|The UKCampsite.co.uk was asked to try out an
insurance approved wheel clamp and a lightweight hitchlock from the superb Milenco Security Range, read
on to see how the Milenco wheel clamp and the Milenco hitchlock faired.
Milenco TNO/VIP approved caravan security products are quite possibly the best you can buy. Yet at a price you can afford. Milenco's wheel clamps and hitchlocks are the very finest in design, quality engineering and construction. The locking mechanisms are built-in and with corrosion-proof brass construction and hardened inserts are exceptionally resistant to picking, chiselling, torching and drilling.
That's because Milenco is the only major manufacturer to use purpose - designed high security locks. They're all brass, not die cast - with ten pins, not seven. The wheel clamps incorporates casehardened steel which canít be
hack-sawed or shattered. In fact the wheel clamps offer an outstanding combination of high strength and low weight thatís unique in the market.
The wheel clamps and hitchlocks have been independently attack tested and approved by Europeís most demanding test centre. The Dutch Road Research Institute TNO, and are Sold Secure approved.
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Milenco Wheelclamp - Our Thoughts!
Having previously used other heavy and awkward wheelclamps, I was pleased to find the Milenco is very light and were easily moved by my children, helping to test the clamps. That this has been acheived without reducing the strength and effectiveness is a big bonus.
The wheel clamps come in three easy to fit parts, firstly slide the hooked park (middle part in the picture to the left) over the wheel. I found that I had to remove the hubcap, it would have
fitted by leaving the hubcap on but I didn't fancy the chance of it getting
scratched. Next came the part on the left of the picture which slid easily into
the top section, the key was then needed at this point to release the locking
mechanism enabling me to slide in part three (left part of the picture), a quick
turn of the key and it was all locked up and the key was removed. I found
the wheel clamp sat snuggly against the wheel with very little movement.
Once I was hitched up and ready
to go, I needed somewhere to put the three parts of the wheel clamp, at first I
thought I had no chance of getting them in the boot, what with a weekends worth
of kit bulging at the seems, but a little sensible re-packing later and I
managed to slot in each section neatly and securely. Alternatively you could of course put them in the caravan, or trailer tent, depending on how much weight you already have!
The ML1 is designed to fit wheel sizes 165 R13, 175 R13, 175/70 R14, 185/70 R13, 185/65 R14.
The ML2 is designed to fit wheel sizes 185 R13, 175 R14, 185 R14, 195/70 R14, 195/70 R15, 205/65 R15.
Overall these are a great lightweight, easy to fit and fairly easy to carry (even with a
boot full) wheel clamp. They are nice and bright alerting any wannabe thief that
you have a good security device fitted and you can feel comfortable leaving your unit in the knowledge it is insurance approved.
Milenco Hitchlock - Our Thoughts!
The Milenco ML5 Hitchlock is an easily handled lightweight hitchlock that is ideal for people who wish to tighten up on their caravan or trailer security yet keeping weight down to a minimum. Weighing just 2.5kg's and small in size it is easily stored whilst towing without being too intrusive or taking up too much valuable packing space in the boot of the car.
We found that the Hitchlock was easily fitted coming in just two parts, slide one half onto the hitch itself and then literally hook the casing onto the side a swivel into place, turn the 10 pin key and away you go, simply and easy to put on and remove. One of the great features of this hitchlock is that it can used whilst hitched up to the car or left parked unhitched, which means a toilet run at the service station on your way on holiday will not leave you fretting about whether your trailer or caravan is still there when you come back out. Do not attempt to drive with the Milenco ML5 still attached as this will not work and could cause severe damage.
It is an ideal deterrent, both visually and physically withstanding a good attack with a drill and screwdriver and a very useful device to secure your caravan or trailer tent whilst possibly reducing your insurance premiums for your pride and joy.
Overall a good, lightweight, excellently priced security device that I would be delighted to secure my unit with.
Where Can I get them From?
are a major stockist of the Milenco range of security products and offer the
ML1 for just £84.95 and the ML2 for just £86.95. The Lightweight
Milenco Hitchlock ML5 is available for just £35.96.
To order yours and to
see their full range of products online visit their website
for further details.
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Courtesy of our great friends at
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security wheel clamps. Sorry this competition has now closed!
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