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Old 03-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Theft prevention...what do you do

I just read the posts on campground thefts. Although I don't really worry about it as I normally camp on my own land, or in state parks, there is a little thing in the back of my mind that want to feel safe. So here's what I do...

cable lock for the bikes and genny. and two dogs for the inside of the camper. and at home,



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in the hitch. free and no one can pull away with my camper.

anyone else want to share their security ideas?
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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Never had a theft at a campground in 30 years more I am concerned about the camper when it is at home................. we do not lock our doors half the time........

I do nothing if they want it bad enough they will get it......... the lock is the weakest link anyway......................
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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On the other thread I mentioned I had a power cable stolen. I now padlock cables and extensions together by looping them. On my 2503S I don't have the hard wired power cable so I padlock it to the bumper.

If you see some guy on the road with a bunch of cable dragging behind it might be me - if I ever lose those keys!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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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 .
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #5
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On the other thread I mentioned I had a power cable stolen. I now padlock cables and extensions together by looping them. On my 2503S I don't have the hard wired power cable so I padlock it to the bumper.

If you see some guy on the road with a bunch of cable dragging behind it might be me - if I ever lose those keys!
I would like to see a picture of your anti wire theft system. I'm not picturing it in my head and the wire theft thing concerns me. Scrap copper prices are way up and I needs my A/C to sleep as Popeye would say.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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Here's what we do to keep the crooks away. Haven't lost the power cord yet. Sure creeps out all the little kids, hahaha.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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Here's what we do to keep the crooks away. Haven't lost the power cord yet. Sure creeps out all the little kids, hahaha.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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Here's what we do to keep the crooks away. Haven't lost the power cord yet. Sure creeps out all the little kids, hahaha.
Now that's funny!
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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 .
I was going to mention that same thing. I have used that in an emergency to get an old flatbed trailer off a truck at one point.
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