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fitting al ko wheel lock

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I appreciate it may be a very secure system but fitting is not easy.

Only once have I applied the brakes and the lock has aligned.

 

according to al ko the caravan may role slightly when hand brake is applied.  You have to guess how much roll there will be, apply brake and hope the receiver aligns when caravan has rolled.

Twin axle owners must dread it and I don't look forward to it.

 

just watched a video about fitting the lock, nothing about apply the brake. I would no want the bolt of the lock taking the weight of my caravan.

 

Ho hum trial and error continues

 

macafee2

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I used to jack the wheel up every time.  Time consuming, but at least repeatable.  Since we had a mover fitted, aligning the hub and fitting the lock has been considerably quicker and less effort.

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Yes easy with a mover.

 

Once you have aligned the wheel spokes chock, the wheels(s), helps prevent roll back and making the lock hard to remove later.

 

Apply the brakes etc. afterwards.

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3 minutes ago, Griff said:

Yes easy with a mover.

 

Once you have aligned the wheel spokes chock, the wheels(s), helps prevent roll back and making the lock hard to remove later.

 

Apply the brakes etc. afterwards.

but the brakes may not fully engage. You are relying on the chocks to prevent wheels moving and strain being put on the bolt of the wheel lock.

 

I think you need to apply brakes before fitting wheel lock to avoid strain on the bolt or hope chocks do their job

 

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