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Old 03-08-2016, 08:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Soltice View Post
I have a power tongue jack on my trailer and without power nobody can drag it away
Manual override? I hardly need keys to get past that. A large screw driver gets me into any storage compartment, no need for keys. Then I even have the override crank that came with the jack.

OP, just a suggestion: you don't need to be the hardest target on the lot, just make sure you're not the easiest. Thieves are lazy, they'll move to the easier targets. I would go with a good hitch lock, perhaps a few locking lug nuts and maybe a wheel lock (even just a good chain draped thru the wheels will work) and a good insurance policy. Changing door locks is also a good idea. As is choosing a storage lot with video surveillance.


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Old 03-08-2016, 08:34 PM   #12
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Tongue locks are easily defeated. Lots of videos on YouTube showing how little time it takes. Or, they must tie up the hitch to the tow vehicle doing tthe theft. Tongues can also be easily removed.

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:20 PM   #13
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There is nothing you can buy that will make it theft proof. As mentioned earlier, just make it difficult to steal. The bad guys will move to something easier.

I would recommend against any booby traps like a shocking system. You WILL be sued. Even if you were to win a lawsuit, it'll cost you more than the trailer cost.

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:47 PM   #14
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The trimax will work nicely and a good tongue will keep the tt from wondering off. Also lock up the batteries.

Morelikely someone will try to breaking in. Personally setting up a flashing led in a window running off a couple AA batteries will scare off a potential interuder to a less noisy rig.

It's illegal in most places to setup a trap, and a zap from the door would be considered a illegal.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Paintinfool3 View Post
I installed an alarm system ... automotive on mine with a motion detector and put a switch on my door that would set it off should the door be opened... it also with an extra addition sends a signal to my phone should the door open or alarm go off and it has a built in gps locator on it should the trailer move. The service for the phone thing is about 60.00 a year but the last time they broke into it they stole over 1000.00 worth of stuff and I said I would do my best not to let that happen again
This wouldn't happen to be the Scytek alarm would it? I have that one on our Odyssey already. If not, what brand/model do you have? This is a good idea.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:09 PM   #16
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Instead of all the $ spent on your security items why not look for a secure storage lot. Some now have 24hr monitoring.
Because storing it here at a facility with 24 hour monitoring costs $356/mo. Yes, that's right - got that quote this morning. Also, damn insurance company won't let me insure the trailer unless it's A) Parked at my home (live in an apartment) or B) kept at a locked storage facility.

So no ability to insure means for me that if it goes missing, I'm out $12k.
I'd rather drop $1k on some security measures that make it a royal PITA to bother with (vandalism or theft).
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:50 PM   #17
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LOJACK? If someone steals it, you'll get it back. The cops will track it down.

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Old 03-09-2016, 09:30 PM   #19
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It may be cheaper to move somewhere safer!
Nope, not an option.
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:50 AM   #20
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I'll be using my Trailer Valet XL to "pull" my X213 into its parking spot. This way, no one will be able to hook-up and pull it out. Also, by doing this, my LP tanks, batteries etc will be out of view from our back lane.

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