scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Trailer
John Kent (kentj@RPI.EDU
Fri Feb 25 2000 - 12:42:45 CST
> 4. What have you done for security? How to keep the trailer from
> disappearing when the troop is out for a hike . . .
The simplest method for security is a keyed padlock with a very long "U" on
top. The lock is fastened to the part of the hitch on the trailer that goes
over the ball on the hitch attached to your car.
You may need to drill a few holes in your trailer hitch for this.
You'll need to place the holes in such a way that the lock prevents the
trailer hitch from being placed on the ball. If the lock is long enough,
this is accomplished by having the long part of the "U" across the middle of
the "hole" on the bottom of the trailer's hitch, flat against the underside
of the hitch. If your lock isn't long enough, place the holes in such a way
that you can stick the body of the lock inside the "hole" on the trailer's
Hope this helps.(I'm not sure if all the terms I used are correct)
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 51
Activities Adviser, Webmaster, Haudenosaunee Lodge 19
Associate Advisor, Venturing Crew 263
Eagle Scout '96, Vigil '99