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Old 05-19-2008, 10:53 PM
SchultzLawnCare SchultzLawnCare is offline
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enclosed trailer safty

I am buying an enclosed this week, what is the best way to keep my equipment safe over night. Any special locks of some sort?
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:23 PM
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I use the "hockey puck" type locks on the doors and have not had a problem. They can't be cut with bolt cutters. I also use a ball type hitch lock on the tongue with a long hasp master lock in the pin. A 6' kryptonite cable through the slots on two of the wheels.

In addition there is a Lab-Chow mix and a Norwegian Elkhound keeping a close watch. And if all that doesn't do the trick, there is a Colt Combat Commander 45 at the ready to help them change their mind about taking my equipment.

It's probably overkill, but I like my equipment. I would rather spend a few bucks on good locks, than spend more trying to replace lost equipment.

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Old 05-20-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CrewKut View Post
I would rather spend a few bucks on good locks, than spend more trying to replace lost equipment.


As the owner of a storage facility, I will tell you, locks matter. A good lock is a few dollars more, but a lot more protection.

We use mainly disk type locks. When we have break ins, they are always on the unit of someone who has used a cheap lock with a U shaped closure. The shorter the shank, the safer your stuff is. Abus makes some quality locks.

Something to consider is the hasp. We have had people from time to time avoid trying to cut the lock and cut the hasp where the locks secure the door. We are in the process of replacing ours with some that are sturdier and more difficult to get the right angle on with bolt cutters.
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