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Old 12-22-2013, 08:49 AM   #15
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As you have found out, there are certain jacking points you can use to raise your Airstream but there are other places ( axle tubes, belly pan) that are a big No-no.

What some people do, is to mark the jacking points with reflective tape and even write on them "Lift here" or "jack here". This makes them easy to find, and may save your trailer from damage if someone needs to jack up your trailer, like for changing tires etc.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #16
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I have read that a heavy chain through the wheels at their closest point, and locked with a heavy duty lock, will be a great theft deterrent. The trailer simply won't roll, the lock and chains will not break easily. Thieves look for easy targets, and bypass the ones that need time and will make noise....
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:27 PM   #17
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FWIW, We ordered the Airstream-specific California Immobilizer coupler lock that I mentioned above, and it arrived today. It looks very impressive, just like the video. We'll take it around and put it on the trailer in the coming days to see how it fits. http://immobilize.com/airstream-trailer-coupler-locks/
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:54 AM   #18
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Here in WNY 'Cloudsplitter' is on stands every Winter, wheels/tires in the basement. Usually use 4 stands all on the axle mount plates.

...no wheels=no lock...

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Old 01-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #19
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Installed the California Immobilizer, Airstream Edition, on our trailer today. It took all of 10 seconds. I feel our Silvery Moon is much less likely to go on an unauthorized ex-po-tition with this gadget attached to her nose.

And it's made in Canada!
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:20 PM   #20
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A trailer thief worth his salt brings bolt cutters, grinders, wheels, and ignores coupler locks while wrapping your safety chains around his receiver.

Multiple systems help. Location matters. Back it all up with good replacement insurance.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:47 AM   #21
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Is it a good idea to place a couple of jack stands under the front of the coach near the electric jack lift, just to take all the pressure off of the electric jack lift unit?
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #22
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If you run chains between the wheels, cover the chain in something truly tasteless like bright pink or yellow plastic cover - just so YOU don't try to drive off after forgetting to remove and stow the chain. You also want to make a potential thief notice that kind of security. After having my 30 amp cord stolen while leaving it on site as I went to dump the tanks convinced me that it's a target too. Once through a hub spoke and click with a padlock.

My Hensley - a neighbor remarked - well THAT looks like a theft deterrant!

Hitch safety chains... Yep you CAN drag a trailer away with these. DELAYING a thief is really all you can do... they know it's better to find an easy target, so simply wrapping your chains around the jackpost or frame and padlocking the end links together is a simple way to frustrate a thief.

Encourage thieves to look elsewhere for easier targets.

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Old 04-23-2014, 04:10 PM   #23
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Heard the theft question many times on the forum for my previous Camp-Inn Tear Drop camper (much much smaller than an AS). Out of the couple of thousand that they have sold in the last 10 years or so only 1 was stolen. So my question would be how many Airstreams are stolen per year or even in the lifetime of AS? Is there really a problem to be solved? And insurance can sure be a life saver.
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