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Old 09-23-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question Two Vehicle Security

Alarms, jimmi jams, key plugs, what does everyone do to secure your tow vehicle and deter theft?

I fear coming back to the trailer and finding our truck gone or driving into town for supplies and finding the same. Any helpful tips on what you do to secure your tow vehicle?
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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On another RV forum it was posted that the campers were breaking camp and went to hitch up the RV, but the TV hitch was gone. Easy pickin's for a fast five finger discount.
Keep those hitches and spare tires locked up too !
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We have been throwing around ideas for the tt security when on the road:

Stealing tt:
- We have the tongue locked down
- We have the X-chock blocks with the cheepy locks on each one (to keep the honest thief honest ).

Indoor tt:
- Breezi (when we leave her behind - poor kid - but she has a fearsome bark!)
- Ummmmm still trying to figure out what kind of alarm to put in

(reading this thread with interest!)
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Well as for as the TT goes you have several options since the TT has both 110v and 12v power options. You could ether use a stand alone home alarm with wireless sensors or a standard car alarm. Both have their advantages and disadvantages just depends on your personal preference and situation.
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Not so much worried about somebody stealing the 5th wheel as I am about them stealing the tow vehicle. From what I hear it's really easy to steal trucks and I don't want our F350 to be disappearing while we're out on a nature hike or in town.
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I have a "CompuStar" command start/burglar alarm complete with turbo cool down feature... My truck is always right where I park it... It even pages me if someone starts to mess with it.. (2 mile range on the pager)
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I have a "CompuStar" command start/burglar alarm complete with turbo cool down feature... My truck is always right where I park it... It even pages me if someone starts to mess with it.. (2 mile range on the pager)
Seann, save your money, nobody steals Chevs.

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I have a "CompuStar" command start/burglar alarm complete with turbo cool down feature... My truck is always right where I park it... It even pages me if someone starts to mess with it.. (2 mile range on the pager)
Do you have the camera in the tailgate? We learned from others who also has them to make sure to lock the tailgate (slow the thief down if anything). It's pretty expensive to replace the tailgate

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Seann, save your money, nobody steals Chevs.

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Albertaguy,

You obviously don't live in Texas or the Southwestern U.S.; Chevy's are the pickups preferred by thieves here--and buyers of stolen pickups in Northern Mexico!!! I'm just sayin', Dodge man.
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Albertaguy,

You obviously don't live in Texas or the Southwestern U.S.; Chevy's are the pickups preferred by thieves here--and buyers of stolen pickups in Northern Mexico!!! I'm just sayin', Dodge man.
#1 up here are Fords, second are Dodges.
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