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Old 28 October 2004, 19:40   #1
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Wheel Clamp

Anybody got a view on whats the most effective Wheel Clamp to buy. I know they will take it if they want it .... makes me feel better!
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Old 28 October 2004, 19:48   #2
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I have Bulldog Euroclamp EM500SS. Seems chunky enough! Hard to get off with cold fingers EVEN if you have the key
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I also use a really hefty mobike locking chain around a lamp post or similar.
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You can always use additional "Coupling Locks / Safes " . Some of these lock into the tow ball socket itself and add to security yet "fit in your pocket ".
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hi,
i have a lock thingie on the tow hitch,
seems strong enough, and i couldn't get it off with the key!!
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hi,
i have a lock thingie on the tow hitch,
seems strong enough, and i couldn't get it off with the key!!
Yep but look at your insurance policy most will say you must have a wheel clamp fitted, even if you stop at a service station!!
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Hi Andy, may I suggest you check your insurance, some company's insist on wheel clamps. Would'nt like to see you fall foul of there normal response, ie sorry Sir but .........


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Most of the fishermen where i launch have a lenght of chain going aorund there trailer hitch and going around through the tow hitch bracket with a hefty padlock securing the two ends, looks like a good idea, and means it would be difficult to move the trailer from the vehicle.

Any trailer wheel lock is of course just a deterant, a good thief will get them of in seconds and the insurance companies know this.
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This subject has been discussed many times before but....

When at home I:
- chain the trailer to an immovable object
- Wheel clamp one wheel
- remove the other wheel and keep it well away
- Hitch lock (one of the ones that slots into the ball recess)
- Hitch Lock (barrel type built into the hitch)

When trailing, I use the barrel hitch lock which locks it to the ball. After launching I put the wheel clamp on.

Make sure you get a simple to operate wheel clamp. You don't want to be hanging about when you've launched your boat. Like Bruce, I use a Euroclamp, similar to this. Some of the 3 legged ones are not simple to fit.
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You want one that covers the hub and hub bolts otherwise you can just take the wheel off and replace it. Also I have seen many clamps that become loose as soon as you let down the tyre.

At least they stop the casual thief....

I use something similar to the one below.
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