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    Trailer locks.

    What is everyone using. I want one that can be left on while towing. The type I have as in the picture is useless, I'm always fixing it.
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    Re: Trailer locks.

    A bad days fishing has got to be better than any day at work......


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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluefin59 View Post
    But you can't tow with it on.

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    Cool Re: Trailer locks.

    Ive towed with the lock Tropicrows has pictured and bent it slightly out of shape a few times by tight reversing.
    Nothing a huge lever won't fix.

    It's also saved the boat & trailer coming off on more than 1 occasion when 'that bloody useless kid of mine' (luv him really) has towed the boat with the towball handle lock lever in the 'up' position.

    Good insurance in my mind, even if it's not the perfect solution.

    Cheers
    Gurn

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    I'm using the Saracen Ultra - saracen-ultra-hitch-lockI.jpg You can use it when the trailer is both coupled & uncoupled (don't try towing with it though as you can bend them)

    So when I park the trailer at the ramp & I've got concerns (overnighter / remote) - I just hook it up using the lock

    You certainly wont get them off in a hurry

    www.roadtechmarine.com.au/saracen-ultra-hitch-lock/p/TTA699

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by tropicrows View Post
    But you can't tow with it on.

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    Yes you can mate . Matt
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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducksnutz View Post

    I'm seeing one of these in my future.......

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by banshee View Post
    I'm seeing one of these in my future.......
    They are a great bit of kit. Club Marine gave me a discount on my insurance with this.
    Iím not saying that theyíre thief proof, because letís face it, if the bastards want it bad enough theyíll take it.
    In saying that, it would need a angle grinder with at least three batteries to go through the helmet hitch which in my opinion would be enough to deter the scumbags to look elsewhere.

    edit- Whitworths stock them and price match.

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluefin59 View Post
    Yes you can mate . Matt
    So you deactivate the alarm....cool

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by tropicrows View Post
    So you deactivate the alarm....cool

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    Yep turn the key once and can just lock no alarm with two turns of the key and is designed to lock on when towing ,itís a solid bit of stainless , Iím using it on my caravan and the alarm is loud as .
    A bad days fishing has got to be better than any day at work......


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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Helmet Hitch buy far the best locking device

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    The helmet hitch looks good but it's only as good as the lock. I guarantee the lock shown I can disable in 1 second. I've had to do it before as my brother had lost the key and I did ask him if he wanted to keep the lock, he said No, and before he could change his mind it was unlocked. You need to pay literally $100 + to get a decent padlock, in fact around $250 Will get you a really good one, including an outer rotating case.

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Mine came with a stainless padlock completely different to the one in that photo. Itís actually tucked up further than the one shown. Like I said, if the bastards want it bad enough theyíll take it.

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    Re: Trailer locks.

    Helmet hitches are a great visual deterrent, however being cast iron they are quite quickly cut off with a battery grinder.
    Before you buy, check you have suitable clearance between the end of the tow bar and the draw bar on the trailer, I know my drawbar is too close to the end of the tongue to fit one.
    Jack.

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