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Old 09-08-17, 01:14 PM   #1
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As is known I retired recently and gave back my van, I'm now reliant on my car and trailer and I'm curious what others do to make sure that their trailer stays with their vehicle when it is out of their sight. I have taken certain steps which will be a deterrent but just curious, without details, what others do.

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Old 09-08-17, 01:31 PM   #2
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All of ours have integral towhitch locks, but that's all, no wheel clamps etc.

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Old 09-08-17, 01:43 PM   #3
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Always lock the tow hitch lock, and additionally use a chain and padlock through the trailer and towbar ironwork. Don't usually leave my trailer on a rally site overnight if I can help it. There's also an additional risk that your ramps could go missing.......

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I lock the tow hitch lock (which is no deterent whatsoever!) and I use a clamp when it spends months unused at home - otherwise I don't worry about it.

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I lock the tow hitch lock (which is no deterent whatsoever!) and I use a clamp when it spends months unused at home - otherwise I don't worry about it.

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Old 09-08-17, 02:35 PM   #7
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I lock the tow hitch lock (which is no deterent whatsoever!) and I use a clamp when it spends months unused at home - otherwise I don't worry about it.

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Maybe it should be arranged I have a lock on the tow hitch and I've just purchased an extra lock that can be fitted to the hitch when the trailer is attached to the car, I also have a chain and padlock for OTT use, sounds a lot but I dont want to wonder around the rally stalls and buy it all back.

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Old 09-08-17, 02:36 PM   #8
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Determined thieves will take anything, they can come back with whatever they need to take it. They have even used a special towbar that can clamp over your hitch, locked or not. I just have a cheap trailer that they are unlikely to make much effort to nick..
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I have four wheels on the trailer so could fit up to four clamps if I choose to.
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Old 09-08-17, 03:12 PM   #10
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Taking off the wheels or at least one wheel & having a stand that bolts to the hub/s is about as safe as you can get i reckon.
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