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Kent Sundling: Mr. Truck 4-25-11

Kent Sundling Denver, Colo.

In this economy, trailer theft is up. You’d be surprised how fast a stolen trailer becomes a homemade trailer re-titled in another state. Thieves are like coyotes – they adapt fast and look for easy targets. Don’t be the easy target. I have three trailers in my back yard plus the new trailers I review and they all have coupler locks.

It’s becoming common that someone tells me their white stock trailer was stolen while parked at a sale barn or at a fairgrounds equine event. The horse and trailer websites are posting the latest missing trailers. Desperate times increases the population of desperate criminals, and trailers are an easy target. No system will totally prevent theft, but the devices that make stealing your trailer a long, drawn-out process should discourage the bad guys, sending them to look for easier targets.

MegaHitch fits most bumper-pull trailers. The box is 1/4-inch thick industrial grade aluminum with five enclosed sides. The lock plate is stainless steel locking down on top of the coupler. Those materials will withstand weather’s corrosion and Father Time. The lock is similar to what are used on vending machines. The way MegaHitch is designed, you have to cut it up into several pieces to get it off. A bolt cutter would be useless. The ball attaches to coupler and steel lock plate slides over the top of the coupler. Three ball sizes are interchangeable.

MegaHitch also has coupler bolts with breakaway nuts and a coupler stand for locking your trailer outside of your garage door. Five sides to the box makes it five times harder to break off.

Industrial grade thick aluminum makes a good-looking trailer accessory. It’s lightweight, which makes it easy to lock on trailers. They have blue keys, which means I can tell them apart from my 10 other keys. The barrel-style locks are what you see on outdoor vending machines that have to survive 24 hours a day on their own. MegaHitch’s 500-key combinations are high; it would surprise you how few key combinations trailers and trailer locks have. It also has a one-year warranty.

It boxes in your trailer’s coupler, and is easy to install. It will fit 1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch balls. It is made for horse trailers, cargo trailers, flatbeds, boats, RV’s, etc. Protect your investment – no one wants to make payments on a trailer that disappeared. I have friends doing that now.

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For more information, please call (541) 731-0838 or go to the MegaHitch website, http://www.MegaHitchLock.com, to watch comparison hitch tests.

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Kent Sundling (alias “Mr. Truck”) spent 20 years wearing out pickup trucks as only a farmer could. With over 1 million miles pulling trailers, Mr. Truck has a unique collection of truck and farm stories that will educate and entertain. Mr.Truck gave up his bib overalls and John Deeres in his quest to save the farm and moved to the big city to sell trucks. After selling trucks for 10 years, this farmer now writes for eight magazines and owns over two dozen Web sites, helping folks find the “Right Truck.” If you have a question for Mr. Truck, you may contact him at his Web site, http://www.mrtruck.net.

In this economy, trailer theft is up. You’d be surprised how fast a stolen trailer becomes a homemade trailer re-titled in another state. Thieves are like coyotes – they adapt fast and look for easy targets. Don’t be the easy target. I have three trailers in my back yard plus the new trailers I review and they all have coupler locks.

It’s becoming common that someone tells me their white stock trailer was stolen while parked at a sale barn or at a fairgrounds equine event. The horse and trailer websites are posting the latest missing trailers. Desperate times increases the population of desperate criminals, and trailers are an easy target. No system will totally prevent theft, but the devices that make stealing your trailer a long, drawn-out process should discourage the bad guys, sending them to look for easier targets.

MegaHitch fits most bumper-pull trailers. The box is 1/4-inch thick industrial grade aluminum with five enclosed sides. The lock plate is stainless steel locking down on top of the coupler. Those materials will withstand weather’s corrosion and Father Time. The lock is similar to what are used on vending machines. The way MegaHitch is designed, you have to cut it up into several pieces to get it off. A bolt cutter would be useless. The ball attaches to coupler and steel lock plate slides over the top of the coupler. Three ball sizes are interchangeable.

MegaHitch also has coupler bolts with breakaway nuts and a coupler stand for locking your trailer outside of your garage door. Five sides to the box makes it five times harder to break off.

Industrial grade thick aluminum makes a good-looking trailer accessory. It’s lightweight, which makes it easy to lock on trailers. They have blue keys, which means I can tell them apart from my 10 other keys. The barrel-style locks are what you see on outdoor vending machines that have to survive 24 hours a day on their own. MegaHitch’s 500-key combinations are high; it would surprise you how few key combinations trailers and trailer locks have. It also has a one-year warranty.

It boxes in your trailer’s coupler, and is easy to install. It will fit 1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch balls. It is made for horse trailers, cargo trailers, flatbeds, boats, RV’s, etc. Protect your investment – no one wants to make payments on a trailer that disappeared. I have friends doing that now.

For more information, please call (541) 731-0838 or go to the MegaHitch website, http://www.MegaHitchLock.com, to watch comparison hitch tests.

***

Kent Sundling (alias “Mr. Truck”) spent 20 years wearing out pickup trucks as only a farmer could. With over 1 million miles pulling trailers, Mr. Truck has a unique collection of truck and farm stories that will educate and entertain. Mr.Truck gave up his bib overalls and John Deeres in his quest to save the farm and moved to the big city to sell trucks. After selling trucks for 10 years, this farmer now writes for eight magazines and owns over two dozen Web sites, helping folks find the “Right Truck.” If you have a question for Mr. Truck, you may contact him at his Web site, http://www.mrtruck.net.