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Old 09-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Smile Securing stuff in the truck, best solutions?

I have a 2011 Toyota Tundra with a cap. I would really appreciate some guidance in finding the best security system I can purchase or make for the truck bed. Although the truck tailgate has a good lock, the puny lock on the cap is the weak point. How do you all deal with securing your valuables stored in your truck? Thanks

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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A lock similar to yours, dark windows, and good insurance.

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Old 09-14-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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Pray. There is no system to protect what you leave in the back of your truck that will actually work.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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I use a cable and lock the most important items to the bed tiedown. In reality in 30 seconds or less someone could get into the cap cut the cable or lock . I feel the only thing you can do is take reasonable precautions. In 15 years I have not had one thing taken out of a truck bed .
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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Agreed. Better locks just means that they'll break the glass if they see something they want.

Smash-and-grab thieves usually don't smash unless they see something worth grabbing. So the best protection is, make sure they don't see anything. If your cap doesn't have tinted glass, apply window tinting film to the inside of the glass.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #6
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We lock up our generator with a cable. Ditto on tinted glass-- maybe you could also put smaller items inside a locked trunk or just out of view in those plastic lidded storage tubs or just throw an old blanket over the lot. We did get our cap lock tampered with once. So anything more valuable goes inside the AS or inside the truck cab. Other than that, the cap/canopy is a great solution to limited space in the Bambi.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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A cheap infrared motion detection driveway alarm works well for campground tampering alert. Mount it I the front of the cap pointed back. If anyone opens the cap, alarm sounds in AS.

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #8
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Get a good car alarm installed.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:22 AM   #9
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Out of sight, out of mind. Tinted windows, and an old canvas tarp tossed casually over stuff will keep things pretty safe; I've never had a problem in the 17 years I've owned our truck.

I'd still chain up a generator, though.

If you park your truck in a isolated area, nothing will help, though, unless the dishonest folks are taking a holiday.

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