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How do you secure your trailer?

I have a small 1947 Bantam trailer that I am now planning on putting a RTT on. However, ever since I had a mountain bike stolen I am paranoid and worried I'll be on a trip somewhere go on a ride/hike or simply into a store and come back out and find the whole trailer missing. It is pretty light so I figure it won't take much effort so I am wondering what you guys do to deter theft.
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Pintle ring or ball hitch?



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Locking hitch pin and coupler lock pin.

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Re: How do you secure your trailer?

Pretty much any hitch lock costing less than $300 can be quickly defeated with an angle grinder (check youtube for proof)... but I still use one just to deter the casual thief.
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Re: How do you secure your trailer?

i use a locking coupler pin. when i disconnect from the vehicle i use a locking ball, and also put a bike chain through the wheel and attach it to a tree or something like that.
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Pretty much any hitch lock costing less than $300 can be quickly defeated with an angle grinder (check youtube for proof)... but I still use one just to deter the casual thief.
Yeah....but a grinder is noisy and grinding on the rear of a vehicle is not a common sight.

Grinding a hitch pin of the factory hitch is not easy...Ö..ask me how I know.
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Some of the locking hitch pins can be broken with on good hit from a plain old claw hammer. I've done two of them that way.

One thing I've seen was a wheel chock for tandem axles the is put between the tires and tightened up and then it can be locked. One of the companies also made one for single axles that was like the boot police install on cars.
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Re: How do you secure your trailer?

Park it up against something? Lock it to a tree? Put a bunch of "Hello Kitty" stickers all over it? Tie an English Mastiff to it? With water of course!
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Re: How do you secure your trailer?

I’m kinda in the same boat, or will be soon. I have fitted a lock’n’roll hitch which will be unique here so no one can hitch and go. I also fitted one of Iconic’s recovery points, I will run a heavy duty chain and lock to this, welded to the trailer end. Wheel clamps are popular here too.
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Re: How do you secure your trailer?

The locking pin is Fulton. Don't know about the lock on the trailer.

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As previously said; protection from the amateurs not the pros.
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