Trailer Gator

By Tag Art Global LLC.

A Simple Solution To Trailer Theft

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About Trailer Gator

A Simple Solution to Trailer Theft

Inventor of the Trailer Gator, Adam Pappalardo, purchased a boat in 2005. He began to notice that when he searched for options to protect his investment nothing came close to the security he desired. This was especially true with the trailer coupler. So, he created the Trailer Gator, the simplest and most complete solution to trailer protection.

The Trailer Gator not only provides a means to protect the trailer coupler itself, it also provides a better solution for padlock installation. This can prevent bolt cutters from reaching the vulnerable shackle part of the padlock as well. Tag Art Global, LLC has created several models that are sure to fit your size trailer. If for any reason we do not have a Trailer Gator that is right for you, let us know!

Features

Trailer Gator™ Hitch Lock System

Easy Attachment

Trailer Gator™ securely fits around a trailer coupler and is locked in place with any of the various coupler locks on the market. Trailer Gator™ attaches in seconds and is designed for use while the trailer is detached from the vehicle and/or being stored.

100% Safe Delivery

Trailer Gator™ is inspected then shipped securely and promptly by our staff, giving you the quality and peace of mind the moment you purchase a Trailer Gator™!

Quality

Trailer Gator™ is made from a hardened steel frame which defies cutting. Our design prevents the coupler from being detached and is compatible with multiple locks and padlocks. Each Trailer Gator™ has been tested against new and old methods alike for would-be thieves giving you a quality piece of mind.

It is our belief that The Trailer Gator™ is the best trailer coupler lock on the market. The Trailer Gator™’s simple yet rugged design will guard the trailer from even the most motivated thieves. All other devices are a mere "bump in the road" for even the most inept thief armed with a ratchet, 10 minutes and a $25.00 matching coupler.

Other Features Include

  • Compatibility with multiple locks & padlocks, although we recommend Mul-T-Lock for the best protection.
  • A theft proof (anti-bolt cutter) technology; shackle guard protects against bolt cutters.
  • A secure and precise fit around the coupler flange which leverages the coupler’s own flange to prevent the Trailer Gator from being slid off.
  • The Trailer Gator™’s design prevents the coupler from being taken off and replaced by covering the bolts attaching the coupler to the trailer tongue.
  • Fitment of most standard trailer couplers (excluding couplers with surge brakes due to the large “stepped” design, and excluding A-Frame trailers due to the fact that the coupler is typically welded on).
  • Bottom plate on the Trailer Gator™ that prevents a trailer ball from being inserted into coupler.
  • An internal hinge on the Trailer Gator™ which prevents external access and the possible compromise of the Trailer Gator™ by securing this critical component internally.
  • Powder coated finish and internal hinge requires minimal to no maintenance.

73%

Boats thefts while on a trailer

74%

Boats stolen are Runabouts and PWC type

4,864

Total watercraft thefts in 2017

37%

Watercraft recovered in 2017

*Based on studies by USBoats© 2016 insurance claims and 2017 statistics National Insurance Crime Bureau™

Models

All models come in an industrial powder-coat red and yellow weather matte decal.

Important Note: A very small number of trailer couplers are installed with extra long bolts attaching coupler to trailer tongue. Since the Trailer Gator™ must fully close around coupler, it may be necessary for you to install the proper size coupler bolts. We suggest that you install bolts that protrude just enough to fasten the nut. This is the bolt and nut that attaches coupler to trailer tongue.

TG-SH
MODEL TG-SH
  • Weight: 6.59 pounds
  • This trailer coupler locking device is designed to protect smaller trailers
  • Fits couplers up to 4 1⁄8" (inches) wide and up to 9 6⁄8" (inches) long
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MODEL TG-SM
  • Weight: 7.85 pounds
  • Fits couplers up to 4 1⁄8" (inches) wide and up to 11 7⁄8" (inches) long
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MODEL TG-L
  • Weight: 11.52 pounds
  • This trailer coupler locking device is designed to protect larger trailers
  • Fits couplers up to 4 5/8" (inches) wide and up to 11 3/8" (inches) long

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All Models can be purchased with a master lock

TG-SH
TG-SH
Starting at $103
  • This trailer coupler locking device is designed to protect smaller trailers.

  • Fits couplers up to 4-1/8" (inches) wide and up to 9-6/8" (inches) long.

  • The depth is 2 5/8" (inches) from the top of the coupler to the bottom of the coupler-inside dimension.

Lock Options
TG-SM
TG-SH
Starting at $108
  • This trailer coupler locking device is designed to protect medium trailers.

  • Fits couplers up to 4-1/8" (inches) wide and up to 11-7/8" (inches) long.

  • The depth is 2 5/8" (inches) from the top of the coupler to the bottom of the coupler-inside dimension.

Lock Options
TG-L
TG-SH
Starting at $118
  • This trailer coupler locking device is designed to protect large trailers.

  • Fits couplers up to 4-5/8" (inches) wide and 11-3/8" (inches) long.

  • The depth is 4 3/4" (inches) from the top of the coupler to the bottom of the coupler-inside dimension.

Lock Options

FAQ

Common Questions and Help

Stop here. This coupler is typically welded to the trailer tongue. You need the Master Lock No. 37 Padlock, which is the next best coupler protection.

Stop here. The Trailer Gator™ is not designed for this complex trailer coupler. You need the Master Lock No. 37 Padlock, which is the next best coupler protection.

Important Note. A very small number of trailer couplers are installed with extra long bolts attaching coupler to trailer tongue. Since the Trailer Gator™ must be fully closed around coupler, it may be necessary for yo to install the proper size coupler bolts. We suggest that you install bolts that protrude just enough to fasten the nut. This is the bolt and nut that attaches coupler to the trailer tongue.

All orders are shipped UPS. Delivery time for USP ground is usually 5 business days from the time your package leaves our warehouse. We are sorry, but shipments cannot be made to P.O. Boxes.

Tag Art Global, LLC makes every effort to get your order to you as soon as possible. In-stock items are generally shipped within 24 to 48 hours. Items shipped by UPS Ground may take longer, depending on your location. Special orders may also take longer to process. Ask out Customer Service Representatives for shipping details when you place your order.

The Trailer GatorTM is a trailer coupler locking device that fits around your coupler and locks shut via a lock. The lock that we recommend is the Master Local No. 37 Pad-lock; this lock is a proven rugged, reliable and inexpensive lock that complements the Trailer GatorTM. If you already have a coupler lock and would like to just buy the trailer GatorTM just uncheck the ML No. 37 pad-lock box in the checkout section.

Yes, most coupler locks will work, however, we recommend the Master Lock No.37 Padlock.

Help Me Choose

Through a few simple steps, we can guide you through your selection process and make sure you find the product that best suits your needs.

When ordering from the website, we recommend measuring the trailer coupler length and width prior to placing your order. To complete your on-line order, please add details to the addtional info box and provides us with the measurements.