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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 4 weeks ago #439918

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Dear all
My van has steel 5 stud 175 r 14 c 8pr wheels, the type with holes all around the inner rim.
Would anyone mind offering suggestions for a wheel lock.
My current sways are the nemesis ultra and the milenco compact wheel clamp.
Does anyone know of any comparability issues?
Many thanks
D
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 4 weeks ago #439928

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Are you saying that the Nemis Ultra won't fit because you have a different caravan now? If it won't fit then perhaps a Bulldog Titan may be better but it's too heavy for touring with.
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 4 weeks ago #439932

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Morning derama ,
I had the same problem with ours when we changed our Baileys Orion to the Sprite that we have now , we have the bulldog wheel clamp , I've had it for over 5 years now, my problem was that I could not get the bar to slide round tyre so me and a friend of mine got out my trolley jack put the trolley jack on to the bit that goes where the tyre would slide between / be inserted and extended the bit of metal only by a little bit which enables it to stretch the metal housing just a little bit to fit around and lock securely , don't know if this will help . Good luck
Craig
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 4 weeks ago #439946

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Thanks both. Apologies for the confusion. i don;t have any clamps at the moment. I'm looking at buying one (or two) and wondered if anyone has those types of steel wheels and clamp combinations. Thank you!
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 4 weeks ago #439949

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We have the Nemisis Ultra and it is certainly the easiest wheel clamp to fit and reasonably secure. I would not go for any make of lightweight wheel clamp as their security is far less in most cases. They are best reserved for if you leave the caravan for a meal or other reason in a busy area like a services.
The best security is the ALKO wheel lock but I do not know if you can fit that and it is expensive and can be a pain to line up. Next best I would say is the standard Nemisis, I also have this, which is far heavier than most and a real problem to beat but all clamps can be overcome.
Ray
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 3 weeks ago #439965

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I wouldn't get too involved in what's better or worse when this happens to any!
King Gab ('Woosie Greaser')
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 3 weeks ago #439973

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Thanks all. I'll buy a nemesis!
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 3 weeks ago #439993

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[quote="Gabsgrandad" post=439965 [/quote]

Imagine this happening to your £78,ooo airstream !! :(
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 3 weeks ago #440052

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It does appear that there has been a theft of a caravan using the ALKO wheel lock. The fact remains that removing this is extremely difficult and very few thieves have the skill to do this so I would not write them off just because of this one reported theft. All security devices simply buy you time and in some cases more time than others and this should buy you the most for a transportable device.
Ray
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Suitable wheel lock suggestions please 4 months 3 weeks ago #440068

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Whatever clamp you use is merely a deterrent.
The most important thing is to insure your caravan with a reputable Insurer.. Fully comply with all their conditions and warranties.
If your caravan is still stolen pray it isn't recovered. You and SWMBO will never love it again :(
Harsh? Yes. But reality :)
Clamp wise the Bulldog Titan takes some beating. Heavy yes. Carry it in the car.
Currently I use two Al-ko wheel locks.
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