Securing a TAB with provenlock?

Anyone use a proven coupler lock from Proven Industries?

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  • DenisPDenisP Posts: 177Member
    We used a Proven lock on our 400. It fits well and captures the safety chains and is very substantial.
    2018 [email protected] 400 with Solar
    2013 Tundra TRD 5.7L
    Massachusetts
  • ajheilajheil Posts: 5Member
    Do you use a wheel lock too or just the coupler lock.  Just bought a TAB320 and we will be storing it in a gated lot.  Want it to be safe there and when we are on trips.
  • DenisPDenisP Posts: 177Member
    I use a heavy cable (15 ft) and padlock which is locking both wheels. The idea is to slow someone down and to look elsewhere. 
    2018 [email protected] 400 with Solar
    2013 Tundra TRD 5.7L
    Massachusetts
  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 180Member
    I use the Proven Industries lock.  It is very secure.  Love it!
    Tow with a 2016 Tacoma TRD Sport, 2016 [email protected] CS-S Max


  • Glider11Glider11 Posts: 43Member
    I just purchased a Brahma wheel lock for my [email protected] 320s, for $277 which includes shipping.  They have an application video, and a pdf hard copy.   After much discussion, I think this is one of the most fail safe options.  Check out their site. brahmalocks.com 
  • N7SHG_HamN7SHG_Ham Posts: 478Member
    @Glider11 agreed, so much so that I combined my less capable wheel lock and Proven Industries hitch lock budgets into the Brahma budget. Just using a run of the mill lock though the coupler latch since I have the Brahma. If you think the Proven Industries lock is a beast, wait till you heft that Brahma!

    Nothing is 100%, but without dragging the trailer or using a torch, I feel fairly confident the trailer won't be moving.

    The problem with a hitch lock is the trailer can be moved easily.
    2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite
  • tybladesmithtybladesmith Posts: 51Member
    I add that the new Proven Industries 2178-A hitch Lock has a compartment to lock up most of the length of the safety chains and hooks. This means your trailer safety chain hooks can't be used to move the trailer. 

    I chose both the Proven Industries hitch lock and the Brahma WL 001 wheel lock for 15'-17" by 235 tires, with shallow dish for aluminum wheels. We will be boondocking in remote locations on BLM land and leaving the [email protected] 320 Boondock unattended. We also did the power tongue jack mod to remove the tongue jack handle. Just one more deterrent.
    Kay and Tom - SW Wisconsin - Silver [email protected] - 2018 [email protected] 320S Boondock Silver/Black trim TV, 2018 Chevy Colorado, Silver/Black trim, Duramax, TowHaul, IntelliHaul
  • Tab_400Tab_400 Posts: 2Member
    With the proven industries lock you'll need a small coupler lock as the PI lock covers the entire coupler. The fact that it covers the entire coupler might make the additional lock redundant, but better safe than sorry.
  • Glider11Glider11 Posts: 43Member
    I returned the Brahma wheel lock.  As a solo, it is too heavy and awkward.  I worked for 2 hours trying to attach it. Removed the fender because concerned the device would dent it. Still no luck.  Lost $50 in initial shipping fees and their return "restocking fee" of $25.  Very disappointed that their ad doesn't discuss the cons. 
  • MuttonChopsMuttonChops Posts: 514Member
    ajheil said:
    Anyone use a proven coupler lock from Proven Industries?
    Switched to a Proven Lock just a week or so ago.  Also use a Trimax wheel lock/chock.
    Agree all locks just slow bad guys down and if they really want it they will find a way to take it - - - also know a simple hammer & crowbar could have defeated my old set-up, not so with a Proven.

    2018 [email protected] 320 Spitched axle, 3020HE
    TV: 2017 Colorado V6 Z71 4x4, Tow Package, GM Brake Controller
    Adventures:  20       Nights:   91 
  • N7SHG_HamN7SHG_Ham Posts: 478Member
    @Glider11 does any ad discuss why you wouldn't want to buy their product?

    I bought the Brahma for my new 400 BD. It is a tight fit, but on very quickly, getting off is a bit more of a puzzle, but now that I see how it works I think it will be quick on off. It is easier if you sit down and put it on/off.
    2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite
  • RangerTomRangerTom Posts: 74Member
    edited May 16
    I had the Reese trailer lock until I saw how easily it could be removed due to the cast aluminum body.  Also, the lock itself can be picked easily.  I bought the Proven Industries lock and though it is heavy and more expensive than others, it is probably the easiest way of securing an RV.  I have insurance and am not going to go to the trouble of carrying and installing wheel locks.  It would take a very dedicated thief to want to spend the time removing the PI lock in my estimation.
    2017 [email protected] OutBack 320S, 2018 Toyota Highlander.  Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  Windsurfer, Kiteboarder, Paraglider Pilot
  • RangerTomRangerTom Posts: 74Member
    edited May 16
    Tab_400 said:
    "With the proven industries lock you'll need a small coupler lock as the PI lock covers the entire coupler. The fact that it covers the entire coupler might make the additional lock redundant, but better safe than sorry."

    Guess I am confused as to why anyone would install a small coupler lock since you are correct in saying the PI lock covers the entire coupler.  So there is no access to the coupler unless the thief is able to remove the PI lock.  If he succeeds at that I find it hard to imagine that a coupler lock would present a problem for him.

    2017 [email protected] OutBack 320S, 2018 Toyota Highlander.  Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  Windsurfer, Kiteboarder, Paraglider Pilot
  • NinabeanNinabean Posts: 65Member
    I am very interested in purchasing the Provenlock for my [email protected] 400.  Can anyone tell me the specific model number you got for the 400?
    2019 [email protected] 400 “Hazel”   Towed with a 2013 Ford F-150 STX  4X4 SuperCab 5.0L
    table mod
  • VictoriaPVictoriaP Posts: 204Member
    RangerTom said:

    Guess I am confused as to why anyone would install a small coupler lock since you are correct in saying the PI lock covers the entire coupler.  So there is no access to the coupler unless the thief is able to remove the PI lock.  If he succeeds at that I find it hard to imagine that a coupler lock would present a problem for him.

    I can’t see trying to have them both installed at once, but you might want a small one for stops while in transit. It’s been known for trailers to be stolen from a parking lot while the owners are having dinner at a restaurant, for example, or just for jerks to pop the hitch open while you’re stopped.
    2019 320s BD Lite, white with blue (“Haven”)
    2015 Subaru Outback 3.6r 
    Pacific NW
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 4,511Moderator
    There is a definite learning curve to the Brahma.  When we first received ours, we tried putting it on the driver’s side and it would not go.  Found out it is supposed to be put on the passenger side.  That worked!  Turns out you can put it on the driver’s side if you jack up the wheel.  My husband and I can both manage the lock now, but it took some practice.
    Sharon / 2017 [email protected] CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan / Cleveland Heights, Ohio
       
                                           
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