Treg or Highland hitch.

Submitted: Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 21:42
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Gu towing camper. Is trailer security am issue? Easier to secure highland?
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Reply By: Member - Luke (SA) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 21:52

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 21:52
You can buy a lock for the Tregg hitch. I bought one in Tassie last month, it cost me $44. I only bought it cos I lost the original pin.

Cheers Luke
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Follow Up By: Taipo - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 21:59

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 21:59
thanks luke
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 07:15

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 07:15
For the Treg I bought a long shank lock for $10 that fits through the hole for the retaining pin.
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Reply By: Member - Paul Mac (VIC) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 22:24

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 22:24
G'day Taipo, you can purchase a good treg hitch and lock in the EO shop or just the treg lock for a good price. I ordered one through here and it was on my doorstep in a metter of days.

Good brand. Thoroughly recommended.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 08:42

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 08:42
One more time for the dummies........

IT'S CALLED A HYLAND COUPLING, NOT A HIGHLAND, NOR A HYLANDER. IT HAS THE SAME NAME AS THE INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER DARREN HYLAND!
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Follow Up By: Stu-k - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 08:54

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 08:54
Thanks for the tip about highland hitches ;)
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:24

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:24
It's a fair enough comment, you won't get much info if you search for "highland".
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 10:29

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 10:29
The TREG people themselves told me a big fat padlock is hard to beat for trailer security (when I enquired about using their poly hitch). After using two rated bow shackles for the safety chains, I padlock one of one chain's links to the towbar's rear flange.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tessa (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 11:55

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 11:55
Darian
That's a good idea, but the problem as I see it is the chains are usually made of soft steel and are a piece of cake for a reasonable bolt cutter. Just have a look at how they cut them in the hardware store.The lock through the Tregg pin I think is a much better solution.

tessa
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 12:39

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 12:39
Hitch locks are just a big wank. It does not matter what type of hitch you use. You do not need to connect a hitch properly to move a van. All you need is a length of chain and a few shackles. You just shackle the chain to the safety chains on the trailer and loop it around something on your tug. You just need to have the A frame a little off the road and you can tow the trailer to somewhere quiet where you can take an angle grinder to the security locks. For the cost of some chain and a couple of shackles you can have a camper for less than the price the previous owner spent to attempt to secure it.

Probably the best security is a wheel clamp.

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:51

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:51
Yep, just be wary of tilt trays LOL

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Reply By: Taipo - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 12:47

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 12:47
Thanks all for your help, and to Mr Wizdom, where would we be without correctness....
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