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Old 04-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #43
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Water in the gas cans is flat funny. Whether it worked out that way or not, I'd have the satisfaction of thinking it did.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #44
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DreamStreamr had a lawn chair "pinched". I had not heard that for some time having anything pinched.

I am sorry Mojo. I gave credit to the wrong person for coming up with the term "pinched". Sorry to all involved.

I try to mitigate our potential losses through theft by also considering the amount of damage a thief will do to take what is not worth the damage created to "pinch" an item.

The wife will draw the curtains to make it impossible to look inside the trailer. We do not have a television, but if YOU DO, I would crank the exterior antenna DOWN. Just common sense precautions.

Stick a note on the door that says "Back in fifteen minutes".

For some reason, having the awning out gives the appearance of an extended living space and someone is "at home". But a wild wind moves through and you could have some bent rods. Securing the corners with a rope and steel rods or five gallon bucket of rock, helps.

Hanging a hat outside the trailer will keep a thief on guard when casing the site. Hang some towels out to dry... while gone.

QUIT watching television at home of programs that give everyone the impression that murder, rapes and killers are roaming every street, dirt road and campground looking for more victims. The programs might be entertaining, but I find many people are taking these scripts as common expectations to be encountered. Ask someone overseas how they "learned" about Americans... Then you will understand why they think the USA is a place to be in constant fear.

If you are indeed afraid of potential roaming killers, thieves, kidnappers, dangerous animals, biting reptiles and eagles carrying off small children to be eaten... travel with someone you feel more at ease. I would fear getting a flat tire on a gravel road and having to swat swarms of mosquitos in the process. A more likely situation.

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Old 04-20-2012, 08:00 PM   #45
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Good Hitch Lock Assembly for Airstream

I removed my hitch lock and can give you the brand name, rather than a guess of what I "did not have" in an earlier reply to this thread...

It uses an ACE key and lock. It is a round key and it has been a higher security lock used to lock Casino slot machines and cash boxes on Craps and Black Jack tables.


It was purchased in 2006 at a trailer sales and parts business called Kettlesons, in the Denver, Colorado area. They let me take it into the parking lot to see if it would work. It might seem to fit a bit loose, but without some cutting torch it is not coming off without much effort and equipment.

I am sure there are others that will work as good, if not better... but I did not see it on display. If I and wife lose each of our provided two keys... it will not be a pleasant experience! If someone has another hitch lock that is suitable, please add it to this thread. I had only one other option at the time.
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Stick a note on door that looks hastily written that says, "Bill, couldn't get both snakes back in box. Jim is on his way."
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #47
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Stick a note on door that looks hastily written that says, "Bill, couldn't get both snakes back in box. Jim is on his way."

Now that's a great deterrent if I've ever seen one.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #48
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5 gallon gas jugs for water

I read this post and thought it was a great idea to keep water in new red gas jugs. I asked a plastics/injection molding engineer at work and here is his response. Everyone may want to think twice about using them for drinking water.

"The answer is it truly depends. The obvious goal of the gas can is to be self-extinguishing and flame retardant.* So I donít know what type of flame retardants are used for this but there could be some potential for some Phthalates and halogenated agents to leach out over time.* Again, this would depend on time but if you thoroughly rinse out the can and only use it for a day or two Iím sure it would be fine.* But to be safe I would personally feel more comfortable with a food grade container for water.*"
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by kevin242 View Post
Get a sticker made up that says "This vehicle is equipped with an anti-theft GPS tracking device installed and monitored by Advanced Equipment Inc." and put it in a conspicuous location. It doesn't matter that you don't have a GPS unit, the thought that there is one is a deterrent in itself.
BINGO. I am retired FBI. I have a few of law enforcement stickers posted in locations throughout my A/S and tow vehicle, however, I think your little anti-theft GPS statement is the best.

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