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Old 08-31-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Locks & security

What's the best way to secure at trailer. I almost bought a wheel lock which seemed the best idea and then realized it won't work with the moon-caps on my '67 tradewind. I'm concerned that with just a hitch lock the trailer can still be chained and towed off. Any ideas? Thank you. Jim
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Old 08-31-2003, 08:56 AM   #2
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"The Boot"

I would imagine that the "best" (not necessarily the most cost effective) deterrent would be the "boot" that larger munincipalities install on multi offender vehicles to make them unuseable.

As you indicated, most everything that is exposed is subject to cutting.

I recently had my shop broken into, they cut the "masterlock" with a bolt cutters.

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big chain

I have used a big diameter hardened chain and and equally sized lock and attached them to the axel(s) and the other end to an unmoveable object, or have put a big ring in concrete.

Being under the unit it will not usually be seen and while it did damage an axel when someone tried to pull off a boat, it did not leave the yard. The secret is big diameter so a good sized bolt cutters jaws don't open far enough.

...it seems to be sadly true that a prepared an determined burgular is hard to stop....lights on unit with movement sensor is another must have...lol..jem
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Just recieved a wheel lock that I ordered and am pleased with it. It is a Pitbull from tirelock.com Wasn't cheap but figured I'll sleep better with it on. It fits anything and I got the optional lug cover so the tire can't be removed and then hauled off. Other I looked at would work well too but have to have access to the lug nuts and my '67 Tradewind has baby moons covering the lugs. This system just closes around the wheel and locks.
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