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Old 10-28-2010, 10:03 AM   #15
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I have one of these units on order and will update this forum after I install it.....Tim
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:16 AM   #16
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These gps units sound good, but I imagine they could be found and disarmed (by yet another electronic gizmo?)- I would encourage everybody to get replacement-value insurance on their rigs just in case the worst happens. I'm not sure which company consistently pays fair claims on things like this- worth looking into. I have State Farm and I think I pay less than $100 a year for comprehensive insurance, including theft. Generally, I don't like paying insurance bills but this one I don't mind.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:04 AM   #17
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If they are watching/stalking...thieves....please be aware Texas has a under the cover of darkness law.

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:54 AM   #18
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If they are watching/stalking...thieves....please be aware Texas has a under the cover of darkness law.

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:04 PM   #19
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In Texas, deadly force is justified in the protection of property if:


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(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:

(A) to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or

(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and

(3) he reasonably believes that:

(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or

(B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:37 PM   #20
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Shane correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe the problem at hand is one of trailers being stolen despite their owners' presence.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:39 PM   #21
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Shane correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe the problem at hand is one of trailers being stolen despite their owners' presence.

I think your right, But you never know... who's inside or camping near by.



My post is more of deterrant.

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Old 10-28-2010, 05:19 PM   #22
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I think the GPA Tracker gives you the option of taking the recovery matter into your own hands (something that's a very Texas sentiment) or calling the police and meeting them at the destination. I like the boundary idea. If my trailer moves 12 feet, I want an e-mail or alert knowing it THEN.

We still deeply miss our 72 Tradewind even though the 06 Safari SE FB is incredible that we bought to replace it. What I want every Airstream owner to realize is that the locks, chains, and hitch covers are easy prey to the pro thieves out there. They create a false sense of security.

The guys that took my trailer probably took the license plate off it a mile away from my office and then put on another one from another trailer, not stolen. Only if the police were to run that license plate would they realize that it doesn't belong on the Airstream. But hey thieves are con men so they probably so they took it off their boat to move the trailer to a deer lease.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:18 PM   #23
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Check out www.zoombak.com I picked mine up at Target for about $100. You can set it up so that if it moves from its normal parking spot it will text you. All traking is done from zoombak's web site and google maps. There is even a smart phone app.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:35 PM   #24
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The Zoombak looks good, small size, easy to hide, no hauling the trailer to an installer. How easy was it to set up the perimeter setting? How long does the battery last on standby? Anyone have any ideas for this one versus other models?

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Old 10-28-2010, 09:27 PM   #25
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Shane's exactly right. The rest of us could learn from Texas....and a few other States.
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How come the places that justify so-called "deadly force" are the same places where the stealin' is goin' on, like in Texas ???
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Nobody's caught 'em in the act....yet!
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:51 PM   #28
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I've wondered what I would do if I ran into my trailer somewhere. Probably call 911 and wait for the police.

The Zoombak looks good if you want to pay the high service fees for the servicing. If your tracking daily people or vehicle movement then it seems great. The Smart Tracker for $175 seems better and cheaper at 175 and $25 a year activation keeps it from being a big budget item. Or just $4.95 for a 24 hr. activation. I'm thinking the fridge compartment would be a good location for it, as it would look like just part of the fridge electronics, and there is 12 V power in there. Also the Smart Tracker just looks like a plastic box. No labeling on it that says "I'm a GPS device.
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