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Old 05-17-2016, 09:32 AM   #41
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They're kind of like socks that disappear into the dryer somewhere!
Socks don't disappear. They transform into Tupperware lids.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:58 PM   #42
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Last winter when our trailer was stored in the RV area of our town home complex we had both our propane bottles stolen. Best way to secure these is to drill a hole in the large wing nut and one thru the space bar that holds them together . Then drop a pad lock thru the hole, thus joining them (a 1/2 inch hole is sufficient). That way the nut will not be able to be removed.




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Old 05-21-2016, 12:27 PM   #43
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Thought I'd share this video with those of us who are memory-challenged. Hope y'all enjoy!

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Old 05-21-2016, 10:01 PM   #44
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That's what I like about the hard cover tonneau cover I use while towing. You cannot lift the cover high enough to mess with the hitch latch which is also padlocked, you can't even unhook the break away cable.
So how do you disconnect? Does the whole cover lift off?

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Old 05-21-2016, 10:12 PM   #45
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So how do you disconnect? Does the whole cover lift off?
Just take the drivers side of the tonneau cover off, unlock, flip lock latch, remove homemade Butch's bed saver, drop tailgate, unhook emergency brake cable, disconnect electrical cord, pull hitch release and drive away.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:13 PM   #46
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Our house esp.my garage eats anything till you either stop looking or buy another one............


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Old 05-21-2016, 11:03 PM   #47
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It has been my personal experience that leaving ANYTHING on the truck bumper [keys, sway bar pins, cigarette lighters, flashlights, pliers, screwdrivers, coffee cups, etc] is the kiss of death. Embarrassed to say, I've done them all and probably more that I'm not thinking of right now.
I no longer accuse anyone of stealing anything from me, I just try to figure out what the hell I did with whatever is missing.
Two months ago, I left a coffee mug on the rear bumper. I had that mug for 30+ years. Duh!
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I have not had anything stolen in storage at all. Just at a Campground some non campers fro a nearby party cottage took my Satellite Dish. The Police knew exactly where to go and when he mentioned theft over $1000 they said they saw the cottage owner down the road took it. I found parts a year later in front of suspect cottage on large pickup day.

I chain everything up now. Lock power cables and surge guard.
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I have not had anything stolen in storage at all. Just at a Campground some non campers fro a nearby party cottage took my Satellite Dish. The Police knew exactly where to go and when he mentioned theft over $1000 they said they saw the cottage owner down the road took it. I found parts a year later in front of suspect cottage on large pickup day.

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I would hope that most theft actually comes form people just "driving through" looking for easy pickings. Most people I have had the pleasure of meeting go camping for the same reasons, to get away from the go go go, step on anyone and anything to make a buck life to just relax and not worry about it. They tend to be more respectful and leave stuff alone. That being said, I always go by the motto that locks keep and honest man honest.
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