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Old 02-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #15
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So...if you have to refill the gas on the generator, don't you have to move the vehicle that's parked on it?

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Foiled Again View Post
Turn the cage into an electric fence! ZAP! Would work while genset was running fo' sho' Fried thief.

Charge up a couple of batteries for when the genny isn't running? Practical or just too dangerous?

Proximity alarms anyone?

Aware that you're not serious... As tempting as lighting up a potential thief would be, I believe it may be considered a mantrap with deadly force, which is illegal.

Proximity alarms can be very useful. I've used them for a variety of reasons in my work, and around the homestead. Currently, I'm using some small, portable, wireless motion detectors to turn on electrical devices such as lights, radios, etc. I've found them to be useful, and inexpensive.

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Skater View Post
So...if you have to refill the gas on the generator, don't you have to move the vehicle that's parked on it?
To-date, I haven't tried the option of driving onto the base to secure the cage. But I believe you are correct, the vehicle won't allow enough clearance to open the cage when it's time to add fuel. So I would need to move the vehicle off of the base a couple of feet, open the cage, refuel and then pull back onto the base. If the base were a foot or two longer then it would provide enough clearance to open the cage while the vehicle is parked on the base.

To-date, I've just set the cage about 15 feet out away from the trailer and locked the cage and chained it to a tree or other heavy structure.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:58 AM   #18

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Originally Posted by azflycaster View Post
I have an EU1000i that I use to charge the battery when needed. I lock it inside my truck at night.
Yep...if your that worried, take it with you, or lock it inside the trailer.
We stick in in the sealed ActionPacker and do both. It runs outside hidden in a small tent, out-of-sight.

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:31 PM   #19
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The postings above have put an idea in my head ... place my Honda EU 2000i in a dog kennel to disguise it, and bolt it from underneath an aluminum diamond sheet which I can drive on to. While not foolproof and failsafe, it will slow down the honest thieves. Still, I will make sure I'm covered by my insurance.

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