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Old 05-08-2015, 05:27 PM   #15
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How about a motion activated alarm mounted in the bed of the truck.

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Old 05-08-2015, 05:44 PM   #16
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Smile generator theft

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A lock and cable is a deterrent...thieves can saw trough the plastic handle and slip off the cable. Placing a plastic garbage bag over it when not in use makes it look like garbage from a distance.
My 800 watt cost $88 dollars no big deal if stolen, I won't be happy about it but not much money, also if I leave site it goes in tool box of truck locked up. As for larger generators that I have. I run cable thru cage then thru web of stabilizer jack. There was prev. post about alarm on gen. maybe some one can find it and comment this thread. All I remember it was a while back

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Old 05-08-2015, 05:52 PM   #17

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I painted mine yellow. They can steal it, but it will be easier to identify. My name, telephone and drivers license is on there too.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:57 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by mojo View Post
A lock and cable is a deterrent...thieves can saw trough the plastic handle and slip off the cable. Placing a plastic garbage bag over it when not in use makes it look like garbage from a distance.
Someone, and I almost think it is Honda, makes a hardened steel handle that cannot be easily cut through like the plastic one. You might Google it.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:56 AM   #19
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Kyrptonite has several chains they rate at 7-8 on a scale of up to 10 for security. They do not have a guarantee on any chains, they used to when we carried their products, but too many thieves carry cutting equipment now days.

When I carry gens, I just don't leave them alone for long unchained or unlocked and out of site. Too bad but that's the way it is now.

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Old 05-12-2015, 10:46 AM   #20
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I use one of these to connect my two Honda generators and a propane tank together: Trimax TDL815 Trimaflex 8' X 15mm Dual Loop Multi-Use Cable: Automotive

I then connect that cable to this one that attaches to my AS: Trimax TDL3010 Trimaflex 30' X 10mm Dual Loop Multi-Use Cable: Automotive

I also attached one of these to each of my generators: : 63230-Z07-010AH GENUINE OEM HONDA PART - Honda Generator EU2000i Theft Deterrent Bracket (Honda Generator Accessories) 63230-Z07-010AH : Generator Accessories : Patio, Lawn & Garden

I drag all of my stuff back in if I'm going to be out of the campground for a bit.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:27 PM   #21
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I use 2 Harley cable appox 1 inch in dia. Leave in back of truck during use and pull cover when not in use
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:36 PM   #22
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Anyone have any recommendations for how to keep a generator that is stored in the back of a truck secure? I have a lockable tonneau cover. for when it is not in use. I am more concerned about when the truck bed is down and the generator is in use. Is a simple chain adequate? How thick should it be to avoid theft?
No easy answers. No such thing as "adequate."

I use security chain from Tulsa Chain. They have two sizes, either will win a fight with a bolt cutter but not a grinder or torch. Heavier chain makes for a longer and louder fight with the grinder.

For some generators there are locking bases available. That may be the right answer in your situation.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:52 PM   #23
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While camping in the desert this past winter, I enjoyed a cup of coffee with a neighbor..... While some local thugs made off with his generator, secured by a 1 inch stainless cable, his portable satellite dish, and a neighbors air compressor, also secured by a big honking tempered chain. Lesson is that if a thief want your goods, they'll get it any way possible, right under your nose!
The BLM ranger noted that a mans genset is nothing more than a very handy power source for a felons cutting wheel!

I personally use an Onan generator which looks like a science experiment, weighs 250 pounds, and requires a crane to heft around!
Those little red and blue generators are nothing but easy targets! If you want to retain them, put them inside out of site or take them with you!

I was at a lake mead camp ground a few weeks ago. A fellow had 2 Hondas sitting beside his 5th wheel. I mentioned his lack of security.... His response was "won't get stolen, I'm in a campground"!
Personally, I think security is all an illusion.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #24
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I would bolt to truck Bed
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:43 AM   #25
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Generator Security

I have read many of the options for generator security and fully realize that we are for the most part devising theft deterrent solutions. Obviously the best solution is to keep the gen locked and out of sight in the TV when not in use.

Are the AS hitch chains, with a good lock a viable option for security while the gen is in use?

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:15 PM   #26
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I made it as difficult as possible for the thief, but as stated, if they want it bad enough...I'll probably lose the box too, although it should take them some time.

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Old 10-27-2016, 07:23 AM   #27
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When we're not using our generator (in which case I'm usually standing right next to it) it's covered and locked in the back seat area of our TV (2016 Tundra).
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:59 AM   #28
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THE RED, BLUE,GREEN, ORANGE AND YELLOW ARE PRETTY and easily spotted. I bought one in Airstream Camo ;lol; (silver and black) by Ryobi. Same as 64airstream. I still chain it down in the truck bed.

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