Trailer Wheel Clamp - whats the best one?

sammiea

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my insurance have not said i require one of these and as my trailer has a lockable hitch it seems a point less exercise
 

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Believe me it isn't a pointless exercise.....I guarantee that your lockable hitch can be got around
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, the wheel clamp can also be got around but at least having the 2 methods of securing your trailer it will take a thief a longer period to steal it & more chance of being caught.
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Ah onehorselady - you didn't say that at first. Still got to agree with Toby Zaphod though - for those of us who don't have locked concrete walled grainstores, the longer it takes the thief to tackle everything, the harder it is for the theft to be successful.
 

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sorry
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yes its stored in the grainstore so just need to find a decent wheel clamp so i abide to my insurance
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I have hired a trailer for the summer and one of the conditions of hire was that the wheel clamp/lock they provided had to go on a BACK wheel not a front. The reason being that the trailer can be hitched up off the front wheels and towed away but with the clamp on the back it can't be.

Agree that they are more of an obstacle to preventing theft than actually stopping it if the burglar is determined. HOWEVER, I still would have one as anything to put them off in the first place has to be better than nothing at all.

Edited to say: that your insurance company should be able to provide a list of clamps they approve as suitable for the job.
 

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Ludi-doodi's right. The wheel clamp on the back wheel is best for the reasons given.

Another thing to look out for is a label/rating called "Sold Secure Gold". Any products (wheelclamps. hitchlocks etc.) with this rating are usually the better quality/better performing products and are more likely to meet with insurance requirements.

As tedster says, Bulldog is a good make and I believe most of their products have the Solid Secure Gold Rating. My own wheelclamp and hitchlock are Bulldog brand.
 

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I second Bulldog wheel clamp and Bulldog Hitch Lock Cover. You need to check which model your insurers cover you for as not all will be suitable. Think the idea to to ensure the wheel nuts are covered.
 

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can't find what its called on the web, we have one which you put 2 diff wheel nuts on and it locks on to these and stops the wheel turning, you just wiggle it in position and press the button. It is much easier than any other ones we had tried no fiddling with allan keys etc. We couldn't get one to start with so had an SAS one instead and was too much like hard work when we need the trailer twice a week or in the dark.
 

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There's been a lot of tralier thefts in my area lately. There's even been cases of trailers with hitch locks being stolen by two people sitting in the back of the towing vehicle with chains round the draw bar to tow it, if the police give chase they just let go of the chains and speed off. Also keep an eye on your number plates (sounds silly but who checks this if the trailer is parked up between shows) as there have been cases of plates being changed a day or so before attempted thefts!
 
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