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Old 05-19-2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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Stuff Got Stolen Today

Today I went to check on my TT at the storage place to make the battery (replaced the battery on 5/4/2018) is OK since we are going out this Wednesday. To my surprise the battery was gone, I then check the driver side compartment and was open and notice the sway bars and few other items that were inside a bin all gone. It looked like the compartment was pried open. I already upgraded the locks on both compartment once.
I file a report with the storage place and Sheriff. I have not file a report with insurance yet. I was able to purchase important ones so total loss was $400.
So what type of locks do you have on the storage doors?
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Today I went to check on my TT at the storage place to make the battery (replaced the battery on 5/4/2018) is OK since we are going out this Wednesday. To my surprise the battery was gone, I then check the driver side compartment and was open and notice the sway bars and few other items that were inside a bin all gone. It looked like the compartment was pried open. I already upgraded the locks on both compartment once.
I file a report with the storage place and Sheriff. I have not file a report with insurance yet. I was able to purchase important ones so total loss was $400.
So what type of locks do you have on the storage doors?
I can't help you with the locks, because we have the standard factory locks on ours. Besides, locks, upgraded or not, only keep the honest folks out. I just want to tell you that I feel your pain. 16 months ago, we had our truck broken into and a whole lot of stuff was stolen. Here's a question, though...why would they steal your sway bars if they didn't have the rest of the hitch? Pretty heavy to carry away, too.

Can't stand a thief!
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I hear more and more where people are having their things stolen at storage locations. A friend of ours had his motorhome broken into and he and I spoke to the man who owns several storage places in our area the other day and ask if they had an insurance policy to cover stolen items from space renters, he informed me that they do it cost $5.00 per mouth to storage fee but covers anything that is stolen. I would check with your storage people or at least raise mortal HXXX over the poor security they have. Oh and yes my friend did have the insurance and it covered everything including the repair to his unit locks and doors.
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There are no locks that can keep a determined thief out. The storage doors are easily pried open.

Sorry for your loss.
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I also chain locked the propane tanks. Someone took both tanks from my friend's rv.
The storage place has camers and they told me they will review. It is about 12 days worth.
I will be taking the battery home after we return.
I just don't know what else to do with doors staying secure.
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Can’t stop a thief.

Remove items “worth stealing” and leave compartments open so they don’t have to break in.

My truck was robbed a while back....very uneasy feeling.
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with a little search you may be able to find a motion activated LOUD alarm device that you can put in the storage area, then if it is opened the alarm will sound ...

I might also consider a "dummy" camera mounted high on the RV

A pity that you have to protect your stuff in a rented, fenced, storage yard.

I did a quick search on amazon and found this...

also Harbor Freight offers a low cost alarm... I know the batteries on this unit last a good long time as I use a couple of them on the perimeter of my home to warn me of stray animals (raccoons and such) outside near my garbage cans.
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The problem with upgrading locks is that thieves assume you have something valuable in there. Hopefully, they didn't do too much damage to those compartments.

We always removed the batteries and propane tanks in storage.

Sorry for your loss. It's more the inconvenience than the dollar value.
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Today I went to check on my TT at the storage place to make the battery (replaced the battery on 5/4/2018) is OK since we are going out this Wednesday. To my surprise the battery was gone, I then check the driver side compartment and was open and notice the sway bars and few other items that were inside a bin all gone. It looked like the compartment was pried open. I already upgraded the locks on both compartment once.
I file a report with the storage place and Sheriff. I have not file a report with insurance yet. I was able to purchase important ones so total loss was $400.
So what type of locks do you have on the storage doors?
This is why I don’t believe in replacing the standard 751 storage locks with something better. A pry bar will defeat any lock on a storage compartment and in the process damage the door on that compartment. If someone wants to steal my stuff I’d rather they use a key than damage my storage door.

Everything I have in the storage compartment can be quickly replaced. Replacing a storage door will take a lot of time either waiting for the dealer to make the repair or waiting for a new storage door to come in from the manufacturer.
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Sorry to hear of your loss. It's a shame you are suppose to be in a secured storage area and things get stolen. Most likly by other folks storing things there. Yep for get about up grading locks. Only keeps honest folks out. Later RJD
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