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Old 01 February 2014, 13:06   #1
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Wheel clamps

Which wheel clamps offer best value for money? I know insurance companies insist on various makes but is there any guide lines? or can I go for 'insurance approved' on flea bay!?
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Old 01 February 2014, 14:52   #2
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Go for 'sold secure' ones-there's a search facility on their website (Sold Secure | Security Product Testing & Approval) to find what qualifies. You may find it's an insurance stipulation to have one that's 'approved' by them.
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Old 01 February 2014, 16:24   #3
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Don't get an SAS "original" red wheel clamp.. After loosing the key I managed to remove it very quickly without specialist tools!
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Old 01 February 2014, 16:31   #4
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Agree with above. Also, they rust quickly and, more concerning, is that they have a threaded steel bar (Allen key head) that winds the arm in, trouble is it winds in to an aluminium nut... Very easily stripped, if you give it too much phys!
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Old 02 February 2014, 09:04   #5
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Don't get an SAS "original" red wheel clamp.. After loosing the key I managed to remove it very quickly without specialist tools!
Oops! That's what I've got on my trailer, as well as a towbar ball lock.
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Old 02 February 2014, 09:28   #6
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Make sure you either get one like the Nemsis (what's on my trailer at the moment) which covers the wheel nuts properly or use locking wheel nuts or maybe both - I had someone try and get the wheel off the trailer which could have been very nasty.
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Ive got one of those Nemisis ones. Well made and tough. But its not cheap. However I figured neither is my boat, and I only plan on buying one wheel clamp
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For insurance purposes we have a Bulldog QD33 but on the other wheel I have my own design wheel clamp and this things weighs about 30kgs on its own and is made with steel between 10mm and 25mm in different areas.

And also made my own hitchlock which completely encases the hitch and also has a lock box for the padlock to stop any bolt droppers getting to it.

Elected to make my own in the end as the off the shelf options are very expensive and also in my opinion not very secure and I can find a quiet and reasonably easy way round the supposedly sold secure.

For this very reason I use this chain for securing my motorbikes as it does what it's suppose to do and be pretty much impenetrable to an extent.

Almax Security Chains Limited

Watch sold secure/thatcham chains get beaten very very quickly
Non-Almax security chains for bikes vs Bolt Croppers - YouTube
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