Nemesis wheel clamp-not so good!

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  1. Emmenay

    Emmenay Read Only Funster

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    The other day I bought a new wheel clamp- a Nemesis made by full stop.
    The instructions were that it fits any wheel between a 10 and 20 inches....Rubbish!
    What the guide forgets to mention is that if you have a higher profile tyre (70 in my case as i'm sure is with most motorhomes) it does not fit. :Doh:

    The trouble is you can be fooled into thinking it is well fitted but I managed to remove it in 5 seconds without the aid of any tools or excessive force.
    Glad to say i got a full refund and have chosen a more suitable clamp from another supplier. I know a lot of you will be thinking 'no clamp is fool proof' and I am the first to accept that, but 5 seconds! :Eeek:
    If anybody has one and wants to know how to put it through it paces I will gladly answer through a PM.
     
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    A good alarm system is far better than a clamp

    I would suggest a serious RV alarm system.. far better than any clamp. I only have a clamp on my trailer which is a straight bar type.... but that has a few other security devices like it is connected tot he Strikeback alarm on my RV by the take off supplied plus various chains etc., But a wheel clamp on it's own is not enough.

    Thanks for the information I am sure it will be helpful to many

    Bob
     
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    Couldn't agree more. I have what I consider to be a good alarm, in fact i think it would bother me more if it was broken into and trashed than if it were stolen altogether. (if that makes sense!) My main aim at the moment is defending it from a break-in when the misses and me are in it.

    Anyway, my new wheel clamp arrived today, it's a Bulldog Centaur for commercial vehicles. It is much more robust than the Nemesis and it fits like a glove. (I guess you get what you pay for in the end).

    I have fitted it to the back wheel where it is much less intrusive to passers by and it will be much harder for potential thieves as it is well recessed into the wheel arch. Also it takes away the option to raise the front and tow it away...(opinions welcome).

    Emmenay.
     
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    Whilst I agree with you Bob most Insurance companies seem to insist on a wheel clamp as a condition of insurance over and above trackers and internal alarms - when I challenged that their answer was that most factory fitted alarms and trackers are easilly overcome or blocked but a wheel clamp is a visual deterent which will stop the casual theif - interestingly on Utube or one of those my son in law was watching a video of theives nicking a caravan today - 10.06 seconds from pulling on the driveway to driving off with the caravan attached - the security fitted was a wheel clamp - a hitch lock - a locked security post concreted in the drive and an internal alarm. There were 3 of them and they pulled on the drive while one went and tried the house to ensure no one was in. Immediately he came back all three started work - it was all captured on CCTV - they did not bother to cover their faces and the police have no clue and it would appear no interest in it. The caravan appears never to have been recovered either :Eeek:
     
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    just put a note on the steering wheel or its box on the drivers seat as in time you may forget you have fitted it and more so if you don't walk past it to get into the van.

    its all too easy to do things like this.
    the amount of people that have set off from being on site with rear steadies down ( yes i did this once ) and occasionally some have set off only to find that their hook up lead is still plugged into the sites post.
    just make sure that no matter what distracts you, you cannot get into the motorhome and set off without taking this off.
     
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    Can you tell me what make / model you bought and does it do the job?
    Thanks
     
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