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Old 21 May 2009, 17:47   #1
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Wheel clamp ! OR Hitch lock ?

Ok now I have got my rib whats everbodys thoughts on Wheel Clamp v Hitch lock

I would like to keep hold of my money pit (sorry my Rib) so which is the most effective way of keeping it safe ?
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Old 21 May 2009, 18:42   #2
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I've fitted both to mine. More as a deterrent than anything, if someone wants it they're going to take it.
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Ok now I have got my rib whats everbodys thoughts on Wheel Clamp v Hitch lock

I would like to keep hold of my money pit (sorry my Rib) so which is the most effective way of keeping it safe ?
Both.

You'll probably find your insurance company stipulates both anyway-usually of an approved standard such as 'Sold Secure' .

http://www.soldsecure.com/
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I use both, which includes wheel clamps on 2 of the 4 wheels, both on the same side.

You'll probably find your insurance company insist on a wheel clamp anyway.

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I would like to keep hold of my money pit (sorry my Rib) so which is the most effective way of keeping it safe ?
Wheelclamp, hitchlock and GPS/GSM tracker
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Old 22 May 2009, 01:45   #7
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Both for sure.

A hitchlock on it's own isn't much help. Most thoieves havd a 'receptor' on their tow bar. The whole hitch including lock fits in! You can see them on the back of AA vans!

When our first rib was stolen it had a hitch lock on each wheel and the video shows that it took the thieves just a few seconds to remove them both.

A tracker certainly gives piece of mind, provided it tells you that the rib has been stolen.

Trim Trac is a good inexpensive option. it works via the GSM network and has GPS built in. You can set a perimeter and it it moves outside that area, it alarms. You can also sit at home and see where te rib is!
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A tracker certainly gives piece of mind, provided it tells you that the rib has been stolen
70 or so off eBay and no subscription charges. Can be set to alarm when the boat moves or when it's moved out of a pre-determined area or simply lat/long/speed of where it is (plus other stuff) All programmed through text messages.

See HERE and HERE

My view is that you need good visual deterrents - like a hitchlock and wheel clamp - to deter the opportunist and a tracker to attempt to find the professional Clearly, the tracker also works if you're moored
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Mine lives in a locked garage at home, but the rest of the time, it's a hitchlock and wheel clamp for me!
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