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Old 03-08-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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Best ideas for Trailer Security to prevent theft?

We're taking possession of a new 154BH baja next week (2016) and I want to be as prepared as possible. I'm considering TWO wheel locks (I am going to buy two total, probably two different ones):
1. Brinks 3020-057 Robot Check
2. Trimax TCL65 Robot Check

Also wondering if simply removing the tires and leaving on jack stands while not in use would be a good security measure.

In combination with wheel locks going to get this hitch receiver lock: Robot Check
In addition I'm working on a custom set up that would deliver the equivalent of a static shock when someone touches the door handle in an attempt to open it; and a GPS tracking device hidden within the trailer that reports location in real time & remote video surveillance.

Yes, I take my security seriously. I hate losing my stuff, but having to store my trailer in a location that's not under my direct daily watch will drive me nuts (this is my only storage option).

Any thoughts, tips & suggestions would be greatly appreicated!
Thank you in advance!
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:53 PM   #2
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When I first read the thread I was thinking ,,,overkill but only you know your circumstances and you have to feel safe.

Hopefully you will get responses from others on here.
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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I'd prefer to keep things as simple as possible in reality - which is why I'm asking. I've never owned a trailer and certainly not something this expensive that I've had to store somewhere "away" from my daily location.

It's entirely possible there are some very simple things I could do that I'm overlooking or just not aware of that require far less effort (such as just removing the tires and taking them with me - though someone could just bring tires and put them on to take it away).

I live in the SF bay area and things here go missing very quickly. The business I'm in, we see people come all the way from Oakland (I'm mid-peninsula) just to break into someone's house because people here are less likely to be suspect as well as are more "PC" and are afraid to question someone who looks completely "out of place."

For me, it's a better to be safe than sorry kind of thing.
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We're taking possession of a new 154BH baja next week (2016) and I want to be as prepared as possible. I'm considering TWO wheel locks (I am going to buy two total, probably two different ones):
1. Brinks 3020-057 Robot Check
2. Trimax TCL65 Robot Check

Also wondering if simply removing the tires and leaving on jack stands while not in use would be a good security measure.

In combination with wheel locks going to get this hitch receiver lock: Robot Check
In addition I'm working on a custom set up that would deliver the equivalent of a static shock when someone touches the door handle in an attempt to open it; and a GPS tracking device hidden within the trailer that reports location in real time & remote video surveillance.

Yes, I take my security seriously. I hate losing my stuff, but having to store my trailer in a location that's not under my direct daily watch will drive me nuts (this is my only storage option).

Any thoughts, tips & suggestions would be greatly appreicated!
Thank you in advance!
I would think the Trimax wheel lock and a ball lock would be good. I would also look at investing locking lug nuts cause they could jack up the camper and take the wheel with the lock off. Also I would not take the tires off and leave on jack stands because someone could come with a set of tires and be set to go. Also if the jack stands sink you may not be able to get a wheel back on it.
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:17 PM   #5
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Both of the lock options you listed are very good. I would be done at that point, and if stolen, let the insurance deal with it.
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Marinco 701b is a battery disconnect that prevents your trailer battery from draining due to your CO alarm and smoke detector being on all the time
You simply turn the knob and it kills the power
The knob then come off with a quarter turn like a key
I have a power tongue jack on my trailer and without power nobody can drag it away
http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_...connect+switch

Consider re keying your trailer as Jayco uses a generic key /lock for it storage area
you may want to only have one key as well
Also the http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...ywords=xchocks

some here suggested drilling a hole in the knob and putting a pad lock on it
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Is the TT parked by your house? Or, is it in a storage area.

I would think the electrical shock treatment could lead to a law suit if a little kid happened to walk up on your steps, touched the handle and fell back and hit his/her head.

Well, don't forget to add a GPS tracking device with TEXT alert, to the TT also.

As for mine, my house is on the Pinellas Trail (old RR track line) and there is on occasion some undesirable traffic at night. I have a lock on the battery boxes, and 2 on the tongue. I have SimpliSafe Alarm service for $24 a month and I have the option to either have the sensors trigger an alarm with the company or just send me an ALERT to my smart phone. I have a motion sensor in the TT (next to the house) and it is set to alert, so anytime I or DW enter the TT, I get the TXT message. Small city living is fun. I have door/window entry sensors on the privacy gates to the back yard area that are set to ALERT also. We are up in the mountains or on the road 4-5 months each year, and I will get a gate open ALERT, I look at the yard cameras. Usually it is the lawn guys or my neighbor getting vegetable's from the garden.. the good thing is I do not hear from these things 99.999% of the time.

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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
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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.
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