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Old 06-05-2016, 10:12 PM   #21
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As for a tracker, if I was to use one, I would install in the refridge bay. Access to 12v and would blend in with all that "chaos". Only drawback is would be inactive with battery disconnect on but would become active when theives take unit back to their "lair" and turn power on to use. An alert goes to your phone and now you can call the po-po!


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Old 06-06-2016, 08:56 AM   #22
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What about running a pipe through the wheels from one side of the camper to the other and use pad locks on either end ... or something like this. They would, at the very least, have to take the time to cut through the pipe with a reciprocating type saw. They might just move on the the next and easier rig.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:12 AM   #23
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a wheel lock can be helpful, just the visual of seeing it attached can encourage a thief to move on to an easier target, the link below is the one we have, very sturdy and well built,

http://www.amazon.com/Trimax-TCL75-W...=rv+wheel+lock
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:18 AM   #24
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a wheel lock can be helpful, just the visual of seeing it attached can encourage a thief to move on to an easier target, the link below is the one we have, very sturdy and well built,

http://www.amazon.com/Trimax-TCL75-W...=rv+wheel+lock
If it's a tandem axle, they can just take the wheel off and go. Would need 4 of them. Bottom line, if they want it, they will take it regardless of whatever deterrent you/we apply.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:31 AM   #25
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Last fall our camper was stolen. The jerks who stole it, took a sledgehammer to the hitch lock and were gone within 5 minutes. Does anyone have any suggestions to keep thieves from straling camper while stored? How about a stored golf cart?
Sorry for your loss. I think visible deterrents might be your best bet. Hopefully thieves would look for easier targets.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:47 AM   #26
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Bottom line, if they want it, they will take it regardless of whatever deterrent you/we apply.
so your advice is what, do nothing and cross your fingers and hope?..... sure, the varsity thief comes prepared and very little will stop him, but there are many more jr. varsity players out on the prowl than varsity players,....... and the easier the target, the quicker the jr. varsity thief will attempt to steal your ball(tt) and run with it, ..... IMO, anything that I can do to prevent the jr. varsity team from scoring is worth trying, ........ or at least that's how I see it,............
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so your advice is what, do nothing and cross your fingers and hope?...
Absolutely not, just don't see spending vast amounts of money for something that doesn't really work very well. I made a pin lock and that's the extent of what I do. The pin lock prevents someone from just backing up and hitching, but there are means to bypass it.
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Trimax also makes a clam shell cover for the tire. Like the ones the police use to keep you from driving off. I will take a picture of mine when I get home. It is decent construction and repents the tire from rolling or being removed.
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Old 06-06-2016, 04:41 PM   #29
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You know this country is in rough shape when people steal a Forest river product. Everyday I look to see if mine is gone with so such luck.
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You know this country is in rough shape when people steal a Forest river product. Everyday I look to see if mine is gone with so such luck.
I know you are serious about this comment but this made me laugh.........
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