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Old 03-18-2015, 01:52 PM
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What sort of trailer lock/security do you use?

We're picking up our '14 X-10 in a couple of weeks. Does anyone use a lock or other security device to protect their trailer, particularly when the boat is in the water?

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Old 03-18-2015, 02:05 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Reese-Towpower...railer+lock+ki
If they can get past this, i'll just call insurance and get another trailer. Never really worried about someone taking it while it's at the ramp.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:10 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Reese-Towpower...railer+lock+ki
If they can get past this, i'll just call insurance and get another trailer. Never really worried about someone taking it while it's at the ramp.
I use a very similar set up. Just a little peace of mind.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:08 PM
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I hate to show this video. Makes a guy realize that locks only keep the honest people honest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_zz80h_Tc
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:09 PM
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I had the same lock, lost my key. It was off in 15 seconds with a rechargeable grinder.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:12 PM
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Not to ruin your confidence in the Reese trailer tongue lock, but i had that exact lock and lost the key one winter... I had to break it off to use the boat. Probably the easiest lock ever to break. Put a wood splitting wedge next to the part where the polished u-bolt clicks in and apply swing with a mini-sledgehammer and it falls apart.

I think most locks on trailers are to keep the semi-honest people honest.

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Sorry for duplicate comment. Must have have been posted while I was typing.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:41 PM
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I lock my trailer up when I tow it. My ufp coupler is wide so I use a long straight lock. Basically the same as a regular master lock designed for the sight through pins.

I only use it so the coupler doesn't flip up while towing. Prolly could break off in 10 seconds or one big smack with a sledge.

Thieves will steal anything if they want it bad enough.
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:34 PM
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:50 PM
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I used to run cables through my tires, and hitch lock. Now I upped the insurance for full replacement value, and sleep well at night.
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:56 PM
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Thieves will steal anything if they want it bad enough.
This. It's more to keep people who don't know better from messing with it or to lock it to the hitch so that it does not accidently come off. Someone who knows what they are doing will make quick work of any of these. I just like the fact that this came with four keys and three locks all on the same key!
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