10 Most Popular Towing Accessories -- and Why

Securing Your Stuff with Antitheft Devices
Don't let this thief break into your trailer, too.
Don't let this thief break into your trailer, too.
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Towing trailers are relatively easy to hitch and unhitch; consequently, they're stolen easily. Several antitheft devices are available for trailers. One gadget resembles the "boot" that police fasten to the wheel of parking violators: It locks around a tire of the trailer and prevents it from moving. The wheel locks are priced at $100 or so, but that seems like peanuts when you compare it with someone stealing your entire trailer.

Other less expensive devices attach to the ball mount of the hitch and can be locked with a key or combination lock. Some antitheft mechanisms also are equipped with an alarm that sounds when someone tampers with the device. Door locks and gate locks are useful for securing the trailer doors and gates to prevent someone from lifting the contents.

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