How do I secure camper with Treg Hitch??

Submitted: Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:06
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Any brilliant ideas out there as to how I could go about securing the camper when its at home and all by itself. Its fitted with a TREG hitch.

I can't get it out of the public view and would like to know if there is anything better than chaining it to the pole and hoping any potential thief does not have his bolt cutters with him.

I'm guessing people will have come up with cheap homemade ideas or there is a commercial venture that deals with it.

Looking forward to hearing the wealth of ideas. Or even just one good one.

Same question placed in two forums so no matter which one you answer [and I'm sure a number of us visit both places] I'll get the reply.

Thank you.

Dave
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Reply By: Boeing - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:13

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:13
Hello Moneypit, If you weld a chain link (the size chain used as safety towing chain) onto the hitch facing up and another on the drawbar you will be able to turn the hitch on its side and the two will meet up. You can then get a good quality padlock to secure the two. It will save having to find a pole but if the thief comes prepared they will get it. But they do need a Treg hitch receiver to tow it. The other ideas are those clamps used on wheels.

Cheers

Mark
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Reply By: Foss - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:07

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:07
G'Day Moneypit

I have a device that is commercialy manufactured for treg style hitches. It is a treg pin made from 316 stainless with a bilock end. you just put it in the hitch when it's not being used. I secure my trailer in the front yard with it.

Permatrim Australia
36 Oliver St Heathcote NSW 2233
ph: (02) 9520 5804

Can't remember the blokes name though.
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Reply By: macca - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:12

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:12
Hi Moneypit,
Try this site. www.havealook.com.au/search.asp We have purchased 3 types of locks for the Van and the Camper which is fitted with a treg. Am completely satified with there products and our stuff is in full view of passer by's which is a bloody nuisance too
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Reply By: brumlm - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 21:19

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 21:19
Hi Moneypit, not sure if this is what you're after but all I've done is drill out the hole at the bottom of the pin so that it'll take a decent padlock. I can now padlock to the car or just have a padlock through the pin when it's sitting idle - which I'm sure would discourage the light fingered lot....

Cheers, Brumlm
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 21:42

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 21:42
Remove wheels and place on blocks......chain to pole as well......easyMove over Big Red..this is a dune!
320 metre sand dune, Sossusvlei,Namibia
(note myself and Suzuki in foreground)
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 02:26

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 02:26
We sell the Couplemate products in our Adventure Shop here on ExplorOz, however they've only just released made a trailer lock compatible with the Tregg. Give us a few weeks and we'll have this online in the shop too.Regards Michelle,
Spread the word - ExplorOz.com
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Follow Up By: Moneypit - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 02:48

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 02:48
Jeez Michelle

It is time for the busy people [and Dave keeps telling us that you both are] to be getting some shut eye.

I will take the wheels off and use a chain but I will also look at the device when it turns up.

Dave
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Reply By: Penguin - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 09:46

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 09:46
A friend of mine just uses a Hayman-Reese style locking pin through the Tregg block. Fits perfectly.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:51

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:51
Like this?

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Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Follow Up By: Penguin - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:13

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:13
Yeah!! Just like that.
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Reply By: Andi - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:47

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:47
MoneyPit,
This is the best thing going around in my opinion.
WWW.bilock.net
Look up the Talon section. I use a non treg type for my tradesmans trailer with the hayman reese also fitted with a matching locking pin. It has foiled two attempted thefts from the vehicle that I know of. One fellow was a little surprised as a size 11 steel cap connected with his kidneys as he tried to belt the lock off with a mash hammer....ahh well you get that when your'e a low life theif. Best $310 I ever spent.
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