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Old 15 September 2003, 15:53   #1
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Trailer wheel clamp for 10" wheels

I have a snipe trailer with 10" wheels for my 4.2m Zodiac rib. Has anyone a good recommendation as far as a wheel clamp goes? Insurance requires one! Thanks.
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Old 15 September 2003, 16:10   #2
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Hi Red Fox

I have a new clamp which you can have. I'll PM you with the details.

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Old 15 September 2003, 16:10   #3
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Wheel Clamps

Red Fox,

Try your local caravan center, I bought 2 adjustable 2 point clamps for my trailer.

I paid about 50 quid each and are insurance approved.

Will look at trailer to get manufacturer later.
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Old 15 September 2003, 17:50   #4
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I'd recommend a Bulldog, I have a Bulldog trailclamp for my small trailer, have a look here to see what size you want.
http://www.bulldog-security-products...617142-049-595
(They do beafier wheelclamps too.)

Also, you may want to get a hitchlock. Again, I got a Bulldog, seems pretty good. Some of the cheaper hitchlocks sold in places like Halfords seem pretty insecure to me.

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Old 17 September 2003, 03:31   #5
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In one of this or last months hard power boat mags there was a feature on locks with hampshire police testing them, it had a pictuer of a blue walkaround on the front cover.
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Old 17 September 2003, 03:49   #6
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In one of this or last months hard power boat mags there was a feature on locks with hampshire police testing them, it had a pictuer of a blue walkaround on the front cover.
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Old 17 September 2003, 17:59   #7
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Any chance of saying what the top three were...missed the mag!
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Old 18 September 2003, 08:44   #8
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I test wheel clamps for Auto Express (and others) and find Bulldog generally very good, get one that covers the middle of the wheel to stop people swaping it for a wheel not fitted with a clamp.
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Old 23 September 2003, 03:51   #9
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Any chance of saying what the top three were...missed the mag!
MBM Tested 14 of the most popular wheel clamps on the market with the following criteria:
Ease of Use
Security
Value for Money
Overall observations

MBM Recommended the following 3 as BEST BUY:
Seacure Clamp Lock - 40.00
OML Bolt Lock - 45.00
Breckland Lockfast - 60.00
The Seacure Bolt Lock - 119 was aslo higly recommended although a little pricier.


ps - The Bulldog was one of the most expensive, it only scored 2 out of 5 for security and value for money. The article appeared in the September 2003 of MBM and I felt it to be a very comprehensive test and worthwhile reading.

Hope this helps.
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MBM Recommended the following 3 as BEST BUY:
Seacure Clamp Lock - 40.00
OML Bolt Lock - 45.00
Breckland Lockfast - 60.00
The Seacure Bolt Lock - 119 was aslo higly recommended although a little pricier.

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The OML and Seacure bolt locks are not wheel clamps, so not much use in the instance.

The Breckland Lockfast is a pain in the neck to use because you have to get the fixing bolts on the wheel near horizontal before you can fit it (not so easy under a RIB) and at 60 it is expensive compared to the Bulldog euro clamp. Additionally it offers very low visual deterrents when compared to a big yellow clamp.

Most Bulldog products are also TNO, Thacham and PACT approved which can mean that you should get something of your insurance. I can not find out what test Breckland have passed with their device.

I have been testing mechanical security devices for over 12 years and was heavily involved in developing standards to test the products against.
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