Recently I purchased hitch bike rack. This is my second bike rack. My first one was stolen when I left it installed on my car, parked on the street.
The one which got stolen was a THULE bike rack. The new one I bought is a Yakima Full Swing, but I think they use the same kind of locking mechanism. I do not trust these locks much: The previous one had a similar lock, but got stolen.
Is there a way I can make it difficult to steal? Right now only this lock is a deterrent (and the rack weight: 50 pounds). I could not find any product that addresses this problem.
I am fine with any solution (like securing the rack to the car's frame with a strong metal chain), as long as it makes a strong deterrent for a professional thief.
Please suggest a solution.