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Old 02-09-2011, 10:21 AM   #11
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Spark Plugs? I think I have one in my generator.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:58 AM   #12
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Theft (or risk of it) is a regional thing. Luckily, we camp in a seasonal site that is also a gated community. Anyone too loud or doesn't fit the "average family" attitude are also asked to leave. Thus, keeping majority of "those folks" outside the gate...

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:27 PM   #13
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Being a "lawman" for 38 years, a tent camper for 12 years and an RV'er for 3 years, I can tell you that the best policy is to lock it up. I have never had a single problem with theft in a campground but have known it to happen, although very rarely. I sort of feel guilty of appearing to not trust my fellow RV'ers when I lock certain belongings up but unfortunately even the most honest folks may be tempted in a weak moment. Do yourself and an opportunist a favor and lock it up.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:41 PM   #14
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I have never had anything stolen, but I think it is prudent to lock up anything valuable that can easily walk off. I have a moderately expensive bike that could easily be gone in a flash. I think if you have the appearance of being secure and someone thinks it will take them a few minutes to take the item they are going to walk by. I know if I saw someone who didnt appear to belong in a neighbors camp site and there were no cars I would have my eye on them.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:30 PM   #15
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Hi folks and thanks for everyone's input. I would lock it up but all the parts of this grill are detachable. Locking it would not deter anyone from trying (if they want to try).
I couldnt care less if i lost anything else but this grill.
It is the old style heavy duty all aluminum grill they used to make years ago. They now started making those again and i couldn't wait to get my hands on one.
It is supposed to be one of the best charcoal grills out there (i'm sure this is a matter of opinion)

I hate to stink up the TT at night but like most of you mentioned, best to keep it locked up then regret it later.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:38 PM   #16
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Hi folks and thanks for everyone's input. I would lock it up but all the parts of this grill are detachable. Locking it would not deter anyone from trying (if they want to try).
I couldnt care less if i lost anything else but this grill.
It is the old style heavy duty all aluminum grill they used to make years ago. They now started making those again and i couldn't wait to get my hands on one.
It is supposed to be one of the best charcoal grills out there (i'm sure this is a matter of opinion)

I hate to stink up the TT at night but like most of you mentioned, best to keep it locked up then regret it later.

WestTXMed, Pedernales has been my fave TX park to date. About to go camp at Ink's lake, heard that is nice as well.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:23 PM   #17
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Naw... Some of us own real trucks that don't have sparkplugs!

I keep about a 8' length of light chain and a padlock for locking our folding bikes (and any other outside items). Its purpose is mearly to "keep the honest people, honest". If somebody wants something bad enough, they're going to take it no matter what you lock it up with.

And, while on the subject of security, take a look at the key for your outside storage compartments. Does it have the numbers 751 stamped on it? Yes? Did you know that this key/lock has been used by many RV manufacturers for years. The keying is all the same so anyone who has a 751 key can open anyone elses' outside compartments that uses a 751 key. I'll bet there a few of you out there that aren't even going to read this sentence because they've already opened up another browser window and getting on the Camping World (or some similar website) to purchase new outside compartment locksets.


AHH, yes the dreaded #751 key. One size fits all. And in many trailers like mine, if you can get into the storage compartment then you`re in the trailer. You just have to push up the bed from the inside. I broke a key off in the lock in the front pass through storage and crawled in from the other side and unscrewed the lock to get it out. But I haven`t changed out the locks yet.

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Is there a way you can install a U bolt on the side of the grill so you can put a lock through it? It doesn't have to be some huge setup, as noted your just trying to make it alot less appealing to someone walking by. I can understand not wanting it inside, with the smells and the fire hazard, so I bet with a little creativity you can come up with something. Happy camping!
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AHH, yes the dreaded #751 key. One size fits all. And in many trailers like mine, if you can get into the storage compartment then you`re in the trailer. You just have to push up the bed from the inside. I broke a key off in the lock in the front pass through storage and crawled in from the other side and unscrewed the lock to get it out. But I haven`t changed out the locks yet.
I keep forgetting about this! I got locked out of mine once because I simply lost the key. I walked over to my neighbor camping next to me and asked him for his key, opened the compartment door, and gave it back to him.
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REF the 751 key I found out that it also works on my truck topper. I got the truck used with a topper already installed and it didnt have any keys for the topper so I tried the compartment key and was able to lock and unlock it sound like they use that key for a lot of locks
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