RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-26-2012, 11:04 PM   #21
Road Geezer
 
Road Geezer's Avatar
 
2011 27' FB Flying Cloud
San Jose , California
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 288
Images: 40
Blog Entries: 20
This may be a stupid question, but ... here goes. Are Airstreams stolen very often? Anyone have stats?
__________________
Road Geezer
Respect Nature
Respect Science
Respect Each Other
Road Geezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #22
2 Rivet Member
 
Budget M3's Avatar
 
1960 22' Safari
Colo Spgs , & Tucson
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Road Geezer
This may be a stupid question, but ... here goes. Are Airstreams stolen very often? Anyone have stats?
Great question! I'd also be interested to know which is stolen more often--older or newer trailers? Maybe the idea of a lock is just an overreaction to a threat that is minimal?
__________________
1960 Safari 22
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7...b54edd52_b.jpg
Budget M3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 8,038
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Budget M3 View Post
Great question! I'd also be interested to know which is stolen more often--older or newer trailers? Maybe the idea of a lock is just an overreaction to a threat that is minimal?
Hi, I wouldn't be without a coupler lock on my trailer. I use a Guardian G-37. Seems from what I have read here on this forum that older trailers usually in storage lots or on large properties have been stolen. Also seems that most were in Washington or Texas. Also a few were reported as stolen off of dealer's lots. [brand new] This is just from what I remember right now.
__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 06:06 AM   #24
2 Rivet Member
 
a , wanderer
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 50
We used to use the Guardian G-37 which I think is one of the better lock designs available, but have recently gone to using the MegaHitch vault. As a non-thief, I think the MegaHitch would be a bit harder to overcome.

As noted above, Clearwater Industries (the MegaHitch manufacturer) does offer great customer service. They called a couple months after I purchased the lock to make sure it was working fine for me, at which time I asked to see if I could get more keys for mine as I somehow lost one of my keyrings. They looked it up and the keys were in the mail that day.

I've also ordered one for my parents' new teardrop. That thing seems to attract even more campground attention than an Airstream.
Kyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:56 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
Bigventure's Avatar
 
2016 30' Classic
Currently Looking...
Hinckley , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 823
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Road Geezer View Post
This may be a stupid question, but ... here goes. Are Airstreams stolen very often? Anyone have stats?
Here in Hinckley, Ohio three or four trailer were stolen in the last month. They weren't Airstreams but non the less stolen trailers.

An Airstream can be placed anywere, a back lot, a permanent campground and used. It dosn't need to have a plate or be registared. A fellow on Craigs list is advertising for the return of his Airstream stolen from a campground locally.

When was the last time you were stopped and they checked the trailer registration and plates?

You see older trailer advertised for sale cheap and when you inquire, they have no title. IE stolen years prior. Sometimes an owner missplaces it though or dies.

Airstreams are very expensive and will be stolen.
Bigventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
Are they stolen? About 4 or 5 from Texas last year alone.

Mega Hitch is the best in my opinion, and after watching the video of them blowing the competition's locks away (breaking into them or breaking them off).

Steve
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #27
2 Rivet Member
 
Olie's Avatar
 
2003 30' Classic
Las Cruces , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 94
AS Thift

My Hensley hitch has workes well as a theift determent. The theif can't figure out how to hook it up.
Olie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:24 PM   #28
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,219
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olie View Post
My Hensley hitch has workes well as a theift determent. The theif can't figure out how to hook it up.
Good point!
__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #29
3 Rivet Member
 
Sum75's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 135
Hi, all. I know this thread is a few months old, but I'm in the market for a hitch lock, hoping you can help me make the right choice. Several of you have mentioned the megahitch coupler vault. I checked out the website, which one is appropriate for my 1950's Airstream? The 1 7/8 or 2" model, or do I get the silver 'Airstream' model? For those who have purchased this lock, are you still happy with it? Thanks!
Sum75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #30
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,278
Images: 33
Sum, what size hitch ball do you have?
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 11:25 PM   #31
3 Rivet Member
 
Sum75's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 135
I'm pretty sure it's a 2"
Sum75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 11:27 PM   #32
3 Rivet Member
 
Sum75's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 135
...but I do like the looks of the 'Airstream' model (hey, it's silver after all). Or is yellow a better deterrent?
Sum75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:49 AM   #33
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,278
Images: 33
The 2 inch is what you need. My lock is yellow, I really don't know if that color is a deterrant or not. Do keep in mind that a lock no matter what kind will not stop a professional. Hopefully they will at least make some lazy scum bag go for an easier target.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #34
3 Rivet Member
 
Sum75's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 135
Thanks, AWCHIEF. That's what I'm hoping, that the lock will give potential thieves pause. It sure seems like it would be a lot of work to remove- definitely not quick or easy!
Sum75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #35
Rivet Master
 
rodsterinfl's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari
St. Augustine , Florida
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,524
Images: 8
After reading about these locks I bought this one:



All the lock does is slow the thief down a bit but a lock with a visible bar or loop is the quickest to cut off.
Attached Images
 
rodsterinfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #36
3 Rivet Member
 
1972 31' Excella 500
Mount Vernon , Is For Lovers
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 108
Guardian G-37 hitch lock

I just got my check returned from Guardian.02/06/13 The envelope was marked OUT OF BUSINESS. Bummer
Sylver Slypr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #37
2 Rivet Member
 
Budget M3's Avatar
 
1960 22' Safari
Colo Spgs , & Tucson
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodsterinfl View Post
After reading about these locks I bought this one:

All the lock does is slow the thief down a bit but a lock with a visible bar or loop is the quickest to cut off.
Yep, that's the one I ended up getting too.
__________________
1960 Safari 22
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7...b54edd52_b.jpg
Budget M3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #38
3 Rivet Member
 
Sum75's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 135
That one is the Masterlock 379 DAT, right? The price is hard to beat ($19.25 on Amazon tonight). Maybe I should start with that one then upgrade to the other one later. I just don't want to take any chances.
Sum75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 09:17 PM   #39
3 Rivet Member
 
Sum75's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 135
To Sylvr Slypr... Well at least you got your check back! That's crazy, the website is still up & running. I hope you find something better.
Sum75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #40
3 Rivet Member
 
1972 31' Excella 500
Mount Vernon , Is For Lovers
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylver Slypr View Post
I just got my check returned from Guardian.02/06/13 The envelope was marked OUT OF BUSINESS. Bummer
My envelope was inside the marked one and it had the correct return address for Guardian. I think I will give them a call to get to the bottom of this.
Sylver Slypr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.