Enclosed trailer Security

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kemmer, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    I am going to buy an enclosed trailer in a couple of days and i was wondering what you use to prevent it from getting stolen(someone pulling up and taking it) I found a couple of products but im not sure about them.
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    This one looks like you can break it off with a sleg hammer easily.

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    both of these look like there the best.

    what do you think?
    What do you use to secure the tongue of your trailer?
     
  2. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    I like the bottom one myself. Have you found any that use a combination lock? Keys sure get bulky, especially when you have to have one for EVERYTHING.
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    i have the first product you showed. The only problem i have is if i don't use the jack and put it down on the ground the key hole gets plugged with mud/dirt. I've never had it tested with a sledge, but i like it over all. Mine has a cylindrical key like found on vending machines, not a traditional key like pictured.

    Hardly anything will stop someone from stealing something they really want.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Get the boots for the wheels. Tongue locks alone won't do it. Here's an example. I have a friend who is a repo man. He has a device, that is a large A-frame that opens and closes, so it is adjustable to all A angles of a tonge. This thing slides over a trailer tongue, and clamps down using several large T-bar clamps. It has it's own ball coupler right on it. It even has it's own safety chains.
    The main thing is, is that we are not just talking about a $5000 trailer here, we are talking about a $5000 trailer FULL OF EQUIPMENT at stake! Don't risk it, and invest! Many people have even installed audible alarms on their units, with a sealed battery system to power them. Don't take chances!
     

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