Originally Posted by jkordzi
Thanks. What is the tire size and do you have the Trimax TL75 or the TL65?
I have the TCL65, and it fits on the wheel, but I have to be honest that I don't think it's the best choice out there. I see three issues:
1) There is about 2" of space between the clamps. One of the ways to defeat a wheel lock is to deflate the tire and slip it out. Of the two chock locks that Trimax makes, I think the TCL75 might be a better choice as it might clamp with less space at the tips.
2) I'm not really a fan of the chock lock concept. I much prefer my rubber Fasmov chocks as they bite into the ground a lot better and hold the chock in place by sitting partly on it. I don't know this for sure, but I could see a metal chock like the TCLXX versions sliding along a smoother surface.
3) I think it might be possible to drive away (slowly) with one of the chock locks attached to the wheel. It looks like there is enough room in the wheel well to pass it after the metal chock part has been squished down from the weight of an entire trailer.
Really, the Brahma style locks are going to be the best wheel lock design. Trimax also makes a heavy duty one if you want some other options. I like these smaller wheel locks despite their weaknesses, but it's really up to you how much safety vs convenience vs money you want to put in.
Within the smaller non-lug nut protecting category, I would prefer a wheel lock with a long handle in the middle. With these you can also put the lock on the interior side facing downwards to make them really hard to pick and somewhat harder to damage.
Given how similar many of the wheel locks look from different manufactures, I think they are all selling essentially the same product with minor variations being made in a single factory somewhere. The lock mechanism may be different I suppose.