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Question Trailer "security" - what would be a good lock for this latch? - August 27, 2013, 04:54 PM

I realize if someone wants your trailer, they'll take it. However, I'd still like to lock up at the end of the day.

What would be the best lock to use on this type of latch?




This is what's currently on there but the fit sucks and it looks like a pair of 38" bolt cutters would make easy work of it:



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August 27, 2013, 05:04 PM

Dunno, but I could give you a better idea of a good lock to get if I could see the trailer and it's normal location in person...

Bolt cutters are going to fuck up most locks, I'd call over to Baldinos Lock and Key and see what they recommend. Good folks there
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August 27, 2013, 05:05 PM

I think what you have is fine.
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August 27, 2013, 05:13 PM

At the very least try one of the hardened american standard padlocks. The one you have is only to prevent the casual thief who happens to walk by from getting in the trailer. A crowbar and it's open.


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August 27, 2013, 05:17 PM

your current lock is not adequate and incredibly easy to overcome with a hammer.

try this: ABUS Stainless Steel Diskus Padlock - Keyed Padlocks - 3TMN3|24IB/50 KD - Grainger Industrial Supply

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August 27, 2013, 05:26 PM

i would think a disc shaped lock with hardened steel would be harder to clip (than say a padlock) since it doesn't have as much exposed shank to get to.

i was pretty surprised how quickly a dremel with a good metal cutting blade went through a hardened steel lock. made me not too happy about it.


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August 27, 2013, 05:33 PM

A decent size hammer will pop the rivets right off. A great lock won't help. If you're really interested in security, you need to upgrade the latch.
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Question August 27, 2013, 05:44 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys.

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your current lock is not adequate and incredibly easy to overcome with a hammer.

try this: ABUS Stainless Steel Diskus Padlock - Keyed Padlocks - 3TMN3|24IB/50 KD - Grainger Industrial Supply

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Yes, I agree. It just came with the trailer and I'd like to figure out a better solution. Do you think the diskus padlock will fit? I tried some other heavier duty locks that I picked up from Home Depot and they didn't fit, hence this thread

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A decent size hammer will pop the rivets right off. A great lock won't help. If you're really interested in security, you need to upgrade the latch.
Sorry for the noob question, but how do I upgrade the latch and what can I upgrade it to?

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Bump for upgraded latch suggestions. Also, is the disk-style lock the only good lock that will fit my current latch?


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your current lock is not adequate and incredibly easy to overcome with a hammer.

try this: ABUS Stainless Steel Diskus Padlock - Keyed Padlocks - 3TMN3|24IB/50 KD - Grainger Industrial Supply

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your current lock is not adequate and incredibly easy to overcome with a hammer.

try this: ABUS Stainless Steel Diskus Padlock - Keyed Padlocks - 3TMN3|24IB/50 KD - Grainger Industrial Supply

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I tried this one but it's way too small.





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Try hittin up one of the big trailer repair depots.. should have some ideas for you.


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A decent size hammer will pop the rivets right off. A great lock won't help. If you're really interested in security, you need to upgrade the latch.
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Need to beef up the latch Nate.. no matter how strong the lock is if the anchor point is shite...


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Yeah I might just do that. The nearest one is about a 45 minute drive (Restless Wheels in Manassas) so it was just easier for me to post up on .net and see what the hive says


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September 4, 2013, 07:22 AM

Keep the existing latch, and add a heavy-duty hasp latch. It's cheap and easy to install, and two locks are better than one
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