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Message posted by nchesh28/4/2008 at 8:44am
Outfit:  garland 164     Location:  huyton liverpool
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Hi
I am currently looking at purchasing a hitchlock and wheel clamp for my trailer tent and was after some advice.
The trailer tent (Trigano Chantilly 2007)will be kept in secure place when not in use.
I am looking at the Barracuda Wheel clamp from World of Camping or the Stoplock Wheel Clamp from world of Tents.
The Hitchlocks are either the Quicklok or the Apache HitchLock from the World of Camping.
Both are at the basic level and price but as I said we will be keeping the Trailer Tent at a site which we use quite often which has a locked up area.
Any advice would be appricated.

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Message posted by Trekkin Tekkie28/4/2008 at 2:28pm
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Hi, I'm surprised no-one has replied to this as yet.

I guess it depends what you want the locks for. That's not as daft a statement as it sounds: I only bought mine (both basic SAS models) to meet insurance company policy requirements. I never really expected them to prevent a theft if the thief was either determined or knowledgeable. I considered mine to be mid-range and so perhaps a mild deterent to an opportunist.

If you really want them to go as far as possible to prevent theft, go with the something towards the very top of the range.

Whatever you buy, try to try the wheel lock first, if at all possible. The wheels on the Chantilly are smaller than those which most of the designs are aimed at, and so a good fit isn't always as good as the literature / specs might have you believe.

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Message posted by nchesh28/4/2008 at 6:09pm
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Hi

I am basically buying for the same reason although when checking with the Insurance company I find that they don't really need them. So I think it is for my own basic comfort. As long as it deters then it should be sufficient.
Thanks for the info about the wheel size I will check with camperlands where we are buying the Trailer Tent from.

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Message posted by Barbelblanker28/4/2008 at 7:51pm
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I reckon we are all most at risk at the storage site. I have mine stored in a locked garage in what is effectively a compund at the back of my house. With no good reason for anyone to be driving a vehicle down the road that leads there it is as secure as I can make it short of landmines. We use a wheel clamp and hitch lock when it is in storage (which reminds me to go and out the clamp on).

 

I think the one thing we need to be aware of is the stops we all make on the way to and from sites. The Asda on the m5 just past Avonmouth looks like a prime site to see thefts from. Motorway services and similar areas look like gold mines to the opportunist so I never leave units alone and would go as far as wheel clamping the and ensuring the hitch lock is on. An obvious presence is a good deterent , escpecially one with a camera on their phone. If we go in convoy then always elect someone willing to go on shark watch and make sure they are aware enough to spot threats.

I know it sounds paranoid but , as has been mentioned already, if they REALLY want it they wil get it. If they see it as an easy target they might just reverse that transit and be away with your trailer before you can say "oy".



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Message posted by Barbelblanker28/4/2008 at 7:53pm
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As an added deterrant I often leave the whole thing erected in the garage. Not only does it air it , it also makes it a pain to quickly swipe. With the corner steadies down they would need to know their stuff.

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Message posted by 3rackhams28/4/2008 at 10:53pm
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good evening jack it up & take the wheels off ..cant move with no wheels????       

thats what i do ..38


Message posted by cyrilthepost28/4/2008 at 11:35pm
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Quote: Originally posted by nchesh on 28/4/2008
Hi

I am basically buying for the same reason although when checking with the Insurance company I find that they don't really need them. So I think it is for my own basic comfort. As long as it deters then it should be sufficient.
Thanks for the info about the wheel size I will check with camperlands where we are buying the Trailer Tent from.

Regards
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Message posted by Tigermouse29/4/2008 at 1:30am
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We've only had our van for a couple of weeks, we initially got a wheel clamp but wanted a hitch lock just to comply with the insurance policy - while up at the storage site last week OH looked at one on another van, made a mental note of the measurements, and within two hours of being back home had actually made one. Looks identical to what you would buy from a camping shop, but much more heavy duty, and he even welded our initials into the top.

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Message posted by nchesh29/4/2008 at 7:36am
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Thanks to all for your replies.

One question I have is the companies often say that the hitchlock is suitable for alko/albe hitches.

IS there likely to be a different type on our Trigano Chantilly.

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Message posted by Rob and Tina29/4/2008 at 11:16am
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I think most of the Trigano range,if not all of them, use the alko hitch with the pop up indicator. If you check the manufacturers website they usually show which hitch types their locks will fit. We use the SAS one that can be fitted hitched or unhitched, but not whilst towing.

Try asking on the Trigano owners group to see what other Chantilly owners use

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/triganoowners/

Tigermouse, does your insurance say you must have a hitchlock or does it say it you must use an approved hitchlock? Although your lock may be stronger than others on the market you may not be covered because the lock does not come from an approved manufacturer.

Rob


Message posted by Tigermouse29/4/2008 at 12:31pm
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No, it doesn't specify what type of either hitchlock or wheel clamp, just that we have to have both

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Message posted by nchesh29/4/2008 at 6:11pm
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Hi

We are currently looking at a company called Insurance for Trailer Tents (Also known as Insurance for Holiday Homes) which do not need either for the policy but for peace of mind I want to get either one or the other.

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