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    Securing a trailer/caravan

    Whats the good oil on securing a trailer or in my case caravan. Has the old style coupling.

    Options Iím looking at are
    1. Wheel clamp
    2. Coupling lock - ball up in the coupling
    3. Insert your thoughts here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Whats the good oil on securing a trailer or in my case caravan. Has the old style coupling.

    Options I’m looking at are
    1. Wheel clamp
    2. Coupling lock - ball up in the coupling
    3. Insert your thoughts here
    Put up a photo of your coupling mate, and I'll consult the scrap pile

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    In the past supplied the odd removable bollard that went within the towing frame
    Not hard to make
    Being in soil will need a larger concrete base

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    In the past supplied the odd removable bollard that went within the towing frame
    Not hard to make
    Being in soil will need a larger concrete base
    hmmm i like that idea

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    Yeah great idea for at home, not so practical away from home

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    both, the harder it is to steal the least chance of it happening. Just got back from a Burg inside a garage, they had a go at the boat but it had everything on it so it's still there. Pity about all the tools and other items thou. Wheel clamps aren't such the big thing now days with cordless drills and grinders, the old lock in the coupling would be the very least but also my first choice.
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    What about removing the coupling mount bolts, putting longer high tensile bolts/cap screws in, make up a 10mm plate that goes on the bolts/cap screws (under the chassis) that has a tab for a padlock on it.
    To lock, turn the coupling handle upside down and put the lock through the tab and handle.
    The lock could be protected from damage by the design of the tab.
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    @Gibo you can get a cheap GPS unit to put in yr van, has a SIM card and will notify your phone if it starts movin. $149 for the cheap one and you need a pay phone SIM card, plus you need to charge it every so often. Looking to get one for my boat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireflite View Post
    What about removing the coupling mount bolts, putting longer high tensile bolts/cap screws in, make up a 10mm plate that goes on the bolts/cap screws (under the chassis) that has a tab for a padlock on it.
    To lock, turn the coupling handle upside down and put the lock through the tab and handle.
    The lock could be protected from damage by the design of the tab.
    Ha ha love the creativity but not wanting to modify anything. Its also not a 100k or even a 10k caravan so doesn’t need to be ott

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    I kept leaving all my shit at my olds place and parking my trailer in the way so they had to move it to get stuff out of the workshop..... someone moved it then got the post driver out and drove a deer fence strainer in the ground in the middle of the draw bar "V"

    That learned me
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    use the chain thats already there and padlock the handle down tight....if they cant lift it,they cant uplift it.... if they cut the chain/padlock...well they will cut anything else you use.
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    And stop holidaying in South Auckland Gibo
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    #30GANG....

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    type trailer lock into Trade me, heaps of deterrents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I kept leaving all my shit at my olds place and parking my trailer in the way so they had to move it to get stuff out of the workshop..... someone moved it then got the post driver out and drove a deer fence strainer in the ground in the middle of the draw bar "V"

    That learned me
    Couply secs on the chainsaw and good as new
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