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Old November 21st, 2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Since my trailer got stolen, looking at ways to deter thieves more on the next one.

The trailer i looked at today had a Height adjustable coupler on it like this



I could remove the coupler each time, but you could just install a new one or a ring in it's place if you wanted to take it. I think they just hooked up to mine using chains and drove away, so i really need to keep it from rolling.

A lot of people chain their wheels up, but usually you can just change the tire and still find a way to roll with. I have nowhere to attach it to a tree or light pole.
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This is going to sound stupid, but I think lojack would be your best bet.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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secure your chains wheels weld a nut on the bottom of a ball and lock that in the hitch... Do a little of everything... the harder they have to work for it the less likely they're gonna take it..
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This is going to sound stupid, but I think lojack would be your best bet.
Problem seems to be battery life, unless i get a solar panel for it.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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Maybe run a chain through the wheels and loop it around the axle. I have seen someone bury a steel I beam with a chain welded to it and lock it to the tongue of the trailer.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:25 PM   #6
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Tree and a chain.

If you have one with a wheel on the tongue you can push the trailer towards a wall or your garage. You will need to pull it back a bit to hook to it.

If you only use it like 2 times a year. Set the axles on blocks and put your tires inside. This will also keep your tires from dry rotting.
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Security lug nuts and chains thru wheels on both sides.

Park it backwards, even if you have to drive on the lawn. Anything to make it harder.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 12:27 PM   #8
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I have a POS trailer and I keep a bunch of crap on it....it's safe.
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