Best Wheel Clamps For Motorhomes

 

The Best Wheel Clamps make them a solid choice for protecting your motorhome while in storage or on a campsite. It can take one person just seconds to break into an unsecured motorhome. Wheel clamps will keep thieves from making off with your vehicle or deter them altogether.  We have listed the very best wheel clamps on the market below so you don’t have to do hours of research.

A Wheel Clamp is a must while on the campsite. Believe it or not, motorhomes can be stolen whilst you are on a walk or taking time out somewhere else.

 

Quick answer:

 

Do wheel clamps deter theft?

 

Yes, wheel clamps are a common theft deterrent that can be used for cars, caravans, and motorhomes.

It’s important for individuals who have a new wheel camp installed to remember not to accidentally leave the clamp on before driving off, yes I have done that before.  

What makes a good wheel clamp?

“A good wheel clamp is an essential tool at any motorhome or mobile home”.

When I purchase my first wheel clamp these are the questions I’d wished I’d asked myself.

  1. Are they security tested and rated?
  2. Are they visible to ward off would-be thieves?
  3. Are they made from strong materials?
  4. Are they easy to fit?

All-wheel clamps fall into three basic groups: 1) those that attach directly to the rim of your wheel, 2) those that do not, and 3) those that use a special “drive-through” design that mounts outside of the wheel-rim.

Each has different advantages and problems.  We will take a look at the best on the market below.

Product
Highly Recommended
Bulldog Centaur 2000 Clamp Commercial
Good Alterative.
MILENCO 16" Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16
Great Lightweight Triangle Wheel Lock
Maypole SH5456 WHEELCLAMP
Best Long & Short Stays
New Defender Wheel Clamp for Motorhomes or Caravans Steel & Alloy Wheels
Bulldog Centaur 2000 Clamp Commercial
MILENCO 16" Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16
Maypole SH5456 WHEELCLAMP
New Defender Wheel Clamp for Motorhomes or Caravans Steel & Alloy Wheels
Weight
20 kg
12.8 kg
6.55 kg
12.7 kg
Type
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Recommend For Storage or Long Stays
Price
£303.00
£148.98
£178.39
Price not available
Prime Benefits
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Highly Recommended
Product
Bulldog Centaur 2000 Clamp Commercial
Bulldog Centaur 2000 Clamp Commercial
Weight
20 kg
Type
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Recommend For Storage or Long Stays
Price
£303.00
Prime Benefits
-
More information
Good Alterative.
Product
MILENCO 16" Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16
MILENCO 16" Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16
Weight
12.8 kg
Type
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Recommend For Storage or Long Stays
Price
£148.98
Prime Benefits
-
More information
Great Lightweight Triangle Wheel Lock
Product
Maypole SH5456 WHEELCLAMP
Maypole SH5456 WHEELCLAMP
Weight
6.55 kg
Type
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Recommend For Storage or Long Stays
Price
£178.39
Prime Benefits
More information
Best Long & Short Stays
Product
New Defender Wheel Clamp for Motorhomes or Caravans Steel & Alloy Wheels
New Defender Wheel Clamp for Motorhomes or Caravans Steel & Alloy Wheels
Weight
12.7 kg
Type
Triangular Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Recommend For Storage or Long Stays
Price
Price not available
Prime Benefits
-
More information

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Are wheel clamps insurance approved?

 

Some wheel clamps are insurance approved others are not depending on if they have been tested by the insurance company.

When you see an “approved” security device. These have been tested and certified by independent organisations, such as Sold Secure and Thatcham in the UK.

What is the best type of wheel clamp for a motorhome?

One of the most important security features on a motorhome is the types of wheel clamps.  They should be brightly colored and look intimidating.

There are several different styles to choose from, but it’s best to have one that can be easily removed in case you need access to your tires quickly and don’t want any gear or other items permanently attached to your motorhome.

Types of Wheel Clamps

Triangular Wheel Clamps.

 

Triangular wheel clamps are one of the more popular styles. They have chains or metal arms which wrap around a vehicle’s tyres,  to prevent movement. The triangular covering plate snaps tightly over all four lug nuts on your tire providing an added layer of security that can’t be removed by hand tools alone like just about any other style clamp out there!

Bulldog CA2000C Centaur Wheel Clamp

Bulldog Centaur 2000 Clamp Commercial
  • To fit wheel diam. 640mm - 760mm.
  • Tyre width 175-260mm incl. trim.
  • For trailers, vans and motorhomes.
  • Sold Secure Gold approval

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The Bulldog CA2000c Wheel Clamp For Motorhomes is a high-security clamp that protects your wheel nuts. It has heavy-duty construction and an extremely visible finish to ensure you will be able to locate it in the dark with ease.

The Bulldog range offers 8 sizes of clamps: one for smaller tires, another for larger vehicles such as caravans, motorhomes, or RVs.  The Bulldog CA200C is specially built for the motorhome.  Before purchasing we recommend always measuring your wheel size.

Bulldog also includes insurance-approved security locks designed by experts who have had over 45 years of experience in this field – these locking mechanisms are meant specifically not just to protect against thieves but lock out all unauthorized access.

Pros

  1. Sold Secure Approved
  2. The Centaur Wheelclamp meets Police approved standards.
  3. Heavy duty
  4. Fully strengthened steel bottom arms.
  5. Adjustable arms allow fitment to a variety of wheel sizes.
  6. Protects wheel nuts.
  7.  Insurance Approved
  8. Recommended for alloy wheels.

 

Cons

  1. Very heavy 20kg
  2. Cumbersome to fit at first
  3.  Not intended to be used on a daily basis.

MILENCO 16″ Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16

MILENCO 16" Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16
  • 16 Size
  • Approximately 10 Kgs
  • Has Won Every Attack Test

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MILENCO 16″ Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16

 

Do you need a wheel clamp for your motorhome? MILENCO has the best options for wheel clamps. MILENCO 16″ Wheel Clamp Motorhome M16 is a high-quality wheel clamp for your vehicle. This wheel clamp will fit onto your vehicle’s wheels and will keep your tires safe. The wheel clamps are made of high-quality materials which make them durable and strong.  This wheel clamp is easy to install with a high-quality finish they are defiantly worth taking into consideration. 

Pros

  1. Exceed Sold Secure Gold standard
  2. Re-engineered simple to fit
  3. Resistant to attacks by sawing, freezing, and picking
  4. Suits alloy and steel caravan wheels
  5. Comes in two sizes M15  & M16
  6.  Suitable for motorhomes 

Cons

  1. Difficult to take off at first
  2. Bit fiddly when you first install

 

Maypole SH5456 Wheel Clamp 

Maypole SH5456 WHEELCLAMP
  • Approved to sold Secure Gold standard secured by Design approved suitable for Caravans, trailers, trailer tents, horse boxes, vans and motorhomes fully adjustable (set once only) for wheel diameter protective rubber on back plate to prevent damage to the wheel when fitted unique high security patented locking system High security pick-free lock have thousands of possible key combinations and are supplied with 3 keys, plus a key identity Tag robust steel construction very easy to fit and in under a minute, No tools required for assembly water and corrosion resistant
  • Item Package Length: 20.5cm
  • Item Package Width: 32.5cm
  • Item Package Height: 35.4cm

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The innovative and versatile heavy-duty triangular wheel clamp is perfect for caravans, motorhomes, as well as other vehicles. Made of durable steel with a black finish to match your vehicle’s appearance; the adjustable-width design makes it suitable for wheels ranging from 618mm – 818mm in diameter (versus traditional clamps that are usually made specifically for one size). The rubber backing prevents slipping while on bumpy surfaces or ramps making installation simple and easy.

Pros

  1. Approved to Sold Secure Gold standard
  2. Suitable for caravans and motorhomes
  3. Versatile heavy-duty triangular wheel clamp
  4. Fully adjustable (set once only) for wheel diameter
  5. Covers wheel nuts, wheel trims, and alloy wheels
  6. Protective rubber on the backplate to prevent damage

Cons

  1. Could be difficult to fit at first
  2. Resonlablity heavy 6.55 kg

New Defender Wheel Clamp

New Defender Wheel Clamp for Motorhomes or Caravans Steel & Alloy Wheels
  • Easy to fit and secures your wheel in seconds
  • Will generally fit 13-18" Steel or Alloy Wheels up to 275mm widths
  • The New Defender Wheel Clamp will fit wheels up to a diameter of 780mm. If your wheel is larger you require a New Defender Large Model
  • Supplied in Red Plastic Carry Case

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The Defender Wheel Clamp is a clever device that will fit most caravans and motorhomes, giving you peace of mind knowing your wheels are secured. The wheel clamps are easy to install and come in two sizes – small for 13-18″ steel or alloy wheels up to 275mm widths; large model for larger than 780mm diameter tires.  There are two models available one for medium wheel and another for larger.

We always recommend you measure your wheel before purchasing a wheel clamp.

Pros

  1. Designed to be fitted in seconds.
  2. The wheel clamp is supplied with 2 keys
  3. Fits 13″ – 18″ steel or alloy wheels up to 275mm widths.
  4. Two models available large and medium depending on wheel size.

 

 

Cons

  1. Could be difficult to take off at first
  2. Heavy at 12.7 Kilograms

 

Claw Wheel Clamps

 

The wheel clamps are designed to hug the tire in two places for a secure hold. The arms are shaped like hooks, and they have metal posts on either end that lock onto each other securely when tightened into place.

Innovative design
Fullstop Purple Line Nemesis Plus Wheel Clamp for Campervans & Motorhomes
Great Reviews
MILENCO Compact Wheel Clamp
Best Over All
Bulldog EuroClamp Sold Secure 4 x 4
Fullstop Purple Line Nemesis Plus Wheel Clamp for Campervans & Motorhomes
MILENCO Compact Wheel Clamp
Bulldog EuroClamp Sold Secure 4 x 4
Weight
6.5 kg
4 kg
7 kg
Type
Claw Wheel Clamp
Claw Wheel Clamp
Claw Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Prime Benefits
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Price
£199.00
£85.99
£111.00
Innovative design
Fullstop Purple Line Nemesis Plus Wheel Clamp for Campervans & Motorhomes
Fullstop Purple Line Nemesis Plus Wheel Clamp for Campervans & Motorhomes
Weight
6.5 kg
Type
Claw Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Prime Benefits
-
Price
£199.00
More Information
Great Reviews
MILENCO Compact Wheel Clamp
MILENCO Compact Wheel Clamp
Weight
4 kg
Type
Claw Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Prime Benefits
-
Price
£85.99
More Information
Best Over All
Bulldog EuroClamp Sold Secure 4 x 4
Bulldog EuroClamp Sold Secure 4 x 4
Weight
7 kg
Type
Claw Wheel Clamp
Sold Secure Gold Approval
Insurance Approved
Prime Benefits
-
Price
£111.00
More Information

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Fullstop Purple Line Nemesis Plus Wheel Clamp for Motorhomes

Fullstop Purple Line Nemesis Plus Wheel Clamp for Campervans & Motorhomes
  • Suitable for steel & alloy wheels
  • Designed specifically for motorhomes and campervans
  • Weight: 6.5kg
  • Size: 450mm width x 150mm height x 535mm depth
  • Comes with the most commonly used M14 x 1.5 receiver bolts with 60 degree conical seating

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The Fullstop Purple Line Nemesis Plus Wheel Clamp is the ideal product for any motorhome. With a weight of 6.5kg, it is light enough not to cause inconvenience or encumbrance in your vehicle whilst you are on the long-haul trip of a lifetime and its size will not interfere with any matter of boot space when they get fitted either!   The fullstop Nemesis is brilliant if you want something simple and easy to use whilst you’re on holiday.

Pros

  1. Quick to install.
  2. Lightweight 6.5kg.
  3.  Comes with three keys.
  4. Bright Orange.

 

 

Cons

  1. First-time use bit fiddly.

 

Milenco Compact

MILENCO Compact Wheel Clamp
  • The compact wheel clamp fits all cars, caravans and motorhomes with wheels from 12 to 16 inches and size 145 to 225 tyres. Suitable for steel and alloy wheels.
  • Item Package Length: 5.0 cm
  • Item Package Width: 29.2 cm
  • Item Package Height: 50.6 cm

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Milenco copact wheel clamp is designed to be simple to fit while achieving uncompromising security for your motorhome. This strong steel wheel clamp has a design that protects your precious cargo and ensures the success of your trip. Lightweight (3.92kg), this lock will protect you from theft and deter potential thieves.  The Milenco camp works perfectly on long trips away and motorway services stop.  They are small and light enough to stash away and remove when needed.  Check out the two videos I have provided below for more details on how to install and use them.

Pros

  1. Quick to install.
  2. Comes with a storage case.
  3. Bright Yellow.
  4. Fits wheels from 12 to 16 inches and size 145 to 225 tyres.

 

 

Cons

  1. First-time use bit fiddly.
  2. No wheel lock attachement. 

 

Bulldog EuroClamp Sold Secure 4 x 4

Bulldog EuroClamp Sold Secure 4 x 4
  • Adjustable, easy to fit wheel clamp for most 4x4s, vans, and motorhomes.
  • Will fit tyre widths up to a maximum of 280mm and tyre profile distance up to 230mm (see dimension "A" on fitting chart).
  • Sold Secure Gold Approved and Insurance Approved wheel clamp The clamp is Sold Secure approved when used in conjunction with Bulldog Locking Wheel Bolts.
  • Strengthened steel locking arms with reinforcing strips on inside faces. Supplied with Bulldog high security, insurance approved, drill and pick resistant lock and two keys.
  • British manufactured and supplied with a 5 year Bulldog Security Products gaurantee.

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The Bulldog EuroClamp is a Sold Secure 4×4 wheel clamp that is easy to fit and will work on most motorhomes.  Being Sold Secure approved means it will keep your vehicle safe from theft with its strengthened steel locking arms. It comes in a variety of sizes for tyres with widths up to 280mm and tyre profile distances up to 230mm.  No wheel lock is included so we would always recommend installing a locking wheel nut.

Pros

  1. Designed to be fitted in seconds.
  2. The wheel clamp is supplied with 2 keys.
  3. Five years manufacturers warrenty.

 

 

Cons

  1. Could be difficult to take off at first.
  2. No locking wheel nut.
  3. Not as secure as other clamps.
  4. Heavy at 7 KG

 

What size wheel clamp do I need? 

 

Motorhomes have wider tires than most cars and some clamp models won’t work. You’ll want to check the manufacturer’s information before you buy a wheel clamp so that it will be compatible with your specific wheel.

Conclusion For Wheel Clamps For Motorhomes

 

Should you buy a wheel clamp to secure your motorhome?  The answer has to be yes, you’ve invested your hard-earned cash securing your accesses is important 

 A wheel clamp is an inexpensive way to keep your vehicle safe. Most people buy one because they need peace of mind when storing their motorhome away from home and making sure that no unwanted person will take advantage of its presence in campgrounds.  We hope this blog has been of help to you and if it has please check out our other blog on motorhomes to add even more security. 

If you haven’t already you should also check out what steering wheel locks we recommend.