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Old 07-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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How to stop battery theft?

Well just got back from buying new battery after going to storage to start the fridge for our trip tomorrow morning. Pulled up to the trailer and saw the battery strap hanging down so I knew immediately I had been hit.

Any ideas on how to lock battery to frame?

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Old 07-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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Sorry to say this but another member got hit too.

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Old 07-15-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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I know this is a pain but the only sure way is to buy some quick disconnect couplers and take it with you. Sad that it has to come to that. the only other thing that comes to mind is having a locking bracket fabricated that would cage the battery to the framing.
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This is what I made and it worked great. Made similar ones for all my trailers dating back to 1976 and never lost a battery. Also had 4 sheet metal screws in the bottom of both battery boxes.
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Dunnnc additional info or parts list would be great!

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Dunnnc additional info or parts list would be great!

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1/2" sq steel rod, welder, 1/2 threaded rod drilled to accept a padlock, 1/2" nut. Bend the 1/2" sq rod to form a leg to match the box tops. Drill a 17/32" dia hole between the boxes and assemble.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #7
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Thanks dunnnc

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
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I am the one who also got hit & started a thread in the hybrid forum. I found a local company that also sells through the internet. Here is the link for their site, with pics of their product. Picked them up & got them installed. Looks like it should do the job. Just a pain & another expense for the battery, locks, boxes, & padlocks. B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.
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rbq thanks for the info.

Sad items like this have to be made and purchased! dunnnc's method has been running through my mind along with other ideas. Wish this had not happened to either one of us!

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:44 PM   #10
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Got the lock from B&D. It should stop them from stealing the battery easily!

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