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How To Secure Your RV's Tow Dolly

by Paul
(Texas)

How To Secure a Tow Dolly Or Travel Trailer

How To Secure a Tow Dolly Or Travel Trailer

What is the best way to secure a tow dolly while in the RV park? Is there some way to lock it up while we are not there?

Editor's note: The tips given in this article can also be used to secure a travel trailer.

ANSWER: Hi Paul, I will tell you upfront that there is no way to guaranty that your Tow Dolly will not be stolen; your goal is to slow the thief down and make it harder to steal your dolly; so that the thief will not want to spend the time to take your dolly as opposed to someone else's that would be easier to take.

Trimax Premium Universal Hardened Steel Trailer Lock

If you plan to unhook the Tow Dolly from the RV you can use a Trailer Lock like the Trimax Premium Universal Hardened Steel Trailer Lock pictured above to secure your dolly. Take a look at the video below to see how easy this trailer lock is to use.


Trimax Ultra-Max Adjustable Wheel Lock

In addition to the trailer lock you could also use a Wheel Lock like the Trimax Ultra-Max Adjustable Wheel Lock Pictured above. This would add an extra step that the thief would have to take to steal your dolly. Take a look at the video below to see how to install the wheel lock.
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You could also use a security cable to secure the dolly to a tree, vehicle, etc.

Trimax TMC10 Coupler Lock

If you are planning to keep the dolly hooked up to the RV and you are using a standard padlock to secure the coupler lever of your tow dolly, you may want to invest in a more secure coupler lever lock that is designed for the purpose such as the Trimax TMC10 Coupler Lock pictured above. Take a look at the video below to see how this lock works.



If the dolly is still hooked up to the RV, you could still use the Dolly wheel lock.

Of course, you do not have to use all of these methods, but the more barriers you put in front of a thief, the more apt he is not to choose your dolly to steal.

I hope that this information has been helpful to you.

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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