If you are anything like me, you have a lot of hard earned money invested in your trailers. And you want to keep those investments out of the sticky fingers of would be trailer thieves. The best way to do this is with a high quality trailer hitch lock.
Whether it's your horse trailer, travel trailer, or a flatbed, you want to make sure you have all of your trailers secured with a tow ball lock made for your particular trailer.
Considering the value of your trailers, the cost of the best trailer ball lock is well worth the relatively low price tag.
Like my grandfather told me, you can't put a price on piece of mind.
Let's dig right in to the list of best trailer coupler locks out there.
Stick around and read some more awesome tips on keeping those trailer bandits away after the list.
Best Locks for Trailers and Hitches
Trailer Coupler Lock
Coupler Size in Inches
Reese Towpower 72783
1-7/8, 2 and 2-5/16
Tow Ready 63228
Master Lock 377KA
1-7/8 and 2-5/16
Proven Industries 2516
2 5/16 and more
There are many cheaper trailer locks, hitch coupler locks and the like, but they are easily broken, leaving your trailer ripe for the taking.
The cheaper hitch locks can be broken off with a pair of bolt cutters or a wrench, making them relatively useless.
For this reason I recommend one of the five high quality and durable locks for your trailer hitch we have linked to.
Let's take a closer look at the best ones on the market right now.
1) Reese Towpower (72783) Universal Coupler Lock
This hitch locker by Rease is built strong and is very durable. It comes with a heavey duty locking mechanism that isn't going to be easily broken or messed with.
It is made of quality steel and is painted and corrosion resistant.
I really like how it comes in a universal fit size, meaning it is going to work for all common hitch sizes as it is adjustable to each of these sizes.
Hitches sized 1 7/8, 2 inches, and 2 5/16 will all fit.
The Rease Towpower Coupler Lock is four inches wide and has a three and a quarter inch coupler head.
It also comes in a few different colors. I personally like the yellow one pictured above.
2) Tow Ready (63228) Gorilla Guard Coupler Lock
The Gorilla Guard trailer lock has a very different design than the Reese. But don't let that fool you, this one is a beast.
Designed to simply be slid over your coupler, it is made to withstand being hit with a hammer without breaking and coming off. Thieves are not going to get this one off your trailer.
The Tow Ready will fit a 2 inch ball and the company believes in it so much that they include a one year warrently (but you won't need to use it).
This hitch lock is easily one of the best out there right now, strong, great design, and easy to use.
3) Master Lock 377KA Trailer Coupler Lock
Master Lock is well known for their everyday locks, but they also make a darn good trailer lock too.
The MasterLock 377ka is an excellent choice that comes in a couple sizes, 1 7/8 in and a 2 5/16 in model. Both are chrome and come with a couple keys (which I find incredibly handy).
This hitch and coupler lock has a much more aerodynamic profile, they say makes it more resistant to being hit with a hammer or someone attempting to pry it off your trailer.
Just like the previous models, this one is easy to install. Once fit on it will stay snug and resistant to would be lock pickers.
4) Proven Industries 2516 Trailer Lock (Ultimate Hitch Lock)
The last two entries on our list are for those who demand the best trailer and hitch locks available. Whichever of these two you choose, you can be sure to sleep easy at night knowing your trailers are safe and where you want them.
The Proven Industries 2516 is guaranteed bolt cutter proof. This bad boy is engineered so precisely that the company has backed it up with a lifetime guarantee. This is one of the best two trailer locks you will find.
Made from super strong 1/4 in steel and surrounded with a thick armor guard, this hitch lock will stay put once locked on.
It also comes in every popular size, meaning you can get one for all of your trailers and keep them secure.
The Proven Industries 2516 comes with a healthy price tag, but is well worth it. Hands down one of the best locks out there.
5) Amplock U-BRP2516
Arguably the number 1 strongest, most durable hitch lock on the market. AMPLOCK has patented security technology they gaurentee will keep your valuable trailers secured.
Each of these trailer locks is constructed with the highest quality components.
- Strong Stainless Steel Construction
- Durable Ducted Cast Iron Heat Reinforced Steel
- Completely Rust Resistent
- Completely Unique Key System
- Sizes available to fit all popular couplers
Easily one of the most expensive hitch locks available. In this case, you absolutely get what you pay for. And in this case, it's the confidence of being 100% certain your trailer is secure when you're asleep or away from home.
It is Easy to Steal an Unlocked Trailer
Sadly, I have a number of friends who have had trailers stolen over the years. And odds are, you do as well.
I still cannot believe how many people leave their expensive trailers unlocked, in plain view of would be thieves.
With the relative low cost of a quality trailer lock, there is no excuse for letting this happen to you.
Whether you have one trailer, or a dozen, there are many quality lock options available to you.
This is How You Can Keep Your Trailer Secure
Almost all thieves are opportunists. And because of this, they are looking for the easiest score. You can make sure that isn't you by following these steps.
- When trailering away from home, park your trailer in well lit areas
- Park your trailer in a manner that would be difficult for someone else to maneuver it out
- Personalize your trailer. Thieves want to blend in, and a unique trailer is harder to steal
- Always secure your trailer with a high quality coupler lock when not hitched to your vehicle
- Secure trailer with a wheel clamp
- Installing an anti-theft GPS device is the final touch
Follow these simple guidelines and you will be the last person a thief will want to mess with.
Any other tips to keep your trailer's secure? Tell us about them in comments!