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Old 03-15-2013, 04:06 PM   #21
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I have found the best way to thwart theft in parks is to drink all the beer in the cooler....usually that is what the hooligans are after.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #22
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Dang, I'm going to the camper tomorrow to look for that adjustment nut. never noticed it.


I usually only lock the door to my camper when we leave for the day. Mostly to keep the dogs in. I'd hate for some young kid to open our camper by accident and get mowed over by our dogs. They bark, no bite.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #23
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Dang, I'm going to the camper tomorrow to look for that adjustment nut. never noticed it.

I usually only lock the door to my camper when we leave for the day. Mostly to keep the dogs in. I'd hate for some young kid to open our camper by accident and get mowed over by our dogs. They bark, no bite.
Maybe yours don't but I'd check.


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Old 03-15-2013, 04:45 PM   #24
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check the dogs bite? ha ha they'll lick you silly.


Seriously I just never noticed the nut. I'm curious now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #25
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We are in a gated seasonal campground. To remove a camper or boat or golfcart, you have to fill out a form, show proof of ownership at the gate when you're leaving with it. Other than that, the misc. stuff we just keep locked in our shed. Patio furniture and grill stays out, so does wood. Rarely a theft. Usually kids and something small. Heaven help the parents, they'll usually be banned from the CG and asked to move. They enforce the rules where we camp, fortunately.

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #26
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check the dogs bite? ha ha they'll lick you silly.


Seriously I just never noticed the nut. I'm curious now.
LMFAO


NO the nut YOU donkey !
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #27
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The only thing that I worry about is my Progressive surge protector when the electric post is on the road side on the trailer. At $250+ it is tempting for someone to unplug it when we are gone. Some of the parks have the newer type box cover that will allow me to use a small pad lock. Otherwise, I have a sliding cable lock that might slow someone down for 2-3 minutes.

Knock on wood, we have never had a problem!
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:56 AM   #28
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I tend to believe, ďI can only keep the honest people honestĒ, keep your sight organized and clean; donít leave a wallet on the dash, shotgun leaning out the truck window or a case of beer under the camper(not covered). The bad-guys are not going to worry about a lock, if they want it theyíll get it.
This all said, I believe in lead poisoning and a good dog. I have a motion light but I think the best advice is to know your neighbors even when they change often. If we all watch out for each other I would feel safe. Even if you donít want to get directly involved in a situation, take pictures. I like to drive by individuals, who look out of place, and let them see me taking pictures. Nothing to direct I just want them to know people are watching. I feel if your not doing anything wrong than why would you care if I take a picture. Let them think I am weird, I donít mind.
Highway patrol has a class for campers(maybe only full timers) itís a Home Land Security course. Itís to help campers be aware of suspicious situations and call it in.
Weíre all in the same boat(campers) lets help each other.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:10 AM   #29
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In most cases hitch couplers have a nut down below that can be loosened so as your lock ball will fall out then the nut re-tightened .
This nut is to adjust the locking mechanism as it wears .
Class 4 2 5/16 couplers that are used on RV's are not made like that. There is no adjustment in them at all.

Have a look at the 2nd pic down in the right column, you will see. All my trailers with 2 5/16 couplers are the same.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #30
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Didn't realize it till I looked, I have 4 trailers with ball mounts they are all 4 made differently.
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