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Old 10-30-2003, 04:03 PM   #1
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Low Cost Effective Anti Theft For As!!

Hi everyone!

We purchased the basic anti theft devices: hitch and coupler lock. Yet did not feel totally comfortable. Since in these few months of AS ownership we have seen/heard of 5 thefts! 1 AS - forum member - & 4 sob. This worried us.

We have replacement insurance but our Titan is more than just a 'trailer'. Like most people here, we have spent and plan many more hours of intense labor to adjust and personalize our 25' and we have filled him with all those loved, personal items that make us feel at home. These are things money can't replace.

"LO JACK"! 90% retrieval within the first 5 hours!! Could be the answer for you.

AMEX & LOJACK are running a special promotion ($100 savings per unit) until 12/15/03, but we have an extra savings tip for you fellow members!!

LoJack has a special unit just for trailers. This product is sold ONLY by their Commercial Dept. (Ms.Roseanne). If you call her and purchase more than one unit you get a $100 savings per unit! On top of this (for vehicles only) you get the $100 savings if you pay with your AMEX.

Basicly a $300 Savings for 2 LoJack units, (AS & vehicle)! add more vehicles= more savings: both discounts are cumulative!

To give you an idea, here are their regular prices a ONE TIME FEE > GUARANTEED FOR LIFE > INSTALLATION at YOUR DOMICILE/JOB INCLUDED - no driving, just add tax:

Special LoJack unit for Trailers: $695
Basic Lojack for Vehicles: $695
Early warning Lojack for vehicles: $995

Your insurances has to give you, every year a min 5-35% discount on your comp because you're now protected with LoJack.

If you're intersted here's the number to call:

# 1 800 838 1177 ext. 3888, ask for Ms. Roseanne in Commercial, she's the only one who can do this (dealers can't sell the trailer unit). Offer ends 12/15/03.

Hope this will help someone here.
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Old 10-30-2003, 05:03 PM   #2
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miniature version?

Do they make a miniature version that I can hide in my wife's purse so I can keep track of her?
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Old 10-30-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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Good one, jfsjr!

So, Kimili, what kind of monthly charge is there for having this gadget? I assume there's some kind of subscription once you have it to actually keep it activated?
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Old 10-30-2003, 09:44 PM   #4
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Good one, jfsjr!

So, Kimili, what kind of monthly charge is there for having this gadget? I assume there's some kind of subscription once you have it to actually keep it activated?
IIRC, Lojack works as long as the purchaser owns the vehicle in which it is originally installed, but, of course, everything is subject to change...
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Old 10-31-2003, 08:57 AM   #5
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Wheel lock

Went to get my dipstick tube at Mr. Goodwrench and saw a civilian version of those wheel locks that cops use to disable vehicles. It is applied to the wheel rim on both sides of wheel and basically locks into place, to where it won't allow the vehicle to roll. I didn't see a price but they're in stock. I thought it is a good idea but then I also remember the steering wheel lock and the brake pedal lock. I had both and eventually I stopped using them because it became a hassle to me to apply then remove every time I parked. I would think it's a little different for trailers though.
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Old 10-31-2003, 10:52 AM   #6
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wheel lock

I'm happy with the wheel lock I have as well.
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Old 11-01-2003, 06:45 PM   #7
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LoJack is a one time expense, see charges above. NO MONTHLY fees or extra hidden costs. Pay once, feel safe for as long as you have it.

Unless you want to move it to another trailer/vehicle, then you'll incurr in a "transfer" fee.

We had considered those wheel locks, but at $300 and up! plus the hassle to put them on&off and storing them...where?! NO, no!

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Do they make a miniature version that I can hide in my wife's purse so I can keep track of her?
LOL! Sure the cia sells them! You can find them on the web for a few of those new $20 bills but wouldn't it be better if it kept track of the money spent??
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Old 11-01-2003, 10:05 PM   #8
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Pseudo-Lo-Jack

Regarding Lo-jacks....

If you have an On-Star equipped vehicle (e.g. Chevy), they can locate your stolen vehicle too without having to buy a Lo-jack. I'm not sure if there is some way for a crook to disable it though; maybe break the roof-mounted antennae?

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Old 11-02-2003, 09:32 AM   #9
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Re: Pseudo-Lo-Jack

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Regarding Lo-jacks....

If you have an On-Star equipped vehicle (e.g. Chevy), they can locate your stolen vehicle too without having to buy a Lo-jack. I'm not sure if there is some way for a crook to disable it though; maybe break the roof-mounted antennae?

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Yes, it can be disabled. I have done it twice, at the vehicle owner's request. Obviously I won't go into the specifics, but most criminals know what the logo for OnStar looks like, and will keep searching for a vehicle not so equipped.
Personally, I prefer a more proactive approach, like an electric fence module. I had success with one once as a deterrent to someone stealing gas from my car...I even got a free gas can and length of garden hose.
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Old 11-02-2003, 02:01 PM   #10
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This is what I use in my trailer. I can't say how many thieves or vandals it has thwarted so far, but it sure looks menacing!

http://www.six55.com/AS/alarm.htm
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Other Theft Thwarter...

I just ordered a www.trailerlock.com unit for about $75. It's different in that it attaches to a lug nut in the wheel and then is covered over by a piece of steel. You can't take the wheel off. Unlike some of those other boots where a thief can take the wheel off with lock attached, chuck it and limp a dual axle trailer away with one wheel on the one side.
Good if you leave the trailer in one place for an extended period of time.
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Good Idea!

Hi Westeagle,

Thanks for the web address. The product looks good. One note of caution: they say the unit will not work for alloy, "mag", wheels. So those fortunate ones with alloy wheels may need a different solution. However, those of you with plain, old (no pun intended, yeah!) steel wheels might be very interested in this unit.

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Here's another that should work on mag wheels ...

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