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Old 06-01-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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Blaylock Wheel Lock

Has anyone tried this Blaylock wheel lock? I'm having trouble finding a wheel lock that with work with a single axel TT with electric brakes. This one looks like it might do the trick though. If not this one are there any other suggestions?

http://www.etrailer.com/Locks/Blaylo.../BLEZ-300.html
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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I haven't tried one but it should be a good anti theft deterent. A hitch lock may save you some money.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:46 AM   #3
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Run a length of log chain through one of those holes in the rim and up across the axle or a frame member with a padlock on it.

If you catch the guy trying to steal your trailer you can take the chain off and beat the $%&# out of him with it.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:32 AM   #4
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Run a length of log chain through one of those holes in the rim and up across the axle or a frame member with a padlock on it.

If you catch the guy trying to steal your trailer you can take the chain off and beat the $%&# out of him with it.
X2. When I had my camper in an unsecure storage lot, I ran a chain through 1 wheel, up through the frame, then back through the second wheel, then locked the 2 ends of the chain together. I also had a hitch and coupler lock. Combined, this combo was cheaper than that one wheel lock, and honestly took me only a minute or 2 to put on. I figured with the one wheel lock, they can simply remove that wheel, place my spare on, and drive off...
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Heavy Duty Wheel Lock: http://www.equipmentlock.com/hdwl_home.asp Might be what you are looking for.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:01 AM   #6
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I love the chain idea but the drums for the electric brakes prevent anything from being run through the wheels. That's the problem with most wheel locks as well. The part of the lock that goes on the inside of the wheel would hit the brakes and not lock onto the wheel itself. As far as the hitch lock, what's to keep someone from simply unscrewing the nut on the underside of the tongue and removing the lock? I know nothing is going to give me 100% protection, but I'd like something to keep it secured while we're away.
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I should've clarified...I don't use a "chain" per se, but one of those security cables (3/8" thick, I believe) that has a loop on both ends; I bought the 12' cable. I looped it into one spoke of the wheel, then back out the front through the next spoke, before running through the axle and repeating on the other spoke. Tighten the cable then lock the end loops together with a padlock, etc. That was how I was able to clear the electric drum brakes. As for hitch lock, etc, I figured with the combination of wheels locked, and hitch/coupler locked, a thief would prefer to look for an easier target, unless he just HAD to have my trailer... In that case, there's really nothing you can do to stop them anyway.... Hence I also have full coverage insurance.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:44 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. After several confused looks when asking about wheel locks I decided to buy a good hitch lock. Apparently someone hauling off from the campsite with your trailer is not as big a problem as I had imagined. At any rate at least they will have to do some work before they can get it. I still like the chain/cable idea, but I have about 1/4" gap to work with so I'll have to go shopping for some smaller cable.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:16 PM   #9
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I like the chain option, I have been broken into twice
I have a tongue lock on mine.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:02 PM   #10
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I looked at that Blaylock device and it reminded me of a Denver boot removal I saw a few years ago in Washington, D.C. This guy walked back to his car to find a boot on it. Showing no anger or frustration, he laid down on the ground, monkeyed around for not more than 30 seconds, pulled it out in the street and drove off. I saw no tool or anything, although it's possible he had seen it earlier and had gotten ahold of something to assist him. I've always wondered how he did that. But unless you've got a particularly attractive (to thieves) camper, I wouldn't worry too much about running across such sophistication in the average punks. They'd far prefer an unprotected target.
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