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Old 26 July 2019, 16:15   #1
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Trailer wheel lock recommendations?

As the title - any recommendations?

Bought a new rib and insurance requires a trailer wheel lock, so appreciate any recommendations.
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Old 27 July 2019, 02:31   #2
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I'm still using a Klamp-it wheel lock which is discontinued. It's a simple design and heavy. I also run a Halfords heavy duty steel rope lock through the wheel lock when it's parked up when we've launched. Get a hitch lock too, and remove the spare wheel from the trailer and leave in the car boot. At the end of the day it's a visual deterrent, if they want they'll take it.

I checked the hitch lock, which looks like it's readily available. It has a push bolt that fits Rapide Al-ko hitch. I think this is a great bit of design. https://www.maypole.ltd.uk/Security/...-coupling-lock
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Old 27 July 2019, 11:51   #3
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You'll pick up a secondhand one of these for about £50.

https://www.purpleline.co.uk/all-products/nemesis

Infinitely better than all the cheap junk on the market.
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Old 27 July 2019, 15:26   #4
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As the title - any recommendations?

Bought a new rib and insurance requires a trailer wheel lock, so appreciate any recommendations.
Do your insurers just say 'a wheel lock' or do they specify a Thatcham/Sold Secure approved device?
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Old 27 July 2019, 15:59   #5
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I use a bulldog trail clamp seems much better than the SAS clamp we had on boat trailer...

https://www.bulldogsecure.com/browse...wheel-clamp/27
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Old 28 July 2019, 04:08   #6
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I use one of bulldog's Titan clamps. Used to have it on a caravan & when we got rid of the van kept the clamp for the boat.
Best part of 30 years old now & apart from needing a coat of paint on the front plate when the powder coat started to peel off still working fine.
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Old 28 July 2019, 18:28   #7
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I use a motor bike chain and lock through a wheel and round a part of the trailer. I only use this because I already had it from my motorbike days, clamps look simple and much cheaper. By the way if you have a spare mounted on the trailer, a chain on that is worth while as they are so quick and easy to pinch.
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Old 29 July 2019, 00:38   #8
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You'll pick up a secondhand one of these for about £50.

https://www.purpleline.co.uk/all-products/nemesis

Infinitely better than all the cheap junk on the market.
this one for me too bit fiddly to put on at first but you soon get used to it good andheavy duty and sold secure
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Old 29 July 2019, 07:34   #9
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I've got this knocking around the shed if you want it:
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It's sold secure rated and the only reason I'm not using it myself is that my current trailer uses wheel nuts rather than bolts, and it only works with bolts. (You replaces two of your existing bolts with the supplied ones and the lock fits over the top.) It has some superficial rust but it's a good strong piece of kit.

It's yours for postage (£6 via Hermes I think) and a donation to the RNLI.
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this one for me too bit fiddly to put on at first but you soon get used to it good andheavy duty and sold secure
I tried to fit one of these to the lads trailer months ago when he got it. I gave up and went and bought something else, far too fiddly..(he warned it was a pain) I think it is still in my shed which I'm sure I would be allowed to sell if someone wants it, I'd need to ask him.
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