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Old 10-09-2016, 05:58 PM
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Default Spare Tire Lock

I've read and heard reports about spare tires getting stolen from trailers at launches, hotels, etc. I'm thinking I want to get some sort of lock on my spare tire. Did an online search, and I'm not sure what to get. What do the brains of WC say to get?
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:18 PM
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Well, first off, how is your spare tire retained? Could you get a set of locking lug nuts, use a pair on the trailer tires, then a pair on the spare?

Remember, it's not just the tire to the mount, could the mount also be easily un-bolted?

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Old 10-09-2016, 09:48 PM
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Bike cable lock. $5.98

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...f_rd_i=3403231
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:59 PM
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A piece of chain and a pad lock will take care of most of the thieves. The criminals will take your boat, trailer and the truck too.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:17 AM
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You need a cable lock, with enough cable to reach around the trailer frame itself. Just locking to the mount is useless. Mounts are usually held on by a couple of U bolts and nuts.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:13 AM
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You need a cable lock, with enough cable to reach around the trailer frame itself. Just locking to the mount is useless. Mounts are usually held on by a couple of U bolts and nuts.
YEP, although my spare tire bracket was suppose to be welded to the trailer, the boat manufacture screwed up so my dealer bolted one on.......which is fine........but now a cable lock was needed.......so here's what I used...........my trail camera lock.....

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Maste...Id%3D734095080
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:37 PM
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Also remember to lube and check the lock every now and then or it may not unlock when you need it the most.
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:19 AM
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The other option is to just keep your insurance paid up and try to park in areas that are well lighted and have a nice security presence and not worry about locks.

Be safe
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:35 AM
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The other option is to just keep your insurance paid up and try to park in areas that are well lighted and have a nice security presence and not worry about locks.

Be safe
Not a great idea because if your spare tire is stolen, you will end up buying a new one because it will not even meet the insurance deductible. And if you report it, expect a higher premium next time around.
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:46 PM
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First time new boat was in water, paid up insurance, welded on spare tire mount, lug nut locks. Thieves cut the mount off with battery powered sawzall. You really can't do anything to stop a determined thief.
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