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Old 09-08-17, 03:29 PM   #11
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Be your luck to have it nicked from a rally field in the dead of night!!!!!!



For those who don't get the joke - I sleep in the trailer!

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Old 09-08-17, 04:17 PM   #12
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We sleep in ours too....

The drawbar on the big trailer folds up and locks onto a ball hitch up on the front, you need to be a mountaineer to get up there to unlock it, and it is almost a 2-man job to release it and get it down.

The new trailer has the same arrangement.

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Old 09-08-17, 04:25 PM   #13
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Don't buy an Ifor Williams - they attract Pikeys for some reason even though they are probably not the best trailers - I know, mine got nicked despite proper locks etc.

Lock it to the vehicle with a chain, fit a wheel clamp if you must, most are a waste of time since the invention of the cordless angle grinder!

Insure it (Walker Midgley are reasonable) and forget about it!

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"Pikey's Skeleton Key". Fits almost all locks.

Referring to another posting on here recently, if they can nick a scale model Steam Wagon out of a box trailer at the side
of someone's house, a trailer would be easy pickings no matter what it is chained to, especially with a HI-AB!!!
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Old 09-08-17, 05:03 PM   #15
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"Pikey's Skeleton Key". Fits almost all locks.

Referring to another posting on here recently, if they can nick a scale model Steam Wagon out of a box trailer at the side
of someone's house, a trailer would be easy pickings no matter what it is chained to, especially with a HI-AB!!!
Yup, you can do what you like to put them off but if they want it, it's gone. When my Ifor was stolen I spoke to the Police and got my crime number for the insurance. There were at least 6 trailers stolen that day in my postcode area. I was lucky that nothing else was damaged, they were organised and had identified targets, another in the village was taken from a locked shed behind a locked gate, they just cut their way in! Six or eight strong lads could pick up a trailer, and you're not likely to argue with them...

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Old 09-08-17, 05:13 PM   #16
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I would go with a heavy duty motorcycle security chain through the trailer chassis and tow hitch frame or a bolt on plate that replaces one of the wheels.

Nemesis locks look like a good idea?.

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Thanks Gents, even more paranoid it is an Ifor Williams, it will have two wheel clamps, a chain and padlock, a hitch lock whilst locked to the car and a guard dog if I can get one in time. oh and I had better insure it as well.

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Old 09-08-17, 05:22 PM   #18
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Just had a good idea, I will get Peter to park his Fusion on it it should fit

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Just had a good idea, I will get Peter to park his Fusion on it it should fit

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If they want it they will take it, there is no foolproof anti-theft deterrent.
The best you can do is apply a decent lock that will slow them down, and make noise if they decide to try cutting it off.
You just need to make it harder to steal than the one next door, bit like running from a bear, you just need to run faster than your mate.

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My insurance company insist on both a hitchlock and wheelclamp, it sits happily outside my garage all year round and I also lock it when on a rally.

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