scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Trailer
Sat Feb 26 2000 - 10:32:48 CST
In a message dated 2/26/2000 6:51:51 AM Pacific Standard Time, kentj@RPI.EDU
<< 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
Avoid drilling holes and buy a "hitch lock". These fit up in the hitch where
the ball would go and do not allow teh hitch to be placed on a ball. Should
be available at any trailering equipment outlet, RV store etc.