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Old 03-08-2016, 09:45 PM   #151
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I bought a Trimax TCL65 locking wheel chock to go on our new 21' (we pick it up in April, hooray!). I also plan to get wheel locks so a thief doesn't just take off the wheel with the locking chock and put on the spare. Does anybody know what size lugs it uses? 1/2"-20RH? Probably also need to know how deep the lug nuts need to be, and if the nuts are a cone seat. If they are 1/2"-20 and cone seat type, McGard makes a 5-lock set (#24538) so I can also lock the spare. Does anybody know?
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:51 PM   #152
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I also plan to get wheel locks so a thief doesn't just take off the wheel with the locking chock and put on the spare. Does anybody know what size lugs it uses? 1/2"-20RH? Probably also need to know how deep the lug nuts need to be, and if the nuts are a cone seat. If they are 1/2"-20 and cone seat type, McGard makes a 5-lock set (#24538) so I can also lock the spare.
Apparently yes they are 1/2"-20 (and definitely right-hand thread) - see the discussion Wheel Nut Size & Thread. Yes, they are have cone seats.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:57 PM   #153
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Apparently yes they are 1/2"-20 (and definitely right-hand thread) - see the discussion Wheel Nut Size & Thread. Yes, they are have cone seats.
Great, thanks very much Brian.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:59 PM   #154
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Ralph & Paulette,
Please try to get Mcgard wheel lock nuts which have good quality.

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Old 03-08-2016, 10:54 PM   #155
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The Brahma has a steel disk which covers the lug nuts so that they and the wheel cannot be removed.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:07 PM   #156
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California Immobalizer purchased yesterday, "installed" today.

The dude in the video had an easier time then I had. I skinned a knuckle. I suspect it will get easier.


I very quickly got the knack of putting it on and now it takes less than 30 seconds to drape the pieces over the wheel and connect.

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I very quickly got the knack of putting it on and now it takes less than 30 seconds to drape the pieces over the wheel and connect.

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Bob what is your opinion of the quality and the lock ? Can it be installed over the aluminum wheels ? Pat
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:18 PM   #158
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Hi Pat- goes on fine over the aluminum wheels. Lock is a barrel type, which some say is easy to to defeat. All of this beyond a standard coupler lock could be described as overkill, however with a year wait now for a replacement it is peace of mind.
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Hi Pat,

I have a coupler lock and now the California Immobalizer over the tire. The quality of the product seems fine to me. I really have no experience with other products. And don't know how easy the lock would be to mess with. I bought it based on comments by other Escape Forum members. I'm sure any really determined thief could get it off the tire.

When the trailer is parked at home it's on a parking pad facing the street ready to be towed away by any enterprising trailer thief. I also will see how well it travels when we are on the road and leave the trailer untended on a campground.

Liz doesn't like the bright colour but I assume it is painted that way to be noticed when thieves drive by scoping out the trailer.

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All of this is bringing back nostalgic memories of running around the country in our 81 Scamp 13. We use to get ready to leave for a day of activities and someone would say should we lock it all up? We'd look at the tiny, nice, but kinda worn Scamp, then look at all the bright shiny big expensive rigs and say; We'd be the last trailer a thief would pick, let's not worry about it and off we'd merrily go. I guess sometimes less can be more.
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