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This is a common (thread) question, and a couple of devices mentioned before are as follows.

      Amazon.com: REESE Towpower 72783 Universal Coupler Lock, Adjustable Storage Security, Heavy-Duty Steel: Automotive

      Amazon.com: Master Lock - Universal Size Fits 1-7/8", 2", and 2-5/16" Couplers - Trailer Locks #389DAT: Automotive

Variations of these can be found on the AZMN website, so you will have a choice.  The Yellow & Red are colors that show up from a distance, and say "this wont be easy-peazy", to those that are looking for an opportunity.  Comments from others may show preference. 

Some on the forum have commented they have camped for years, and never had any issues.  For what it is worth, I just bought the “red” one, I may use it when boon docking, but probably not when in a regular sited campground.

John Davies (“JD”) has I believe a ball-bering (2" ?) that fits into the ball of the hitch, then locks the hitch.  Another thing I started doing (based on comments of JD) is to lock my hitch safety latch “Whilst Towing”, just to make sure that it does not (very un-likely) spring open while under way, or to make sure no one just happened to lift it just for bad…fun.

If someone wants something that is not theirs bad enough, they will go to great lengths to get it.  And with all the battery power tools with cut-off wheels, no matter what you do, it may not stop them.  What you want to do is show them, it is not going to be easy if they pick you.  You should have Travel Trailer Insurance (another thread to search), and you deal with a theft it if it ever happens.  just do not let it bother you every time you unhook from the trailer.

In the meantime, ask away (you have hundreds of years of experience here) and do searches on the Forum and ENJOY CAMPING IN YOUR OLLIE...

 

Maggie & Bryan | Arnegard, ND | 2020 LE II (Twin Setup) Hull #665 | 2010 GMC 1500 ExtCab Sierra SLE 

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Many if us use the Collar lock, towing or camped. Plus a ball lock while camped.

 

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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There’s also this option.   
 

Proven Locks 2178 B| RV/Trailer Coupler Lock | Trailer Hitch Lock Will ONLY FIT 2" Bulldog Side Latch Couplers Shown in Picture |to Avoid DELAY Please Contact Seller IF Unsure WHICH Lock You Need! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IRA72NC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_A5TTPKV2VA81HCV435AH

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2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461

Tow Vehicles:

Primary - 2019 Ford F-250

Backup - 2019 Nissan Armada 

 

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Thanks for your responses.  When I first did a search on the forum nothing came up.  I will have to search the forum using less words probably.  We appreciate your input

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Donna, the collar lock is great, at camp or towing, as the bulldog cannot be operated with it in place.

Most people use something (proven lock, ball bearing, trimaran, etc), as an extra preventer. It keeps someone for dropping the bulldog on a smaller ball, and pulling away.

The bulldog is a bit unique, so it sometimes requires different strategies.

We use a locking hitchpin, as well, for safety. 

First step, imo, collar lock, and a quality padlock.

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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AH-HA the every mystifying "Search"...

here are a few that will dredge up some additional deterrents.  as well as some comments from the OTTO's (Oliver Travel Trailer Owners) as to their experiences.

Anti-theft
securing valuables
security locks
Lock

You will also see other topics pop up, but that is because sometimes we (Just might) morph a conversation tread onto another topic.   Only to be reigned in by our wonderful Moderators to "Start a new Thread", just so the SEARCH will find these little nuggets.  

 

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Maggie & Bryan | Arnegard, ND | 2020 LE II (Twin Setup) Hull #665 | 2010 GMC 1500 ExtCab Sierra SLE 

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Here is the Proven Lock\Proven Industries setup on the 2-5/16" coupler. It is heavy and overkill for anything other than long term storage. Even then it is overkill 😜

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I consider the x-chocks a theft deterrent. If they were to hook up & try to drive off, the trailer isn't going anywhere. Sure, they can undo them, if the have the wrench or socket or time, but hopefully the jerk has deemed my Ollie too much of a hassle & moved on.

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All those anti-theft devises work well for the honest thieves, but the actual thieves just backup to your trailer and throw a chain around the tongue of the trailer and the truck rear bumper and go.  This is why we put insurance on our trailers, if it's stolen I don't want it back.

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Elite II, Twin Bed, Hull #489, 2019 RAM 1500, 5.7 Hemi, 4X4, Crew Cab, 5'7" bed, Towing Package, 3.92 Gears.

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Another set of threads to read concerns gps trackers, so you or the cops can find your “gone missing” Ollie. I don’t feel the need for one, however I just installed a hard wired iPad Mini 2 to use as a monitor to watch over the health and charge status of my new lithium batteries. It is the cellular model which has the built-in gps chip, so it always knows about where it is, and as long as the device is not powered down I can maybe perhaps locate it with Apple’s Find My app. Well, sort of, as long as it is close to a phone that it can connect to with Bluetooth.  It is not real likely to be effective if it is locked in somebody’s remote barn (tho it always shows the last known position), but having that capability does make me feel a little better, which is what those external locks and hardware tricks provide: peace of mind. How much of that you require depends on where you store it and where you leave it unattended when camping.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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