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Old 03-16-2017, 03:30 PM   #71
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Have A look at spot track, you can order a power cord and tie into the 12Volt
power works well.
The video says to mount it with the logo facing up not blocked by any metal. That would mean it needs to go on the roof perhaps under a plastic housing. The specs for temperature range are -22F to 140F.

Where are people putting this?
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:37 PM   #72
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Where are people putting this?
In places where we cannot tell you otherwise the bad guys could easily find them and turn them off...
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:10 PM   #73
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Re: Stolen Sovereign.

Vashi, if I can help I'll be glad to. I live inJoshua Tree. Try sending me a message through Personal Messenger. It's pretty upsetting that people in this locale resort to thievery!
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:36 PM   #74
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Sale on SPOT

Cabellas has the Spot Trace for $49.99 and free shipping
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:36 PM   #75
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Thank you for the kind words Bill. Luckily it was found 2 days ago in Yucca Valley and I have towed it back to a secure storage facility in Joshua Tree so I can install a GPS unit on it and repair my fence and property before she goes back. I put up flyers and hit the Joshua Tree / Hi Desert Facebook communities and someone spotted it and contacted me.
No damage and a lot of dodgy explanations from the people whose property it was on but bottom line she's back and lesson learned. Next step is restoration for the inside. Let me know if you have any RV mobile repair recommendations! Thanks
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:31 PM   #76
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Vashi, I am so glad your Airstream was found! Did you not inform police? Were it me....I would want the scoundrels punished! Excuses be darned....on their property....they are guilty of thievery or at the least....receiving stolen property!

Suggestion for future......electrify the fence!
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:22 PM   #77
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mount on the roof and the use waterproof cable or under the skylight and just make a simple bracket. put a box around it so no one knows what it is
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:45 PM   #78
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There are many hidden places the spot trace can work from. Get creative, it goes through plastic and thin aluminum.

I bought the D.C. Cable but decided to just use the normal batteries as they last quite a long time (years) and the unit will alert you when they need changing via text or email.

Also, make sure through the software setup to turn off the blinking green light as it saves power and also saves a thief from seeing it.
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I wonder if it would be money well spent to buy two units. Mount one under the lid of the Propane Tank enclosure to be easily found by the professional, high end criminal. The second one would be located up under the air conditioner cover. Hopefully they would not do another RF sweep after disconnecting and crushing/pulling the battery out of the first transmitter they found.
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... The second one would be located up under the air conditioner cover. Hopefully they would not do another RF sweep after disconnecting and crushing/pulling the battery out of the first transmitter they found.
If you have the SPOT Trace hidden under the propane cover, then when the lid is opened and the device moved, you will get an alert, but if the unit is destroyed you will loose tracking.

A problem with mounting a unit on the roof is access for yourself. You will want to turn it off when you are travelling with the trailer or you will get movement alerts every couple of minutes. Also, even being in the trailer moving around would likely set off the alerts as mine goes off during a thunder storm when it is windy.
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Not a bad idea for $50, you wouldn't even need to activate it.

Bosco, you just created a market! Decoy trackers!!!!!
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even better, just like some security cameras. mount dummy units in obvious spot with a flashing led. put a rechargeable battery inside and a small circuit to charge it via usb and make the led flash. place a small lead/steel weight in the bottom then epoxy the whole unit so that it cant be opened. Then it look and feels like a real device. then then likely wont look for the real one any more
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Yeah... that's the ticket.... and none of these wonderful ideas won't be known by criminals because they never use the so-secret-Internet...
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