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Old 06-18-2020, 06:51 PM   #41
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Gee ... I sure hope there's no electrical shorts anywhere that spark and start a fire burning the thing to the ground so the insurance company has to replace it ...
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Old 06-18-2020, 06:55 PM   #42
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Cheap locks don't work

Sounds like your 'master lock' el cheapo was one of those they can break with a crowbar in about 3 seconds. Next time get a serious lock, lock up the safety chains to the jack post, disconnect power to the tongue jack, put locking chocks on both axles, maybe all 4 wheels?
Anyway at least a serious lock for sure & lock the chains.
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Old 06-18-2020, 07:21 PM   #43
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Donít know that Iíd be able to contain myself through your adventure.
I canít believe someone from insurance thinks they can make it all good again for you.

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Old 06-18-2020, 08:14 PM   #44
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I think it depends on your home state. All states are not covered by USAA.

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Would never insure with either as checked both to cover pickup, Jeep and camper. Neither could come close to identical coverage at the rate it cost me to insure all three with Auto Owners Insurance. Insured with them for several decades, never an issue with the few claims have had.
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:31 PM   #45
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It was a Master Lock Universal Trailer Coupler Lock, Model# 389DAT. No where to be found. Don't know what happened to it. Was reading on internet that they can just use the chains to haul it away. When we get the new one there will be a 6 foot pipe cemented in the ground and chain from it around the axles and wheels plus a new hitch lock .
I'm sorry about the theft.. hoping they write it off.. don't wanna mess around with those druggies.. meth & especially fentanyl are nasty drugs.. if you have kids around, it doesn't take much bad fentanyl to kill them.
When it comes down to it, if they want it, they'll take it.. the youtube video of that guy on page 3.. with taking hubs off, putting up the jacks.. all that stuff.. it'll slow them down, but they'll still get it. An RV was stolen from where I leave my unit.. they drove thru a chain link fence, cameras & lights everywhere, thru the ditch & onto the highway.. wheels were locked up (not sure if that's a new thing or not on some trailers, I always thought it was power that activated the brakes) till the tires exploded.. & they kept going.. so, lowering jacks & **** will make it more difficult, but they'll take it if they want it.
As for your trailer hitch lock, I'd go with https://www.amplock.com/... they're a very solid unit, with a special key. Also can't drill it out cause when pressure is put on it, the tumbler just turns.. not cheap, but much better than those masters..
Hope things get settled quickly before our short season ends.
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:43 PM   #46
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I don't even know how to comment to that, other than the deputy should have just pushed said criminal over the guardrail when no one was looking
Lets hope it is totaled so you dont have to deal with any "leftovers" down the road
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:58 PM   #47
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I have a 16' flatbed trailer parked next to my garage and since we are gone for extended periods of time, I jack the trailer up, put it on jack stands, take the tires off and put them in the garage. Someone would have a hard time getting it off my property.

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Old 06-18-2020, 09:24 PM   #48
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We had a utility trailer stolen off our property in April. It was there when we were home, went camping and 2 weeks later it was gone. The scary part is my 2 teenagers were home when it happened.
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:53 PM   #49
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Holy cow! Almost like an episode of Copsí

What a horrible feeling of disbelief that moment your wife realized the trailer was gone!

Wishing you the best!
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Old 06-18-2020, 11:09 PM   #50
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Maybe they will keep them locked up a while. Around here they charge them and let them go. Virus danger in the jail! Nope no danger outside though.
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Old 06-19-2020, 04:37 AM   #51
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That would make a good short movie. Good luck with getting everything you need to settle the whole thing.
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Old 06-19-2020, 05:18 AM   #52
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Looks like God is not looking after you
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Old 06-19-2020, 07:45 AM   #53
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Leave a box with BBQ Lighter Fluid and a box of wooden matches on the counter with a note saying "If you steal and abandon this "Camper" before you leave please burn it. Use ALL the lighter fluid spread well throughout. Thank You".


A lot of stolen vehicles are burned on remote roads around here and since all that's left is a hulk, no issues with insurance "totalling" it.

Be sure to have a stranger write the note. My luck, the note would be recovered and the insurance would deny the claim. Make sure it can't be traced back to you.
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Old 06-19-2020, 05:45 PM   #54
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USAA covers my travel trailer, my golf cart and everything else I own. USAA has been very good to me over the years. I would never go with anybody else.

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Old 06-19-2020, 06:55 PM   #55
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Still waiting for insurance. Here are some pics of camper
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Old 06-19-2020, 07:05 PM   #56
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OH THE HUMANITY ! That's aweful,
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Old 06-19-2020, 07:11 PM   #57
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Old 06-19-2020, 07:27 PM   #58
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This might be the picture that pushes them into a new trailer for you?

Fingers crossed you get a new one.
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Old 06-19-2020, 07:38 PM   #59
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WOW! don't know what else to say!
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Old 06-20-2020, 07:03 PM   #60
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I hope you get a brand new trailer and also hope they lock the thieves up for a long while.

Reading about all of the trailer and motorhome thefts led me to purchase a GPS tracker with cell tower triangulation backup.
It reports the location once daily but more frequently if moving.
The GPS location is very accurate. The cell towers will put you in the neighborhood.
It has leads to connect to 12 volts to keep the lithium battery charged.
The annual service fee is around $120 and covers the continental US.
If it crosses into Mexico or Canada I may be out of luck but both are far enough away from Georgia that I hope we would find it before then.

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