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Old 07-21-2019, 07:43 PM   #21
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sorry...beating a dead horse but for those interested, check (info/videos) Almax, Pragmasis-Protector chains and Squire locks.

AND should you consider buying some higher end US or UK gear (on the Lockitt.com if you highlight and click "contact" will reveal a 10% discount code at the bottom of the page "CT-QUFUFR3R" towards purchase)...I have no affiliation with Lockitt but years ago purchased Abus chain/lock AND needed a replacement key for a no longer made Abus lock from Germany and they were terrific at expediting and now considering two short Protector 13mm w/ one Squire (~4% of the replacement cost for two bikes).

btw-still no response RE: penta plus gear from Bryce.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:45 PM   #22
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In summary...have searched, read & viewed pretty extensively.

Direct hitch pin tampering toward bicycle and bike rack theft seems far more rare than attack with bolt "croppers" (as the folks from across the pond say), angle grinders or simply unbolting the bolt (4) assembly for the hitch.
Direct hitch pin tampering seems more common when the theft is directed at expensive hitch implements (like B & W hitches, Blue Ox weight distribution/anti-sway hitch....).

Seems custom security-tamper resistant bolt makers (US and UK) are virtually uninterested in responding to smaller volume customers (even when openly stated, that I would exceed their firm's stated minimum threshold $/pound/euro amount).

A "forever" solution advocated by some, is to weld the hitch pin to the receiver housing but
the below seems to be a less drastic, spendy and well regarded alternative by a few.
https://www.etrailer.com/tv-Demo-Atw...s-AT89017.aspx
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:05 PM   #23
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We use a bolt-on anti-rattle shackle in addition to the lock pin. Of course a portable cutoff tool can take that off too, but it takes a few seconds more, and since it is right up against the hitch flange, it is a little tougher to cut just the bolt. More cutting means more noise and potentially someone could hear it and investigate what is going on. There are probably more valuable things to steal, and a criminal with a cutoff tool could do a lot of damage. They could even cut into your rig to gain entry, assuming it is parked in an isolated area.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:44 PM   #24
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Hey, thanks.
Any hurdles to make it more time consuming &/or require additional tools for the 'would be thief' (WBT) may help.

(Similarly, I use one of the below on our passenger vehicle w/bike rack into the receiver, since it isn't needed for stability or rattling with the 1upusa and on the Unity 'WP' spare tire carrier into the receiver tube-rotated 90 degrees, so that the only direction to access the bolt heads with a wrench is from below).
http://hitchrider.com/hitch-vise-fit-guide-2.htm

To dissuade (hope) the WBT, I've ordered some boron-steel Pragmasis Protector chain (UK) w/ Squire lock from Lockitt.com to add to the Abus chain-lock set up. (if curious-check out Almax (UK)-they make boron-steel chains with link diameters up to 25mm-too cumbersome and spendy for me).
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:49 PM   #25
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And a motion activated recorder playing the sound of a shell being jacked into a 12 gauge shotgun and Clint Eastwood saying "go ahead, punk, make my day!"
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:03 PM   #26
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