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Old 08-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #1
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Wheel lock for theft control?

Has anyone tried one of these?

Seems pretty affordable for advanced peace of mind...

https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Tr...heels+for+cart
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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Looks good. I wonder how long it would take a thief to pick or drill out the lock, though.

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Old 08-16-2016, 01:25 PM   #3
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Wonder how long it would take a thief to remove the locked wheel and replace it with the spare?
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #4
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I'd think a wheel lock that covers the wheel lug nuts too would be a better idea. Maybe like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Trimax-TWL100...376101&sr=1-26
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You always have to cover the nuts.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:47 AM   #6
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You always have to cover the nuts.
ROTFL!
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:50 AM   #7
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I'd think a wheel lock that covers the wheel lug nuts too would be a better idea. Maybe like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Trimax-TWL100...376101&sr=1-26
Wow, that's definitely beefier! (About 5 times as costly, but you do get what you pay for!)
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:07 AM   #8
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Wow, that's definitely beefier! (About 5 times as costly, but you do get what you pay for!)
Yep $25 vs. $140. But you may be protecting something that costs THOUSANDS.

My example was just that. Shopping around you'd find similar wheel protectors and different price points.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:45 AM   #9
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All that you can do is delay thieves, make the delay/hassle enough that they move on to the next target.
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Have you considered a security alarm? Wireless Driveway Alert & Driveway Alarm System. My neighbor gave me one of those Harbor Freight alarms and it picks up any movement in my driveway.
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Have you considered a security alarm? Wireless Driveway Alert & Driveway Alarm System. My neighbor gave me one of those Harbor Freight alarms and it picks up any movement in my driveway.


Would drive me and my neighbours crazy if it went off every time a cat, squirrel, bird, raccoon or the local black bear did a walk down the driveway which can happen multiple times a day in my driveway. Already bad enough the number of times the motion detector triggers the carport lights at night.

Pretty sure it would be put away never to be used again in less than 24 hours.
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I had one but showed it to friend. He said to give him a sledge and he would remove it.
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I've been meaning to ask what folks do to deter theft, both at home and on the road. My little 13' Scamp seems vulnerable. What a drag it would be to have her stolen.
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At home the Lil Bigfoot is behind a locked gate, which is also blocked by my hubby's van and there is a motion activated light as well. But I do worry when we go out camping, in less public spaces, and drive off in our TV for various reasons. It would be so easy for someone to just hitch up and drive away...

We do have a padlock on our hitch, but those are easily dealt with by determined thieves.
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I'm more concerned about my house being broken into because my trailer is missing from the driveway and there is no car out front. Only solution I've come up with is to not think about it.
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I'm more concerned about my house being broken into because my trailer is missing from the driveway and there is no car out front. Only solution I've come up with is to not think about it.
You need to have multiple trailers and tugs around the house....who can tell when your gone ????
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Looks good. I wonder how long it would take a thief to pick or drill out the lock, though.

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I wonder how long it would take for me to forget it is there and start towing?
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At home the Lil Bigfoot is behind a locked gate, which is also blocked by my hubby's van and there is a motion activated light as well. But I do worry when we go out camping, in less public spaces, and drive off in our TV for various reasons. It would be so easy for someone to just hitch up and drive away...

We do have a padlock on our hitch, but those are easily dealt with by determined thieves.

Thefts on trailers in campgrounds???? WOW Paranoia will get ya. Seriously it just doesn't happen. For one thing there's too many bigger RV that look like that they have something of value. Another most campers (people who camp) kind watch for each other.
While traveling it would be pretty difficult for somebody to steal your trailer while traveling down the road. Even when you stop for various reasons the would be thief knows you'll be back soon.

California and Califorians might be different than the rest of the world.
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We are getting a Brahama Lock for our Escape 21. It's about $300.00, but when you consider our FG trailers cost anywhere from $13-35000.00 it cheap insurance. But must say, if a thief really wants the trailer, they're is'nt much that will stop them. But we can make it harder for them. Plus a little piece of mind is priceless.Brahma Wheel Lock | The Toughest Trailer and Vehicle Wheel Lock
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We are getting a Brahama Lock for our Escape 21. It's about $300.00, but when you consider our FG trailers cost anywhere from $13-35000.00 it cheap insurance. But must say, if a thief really wants the trailer, they're is'nt much that will stop them. But we can make it harder for them. Plus a little piece of mind is priceless.Brahma Wheel Lock | The Toughest Trailer and Vehicle Wheel Lock
Looks like an ingenious product. But I have to ask the same question: How hard would it be for a thief to use a portable drill to drill out the key lock and open it up?

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