Camper security

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 10:22
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We have a tregg hitch, and I was thinking of putting a padlock through a bolt down the mounting block. Is this a decent job, or do others have any better ideas.

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Troy
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Reply By: oldfart1953 - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 10:53

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 10:53
Hi Spana,
It worked for me when we had our Kimberley Kamper, the only draw back is that you will get road grime, dirt & mud in the lock that will make operation/removal difficult. There are locks available with plastic covers that will cover the key entry point & this will overcome the problem described. Talk to your friendly locksmith, Bunnings or similar.


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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:32

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:32
To stop the muck getting in the lock, cut a strip of bike tube about the width of a wide elastic band and then put it around the body of the lock so that it covers the keyhole.
That will stop the dirt getting in and all you have to do is peel back the rubber to insert the key.
Just get the size tube that is a tight fit around the lock.
A cheap way to stop getting dirt in the lock.

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Reply By: carlsp - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:22

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:22
I had a friend that had their hitch taken from the back of their landcruiser. Made it impossible to take the camper anywhere. When you head off to get a new hitch they take the camper.

Might be an idea to get a spare hitch as well.
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Follow Up By: racinrob - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:49

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:49
My mate had both complete tail light assemblies removed from his 'van one night in a northern NSW caravan park, my point is if they want it they'l take it.

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Follow Up By: oldfart1953 - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 15:12

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 15:12
Locks are made to keep the honest people out
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Reply By: ajd - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 15:23

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 15:23
We have a hitch lock and a treg pin lock.

BiLock trailer locks

Have attached a link to the website.

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Reply By: Member - Boeing (PER) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:16

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:16
Hi Troy, we welded a heavy chain link on the side of the tregg hitch and another on the base. When the Tregg is turned sideways the links meet up and I then put a padlock through this and the Tregg can't be turned to the upright position.

Seems to work well.

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mark
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Follow Up By: carlsp - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 07:24

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 07:24
This is a very clever and simple idea.
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Reply By: Fran & Col - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 23:58

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 23:58
Yes definately do it, we had our treg hitch off our rodeo stolen in mudgee at xmas, we couldnt find one anywhere ended up getting a second hand one from the bloke who ran the local camping shop, he sold us his, otherwise we would have been stuck there for another week or so
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Reply By: carlj - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 06:31

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 06:31
Excuse my ignorance but is theft such a large problem?
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Follow Up By: CJ - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:37

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:37
My thoughts too.

Carlsp, where was the incident of taking the hitch then taking thetrailer?

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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 21:33

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 21:33
I think the stolen hitches are mostly taken because it is easy to get them out by just removing the pin. I would even suggest many of those thefts are from people who don't want the hitch but just steal it because they can.

I have welded a bolt / nut onto mine and it also stops it rattling.

If they come prepared with a spanner then they would have other tools to get it anyway I tied it down.

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Reply By: jophca - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 22:49

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 22:49
I use a padlock on the chains this way they have to cut the chains. Also you can use a larger padlock.
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