskidaily
05-12-2013, 10:33 AM
Unfortunately, a motivated thief is going to get what he wants, my goal is to make it really inconvenient. I lock the ball hitch and then I also run a cable through the wheels and around the trailer. Wondering whether maybe a boat alarm would work to draw unwanted attention to deter even the motivated thief...

thatsmrmastercraft
05-12-2013, 11:06 AM
Unfortunately, a motivated thief is going to get what he wants, my goal is to make it really inconvenient. I lock the ball hitch and then I also run a cable through the wheels and around the trailer. Wondering whether maybe a boat alarm would work to draw unwanted attention to deter even the motivated thief...

My father always referred to lock systems of any sort as only keeping honest people honest. :rolleyes:

TxsRiverRat
05-12-2013, 01:17 PM
When I'd take the MC on the road, I had a long THICK chain and a great padlock... I'd chain the trailer and rear wheel to a wrought iron fence if I was staying at a motel... I'd also have a lock on tongue...

Indyxc
05-12-2013, 06:49 PM
Seems like the best option if I were to keep my boat a totally unsafe area would be some form or low jack or GPS tracking device.

Indyxc
05-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Also, this is quite interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_zz80h_Tc

The yellow lock ball clearly doesn't do much.

mikeg205
05-12-2013, 08:05 PM
he also did not drill out the lock... just sayin'...

thatsmrmastercraft
05-13-2013, 12:25 AM
Also, this is quite interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_zz80h_Tc

The yellow lock ball clearly doesn't do much.

Very interesting video. I would have taken a sledge hammer to that last yellow box and had it off in a minute. Just sayin'