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Old 19 October 2012, 01:27   #11
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what is the right answer

Hey Aussie what did you do, our are you going to?
I would drink the tinnies first maybe that will bring an even better idea
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Old 19 October 2012, 02:03   #12
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Cutting torch? Plasma Cutter? Fire can fix most anything.
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Old 19 October 2012, 02:46   #13
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How far have you moved? and do you know a nice bloke with a vehicle recovery truck it will fit on.
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Old 19 October 2012, 08:56   #14
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If its the cylinder type with the round hi security key, been there, done it. We( well when I say we I mean she) lost the key whilst camping in France. I attacked the lock with a bashing screwdriver ( the type where the shaft goes all the way through the handle so that you can hit it with a hammer) it took about an hour to get it out, basically by breaking it up into bits & poking it out. Just as I finished, the key turned up so yes it can be done with rudimentary tools & time combined with brute force & ignorance. Luckily I've plenty of both.
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Old 19 October 2012, 10:01   #15
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Old 19 October 2012, 11:23   #16
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I don't have a lock on my Bradley hitch, maybe I should fit ont if they're that secure.
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Old 19 October 2012, 13:12   #17
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I don't have a lock on my Bradley hitch, maybe I should fit ont if they're that secure.
They're secure enough, but a builder friend tells me that the bad boys out there just fabricate a hinged triangular box with a hitch fitted to it. They clamp the box over your securely locked hitch and hook the box hitch onto their white van and away they go
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Old 19 October 2012, 13:58   #18
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They're secure enough, but a builder friend tells me that the bad boys out there just fabricate a hinged triangular box with a hitch fitted to it. They clamp the box over your securely locked hitch and hook the box hitch onto their white van and away they go

Yup, or often balance your hitch on top of their towball and then either ratchet strap, or chain it, down. Then drive it somehwere less obvious to attack the hitch. Though I'd imagine this method would work less well on braked trailers, as the drawbar would rotate.

I had a woman come in once to buy two, heavy duty, Bulldog wheel clamps for her horse trailer, as she kept it chained to a tree in the middle of a field. Not cheap and serious bits of kit. She said she was going to fit them on diagonally opposing wheels, to make any would-be thief's life more difficult.

She came in a few months later to order a new horse trailer. Apparently the * had driven through the locked five bar gate, cut through the chain and just used a HIAB to pick the entire trailer thing up and put it on the back of a lorry.

Who'd question that, if you saw it driving down the road? Just another broken down trailer....

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So if you have moved house and not taken the rib with you does that give the new owner any claim on your boat?

Either way aren't you leaving yourself wide open to a theft if you are not around?

Get on with it dude
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