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Old 04-18-2007, 09:35 PM   #15
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Just my opinion, but bright yard lights just give the crooks light to work by. We also had several cars broken into under a bright 'security' light. They are more intimidated by darkness or motion lights, because walking around with a flashlight draws attention to them, and motion light come on and they don't know if it was a motion light or if they were spotted.


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Old 04-18-2007, 10:49 PM   #16
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I agree that many crooks don't like the dark. I worked for Oregon State Parks for over 30 years and found that vandalism dropped to almost zero when I turned the lights out at night in day use parks. It is hard to do anything while holding a flashlight and it certainly does draw attention to be shining a light where none should be.
As for my trailer-----I have an NRA sticker on it and the "bad guys" would probably get very nervous looking over their shoulder while trying to steal it.

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Old 04-19-2007, 08:03 AM   #17
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That's right, an NRA sticker would give more fear to a theif than an ADT sign in your front yard. LOL.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:54 AM   #18
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Fear can be a good source of motivation

I was very worried about my towing ability and afraid of making ignorant mistakes. I studied and asked questions for months before I attempted
towing. I read my way to confidence ( this forum will help ). Here are a few things to think about.
Concentration is important- avoid multi tasking
Using gentle manuvers and lane changes to avoid sway or worse, rollover
Anticipating braking situations before they happen.
Know about brake controllers, weight distribution, anti sway bars
Work with lists when hooking up so you do things in the proper order

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