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Old 07-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Battery lock

So my neighbor and I were talking about him adding an electric jack and he asked me what do I do about my battery with my electric jack. I was a little confused and asked him to clarify. Apparently he pulls out his battery every time he is done camping until he is going to camp again, afraid someone will take off with the battery. So the question is do any of you secure your battery somehow to prevent the five finger discount, and if so... How? I have never done anything and have always just left the battery in place with a kill switch.


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Old 07-22-2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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Many of us have gone through the idea of securing the battery but ended up leaving it as is. This task is still on my Wish List to do right along with securing the propane tanks.

Here is a link to a website that sells a battery box bracket.

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Old 07-22-2013, 05:52 AM   #3
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On our tt, we had 2 batteries and I made a T bar that went over the tops of the battery and down between them and had a 1/2" threaded end with a hole drilled in it for a padlock. First pic is looking at bottom of battery holder.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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I added a plastic storage box from Wal-Mart. It is bolted to the trailer tongue and wrapped in a padlocked steel cable that is also bolted to the trailer tongue.

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I thought I had spent $60 when I wrote the post but it was only $40. I looked at the local stores (Lowes, Home Depot, Atwoods and Tractor Supply Company) for a good steel or aluminum battery box and was unsuccessful.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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After having my battery and propane tanks stolen, I secure both with pad locks and steel cables. No problems since.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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I used the 12 volt bracket but now that I'm stationary I don't have to lock things up. If you frequent many campgrounds it might be a wise investment.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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A cable style bike lock can be used to wrap around the battery box. This will also work on the propane tanks. Randy
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
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bought a 2013 27 ft Salem in march went on three trips. went to pick it up from storage for the fourth trip and found my batteries were stolen. I now lock them with cable locks. found a set of three all keyed the same at O'Rielly's auto. one each on each battery box and a third yet used. Locks are cheaper than two batteries. I went with two deep cycle marine batteries costing just over $200. Locks were $15.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
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I remove battery every time I store my trailer and place it on a smart charger. Battery is always topped off, out of the weather, and don't have to worry about theft.

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