The Wheel Club from Winner International, maker of 'The Club,' fits larger tires up to 28 inches in diameter.

Makers of 'The Club' offering trailer protection

Dec. 4, 2018
Winner International offers two products for securing trailers, the Tire Claw XL and The Wheel Club.

Winner International, maker of “The Club” steering wheel lock, offers two products for securing trailers, the Tire Claw XL and The Wheel Club.

Both devices fit around a trailer’s tire, helping deter theft of the trailer and its contents.

“We specialize in mechanical products when it comes to security,” said Jerry Trontel, president of Winner International. “We all need to protect our property, and that certainly includes our trailers. The disruption of your life, work or personal, is additional stress on top of all the costs that come along with being the victim of theft.

“A product that is simple to use is more likely to be used. All of our ‘The Club’ products are designed to be easy to use, and tough to defeat.”

A trailer that is easily hooked up and driven away by a thief has “little change of being recovered,” the company said. Trailers are stolen for the cargo they are carrying, or the value of the trailer itself. Thieves can repaint the trailer, making it difficult to identify, and sell it, and also make quick cash by selling the load inside.

Trailers often are stolen from places they’re visible, including private property and construction sites, and The Club’s trailer protection products offer equally visible security, the company said.

Tire Claw XL fits tires up to 12 inches wide. It’s self-locking, making it easy to use, and is coated in black vinyl to protect a wheel’s rim from being damaged. A key is required only to unlock the unit. The Tire Claw XL works by locking around the tire of the vehicle, making it difficult to move. If a thief can’t move the trailer, chances are they can’t steal it, making the Claw an excellent deterrent for recreation and industrial trailers, ATVs, boat trailers and motor home trailers.

The Wheel Club fits tires up to 28 inches in diameter. It installs quickly and uses a weather-resistant galvanized steel to make it tough to defeat. Both products come in a bright red color to add to the high-visibility deterrence factor.

“With these two products, there is no alarm involved, so the user is not depending on someone else to intervene if an alarm goes off,” Trontel said. “It comes in two sizes to meet your needs. We prefer simple, mechanical security.

“Sometimes that’s all you need to have a highly effective theft deterrent.”

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