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Old 05 February 2015, 14:13   #11
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Old 05 February 2015, 14:14   #12
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Old 05 February 2015, 17:52   #13
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Whip the hitch off the trailer, someone trying to nick it would need to bring another and spend the time bolting it back home.
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Old 05 February 2015, 18:36   #14
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Whip the hitch off the trailer, someone trying to nick it would need to bring another and spend the time bolting it back home.
The insurance company would not pay out if it got nicked if they found out you did that with the hitch.

It would be far better to leave it on with a hitch lock in place.
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Old 05 February 2015, 19:00   #15
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Sure, not suggesting it replaces wheel locks etc but from a practical point of view it would certainly deter the opportunist.
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Old 06 February 2015, 03:51   #16
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I've just fitted a Bradley lockable hitch to my trailer, according to the manufacturer there are over 60,000 different key patterns. Can be locked on the ball and used while towing for service stops, meal breaks. Also had a locking outboard transom bolt fitted when transferring the OB to the new boat (Insurance requirement for my fully comp cover)
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Old 06 February 2015, 03:51   #17
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Removing the hitch would deter the opportunist, but could make life easier for a 'proper' thief - all they have to do is pop a couple of bolts in to attach a hitch & job done. Quick & quiet.
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Old 06 February 2015, 04:19   #18
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if they want it they will get it we had a boat stolen from our yard locked security fence with CCTV took the bolts out of the fence to get in knocked the wheel clamp off & hitch lock while one guy pulled the gates apart with a 4x4 took 7 mins in total quite impessive
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Old 06 February 2015, 18:09   #19
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Security devices for trailer

I have an SAS wheel clamp to which I Lost the key. They are pretty useless it only took 20 seconds to get it off but it is a visual deterent & may help you comply with insurance.
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Phil, what size wheels on the trailer, I've got a spare wheel clamp as it doesn't fit the new wheels n tyres I've fitted
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