Preventing theft of an enclosed trailer?

We will be acquiring an enclosed trailer to use to store furniture. The trailer will have to be backed into the driveway exposing the ball hitch a few feet from the sidewalk. Your 1+ ideas on how to prevent it from being stolen middle of the night. Thanks.

5 Answers

  • 6 months ago
    Favourite answer

    The simple answer is to lock the ball handle down and put a padlock through it, like you might when it’s hooked to your car. We did that with ours for two months, worked fine. With the lock handle on the trailer down nobody else can put it on their hitch without the key.

    If your neighborhood has a problem with stolen items and you want to be certain nobody takes your trailer, best thing is to find a way to disable the trailer, but in a way that makes it easy for you to re enable it. If it has one axle, taking off one tire and keeping the lug nuts and tire in your vehicle or in the house is an example. It would be very unlikely someone will come along with the correct size tire and correct lugs to install it, plus take the time to put it on before stealing it. Try to think of other ways someone couldn’t take your trailer on short notice without your help.

  • 6 months ago

    Fill it with water and stock it with piranhas...

  • 6 months ago

    a german shepard.............tied to the hitch

  • GF
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Go to Walmart and buy a wheel lock for $25 and put it on the trailer wheel. It's like the BOOT that people get for unpaid parking tickets 

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  • Ian K
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Take the coupler off.  Run padlocks through where it would bolt on.  And/or put it on stands and take off the wheels.  Make sure the stands are lower than the normal axle height, so they can't get wheels on without lifting it.

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