Trailer coupler locks?

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Trailer coupler locks?

Postby redsoxluvr » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:35 pm

We are looking at coupler locks for our bumper pull horse trailer. Are they useful or a PITA? Do they even work?
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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby TeresaA » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:55 am

I had one on my trailer for years and it worked perfectly. I gave it to the people who bought my trailer.

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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby KathyS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:39 pm

I put one on my Bumper Pull after someone drove off with the farm flat-bed trailer one night. I think it is worth the hassle, I figure the next thief will go for the trailer without a hitch lock instead of messing with mine. It was painful though the day I arrived there to go for a lesson and couldn't find my key! Thankfully I found the spare! :)

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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby Flight » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:56 am

I have the H shaped one that I put on my float when I'm not using it (is that what you mean?) and well no one has flogged my float yet!

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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby StraightForward » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:09 pm

KathyS wrote:I put one on my Bumper Pull after someone drove off with the farm flat-bed trailer one night. I think it is worth the hassle, I figure the next thief will go for the trailer without a hitch lock instead of messing with mine. It was painful though the day I arrived there to go for a lesson and couldn't find my key! Thankfully I found the spare! :)


That's my philosophy. I'm the only one with a trailer lock at my barn, so I hope any would-be thief would choose one of the unlocked trailers instead!

I don't find it to be a hassle, I just have that key on a separate carabiner so I can lock/unlock without having to shut off the truck and take the keys out of the ignition when I'm hitching up.
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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby redsoxluvr » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:23 pm

Which one do you guys use?

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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby DJR » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:25 pm

I use one and it's no hassle at all. It did tend to freeze up over the winter so I had to make sure I had lock de-icer available as the key is rather flimsy & bends easily (ask me how I know this! LOL).

I don't use it if I've parked the truck immediately in front of the trailer, but otherwise I put it on. As someone else said, I keep the key on my car key ring so it's always handy.

I got mine from Canadian Tire. It looks like this:
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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby lorilu » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:55 am

I use a regular long shank padlock and put it through the hole in the hitch - the same hole the pin goes in to lock it open or closed.

Here is another sort: http://www.amazon.com/Trimax-UMAX100-Un ... 78&sr=1-18

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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby Tarlo Farm » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:20 pm

"flogged my float" Gotta say I love that! Those don't work with goosenecks, so I bought a wheel-lock, which can be used with any regular sized wheels and tires on any vehicle. About the same price if I recall.

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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby clanter » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:39 pm

Tarlo Farm wrote:"flogged my float" Gotta say I love that! Those don't work with goosenecks, so I bought a wheel-lock, which can be used with any regular sized wheels and tires on any vehicle. About the same price if I recall.


suggest the wheel lock also as our trailer which had a couple lock in-place was stolen by the thieves chaining the trailer tung to their truck and driving off

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Re: Trailer coupler locks?

Postby redsoxluvr » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:51 am

Do you mean like what happens to your car when you don't pay a ticket?


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