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Old 03-21-2007, 09:35 PM
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Breakaway Tongue Lock

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!
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:42 PM
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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.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:16 PM
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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/morein...imax&logkey=T6
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:31 PM
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Lock for Trailer

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.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:57 PM
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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.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:01 PM
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Ok.... hitch reciever lock


Tongue/Ball/Trailer Lock
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...8&postcount=32

Break-Away Hitch/ (Swing Away Lock for the knuckle of the hinge... replaces the 5 1/2" pin...)
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:07 PM
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No. 2. Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:12 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:21 PM
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They make a 2 1/2" tongue lock.... I have one!!





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