wheel cover security thread

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 17:52
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G'day all,
I remember a member putting up an idea of securing their spare wheel cover from sticky fingers some time back.I have tried to find the thread with no luck at all, if anyone could help with the thread that would be great.
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John.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:05

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:05
John,

Try Member John T (Tamworth) Blog ;)


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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:28

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:28
Kev,

The only problem with John T (Tamworth) idea is anyone with a ring spanner can undo those clamps.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:29

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:29
Still takes time though, if they reallt want it then they will get it off.


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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:32

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:32
True, but those clamped lead seal thingies would be better

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:20

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:20
Car or van I have both held on with nylon cord through several eyelets

Most opportunists wouldnt be expecting that (I hope)




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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:43

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:43
Hi John,

I recently purchased an ExplorOz wheel cover for our van spare and have added our names to it in waterproof texta - visible on the blue section. Hope this stops anyone else from wanting it, unless of course they have the same names as us.

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 20:12

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 20:12
Sorry to curdle your milkshake Heather, but there are solvents which will remove waterproof texta or blue paint to cover it!

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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 06:43

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 06:43
Hi Allan,

yes I am aware of that but thought it may make someone think twice about it. We may have to look at other methods I guess.

It shouldn't be necessary to have to lock everything onto the vehicle. We already have padlocks and security ropes for a number of other accesories i.e. pipe with fishing rods, the outboard motor, and locks on the wheels so the BFG A/T's dont escape. It is a bit sad really!

Also a problem when the keys to fit all the padlocks get 'misplaced' as they did a couple of weeks ago! And they werent my set!!!LOL

Still at home so no problems here with the wheel cover I would hope.

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 09:30

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 09:30
Yeah Heather, it shouldn't be necessary to lock everything up but its a sad fact of life in our society. But it's still just about the best society!

I too have locks on the spares and the roof-top box but for the rest i take my chances as there's nothing that will maroon us. Then if the tarps, poles etc get nicked I will try to be philosophical and not let it spoil my day as well. When we leave our camp for the day all our gear stays open and accessible. It's just too much trouble to secure it. But the fridge stays in the Troopy at all times.

However, I am concerned at the possibility of forced entry into the vehicle cabin where all the goodies such as maps, navigator, camera and satellite phone reside. The only protection I can think of is an entry alarm with a louder and longer siren than usual.

Of course we will not stop the determined thief but may deter some light-fingers by making it harder for them. As for the keys, mine are well hidden in the cabin then I only have to carry the vehicle key.

Interesting thing about the wheel covers is that they are not particularly decorative and are rather specific to ExplorOz.com so it might be thought that someone pinching it would be a "member" here. Now that is really sad!

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Reply By: john&thejayco - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 21:11

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 21:11
Thanks all,
John T's looks like the idea i remembered seeing, i may need to change it a little as my tyre is mounted on the back door and not on a carrier,but it looks the goods.In general i think it would be safe because the type's that are likely to pinch your wheel cover would be to lazy to bother undoing the bolts.
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Follow Up By: dirttracker - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:41

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:41
Hey John,
They wanted my Northern Wings wheel cover so much they took the whole car! There is no stopping some people!
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