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Old 25 February 2005, 10:40   #11
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Only I suggest using two ‘u’ bolts 180deg from each other on the same wheel at the same pcd to keep the wheel in balance.
Box of 100 wheel weights £5.

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Incidentally all lockable ball type locks are useless don’t waste your money.
Explain yerself.
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Old 25 February 2005, 10:47   #12
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Check your insurance policy mine has a condition that a wheelclamp has to be fitted when the trailer is left unattended even at Motorway service stations and still attached to the car!!! One guy removed the trailer wheels to prevent theft it didn't and insurers would not pay out cos it had no wheelclamp fitted.
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Old 25 February 2005, 10:48   #13
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They are not secure, you can get them out with any old screwdriver

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Old 25 February 2005, 11:31   #14
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I am liking the box section and U bolts idea!
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Old 25 February 2005, 12:45   #15
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They are not secure, you can get them out with any old screwdriver

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You must have a different one to mine!

Just had a thought, if you have an Alko head you'll be dead right.
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I just hitch locked to the back of the car, I didn't think that someone would undo the Bolts. Thanks guys! I guess a wheel clamp would help as well as the hitch lock.
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Old 26 February 2005, 04:39   #17
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You must have a different one to mine!

Just had a thought, if you have an Alko head you'll be dead right.
Iíve tested them all and not one is secure, I should come clean, I do all the testing for the magazines, so I have slightly more experience than most. Des
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Hello Scary Des,

You will know more than most if you test these devices professionally.
We had a problem with thieves using oxyacetylene (porta pack units) to cut off wheel clamps, hitch locks, security posts, chains, even steel gates and fences.
Even secure storage sites are being targetted by professional thieves and there is very little to resist oxyacetylene cutting gear, with caravans, industrial plant and trailers being stolen 6 or eight at a time. This is big business.
We believe it is impossible to stop thieves with wheel clamps and hitch locks, even though they are recomended by insurance, police, and the industry in general.
Look at the hublock which bolts directly to the wheel hub; our tests have proved it to be secure against oxyacetylene, "Stihl" saws, angle grinders, welding, drilling and professional removal tools.
(www.hublock.co.uk)
I came across your posting through a Google search (old posting) but thought I should make you aware of a newer and effective security device.
Please call me personally if you would like further information.

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Old 07 March 2007, 23:36   #19
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That was a bit of blatant self-promotion-and for the 3rd time...! Looks like you need to sign up as a trade member.
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Hello Nos4r2

Your right, but then I didn't come looking for RIBnet, I found postings (Google search) referring to the JSB HUBLOCK from RIBnet forum members.
When I looked at the postings I found people giving their advice on how to protect boats and trailers. I know this is always done with best intentions, but it is based on personal opinions and is often unqualified.
It is obvious that theft is a big problem and a major concern to boat/RIB owners, who are advised to fit wheel clamps, hitch locks, ground anchors, security posts etc., and owners must meet insurance requirements.
We know from personal experience that these devices can be removed in less than 30 seconds by thieves using oxyacetylene cutting gear.
For our own purposes we have looked at the problem, drawn our own conclusions, and have come up with our own solution.
We have Sold Secure's Gold Award but our own testing is far more severe.
In fact we don't produce units for boat trailers, only for caravans, so we are not signed up as trade members.
I do think forum members will find this information of interest, especially ones who have had boats and trailers stolen, and perhaps they may have some interesting comments.

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