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Old 09-17-2014, 06:17 PM   #31
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They cut the battery cable to steal our battery. JERKS! Now we have to replace the battery cables.

Is this the same one they stole a couple weeks ago or did they steal it again?

Btw, did you get a chance to trace the lines and see how long of a cable you'll need? We're still waiting on the other thread to hear back on that.




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Old 09-17-2014, 08:45 PM   #32
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Not hard for me, I have a vertical metal band saw and a horizontal metal band saw and a metal cutting lathe. They neither one get as tired as a hacksaw.

It will take at least 15 minutes with a good blade in a hacksaw as the shank is usually 1" diameter.
Took about 25 mins to cut and tap. I use the eye bolt to grab the greasy ball.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:22 AM   #33
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If it was in a secure storage area it had to be somebody that either worked there or another person storing there, your not going to hike a battery over a fenced in area. Any padlock you put on can be cut off with a good set of bolt cutters , if they had enough time to get a battery unhooked the few extra seconds to cut a lock isn't going to bother them. Surprised they didn't take the propane tanks and the spare tire too a real criminal would have gone for everything they can get and the other trailers would have been victims too.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:18 PM   #34
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That cut-off ball won't stop anything. They'll just back up to it, wrap a heavy chain around the tongue and their hitch, and drive off somewhere they can take their time.

Another idea that won't stop anyone but might help is to wrap a chain through a wheel and then around the axle. Likely they'll miss it at first until they drive off and the tire starts to squeal loudly. They might then just drop it and run.
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