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Old 08-12-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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We intend to install a wheel lock on our Casita 17' SD trailer when it is in storage, as we have to store it off-site.

Does anyone have any experience with the Alpha Lock or the Trailer Lock? Would you recommend one over the other --- and, if so, why?

Thanks in advance for your input!

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Old 08-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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I use a pair of locks and a 12" piece of chain to keep our Casita in her nest. The locks are large enough that they will not pass thru the spokes on the wheels and there is a hole in the mount of the axle that the other end is locked to.

If you use a long enough chain you could get away with only one lock or two if you wanted to chain each wheel.

OBTW, even this will not stop a determined thief!
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with the locks, but if it only locks one wheel, could I defeat it by bringing another wheel and hub? Could I pop the dust cap, unscrew the castle nut, pull the old hub, wheel and lock off, install my new hub and drive away with everything? Would anyone even question what I was doing, not making any cutting or hammering noises? The chain and two locks means I have to cut something or change-out TWO wheels, taking almost twice as long...
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:41 PM   #4
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If you mean the Trailer Keeper (http://www.trailerlock.com).. it has been discussed here before. Based on what I learned about this product earlier (including e-mail correspondence with the manufacturer), I have no problem with it as a lock, but would not leave the bracket mounted under a wheel nut while towing as they suggest.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:50 PM   #5
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Brian,

Thanks for the name correction.

Before I posted my question, I did a search of this site, and found recommendations but no experience. I'm looking for input from people with experience in using either the Alpha Lock or the Trailer Keeper.

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Old 08-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #6
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http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...showtopic=2835

I have the trailerlock. I guess if I were to leave it somewhere I couldn't see it everyday, I would like this product.
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