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Old 03-17-2013, 08:47 AM   #31
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All though he does wear pink phongs

I see he borrowed your flipflops. Bad DOG making the owner go barefooted.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #32
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My camper was broke into a month after we got it. Stil in the shop getting fixed from all the damage, from now on I will remove all of the valuables and electronics and leave the door unlocked. The most damage was the prying of the door to get in, over $6500.00 damage and theft in all. I have thought about a wireless alarm system, but by time it calls you and you call the cops, they are long gone. So if ant]ything I am just going to put an entry alarm on it so we can hear it if someone opens the door or breaks a window.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:50 AM   #33
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We use a lock in the ball hitch, a battery locking clamp for trailer's battery (our most recent purchase), a cable for the generator (and anything else we are concerned about walking off), and we hang a heavy duty combination residential lockbox somewhere inconspicuous (like the kind a realtor uses to get inside a house to show it to a client) to hold the keys when leaving the unit for the day. Its great to be worry free of possible keys loss. It's enclosed in a black rubberzied case, so its weatherproof and doesnt scratch/mar the trailer if hung against the trailer's exterior wall....however its typically hung on the back bumper where it blends in.

To my memory, we've not had anything taken while camping. We use security measures to help keep honest people honest...providing a deterrent for anyone else. Lastly, we take our Bullmastiffs camping, most people look at them from afar. We dont get visitors walking up to our site...they wait and approach us when we are walking the dogs. LOL
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:54 PM   #34
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You asked about locking power cables. Here's what I've been doing;

Using a padlock that has a clasp that can fit 2 times your cable (make sure the cable will fit through the clasp when it's open) lock the cable to your hitch or bumper and the extension if you need it, to the main cable. The connectors won't fit through so no one can just walk away with your cable. Let me know if you have questions, hopefully this attachment might make it clear.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #35
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You asked about locking power cables. Here's what I've been doing;

Using a padlock that has a clasp that can fit 2 times your cable (make sure the cable will fit through the clasp when it's open) lock the cable to your hitch or bumper and the extension if you need it, to the main cable. The connectors won't fit through so no one can just walk away with your cable. Let me know if you have questions, hopefully this attachment might make it clear.
Copper thieves carry cutters!!!!
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You asked about locking power cables. Here's what I've been doing;

Using a padlock that has a clasp that can fit 2 times your cable (make sure the cable will fit through the clasp when it's open) lock the cable to your hitch or bumper and the extension if you need it, to the main cable. The connectors won't fit through so no one can just walk away with your cable. Let me know if you have questions, hopefully this attachment might make it clear.
I guess it makes you feel better, but if someone wanted your cable, they will get it just like cabling bikes etc. Cable cutters are cheap and honest people won't steal anyway. Thieves come prepared.
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Copper thieves can't be stopped if they are determined, and they would be if they're walking around with cutters.

It's the guy that forgot his cable or didn't bring enough cable that I hope to stop with this.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #38
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When they tried nto steal my cord, they did not have cutters with them, they broke the jack on the camper, and the camper end of the cord, when they got to the other end, they couldnt pull it because it was wrapped aroung a pole inside of the barn!!! Too bad the broke everythiung trying to get it, that was almost 450.00 of my insurance claim.
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We don't do anything special for security but if it starts getting bad, maybe have to get one of these guys to hang outside the camper (ex cop variety)! LOL
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