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Old 10-23-2019, 07:28 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a trailer tongue lock that isn't pure crap and doesn't cost $300?

I had that crappy reese lock but 2 whacks with a hammer broke it off when I left the key at home. Pure crap! looking for something that will give me a little piece of mind.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:32 AM   #2
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I got one like this and haven't had any issues but I don't know if any has tried to take one of my trailers.
https://www.amazon.com/Tow-Ready-632...830245&sr=8-33
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:33 AM   #3
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Make it where you can remove the tongue.

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Old 10-23-2019, 07:37 AM   #4
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I got one like this and haven't had any issues but I don't know if any has tried to take one of my trailers.
https://www.amazon.com/Tow-Ready-632...830245&sr=8-33
I've been looking at that one.


Just watched a review and it was taken off with a pry bar in less than 20 seconds.


there is a guy on youtube that has reviewed just about all of them, and they are all crap.

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Old 10-23-2019, 07:44 AM   #5
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I've been looking at that one.


Just watched a review and it was taken off with a pry bar in less than 20 seconds.


there is a guy on youtube that has reviewed just about all of them, and they are all crap.
I don't doubt it, they are mostly to keep honest people honest.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:44 AM   #6
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https://ftknoxlocks.com/

I have several of these. They are stout!
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:09 AM   #7
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They are all junk and only keep the honest folks honest.
Just had my catering trailer stolen last week. With battery operated saws and grinders thieves have it easy.
I was able to recover the trailer but all my equipment was gone. A couple of arrests were made and one of them rolled on the main guy. It’s unbelievable how many he steals a week and how quickly he sells them. They sold 25 trailers on Offer-Up this month.

Locked up behind a fence/gate is the only way I can see deterring them. Or high voltage...
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:13 AM   #8
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I guess I just put another tongue lock that looks to be a little more secure and thank god I get to keep the boat in a safe area and its insured.


I guess at the end of the day, if someone wants it, they are going to get it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:15 AM   #9
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Big Red Lock....not $300, but it is $200. You get what you pay for IMHO.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:15 AM   #10
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Check out Proven Industries. I know you said not $300 but a hammer is not breaking this thing loose.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:17 AM   #11
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They are all junk and only keep the honest folks honest.
Just had my catering trailer stolen last week. With battery operated saws and grinders thieves have it easy.
I was able to recover the trailer but all my equipment was gone. A couple of arrests were made and one of them rolled on the main guy. Itís unbelievable how many he steals a week and how quickly he sells them. They sold 25 trailers on Offer-Up this month.

Locked up behind a fence/gate is the only way I can see deterring them. Or high voltage...
They need to shoot those MF in the face
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:19 AM   #12
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I bought something similar to the vault. It’s solid but your going to pay over $100.00 for a good lock. https://www.amazon.com/MegaHitch-Loc...80091697&psc=1
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:25 AM   #13
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They are all junk and only keep the honest folks honest.
Just had my catering trailer stolen last week. With battery operated saws and grinders thieves have it easy.
I was able to recover the trailer but all my equipment was gone. A couple of arrests were made and one of them rolled on the main guy. Itís unbelievable how many he steals a week and how quickly he sells them. They sold 25 trailers on Offer-Up this month.

Locked up behind a fence/gate is the only way I can see deterring them. Or high voltage...
so true!!!!!!! Maybe the removable tongue is better Idea....or wheel and tire (they would have to bring proper spare)
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:37 AM   #14
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They need to shoot those MF in the face
HAHAHAAAA



I have an older master that is similar in design to this. It was part of a used boat deal years ago and Ive kept it. It takes a key to open a slot that gets and allen wrench to tighten into the coupler. Ive always liked it better than the other crap.

https://www.amazon.com/AMPLOCK-U-BRP.../dp/B00NUNFKS6

But, as mentioned they are just keeping honest folks honest. Removing the tounge or a tire is prolly the best way but a PIA
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:43 AM   #15
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HAHAHAAAA



I have an older master that is similar in design to this. It was part of a used boat deal years ago and Ive kept it. It takes a key to open a slot that gets and allen wrench to tighten into the coupler. Ive always liked it better than the other crap.

https://www.amazon.com/AMPLOCK-U-BRP.../dp/B00NUNFKS6

But, as mentioned they are just keeping honest folks honest. Removing the tounge or a tire is prolly the best way but a PIA

I'm not removing anything and im not pay more than half of what the yearly insurance cost for a lock either..


Ill just get a new boat if it get stolen.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:44 AM   #16
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I'm not removing anything and im not pay more than half of what the yearly insurance cost for a lock either..


Ill just get a new boat if it get stolen.


that's the spirit!!!

I used to lock up my ranger when I left it at camp. Now I keep saying Ima park that joker at the gate with the key in it so I can get power steering
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:45 AM   #17
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000R...391&th=1&psc=1

I’ve used one like this for years. Put a round lock on it like one of these.
https://www.amazon.com/Trimax-THPXL-...3XPDE9WE53TBYG

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Old 10-23-2019, 08:54 AM   #18
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https://ftknoxlocks.com/

I have several of these. They are stout!
That's the best design I've seen, I'm going to order one for my dump trailer at least. Those guys need to do some marketing!
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:58 AM   #19
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I use a tongue lock and also a chain/cable lock through the rim and around the frame of the trailer.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:02 AM   #20
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That's the best design I've seen, I'm going to order one for my dump trailer at least. Those guys need to do some marketing!
Yeah, those look pretty legit.

I hauled my 6x12 to Fredericksburg and just kinda laughed when I put my cheapo tongue lock on it in the Holiday Inn parking lot. No way that thing was going to stop a thief.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:10 AM   #21
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Default Trailer tongue lock.

Lol at the dude that is too cheap to spend $300 on a lock to protect a $50K boat. . But spends $300-400 on a single fishing rod and reel combo.

Get a wheel lock and a tongue lock. The combination will deter even the most determined....
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:11 AM   #22
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Can anyone recommend a trailer tongue lock that isn't pure crap and doesn't cost $300?
Pick one or the other.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:14 AM   #23
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https://youtu.be/V7b81mazNlg

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Old 10-23-2019, 09:20 AM   #24
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I'm not removing anything and im not pay more than half of what the yearly insurance cost for a lock either..


Ill just get a new boat if it get stolen.
That's the spirit...make that cheap insurance cost more for everyone!
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:31 AM   #25
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That's the spirit...make that cheap insurance cost more for everyone!
I didnt make the rate, I just paid it. Blame progressive boat insurance.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:35 AM   #26
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I didnt make the rate, I just paid it. Blame progressive boat insurance.


Progressive is not gonna cover all
that interest youíd have paid on that note when they hopefully at least give you payoff to get a new boat...and then have to start a new note.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #27
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I didnt make the rate, I just paid it. Blame progressive boat insurance.
They'll pay you less than you owe too, then you'll ***** about that, then they'll go up on premiums because they took a loss also, and you'll ***** about that.......



Over a $300 lock. And people hate insurance companies.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:58 AM   #28
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I might be totally wrong, but the wheel lock seems more secure than the tongue lock.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:07 AM   #29
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I just take an old ball the correct size and cut the threads off and stick it in there and then lock the latch. Sure they can cut the lock but they can cut or destroy anything they want anyways but it slows them down like all locks and is a cheap alternative.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:24 AM   #30
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I had a 5x10 enclosed trailer that I used to haul my daughter's softball team equipment around. My biggest fear was having it stolen with the equipment still inside. I bought the "Gorilla Tongue Lock" that a link was provided for above. I also had a tongue latch lock, along with a wheel lock. On top of that, I put a GPS tracker on the top that so I could track the trailer whenever I wanted. I'll put the link to the one I had below. I ran me $150 a year for the service and would email me everytime the trailer moved and give location within 5 feet. It seemed like overkill, but I viewed it as a yearly insurance policy.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/spo...dCatid=6900530
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:45 AM   #31
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