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Old 02-03-2017, 09:44 AM   #1
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Propane tank/battery security

Looking for ideas on how to secure two propane tanks and two batteries that are mounted on a trailer tongue.

Chain and padlock?
Cable lock?
Commercially made locking doobobs?
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:14 AM   #2
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I have never felt the need to "lock them up"
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:18 AM   #3
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:41 AM   #4
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for the propane tanks, I just put a long padlock in one of the holes on the bottom of the tank and around the support base 10$ fix.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:42 AM   #5
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Since I store my TT in a public storage facility I feel the need to play it safe. Just trying to make it harder for the crowd that may decide they would like to have stuff off my TT.

I added a locking battery box, propane tank lock and put in a 12 volt disconnect switch also.

The battery box will hold 2 batteries. I have 1 now, but planned for possibly adding another later.

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Old 02-03-2017, 10:59 AM   #6
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For my propane tanks, I chained the two tanks together and to the TT frame using chain and padlocks I already had, so $0.

Haven't done anything about the batteries. If an evil doer sees the chain around the frame for the tanks, hopefully he will believe the batteries are secured, too, and look for something easier.
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