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Old 07-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #11
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You could just get a torklift tank lock for the propane.


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Old 07-10-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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Several points for you.

Parking your trailer. Take battery off. Bring it home. Buy a good but inexpensive battery maint. charger. You must buy a good lock for you trailer ball hitch. You can also get a wheel lock. Propane tanks, well you can get creative there.

Where to store. You must find somewhere secure. I store mine at a lot that is out of the way, way in the back and hidden by a forest. You really cant see it from the road.

If someone wants to get in to your trailer, they will. Just dont leave things visible in there to steal, like a tv. I put foil on my windows when I park it. It serves two purposes, keeps the sun rays out so it does not damage fabric etc, and people cant look in to the trailer.

Cover your wheels from the sun rays.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:55 PM   #13
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The law can be different from state-to-state on a breakaway brake system depends on the state. Some states don't require them, some states have a weight limit before it is required, and some states appear to require them on any size trailer.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:22 PM   #14
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Good idae for the tank. Actually my brakeaway works when plugged into my truck without the battery. I know this for sure,its a long story from a bad day. Haha.
Nope,your brakes will NOT work when it is on its own (Broke Away) without its OWN BATT.! Only if your TV Elect.Cord is REALLLLLLLLLLONGGGGGGG! Youroo!!
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:26 PM   #15
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Ok, i get it now with the battery and the break away. I know the breaks activate when its hooked to the truck and the battery is disconected. But if it broke off the truck it would have no power.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #16
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Ok, i get it now with the battery and the break away. I know the breaks activate when its hooked to the truck and the battery is disconected. But if it broke off the truck it would have no power.
He did say he was having a bad day; that day. Same thing happened to me making the turn from County Road 29 onto County Road 34 on the way to Goshen last year.

The breakaway snagged on something (my pickup bed was entirely too crowded) and the brakes came on in the turn. The DIC started "screamin' out a warning" but got it hooked back up before anybody complained too much about me blocking two streets.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:38 PM   #17
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As already mentioned, the breakaway needs the battery. The idea is that the trailer has broken away. Chain and power cord no longer attached. The brakes need power to activate them. Otherwise the unit finds its own course likely with tragic results. I have seen a boat get away at highway speed. It tried to do a lot of damage before it went off the side of an overpass. Beyond that look into the security ideas Herk provides. A flashing LED to simulate an alarm. They really need to provide alarms for trailers that are easy to install someday. The type I would prefer... on someone else's trailer:
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:43 PM   #18
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Breakaway needs A battery but it does not have to be the supply batteries for the trailer. They make smaller, rechargeable breakaway batteries, primarily used on non-RV type trailers, but can be installed on any trailer for those times you want to move a trailer without installing the larger deep cycle style batteries that will run the accessories in the RV.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:56 AM   #19
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There is currently a large Music Festival going on directly across the street from where we store our TT. They expect 20,000 people each day for this 3 day event. The storage facility has it all fence, gates, cameras etc but I thought about taking spare tire and tanks home. In the end, I just hooked it up and got it out of there thinking that someone would make themselves at home in our tt rather than the mud pit
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:18 AM   #20
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Never had a problem in 10 years with either . I did make a lock for the battery box and tank and just in case but never had a problem in a fenced lot with access gate. I actually got run into by a guy in a motorhome and he left his phone number and his insurance paid for all my repairs !
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