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Old 07-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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Always love your graphics on these projects. Nice job with the new lock.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #12
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:01 PM   #13
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Being new to owning a TT. How common is it for batteries and propane tanks to be stolen?
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:32 PM   #14
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Our route was a bit more $$ but offers better security or just slows the bad guys down.
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Being new to owning a TT. How common is it for batteries and propane tanks to be stolen?
I think much of that depends on where you store your camper. Neither of my last two storage areas were fenced and both are subject to high traffic.

I'm pretty exposed to an opportunistic thief.
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I went the chain and padlock route with 1/4" chain link and a heavy master lock. It's not theft proof, but then nothing really is to a determined thief. My trailer lives in a gated facility, but I have had an attempted battery theft while overnighting at a truck stop. They made enough noise trying to get the battery out of the box and gave up before DW heard them. The idea is to slow them down long enough for my two Yorkies to let me know I have a visitor so I can go outside with my 1911 and introduce myself. I'm counting on the casual thief to not be carrying around a set of bolt cutters or a battery powered Dremel tool. I also have both propane tanks chained to the trailer frame.
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Our route was a bit more $$ but offers better security or just slows the bad guys down.
I have the same battery locking devices. I put them on along with my modification of of the forward battery bracket to accept a group 27 battery box. As it was originally, it would only take a group 24 battery box.
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My camper is stored in an outside gated lot. A thief would have to break into my garage to get mine because I take it with me after every trip.
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I don't have my planned hybrid yet but when we had a popup I just lifted the battery into the front storage trunk. Yes, it was heavy but not beyond my capabilities, and I didn't have to do it very often.

That doesn't help while on the road, though.
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