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Old 12-17-2008, 11:41 PM   #15
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Try a big ugly tarp with some trash sticking out from under it. You know, the Purloined Letter approach.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:19 AM   #16
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Try a big ugly tarp with some trash sticking out from under it. You know, the Purloined Letter approach.
My wife would love that . But if your AS is not at the front of your house I'm sure it would work. My friend some years back had an old 911. Got his sterio nicked twice and both times they busted a lot more expensive window. The fix was to build a sterio holder that would allow the sterio to be pushed back an inch. Then a matt black cover was inserted with wires stcking out. Looked like the sterio was already stolen. ....Worked.

Thanks for the ideas guys Might just have to use them all and keep a list so I remember how to move my on rig.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:04 AM   #17
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I would love to get my hands on a Denver Boot like they place on cars with unpaid parking tickets.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #18
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I would love to get my hands on a Denver Boot like they place on cars with unpaid parking tickets.
You mean like this?



Couldn't a saws-all cut through this as well? Maybe not or maybe it would just it take longer. Don't know.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:01 AM   #19
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I like safari62's idea of just pulling a wheel or two.

Think of the secondary advantages:
1) you can store the tire out of the sun,
2) take the weight off the axles,
3) make it more likely you will check the brakes
and wheel bearings before the next trip.

For me, the wheel pull is only practical for long term (like over the winter)
storage.
I like Doug's idea of a second brakeaway switch, hidden under the frame
for away from home, campground use.

I am going to continue using a Gorilla Guard type lock (I think mine is a Master Lock) on the tongue as a primary deterrent.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:30 AM   #20
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I have been considering a Gorilla Lock but have some questions that maybe someone could help with. We have a vintage trailer with a 2" coupler. I have noticed that the Gorilla type locks fit around a lip on the coupler. Our trailer does not have much lip to speak of and I wonder how the lock would remain in place. Additionally, I am concerned about the security if the roll pin were removed from the coupler latch. Will those locks remain in place?
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:10 PM   #21
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With the tools out on the market these days there is something for any type of situation. If they want it bad enough they are going to get it. Make it look like junk and maybe they will not want it. A little camoflage

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Old 12-18-2008, 09:44 PM   #22
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Try a big ugly tarp with some trash sticking out from under it. You know, the Purloined Letter approach.

For extra security chain a big, ugly, mean ass dog in front of it.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:13 AM   #23
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I am with you about the dog guarding the trailer. I was up about 2:00 A.M. because my dogs heard something outside. they were running around barking and acting funny. I went outside but did not see anything. Dogs make great alarms.

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Old 12-19-2008, 09:26 AM   #24
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If you have stabilizing jacks, such as BAL jacks, leave them extended. This helped a friend of mine keep his trailer one night. He heard the commotion in the driveway and the thieves were caught in the act. His trailer was saved.
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I have wondered if a car alarm w/motion detector would help. I have an inside battery that is in an unlikely place to find quickly and could place the horn in the same spot.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:40 AM   #26
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I am with you about the dog guarding the trailer. I was up about 2:00 A.M. because my dogs heard something outside. they were running around barking and acting funny. I went outside but did not see anything. Dogs make great alarms.

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I like all the ideas- the Gorilla-Guard lock, the breakaway-cable staked to something, GPS locator, no wheels/tires, dogs, car-alarms, etc. I wonder- are there 9v motion sensors that have a LOUD alarm? An alarm would have alerted the couple in Seattle, saving the trailer. It could maybe be mounted up on the roof, with velcro or something, just when it is parked and needing security. Just an idea...
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:36 PM   #28
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Motion sensor=good dog.
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