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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why do you recommend wheel locks over other trailer security products such as hitch locks?

Hitch locks have value as a visual deterrent only for determined thieves. All trailers, by law, must have safety chains attached to the hitch. All a thief needs to do is wrap those chains around their bumper or hitch and drive the trailer away to somewhere more private where they can remove the lock or just strip the trailer of value. They usually won't even bother to raise the hitch stand which just sheers off as they drive away. Unfortunately, we hear about this all too often from clients that thought they were well protected by parking their trailer in their well lit driveway utilizing a hitch lock. That trailer can literally be "Gone in Seconds". 

Why do you only offer BRAHMA Wheel Locks?

We are only interested in providing the most secure anti-theft solution available. BRAHMA have proven that the only truly effective trailer anti-theft solution are their wheel locks.  Hitch locks provide virtually no protection from a determined thief and should be considered a visual deterrent, at best. Trailers are easily stolen every day using just the safety chains to tow them away. Other wheel locks don't offer the theft protection afforded by BRAHMA. We have chosen not to compromise our client's security by selling a product we wouldn't use ourselves.

Can the BRAHMA Wheel Lock be removed by deflating the tire?

No. The BRAHMA lock was designed specifically with this challenge in mind, as it is a weakness in some other wheel locks available. 

When the tire is deflated, the lock retains its' position relative to the wheel rim and any attempt to rotate either of the "hooks" causes them to be stopped by the tire. Even when the tire is unseated from the rim, it simply “bunches” the tire causing the BRAHMA lock to grip even tighter. Tires, by the nature of their construction with spring steel in the casings, are extremely difficult to cut off.
With the WL002 Wheel Lock for 13 & 14 inch rim sizes, even complete removal of the tire will not allow the lock to be removed from the rim because the hooks actually reach around and hold on to the wheel rims themselves. Also, both BRAHMA models feature a lug nut cover dish, which is designed to lock up inside the rim and not allow the wheel/tire to be rolled out through the opening between the arms.

Why is the lock mechanism positioned in a downward position?

This is a deliberate design aspect which;

  • reduces the amount of moisture and debris entering the lock mechanism, such as salt, slush and sand which can make the lock difficult to open, particularly in freezing temperatures
  • makes the lock less susceptible to tampering

We recommend that the lock mechanism be oiled periodically to ensure smooth operation. Any accumulated dirt and grit can usually be removed using an aerosol spray such as WD40.

Can I get extra keys for my lock(s)?

Every BRAHMA Wheel Lock ships with 4 keys. Additional keys can be obtained by the original owner providing Proof of Purchase and the Serial Number of the lock. We can cross reference to the correct key code and supply another key from which additional copies can be made. There is a nominal Shipping & Handling Fee for this service.

Can the wheel hooks be removed by loosening the wing nuts to defeat the lock?

No. The wing nut assembly is only used to allow the wheel hooks to be positioned in a flat "storage" position or the perpendicular, 90 degree "in use" position. The wing nuts themselves cannot be removed as they are secured internally, allowing only limited travel.

Are there any trailers that BRAHMA locks won't fit?

Yes. BRAHMA locks are designed to cover the majority of trailers in common use that have 13 & 14 inch wheels (WL002) and 15 & 16 inch wheels (WL001). Trailers with other rim sizes are not supported at this time. 

As a rule, BRAHMA locks will fit wheel/tire combinations that are UP TO 31 inches high and UP TO 9 inches wide, (WL001). In addition, the lock requires approximately 1 inch of clearance from the bottom of the fender and trailer body, in order to be able to "hang" the lock on the tire and to accommodate the top "hook" which hangs over the top and down behind the tire about 4 inches.