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Old 05 January 2010, 18:54   #1
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Driveway post and ground anchor

Am looking for a decent post that will bolt to concrete and and a ground anchor. Will be storing the RIB in a garage and don't want it to go walk about.
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Old 05 January 2010, 19:30   #2
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To be honest if they want it, they'll take it, But it helps assure the insurance company that you took every measure to stop the buggers from nicking it.

I made my own by fixing a very large lifting shackel to a piece of stainless box section in which I crossed drilled holes in the bottom to accomodate a couple of rods. This was then incorperated into concrete when my drive was laid and goes down about 2' under the surface. A sold secure chain and padlock is then used to attatch the trailer.

Although there are a few ready made ones on the market.
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Old 06 January 2010, 04:31   #3
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Its more of a deterrant like you say and for piece of mind.
If a thief saw it was locked up they would probably move on to the next garage, hardly worth cutting two chains and a bollard for an SR4?
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Its more of a deterrant like you say and for piece of mind.
If a thief saw it was locked up they would probably move on to the next garage, hardly worth cutting two chains and a bollard for an SR4?
You'd be surprised what some thiefs would do. The trouble with a Garage is that once they have gained access to the Garage they can then close it back down again and work out of sight.
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Old 06 January 2010, 07:29   #5
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Chucking in a bit of converse thinking - if it's heavily chained down and they don't really know what they're looking at, will it give the impression it's more worth their time to steal than it might otherwise?

If it;s in a garage, might be worth modifying the door to make a h*ll of a racket if opened "unofficially" .
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Mines in the garage & it still has a clamp on it & the door is physically barred by 2 large bits of wood ( and my car when I'm not out & about in it).

As has been said if they really want it they will take it - but the longer it will take them to get it away means it is less likely to be taken.

A mate has a van moved , door opened and stuff taken - while he slept in his bed over the garage !
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Old 06 January 2010, 09:51   #7
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If it;s in a garage, might be worth modifying the door to make a h*ll of a racket if opened "unofficially" .
This part is already covered....

http://www.airpistol.co.uk/alarm_gun..._activated.htm
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a big chain and a ground anchor won't do any harm. Go for a sold secure one then at least you know it's been tested.
Mind you look at solent ribman's ribeye, they used a gas axe in broad daylight...
Like what was said earlier, if they want it, they will have it..
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Good ground anchors can be found on most motorcycle websites. Go for anything endorced by the Sold Secure Gold rating.
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Looking at one of these and a chain from the same site:

http://www.yanchor.com/The%20Y%20anchor.html

If their that desperate they'll take the trailer to bits!
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