Originally Posted by JTURNER
Thanks Kerny, much appreciated. Is that a pain putting on and off every time you stop? I will have my kids with me, so it has not been unknown for an unannounced emergency toilet stop etc, so ideally I want to hook up the trailer, lock a good quality hitch lock and then worry about it at my destination. can you even get a hitch lock that you can do that with ir do you have to put on each time you stop and remember to take off again before you leave. Thanks again
Check what your insurance policy says. They are all slightly different (some say hitch lock or wheel clamp, some say both and some say only if not locked to the car - many hitches have the option to lock either with an internal lock or a padlock). You'll also find some insist it must be locked even inside a garage and others who are more sensible.
Now thats the insurance requirement - its ticking a box not preventing theft. There's not much will stop a determined thief, and the insurance requirements will
put off the opportunist. If you really want to make life hard for them though you want to: chain the axle to a ground anchor under the boat when leaving it unattended (at home/boatyard etc), and try to pick locations where the boat/trailer is blocked in by the car when its away from home.