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anti theft tire boots
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Does anyone use those tire boots to lock your trailer when you set up camp and have to drive into town?  I've been checking into them and they range from cheap (easily defeated) to take out a loan if you want one.  I think I've made my mind up on the Brahma wheel lock and I'll probably need a loan to buy one but I believe it will be worth it.

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I have drilled out locks in seconds. 

Those are to keep honest people honest. If someone wants to steal your trailer it is gone in 60 seconds. 

Get a dog.
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Out of all the ones of ive seen the Brahama lock looks to be one of the best, thats the brand I plan to eventually get. That along with the hitch lock. If anything it will make them decide if its worth the effort.
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dang where do you park. highdesertranger
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Glad somebody asked this -- I had been wondering if people used hitch lock or other anti-theft devices.
I would probably forget to unlock tires and try and drive away so i think I will consider a hitch lock Smile
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A battery powered cut off grinder could remove that lock in seconds. Still it would surely deter kids from steeling your trailer on a whim.
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(12-04-2017, 06:59 AM)Motrukdriver Wrote: Does anyone use those tire boots to lock your trailer when you set up camp and have to drive into town? . . .

The best (and cheapest) solution is to remove a wheel off the trailer and take it (and the spare) with you.  That will defeat the thief of opportunity.  If a professional thief is after your trailer, only an armed guard will prevent it.
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(12-04-2017, 10:59 AM)Spaceman Spiff Wrote: The best (and cheapest) solution is to remove a wheel off the trailer and take it (and the spare) with you.  That will defeat the thief of opportunity.  If a professional thief is after your trailer, only an armed guard will prevent it.

wow :-(    do you think there is much danger of theft with an old rig?  my trailer is an 88 15 ft and truck is a 98.
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I'd prefer to pay the insurance company, let them worry about it.
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(12-04-2017, 11:18 AM)hausmutti Wrote: wow :-(    do you think there is much danger of theft with an old rig?  my trailer is an 88 15 ft and truck is a 98.

No.  I doubt any of us have anything attractive enough to professionals to expend the effort and risk to steal.  We only have to worry about someone driving by, seeing an unattended trailer and decides to steal it.  Removing wheels is the cheapest and a thief would probably not be carrying wheels that fit your trailer.  Locks are easier and will deter most amateurs; most are smash and grab thieves, wanting to grab quickly and get out of there.

I should have mentioned that if you have a tandem axle you need to take of two wheels on one side off (or if you are anal, two on one side and one on the other side).

(12-04-2017, 12:44 PM)John61CT Wrote: I'd prefer to pay the insurance company,  let them worry about it.

That is fine if it is just a trailer, but if it is your home I would disagree.
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