Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
Bikes: various strays, mongrels, and old junk.
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I don't know if this will work with Burley's hitch, but just a matter of course I use a long hasp padlock on my trailers instead of the stock hitch pin. I found long hasp locks by Master which have the same pin diameter as the stock part so there is no free play - it fits the pin hole just as the pin does.
Of course this just discourages opportunistic theft, and then it only works with a nutted axle - and with the assumption that a potential thief has no wrench in his pocket.
If I am going to be away from the bike and trailer for a longer period - like at the mall or grocery store - I either run a cable through the trailer frame and the chainstays, or, if I really don't like the place I am forced to leave the rig, I can unhitch the trailer and secure it to the bike frame or bike rack or both with the u-lock, but I rarely use this last option.
It may also be sufficient to run a cable lock through the trailer wheels and loop it through the frame to both secure the wheels and make the trailer unrollable.