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Old 03-05-2013, 10:40 AM   #29
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I have a wheel boot but only use it when the trailer is being stored, next to my house, which is in a good neighborhood.

While I suppose a trailer could be stolen from a campground, I'd say its more likely to be taken from a storage lot.

On another topic, Protagonist rocks!

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by doug&maggie View Post
I think this is a very rare occurrence, and much more likely if you are in a very remote spot and there only occasionally.

We've never had anything stolen in a campground.

Some folks are just very security conscious.

Damn, I had never worried about having my trailer stolen while boon docking until I read this thread. Most of my camping is done well away from anyone else, and I leave my trailer most days during daylight hours to bike, hike hunt and fish. When I come back in the evening I just expect it to be where I left it. And it always has been. Now I'm going to worry about it, although it is fully insured.

My general policy is to get rid of anything I worry about losing, but I love my trailer and the lifestyle it makes possible. Maybe re-reading the insurance policy will make me feel better.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #31
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"Locks keep honest people honest" Old timer told me that when I was a young adult.
He might have said "Locks are for honest people". It was 20 years ago.

I always like to think like a thief, and then figure out what would stop me.
So to steal an Airstream you'd have to plan it out. If you're planning it out and you see a theft deterrent like a wheel lock, you might just move on to an easier target.

I don't really think it matters how robust the lock is. It can even be a fake lock. Bright in color, and obvious to see. I think that's what's important. A determined thief will defeat any security system. Just having it there might prevent the plan from ever evolving into action.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:25 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post

These days, neither would I. But back then, it was the only thing of value that I owned, and my attitude was different.
Of course. My thought, exactly.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:57 AM   #33
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A few years ago I had my "87" trailer stored in a u store it facility under a roof.
One night over 20 vehicles in that locked, gated, fenced, and with 35 motion sensor cameras, was broken into during the night.
At the time my old airstream was untouched.
Here is what the difference was between mine and all the others.
I had a dust cover on the trailer that was secured with 4 nylon straps tied underneath so it would not blow away and to minimise rub marks. I had an old set of spray painted wheels and weathered and cracked tires on it that could be seen because they wern't covered.
Vehicles on both side of me were broken into.
My way of thinking is that if it looks good it is a target.
Covers aren't good for Airstream finishes but they seem to work as good dererrent for thieves who are looking at smashing and grabbing..
By the way, they were never caught. The 35 cameras were useless as they all were wearing hooded sweatshirts.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #34
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wow Bluto, what luck. One of the reasons I have not raced to polish our trailer, leaving it with a failing plastic coat, is that it would draw less attention this way. I figure too that the smaller trailers are more vulnerable and desirable. Who knows, the lock is mostly for my own comfort level.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #35
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Yep, I feel very fortunate and still can hardly believe my luck.
I'd like to park my newer trailer next to my house, but the HOA has other ideas, so I just try to get the best insurance I can and hope the thieves pass my trailer by in my new storage facility.
I'm also thinking of the boot you bought and have it earmarked on my wishlist.

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