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.
2013 Ford F150 Super-Crew
2014 Heritage Glen 312qbud
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.
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.
__________________ Happy Camping! ///// Richard D.
2006 4x4 Ford 250 SD / 2007 Flagstaff 827 FLS
One very patient wife and one furry child who travels with us. Forty-two years of trailering and camping, and I still have a blast.
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.