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I was wondering how folk secure their caravan ? It doesn't look like a wheel clamp will fit due to the low ride height and wheelarch trims and I'm not sure the box type hitch lock will fit over that old hitch ?
Take the most visible wheel off put it in the shed put the studs somewhere else hitch locks are rubbish usually easy enough to get off I got one off a scrap caravan last week with a lump of wood that was lying on the ground
Geoff Henry's suggestion is the answer for long term storage. But for overnight stops or on sites when you want to go out - I don't have the wheel arch spats on mine but have found a very small wheel clamp that I have to put on with the adjustable arm sitting horizontally. Fits in 30 seconds and would require an angle grinder to get off. Alternatively there are the clamps that have chains to go over the wheel which can fit but are a bit more fiddly to put on. I also have a very simple hitch lock that uses a security padlock, not an internal lock, that again would require cutting to get off. For long term, my neighbour has several valuable trailers and he has buried large plates in his concrete with loops that stick up by an inch or so through which he passes a heavy chain which goes through the chassis. Again this would require cutting.
I have often thought that I should look at a suitable period looking lock for the main door, as the standard lock is not really the best.
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon