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    Unhappy Security lock for Trailer

    Would welcome suggestions for 'Locking' the 5th wheel while in storage - Any thoughts on locks for the king pin, or wheel locks? What have you guys done to secure your 5th wheel while in storage - Due to availability i'm going to have to have it on a lot (behind a gate) but not in a dedicated slot with doors .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBISS7 View Post
    Would welcome suggestions for 'Locking' the 5th wheel while in storage - Any thoughts on locks for the king pin, or wheel locks? What have you guys done to secure your 5th wheel while in storage - Due to availability i'm going to have to have it on a lot (behind a gate) but not in a dedicated slot with doors .....
    This is what we use: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01DQ3F3...ing=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBISS7 View Post
    Would welcome suggestions for 'Locking' the 5th wheel while in storage - Any thoughts on locks for the king pin, or wheel locks? What have you guys done to secure your 5th wheel while in storage - Due to availability i'm going to have to have it on a lot (behind a gate) but not in a dedicated slot with doors .....
    We have a king pin lock. Just to make it a bit more difficult for some random person to hook up and drive away with the rig. Don't have wheel locks. We're in a locked storage facility, with card only access, cameras & lights. 10 foot high walls.

    Another suggestion - remove the fuse for the leveling system on the circuit board. That'll stop them for a bit.
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    Commercial truckers use king-pin locks when leaving a trailer unsecured. We used them for years when dropping at terminals that were “dark” (not open/unsecured) all night. I ran one of those facilities for several years. I made a 30”-cube safe out of concrete and a drop safe that you would install in a concrete floor. I made up a set of forms, poured the concrete, then set the safe in the top. The regular driver had a key in his tractor and, if we had a new driver, we gave him the combo to the safe. We keep the spare key to the king-pin lock in the safe, nothing else.

    One morning, I came to the terminal and saw that the “safe” was missing. Some yahoo had evidently used a winch and lifted it off the porch, probably putting it into the back of a pickup. I wish that I could have seen his face after he broke through all of that concrete, then cut the safe open, just to find a single key. Sometimes there is justice in life.

    Needless to say, we purchased a new lock, with a different key, the same day. I built another “safe” and it stayed there for a number of years.
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    I got two of the locks at the Amazon link below. Why two? Well - I figured they could take the wheel off and put on the spare for one but with two it's a bit more difficult. They are easy to put on and a heck of a lot cheaper than the lock for the Andersen adapter on my kingpin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonShadow_1911 View Post
    This is what we use: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01DQ3F3...ing=UTF8&psc=1

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    Thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBISS7 View Post
    Thanks all
    One more:

    https://www.amazon.com/Trimax-TFW55-...6593713&sr=8-5

    Ours is similar to if not identical to that one; still working fine after four years. Well built; it would certainly slow down would-be thieves. The one @MoonShadow_1911 recommended looks even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout View Post
    One more:

    https://www.amazon.com/Trimax-TFW55-...6593713&sr=8-5

    Ours is similar to if not identical to that one; still working fine after four years. Well built; it would certainly slow down would-be thieves. The one @MoonShadow_1911 recommended looks even better.
    We really like that one we bought. Stout, lifetime warranty, big 1" thick pin.

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    I wasn't sure how prevalent the theft issue was, so I went a little overboard and got one of these:

    https://war-lok.com/collections/trac.../king-pin-lock
    It is as tough as it looks, no problems in two years.
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