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Old 08-14-2019, 12:06 PM   #21
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Drill a hole through the wingnut clamp insert padlock, also did my battery boxes homemade out of 1 inch flat stock! I attached a couple of pictures!
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:29 PM   #22
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On a related subject, is there an easier (but still accurate) way to check the fuel level for LP tanks ? I boil a huge pot of water, dribble it over the side of the tank, and feel for the cool spot - that's where the fuel level is.
I don't know how accurate is, but we use a gauge I bought on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Propane-Brass.../dp/B07B8QRSYS
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:40 PM   #23
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I use a locking hitch pin out of habit since I tow a boat. Have heard of many tales of guys coming back to the ramp, and their boat trailer was stolen, they did lock the trailer to the ball, but did not lock the tow bar to the TV. I use one of those bar type clamps on the TT battery, and a lock up the propane tanks as well. A pro can get 'em in 5 min, but someone else may only be 2 minutes. Peace of mind to some extent.
How about coming back to the boat ramp and find your trailer tires GONE
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:48 PM   #24
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Don if you can put your tank lock on in the back......instead of the front, it will
be a real PITA for someone to cut your lock.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:58 PM   #25
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One year, where we keep our trailer full time, I had one empty tank and the other was really low. I told my wife that on our next weekend trip to camp I'd take them both to be filled. Upon my arrival we set up camp and the next day I proceeded to remove the tanks. Then to my surprise found both of them filled. I have an idea who it was but no one is saying anything.
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I did the same thing, works like a champ!
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Wow Robbie, That's pretty ballsy stealing a man's tank but, then replacing it with an empty, Considerate thief? I use a coated bicycle combination lock/cable. Much harder to cut with bolt cutters and won't mar your tanks.......Wal-Mart $15 for a 6' long combo.
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Bleck, I purchased two very similar to yours from CW when they were on sale. Pd around the same give or take. They work surprisingly well. The only issue was having to rotate my tanks a bit in order to close the compartment door.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:56 PM   #29
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To get an idea of how much LP you have weigh the tank on your bathroom scale. Subtract the tare weight stamped on the carry handles and the remainder is LP in lbs.
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If a thief wants something they will take it. The key is to slow them down and make it as hard as possible...............we had a hitch lock on a 16ft one year old car hauler.............they still got it anyway.
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We don't camp in public places. We own the property that our RV sits on. There are 4 other private camps bordering our property. In the 50+ years that the property has been converted to seasonal sites, there has only been only one single incidence of thievery. That was the theft of propane tanks.
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Lessons on propane

Lesson learned on propane but how of you actually lock the ball hookup on a TT or the kingpin assembly on a fifth wheel. One weekend in one campground 3 units were stolen when the owners were gone because the TT hookups were not secured and locked.
I lock my ball connector as well the opening where the hitch connects to the ball on the TT Major deterrent
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:18 PM   #33
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I donít bother locking my propane tanks but I always remove the battery when putting in storage. I also remove everything of value from underneath the camper since I havenít rekeyed it and those storage access points use universal keys. And I always remove my hitch from my truck. Thatís too easy to steal and the equalizer costs way too much.
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On a related subject, is there an easier (but still accurate) way to check the fuel level for LP tanks ? I boil a huge pot of water, dribble it over the side of the tank, and feel for the cool spot - that's where the fuel level is.

Anyone ? It's 2019, for crissakes...
I got a propane gauge from my local propane supplier - Mopeka from approducts.net - It has a sensor that attaches by magnet to the bottom of the tank and then syncs to your 'smart' phone. You have to download the app (pretty sure it was free). Works Great! I keep it stored inside the trailer and put it on the tank when I need to check the level. Carry extra batteries with you... Supposedly lasts around a year, but mine is very low after 4 months.
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