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Old 11-30-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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Propane Theft How do I secure it

I have a 2019 Tracer with typical propane set up, dual tanks. Went down to the storage lot Monday after returning from a Thanksgiving trip the previous Saturday to remove and refill the tank we used on the 6 day trip. Surprise!! The full tank had been disconnected and was gone! I am considering a chain with strong lock over the hard plastic cover but that looks tacky. Any suggestions for a good secure method to prevent a occurrence is appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
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Someone here had a pic of a hole drilled through the holder and the tightening nut through which a lock could be inserted, to stop someone from being able to loosen it.
Had it saved to remind me but now can’t find it

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Old 11-30-2018, 07:16 PM   #3
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It's not a good thing to lock down propane tanks where the fire department can't get to them. It would be better to just take them out of the RV when you leave it.

However, if they stole LP with it in a storage yard, there's a good chance that next time they'll break in. Maybe it's time to be looking for a different storage place.
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You would think they would have security cameras you could check. Later RJD
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:25 PM   #5
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Propane Theft

I agree with the chain/fire department issue, but thinking the trailer will be gone before a VFD arrives. And if they are quick bolt cutters will cut the lock/chain. Unfortunately no video YET, but manager thinks he knows who took the tank and is pursueing this. He is also adding some type video surveillance. And for now, the other cylinder is in my storage shed. And, until the security is better both will be in the storage shed. Thanks to all who offered suggestions.
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:12 PM   #6
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Time to find a new storage facility.

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Old 11-30-2018, 09:13 PM   #7
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See lock idea at 2:47 in video.
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:44 PM   #8
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I'm sure whoever took it really needed the propane. To make meth. People suck.
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I would just chain it down. If a trailer is on fire what fireman is going to disconnect the propane tanks. Doubt it will ever happen. I will bet it happened to Ricky's trailer next door or Julian's Fifth Wheel.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:37 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by bob213 View Post
See lock idea at 2:47 in video.
There’s only so much you can do, especially when you consider that a thief needs only one tool to steal whatever he wants that is in or on your RV.

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