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Old 03-21-2016, 08:34 AM   #21
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I've never lost a home to fire or flood but continue to pay for that insurance. The small cost of locks doesn't bother me. I have had to leave an RV in a rustic CG with no one around because we wanted to take a drive on roads that weren't fit for towing. I secured it as best I could to let me drive away from it with "less" worry.
I have heard of RV theft where truck and trailer were both taken. Also theft of RV from dealership, and recently a pop up from our local Walmart lot.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:45 AM   #22
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Never had anything missing in over 35 years of camping. I have heard of rigs being stolen, but they were left all year in hunting camps, leased lots, etc. My rig stays at my house when not being used. And then it is set up and ready for use or loading for the next trip. Would be pretty difficult to make off with it, so I have never worried about that! I keep the doors locked and that is about it!
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:46 AM   #23
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Thats the one that jammed. Wouldn't unlock. Its a bummer when you cant uncouple your own TT
This will work, but the lock pictured looks like a no name. A high quality Master lock would do the trick.

I think pop ups are more apt to be stolen, I've never heard of a full size TT or 5er being stolen from a CG. Stolen from storage place might be a different story. I doubt someone would try to steal a 28BH, but you never know. A $15 master lock in the hitch is as far as I'd go to prevent theft. I would never spend $200 on a theft prevention gizmo. Just my opinion.
Keep the rig insured for theft.
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Glad I am not "Paranoytic" a simple lock on the coupler is enough. At least the "Mice" are not playing with the latch.
Seems if they want someone's unit; the professional criminal has the tools anyway in order to do the job right and fast.
And if they can't get it they'll probably burn it.
Well at least insurance is some protection.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:26 AM   #25
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Yes, travel trailers have been stolen:
Cloquet police seek travel trailer stolen from driveway | Duluth News Tribune
And also recovered, over a year later. There was no report on the condition when recovered, however.
https://nixle.com/alert/5032810/

I found lots of other incidents of trailers being stolen when I googled for this one that I knew about. Seems most of them are stolen when parked at home, or from the dealership. I didn't see anything about them being taken from a campground, although I suppose it has happened somewhere.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:44 AM   #26
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Another way to help protect your rig... If you put a keyed disconnect switch in line with your electric front tongue jack, auto levelling controller, or front 5ver jacks.
Take the key out.
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On a TT as long as the safety chains are accessible that thing can be towed down the road. Lock only stop honest people.
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Another way to help protect your rig... If you put a keyed disconnect switch in line with your electric front tongue jack, auto levelling controller, or front 5ver jacks.
Take the key out.
That is a good idea! Or you could remove the fuse. It would slow them down enough that they could move on.

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I have heard of TTs being stolen periodically, usually out of someone’s driveway. I cannot say I have heard of one being stolen out of a storage lot. I do have a nice tongue lock for my HTT. The key slot is under the tongue making it more difficult to access.

I often hear of enclosed utility trailers being stolen, I would guess about one a year. Last summer one of the local Boy Scout Troop trailers was stolen out of the Scoutmaster’s driveway, fully marked, full of the troop’s gear. Last I heard it still has not been located.
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I have heard of TTs being stolen periodically, usually out of someoneís driveway. I cannot say I have heard of one being stolen out of a storage lot. I do have a nice tongue lock for my HTT. The key slot is under the tongue making it more difficult to access.

I often hear of enclosed utility trailers being stolen, I would guess about one a year. Last summer one of the local Boy Scout Troop trailers was stolen out of the Scoutmasterís driveway, fully marked, full of the troopís gear. Last I heard it still has not been located.
I had a brand new16 foot enclosed trailer stolen off a slightly secured house building site.
I HATE thieves.
And because of a series of unfortunate events I had forgotten to put insurance on it.
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