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Old 03-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #51
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So far I have found it to me true that the cargo key fits other RV cargo locks as well...ie...my Sabre key fits my buddy's Hartland Landmark cargo bay...also mentioned was threat of someone stealing your LP tanks. Neither of my cargo doors for the tanks have locks nor do others I have seen. Is this because of fire safety issues? With that being the case how do you protect your tanks
As for the Cargo keys yes they do unlock all trailers I never new this until my dealer told me. I changed the door locks when I got the trailer and the company I bought the door locks from had replacements for the cargo also. They keyed them to match the doors so one key opens everything and this makes my storage secure.
The overall is it really doesn't matter if they want it they will steal it, a good hammer or bolt cutter will take care of most any lock or door. Trailer doors will only slow them down a little. If you know how to take apart the tongue on a trailer it can be stolen while it is locked never removing the lock.
Criminals have nothing but time when there in Jail and rather than bettering themselves, to stay out of Jail, while there they sit and plan how they can be a better thief.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:48 AM   #52
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I hate these kind of stories but it is sad reality that you cant trust anyone any longer. I would like to think that it is not a fellow camper doing this kind of stuff. You would think they would already have what they need for pulling a trailer. I also use a locking pin on my hitch....
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:08 AM   #53
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With the price of propane going up steady watch your tanks they are going to be a target. Best part most wouldn't notice till they went to have one filled. Take one out from under the shroud and turn the selector to the tank that's still there and that person will never know. Oh must clarify something I've been in Law enforcement for 24 yrs and have learned to think like them. The old statement No body says you have to be smart to be a criminal isn't totally true, the ones that get caught this applies to.

There's been rumours around here of people having their tanks swapped. Thieves take the full ones, and replace with empty ones. Coupled with having a shroud on them you'd never notice until you got to your location.

As far as why they'd leave the empties, I can only speculate it's workers who might have been given cash to 'go get these tanks filled'. Do a little swap out so you come back with the same # of tanks you left with and pocket the cash.

Thankfully my tanks were under a 6' drift most of the winter. As long as the drift was intact I assumed the tanks were fine. Now that it's warming up and things are starting to melt I'm going to have to swing by the storage and check them over.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:17 AM   #54
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There's been rumours around here of people having their tanks swapped. Thieves take the full ones, and replace with empty ones. Coupled with having a shroud on them you'd never notice until you got to your location.

As far as why they'd leave the empties, I can only speculate it's workers who might have been given cash to 'go get these tanks filled'. Do a little swap out so you come back with the same # of tanks you left with and pocket the cash.

Thankfully my tanks were under a 6' drift most of the winter. As long as the drift was intact I assumed the tanks were fine. Now that it's warming up and things are starting to melt I'm going to have to swing by the storage and check them over.
Why not leave the tanks at home?

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Old 03-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #55
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Why not leave the tanks at home?

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Never used to have problems until this past winter and contractors started burning through tanks by the dozens running propane heaters while working on homes. By then, my TT was already in storage and buried.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:23 PM   #56
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Yes we all agree...some people are scum. But most of the people I have met and talked with are the happy campers that we all like to be. Camp near me, chances are I will share a drink with you- something weird at your site, chances are I will check it out. It's human nature to help out others and I would like to believe that others feel the same. Be a happy camper!
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:01 PM   #57
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Had my air compressor stolen right out of my garage last summer. Now I have to keep my garage door closed all the time. Scumbags are everywhere.
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Yes we all agree...some people are scum. But most of the people I have met and talked with are the happy campers that we all like to be. Camp near me, chances are I will share a drink with you- something weird at your site, chances are I will check it out. It's human nature to help out others and I would like to believe that others feel the same. Be a happy camper!
I couldn't agree more.....even though I probably didn't come across that way.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:10 AM   #59
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Yes we all agree...some people are scum. But most of the people I have met and talked with are the happy campers that we all like to be. Camp near me, chances are I will share a drink with you- something weird at your site, chances are I will check it out. It's human nature to help out others and I would like to believe that others feel the same. Be a happy camper!
Most of the times our camping neighbors have been good and as you say we've shared drinks and ideas on camping. These are the people we all want to meet. We had a young couple that came in the campground late and they were told to take any open site and settle in the morning. They did so and then in the morning they were told they would have to move . When the guy came around to make sure they were moving we asked if they could just move their tent to our site and stay there. He said it was ok and this way they didn't have to break down the tent an move far. They were like having a couple of our own kids now staying with us. Was a good trip.
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