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Old 06 September 2005, 04:41   #1
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Useless Wheelclamps

Doesn't everyone do as I do? Jack it up and take a wheel off. It takes a determined and smart thief to sort out nut/bolt sizes, threads and wheels etc. By which time the sun has come up and you can offer him a coffee.These clamps that the insurance companies insist on appear to be rubbish.
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Yep but most insist on them so you will not be covered if the wheel is off!
But may be if it is off but with the wheel clamp fitted to the wheel
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take one wheel off and clamp the other
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It would be a brave man that flew against the "advice" of their insurance company. I can hear their squeals of delight at your uninsuredness from here!

Does this make sense? Most boats on trailers are nicked from Marinas, yet they almost "insist" on Marina storage, unless hitchlocked, wheelclamped, chained to a post etc with (wait for it) a separate outboard motor lock for a motor weighing in at almost 1/2 a ton! Yeah, there's a lot of guys out there with forkifts - beware.

Best do what they advise no matter how daft.
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That may not stop them

Our club boat was stolen, despite one of the wheels being missing (the bearing failed and it fell off). They just lifted the whole trailer onto a lorry and drove off.

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Lets face it, if a thief wants it he will take it,
I have seen photos of engines that have been cut from the transom with a disc cutter and the transom still attched. you can only do your best and as long as it complies with the insurance companys rules, who cares.
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Doesn't everyone do as I do? Jack it up and take a wheel off. It takes a determined and smart thief to sort out nut/bolt sizes, threads and wheels etc. By which time the sun has come up and you can offer him a coffee.These clamps that the insurance companies insist on appear to be rubbish.
A smart thief will know pretty quickly which wheel he needs, probably nick it off a similar trailer my guess is it's easier to put a wheel on than remove a crap wheel clamp. If it's going to go it's going to go !! therefore make it the Insurance Company's problem not yours, follow their conditions to the letter, don't give them any excuse to get off the hook
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Bulldog !

I got a heavy duty bulldog clamp. This is no piece of piss.
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The bolts/nuts do differ greatly. How about one wheel off, a clamp on the other and remove the hitch (only two bolts). Would that do the trick? If not they deserve to have it off with the thing! :-)
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How about one wheel off, a clamp on the other and remove the hitch (only two bolts). Would that do the trick?
Not if that dodgy Fred Bolton is around! So street-wise, he must have been spending too much time with MeMe I reckon!
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