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Old 06 January 2018, 08:37   #1
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a happy new year to all you ribbers
i thought i would ask you all suggestions for the above.
although my trailer is wheel clamped i would like a little something extra
maybe putting another clamp on the opposite wheel.

what do you think ?
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Old 06 January 2018, 09:17   #2
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I'm afraid that my opinion is, with a cordless angle grinder, bolts, padlocks and clamps just slow the thieves down by about 30 seconds.

Having mislaid the padlock key for my trailer hitch lock this summer I ground the padlock off in full view of others. I smiled and waved and they waved back.

I'm not sure how easy it is to remove the internal locks on some hitch heads eg also profi v
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If it is another 30 seconds as as per above then that might deter them to go somewhere else.

If you were able to grind away a lock with people smiling at you then perhaps you need a different storage place if possible? There is nooooo way you could get away with that where I store and launch usually.

A good quality hitch lock and wheel clamp is about all you can do and insurance should be happy with that ( check with them). You could always take a wheel off and take it home as more likely they won't bring one with them.

It really is about parking it in a sensible area and if cctv is working there then to to park in direct view of it.
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i was thinking maybe i should remove the whole hitch

unless the lovley chaps carry spare hitches with them and that wouldnt suprise me.
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a hitch fastened to 3 foot of steel box section and 2 u bolts is enough to get around a hitchlock
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ah..not experianced in the trailer thefts i suppose i will just have to go with more security slow down devices !
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you need as much security as you insurance requires for a permissible claim. Most security can be defeated. If not it can be dragged bodily onto a recovery truck.

I have what's needed, and then a gps tracker.
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If this is while the trailer is at home, you could go for a ground anchor and a substantial chain. You can also get locks with audible alarms.

It is a similar problem in the motorcycle world and one of the best ways of keeping your pride and joy safe is putting a cover over it.

As others have said, a determined thief will be able to steal it but you are just trying to increase the risk / embuggerance to the thief to a level where he moves on to an easier target.
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i was thinking maybe i should remove the whole hitch

unless the lovley chaps carry spare hitches with them and that wouldnt suprise me.
They don’t care quicker methods than bolting a hitch on afterall if falls off down the road it’s not their boat.......

Posts or ground anchors may help http://www.bulldogsecure.com/browse/...urity-posts/85 stop them getting a vehicle close and dragging it away.
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On our recent trip to Croatia, Mick & I knew that we would have to store our ( shiny Van Claes) trailers outside the campsite. We invested in a pair of these & parked the trailers side by side & locked them together. NOTHING will stop a determined thief, as already said, it's about slowing them down & increasing the buggeration factor.
https://securityforbikes.com/proddet...p?prod=P16-x.x
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Apparantly a true story at our local marina ,,,,,,,,,a man seen trying to hitch a boat onto a car was approached by the security guard with the ussual greeting "can i help you mate ",yes the man said and the guard helped him hitch on , turned out the guy got hitched and drove away ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,course you can guess the rest ,boat was stolen and security guard got the sack
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.......my trailer is wheel clamped i would like a little something extra maybe putting another clamp on the opposite wheel.

what do you think ?

Not all wheel clamps are born equal.......some, a swift kick with a steel toe capped boot will do the trick, some....simply ignore it and it'll fall off as you drive away. Anything with an accessible padlock....bolt cutters or a single blow with a cold chisel and a two pound hammer.
There are better wheel clamps, they're not cheep and plainly not everyone's impressed but where do you draw the line.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Purpleline-...ews/B001AGVG38
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It's a case of making yours unattractive to the casual thief.

A professional stealing to order will have recce'd it & will either leave it alone & steal someone else's or come properly equipped.
This could include oxy-acetylene cutting equipment & IME that's certainly becoming more prevalent in caravan thefts from storage sites as it's quick, quiet & will easily deal with even the high rated wheel locks.

Most things with exposed padlocks or which rely on exposed chain can be dealt with by the cutters/hammer & chisel methods above.
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Not all wheel clamps are born equal.......some, a swift kick with a steel toe capped boot will do the trick, some....simply ignore it and it'll fall off as you drive away. Anything with an accessible padlock....bolt cutters or a single blow with a cold chisel and a two pound hammer.
There are better wheel clamps, they're not cheep and plainly not everyone's impressed but where do you draw the line.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Purpleline-...ews/B001AGVG38
i have one of these a bit chewy to put on but very heavy duty
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The marine environment seems to attract thieves right, left and center. As a number of posters have stated a angle grinder is the thieves best friend.

Regardless of that, to my mind, your craft should be chained, clamped and have a embedded GPS tracker. CCTV is also useful and should monitor the craft as well as the entry/exit to the property.

Be sure to talk with your Insurance Company about their requirements and suggestions. Finally may I wish all a Happy New Year and fair weather.
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