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Old 09-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hi,

We want to be able to lock our 13 ft Scamp so that no one can pull up when we're out and about and drive away with it. Does anyone know the best locking device? There may already be topics on this but I was unable to find them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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I have 2 of these

http://www.amazon.com/Club-490-Wheel-Immob...r/dp/B000FN5O1C

I feel satisfied you would have to pick the Egg up and carry it with these on it,not that that is impossible!

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Old 09-19-2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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I was wondering about the same thing, *Those clamps look good, thanks!
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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I have one of these, though I am under no illusion that if someone really wanted it they could take it. I use it whenever it's unhitched from the truck, And at home we have a little extra protection, Not only does it get the hitch lock, but we store it in the locked up barn.

Ed, can you tell me how the other thing works? Looking at it, I am thinking around the tire? Robin
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:48 PM   #5
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we plan to get a hitch lock for sure, and I was wondering about a "boot" style lock for the tires, I wonder what else is out there... time to google!
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:44 AM   #6
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Piece of pipe or chain long enough to got through both wheels with padlocks on either end -- Cheap!
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:19 AM   #7
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I'm posting the picture of the Wheel Club. Once that link is no longer valid, folks might wonder what we're talking about
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:52 AM   #8
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NO lock is 100% safe.
The only thing a lock does is slow the thief down.The more locks you have the slower it is to steal. If they really want the trailer, they will get it. Locks are for the casual thief not the pros.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:59 AM   #9
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I of course also use a Hitch Lock bit when the trailer can be easily moved by one or two people anyway,locking the hitch is not a lot of protection.
These can easily be dragged by the safety chains through a hitch for some thieving distance.

I got the "Clubs" to provide some actual deterrence and I feel they do.
They clamp around the wheel/tire and the spike thing prevents the wheel from turning more than about 3 inches.
Now these can be cut off fairly easily I suppose and I even have a cordless Sawzall that would probably make short work of them(like it does everything else) but it is going to make a scene to cut them.

I have been in the security business for a long time too and there is never just a single solution to securing movable objects.
Parking in good motion detecting light where there are people who will notice and securing the rig to solid object or trying to make the rig immobile are the best if it can not be locked inside somewhere.

Of course if they really want it,they will get it.

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Old 09-20-2008, 09:11 AM   #10
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This could be the best solution yet.
Car or trailer Tilt Sensor
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-alarm4.htm
Use this setup with a very loud alarm inside the trailer and in a locked compartment with its own battery. Click on the yellow hand in the photo to see how it works.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:17 AM   #11
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This could be the best solution yet.
Car or trailer Tilt Sensor
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-alarm4.htm
Use this setup with a very loud alarm inside the trailer and in a locked compartment with its own battery. Click on the yellow hand in the photo to see how it works.
I hope these don't become popular or we'll be out in the woods with alarms going off in the middle of the night.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:57 PM   #12
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This is all great info. Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:31 PM   #13
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I hope these don't become popular or we'll be out in the woods with alarms going off in the middle of the night.
I was once camped next to a family who pulled up in a car and proceded to set up a tent, table, picnic shelter, etc. They kept walking back to the car, beeping it unlocked (it was all of maybe 30 feet from the tent), getting something out and beeping it locked. Went on for a long time.

But that was better than the people who pull up, open all four doors and turn on the musik blaster...
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:37 PM   #14
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You could wrap the safety chains around the post and lock them up, too. At least it would slow down the creeps who want your camper.
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