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Old 08 February 2015, 13:33   #21
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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.

I think you were being a bit workshy there buddy. try harder next time and you will get it down to 10 seconds and your right they are useless. A 2m Scaff bar or a scissor Jack takes them out very quickly. The scissor jack being almost silent.

I use the Nemesis but I have also started using square wheel clamps as well. This involves taking the wheel off but it does make it more secure and difficult to steal when used in conjunction with the Nemesis. I think the square clamps might be called winter wheels.

https://www.purpleline.co.uk/products-hitchball.php

these lengthen the steeling process


https://www.purpleline.co.uk/products-saracen.php

you can get these hitch locks for whatever hitch you have

For those that don't know me I'm no thief just bad with keys and married to an OCD tidy up witch
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Old 09 February 2015, 04:26   #22
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I use the Nemesis but I have also started using square wheel clamps as well. This involves taking the wheel off but it does make it more secure and difficult to steal when used in conjunction with the Nemesis. I think the square clamps might be called winter wheels.
They are. Popular with caravanners as you can take your wheels & tyres off & store them out of sunlight to try & get a bit more life out of the tyres.
Available either as just steel plates or with locking bits on them as well.
Google 'caravan winter wheels'
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Old 17 February 2015, 07:24   #24
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Yes as Kerny said, pick a good engine bolt and hitchlock - SAS are good. The below are ones we've used in the past although I've heard the Brekland locks are also strong:


916 Security pressed head


SAS AKS Alko Hitchlock

Might just be me but does anyone else experience grinding/creaking? Went out of my way to grease them up with this in the end!
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Old 17 February 2015, 09:17   #25
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Are you talking about the towball creaking when in the hitch?
If so & its a normal hitch then clean & degrease ball & socket & lightly re-grease.
If its a hitch that contains stabiliser pads which grip the ball - like the Alko one in your pic above - then both the ball and the inside of the hitch must be clean and free of any paint or grease/lubricant.
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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
That's the thing, if they REALLY want it, they'll take it.

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The main thing is to have your security devices fitted as stipulated by your insurance provider, just in case any pro thieving terwats that want it and then get it....
you will be sure that your insurance company will pay out.
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Are you talking about the towball creaking when in the hitch?
If so & its a normal hitch then clean & degrease ball & socket & lightly re-grease.
If its a hitch that contains stabiliser pads which grip the ball - like the Alko one in your pic above - then both the ball and the inside of the hitch must be clean and free of any paint or grease/lubricant.
Yep!! I agree that looks like a dry hitch "common on caravans" both the hitch and tow ball should be free of grease so that the pads inside can do there job and stabilise the trailer
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