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Old 19 January 2016, 17:34   #1
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Recommend me a wheel clamp

Evening all.

I'm thinking that for the impending season I ought to buy a decent wheel clamp, since the current one isn't really any good for owt than keeping the insurers happy.

I have one of these which I used to use for the old boat, but it requires wheel bolts rather than nuts on studs which is what the trailer the Redbay came on has.

So can anyone recommend a good clamp to go on 185/70 R13 wheels, attached with nuts on studs, which hopefully isn't too much of a PITA the put on and take off?
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Old 19 January 2016, 17:56   #2
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PD has the best I've seen bit like what the wheel clamping muppets use http://www.saundersonsecurity.co.uk/...amp_LCC01.html
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I have one of these on each of our 3 trailers. Having forgotten to take it off once I can vouch that it is secure and you wont be driving off with it on. They fit and remove in seconds and can be used with nuts or bolts. You replace 2 of the bolts/nuts with the ones that come with the lock and it slots onto them to secure the wheel. I would however recommend that you buy a second set of nuts as the wheel needs to be in a certain orientation to get the lock on. 2 sets of nuts makes it less sensitive to position.

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Bought one of the Bulldog Titans years ago for the caravan & when we sold the van I hung onto it. Fits the boat wheels fine & it's approved. Price is a bit eyewatering in the link, even allowing for inflation I don't think it was that sort of money!
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Old 21 January 2016, 13:55   #5
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PD has the best I've seen bit like what the wheel clamping muppets use London Triangle Clamp
I got clamped a few years ago in a Yaris with one of those. A gentle nudge forward and I got it off, despite the chain going round the axle. Posted it back to the clamping firm saying it hadn't been put on properly!
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Old 21 January 2016, 17:38   #6
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SAS?
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That's very similar to what I had before. Next time I'm down I'll check the size of the nut cos all the "nut cover" type ones I've seen don't look like they'd fit over it.
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I have one of these on each of our 3 trailers. Having forgotten to take it off once I can vouch that it is secure and you wont be driving off with it on. They fit and remove in seconds and can be used with nuts or bolts. You replace 2 of the bolts/nuts with the ones that come with the lock and it slots onto them to secure the wheel. I would however recommend that you buy a second set of nuts as the wheel needs to be in a certain orientation to get the lock on. 2 sets of nuts makes it less sensitive to position.

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Looks good. I'll check that out, ta.
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That's very similar to what I had before. Next time I'm down I'll check the size of the nut cos all the "nut cover" type ones I've seen don't look like they'd fit over it.



Then try http://www.sasproducts.com/sas-trail...s-only-9-p.asp


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