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Old 05-06-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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Rant! Stolen Foot pad

So I pulled my 5'er out of Daryls Mini storage and when I got home upon inspection of my trailer I noticed someone removed one of my rear round stabilizer foot pad while in storage! I'm going to have to start putting down all my jacks down while in storage. This is really pushing me to buy a new home with RV parking! Can't stand the thought that someone thinks its ok to take things from people thats not theirs. Anyone else have similar problems? ARRRGGH, it irritates me to no end that people steal. Sorry...end of rant.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:51 AM   #2
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Haven't personally had anything stolen but I know other people that have.

My problem has been with collision damage in a storage lot. I've learned to ONLY use a lot that only rents to RV's and Boats OR segregates the lot.
I was in a lot in Atlanta that was used by a mix of RV's, beat up old cars that I can't imagine why anyone pays to store, and Landscapers.
Apparently - it takes very little money to start a landscaping business. To keep from renting an office - they run the business from home. But neighbors/zoning won't let them park their landscape trailers at home. SO they rent parking slots at the local storage lot. Early in the AM they and all their workers show up - they pull out the trailers, the workers park their trucks/cars there and they go forth and work all day. In the evening they reverse the process.
I was assigned the only free space in a lot off Peachtree Industrial - and it was right between two landscape trailers. I wasn't smart enough to know this was a BAD idea. Over the winter I didn't visit the rig for about 3 months.
The result was two punctures in the side and a broken window. The punctures looked like a rake handle or something sticking out of the side of a landscape trailer had pushed into the wall. No idea what broke the window.
I complained to the storage yard - who pointed to a clause in the contract that said they weren't responsible - to contact my insurance. They also claimed it probably happened before I parked there.
I asked to see their security camera footage - but their server only stored 7 days and wasn't a helpful angle.
Needless to say - I moved to another, more expensive lot.
The owners of the storage lot could have cared less- they had a waiting list.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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I hate thief's, and even worse are those who tag graffiti on stuff.

The pads are optional. I would recommend a 2"x6", cut square. It will give you a good surface area to land your foot onto.

When you do install a new sand pad. Add a Loctite Red to the bolt threads, it is permanent you will never be able to unthread the nut. It would have to be cut off. Too much work for a thief, so they will move onto the next camper.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:36 AM   #4
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We just signed on at a new storage lot, and are hopeful that we won't have any issues, but have insurance if something does happen. This lot is probably 90% RV's in 3 lots and a small section of storage garages in a separate area.
One of the things I was looking at when touring was how the other RV owners secured their stuff. The lot we signed on at, everyone leaves their tanks and batteries out, some had solar panels attached. That provides me with a level of comfort that thefts are probably rare there. Other lots I viewed, if it could move it was bolted down or (presumably) moved inside the TT (or maybe already stolen?).
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:45 AM   #5
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We've been in the same storage spot for a few years. It's gated and has cameras and they have someone there quite often (not 24x7). They actually watch things too. One time we were picking something up from our RV, and wanted to drive around to take a look at some of the other campers to 'dream' and also to look at some that probably hadn't been moved in years. We actually had an employee come over to us and make sure that we were legit, because I guess sometimes such behavior can mean people are up to no good!
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Sorry for your loss, if it happened to me I would be taking a trip to my neighborhood welding shop to see what they could do for me, making up a new one.
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The only thing I've had stolen is one of those yellow wheel blocks that I got as a gift?? Someone 5fingered it out of the bed of my truck. Oh well, live and learn!
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So I pulled my 5'er out of Daryls Mini storage and when I got home upon inspection of my trailer I noticed someone removed one of my rear round stabilizer foot pad while in storage! I'm ****** cus it turns out the part is not cheap! I'm going to have to start putting down all my jacks down while in storage. This is really pushing me to buy a new home with RV parking! Can't stand the thought that someone thinks its ok to take things from people thats not theirs. Anyone else have similar problems? ARRRGGH, it irritates me to no end that people steal. Sorry...end of rant.
Are you sure it didn't fall off while driving somewhere? Maybe before it was stored or on your way home?
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Add a Loctite Red to the bolt threads, it is permanent you will never be able to unthread the nut. It would have to be cut off. Too much work for a thief, so they will move onto the next camper.
All you have to do is heat the bolt to about 325 and the Loctite will melt and the nut will come right off.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:32 PM   #10
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I have enough stuff stolen in the last couple of year, plus all the damage , it has been moved to a friends back yard.
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