Trailer hitch lock

  • US 6,244,614 B1
  • Filed: 11/03/1999
  • Issued: 06/12/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A trailer anti-theft locking apparatus to secure the tongue of a trailer hitch having a hitch ball receiving socket, the apparatus comprising:

  • a) a ball for insertion into the socket of the trailer hitch, the ball having a base plate attached thereto, the base plate having a tang projecting therefrom whereby the tang has a lock engaging surface thereon;

    b) a housing with an open end to receive said trailer hitch and said base plate, the housing having a hole in an opposite end to receive said tang, the hole opening into a tubular extension extending a selected distance from said opposite end; and

    c) a lock to be received into said tubular extension, having key operated means to releasably engage and secure said lock engaging surface.

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