Trailer security

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    #1WATERFOWLER Senior Refuge Member

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    According to YouTube any trailer security system can be beaten but what methods and lock brands have you found to be the best?
     
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    A few I’ve done in the past.

    Parking a Boat trailer at the ramp, I back it up into the woods so thieves can’t get it.

    Parking an RV trailer in a remote area, we used to let the air out of the tires or remove the wheels. Only a deterrent.

    and boat with swing or removable tongue, remove it and store somewhere ‘hidden’ in the garage.
     
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    It's sad that a person has to go to extremes just to prevent someone from stealing what doesn't belong to them. There shouldn't even be a need to have a conversation like this. Unfortunately, that's world we live in today.

    Okay, I'm done venting. Appreciate the ideas/options to secure my wheeled property.
     
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    As in all things theft related, all you can do is make them spend more time, and make more noise.

    Anything stopping the wheels from rolling is great, unless they bring a trailer with a winch. Anything on the coupler can either be cut off, smashed off, or simply lift the tongue and chain the coupler to the bumper.

    If I am going to be away from the trailer where I am concerned, I run a thick chain over the axle and through the rim. Of course, the chain or lock can be defeated, but it is simple and effective. All my trailers have a coupler lock that covers the ball space on them all the time. Again, can be defeated, but noisy.

    If you can make them spend more than 5 minutes defeating the security, they will usually walk away. If they REALLY want it, they will first scout out the target, and plan the attack. Not gonna stop that.
     
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    An insurance policy and when I travel I also loop a cable and chain through the wheel and the long tail to deter theft. So far so good.
     
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    I use just a tung padlock most days but I have done the steel cable through the wheel and around the trailer frame when on vacation.

    I think an electric fence box wired to the frame would surprise most thieves and keep the dogs from wetting your tires?
     
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    Depends on what trailer and parked where.
    I get away with crazy stunts in arkansas where most people fear God and then can't leave the same thing unlocked here in Champaign. It sucks and one day I will head just a little bit southwards.
    This one is locked to the truck.
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    Simple to defeat, AB: just steal the truck.
    :l
     
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