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Old 08-20-2008, 07:07 AM   #15
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Most foolproof way is to set trailer on blocks and remove tires!
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:05 AM   #16
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I had the same concerns about leaving the AS at “base camp” while out hiking for a few days. These are not high crime areas, but they are remote. I purchased a life long lock (http://www.lifelonglocks.com/) what a well made product. I bought the keyed alike combo (hitch/receiver) and also got an old trick off this forum; buy a spare ball, cut off the shank, and put that in the receiver when you put the lock on. This will prevent anyone from dropping your hitch on any sized ball. Don’t forget to take the ball out before you back your truck up to leave…don’t ask how I know this!
Some folks run cable etc through the wheels, etc. I have a 30’ long Master lock/cable, but to be honest I have not used it for the AS yet. I use the cable for kayaks/bikes. Other than that, cross your fingers, let the “Host” (if there is one) know you will be away for a few days (NF land/ST Parks in New England usually have a Host). And enjoy your hike.

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Old 08-20-2008, 08:18 AM   #17
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Use wheel boot locks. If possible, turn off the 12 volt so the electric tongue jack doesn't operate. This will also help.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:57 AM   #18
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Ok, Here is a pic of a way to double look the front end, I guess you could also rig a chain on the front jack. If it is electric you could disconnect your batteries if there locked up so they cant move the jack..
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:58 AM   #19
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All good suggestions; the best you can do is slow them down. The more difficult you make it for them, the less likely that they will mess with your trailer. Recently, Bal has come out with a new compresssion trailer wheel chock that has ring to put a padlock on. These would further serve to make theft more difficult.

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Old 08-20-2008, 09:23 AM   #20
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When my AS was in storage I went to check on it one day and found it had been relocated to another slot but the lock was still on it and I always disconnect the battery.

Manager said no big deal they jack it up to clear the post and wrap chains around the tongue. There were no scratches or indications they had done anything.

I'm not sure this would work for any distance but it sure surprised me.

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:18 AM   #21
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I was always told a lock is to keep an honest man out. With the ways the castle laws are changing, I think there will be less thefts anyways. A lock now may just be enough time to get 1 in the chamber. I do keep mine locked. I use a basic lock hopefully this will be all I need. There have been alot of recent thefts at Drag Strips as well. 1 guy lost his trailer and his car at a Good Guys function in Tenn. I personnaly look out for my neighbors as I am sure we all do.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:23 AM   #22
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hey Pick you and I have traveled to some of the same places. I love Titusville. The Akron unit did a ralley there. Tyred wheels museum. Col Drake well museum train ride ect. also presque Isle. Your pictures made me remember alot of great family vacations. Even the factory and Ohio State Fairgrounds. How cool. Sorry I am off topic
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We used this boot type lock when parked in a storage yard in L.A.

PitBull TireLock - Wheel Locks for your most demanding Parking Enforcement and Anti-Theft needs!

I don't know much about this new one, but could be easier to use than a boot type device.

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Locks i dont need no stinking locks

I use GOOD insurance as my first line of defense so if it get stolen I get another.
Also some locks to make the insuance comp.happy.
One in the chamber in case I see them doing the dirty deed.
Thats the cowboy way.
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You could always just let the air out of your tires if your gonna be gone.. them put air in when you get back.... (this is a joke, I know it would bugger the tires.) But it is still an option..... Who wants to steal an airstream with 2-4 flat tires...
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