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Old 03-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #21
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I have found the best way to thwart theft in parks is to drink all the beer in the cooler....usually that is what the hooligans are after.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:37 PM   #22
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Dang, I'm going to the camper tomorrow to look for that adjustment nut. never noticed it.


I usually only lock the door to my camper when we leave for the day. Mostly to keep the dogs in. I'd hate for some young kid to open our camper by accident and get mowed over by our dogs. They bark, no bite.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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Dang, I'm going to the camper tomorrow to look for that adjustment nut. never noticed it.

I usually only lock the door to my camper when we leave for the day. Mostly to keep the dogs in. I'd hate for some young kid to open our camper by accident and get mowed over by our dogs. They bark, no bite.
Maybe yours don't but I'd check.


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Old 03-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #24
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check the dogs bite? ha ha they'll lick you silly.


Seriously I just never noticed the nut. I'm curious now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #25
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We are in a gated seasonal campground. To remove a camper or boat or golfcart, you have to fill out a form, show proof of ownership at the gate when you're leaving with it. Other than that, the misc. stuff we just keep locked in our shed. Patio furniture and grill stays out, so does wood. Rarely a theft. Usually kids and something small. Heaven help the parents, they'll usually be banned from the CG and asked to move. They enforce the rules where we camp, fortunately.

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #26
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check the dogs bite? ha ha they'll lick you silly.


Seriously I just never noticed the nut. I'm curious now.
LMFAO


NO the nut YOU donkey !
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #27
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The only thing that I worry about is my Progressive surge protector when the electric post is on the road side on the trailer. At $250+ it is tempting for someone to unplug it when we are gone. Some of the parks have the newer type box cover that will allow me to use a small pad lock. Otherwise, I have a sliding cable lock that might slow someone down for 2-3 minutes.

Knock on wood, we have never had a problem!
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #28
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I tend to believe, “I can only keep the honest people honest”, keep your sight organized and clean; don’t leave a wallet on the dash, shotgun leaning out the truck window or a case of beer under the camper(not covered). The bad-guys are not going to worry about a lock, if they want it they’ll get it.
This all said, I believe in lead poisoning and a good dog. I have a motion light but I think the best advice is to know your neighbors even when they change often. If we all watch out for each other I would feel safe. Even if you don’t want to get directly involved in a situation, take pictures. I like to drive by individuals, who look out of place, and let them see me taking pictures. Nothing to direct I just want them to know people are watching. I feel if your not doing anything wrong than why would you care if I take a picture. Let them think I am weird, I don’t mind.
Highway patrol has a class for campers(maybe only full timers) it’s a Home Land Security course. It’s to help campers be aware of suspicious situations and call it in.
We’re all in the same boat(campers) lets help each other.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #29
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In most cases hitch couplers have a nut down below that can be loosened so as your lock ball will fall out then the nut re-tightened .
This nut is to adjust the locking mechanism as it wears .
Class 4 2 5/16 couplers that are used on RV's are not made like that. There is no adjustment in them at all.

Have a look at the 2nd pic down in the right column, you will see. All my trailers with 2 5/16 couplers are the same.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:43 AM   #30
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Didn't realize it till I looked, I have 4 trailers with ball mounts they are all 4 made differently.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #31
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All though he does wear pink phongs

I see he borrowed your flipflops. Bad DOG making the owner go barefooted.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #32
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My camper was broke into a month after we got it. Stil in the shop getting fixed from all the damage, from now on I will remove all of the valuables and electronics and leave the door unlocked. The most damage was the prying of the door to get in, over $6500.00 damage and theft in all. I have thought about a wireless alarm system, but by time it calls you and you call the cops, they are long gone. So if ant]ything I am just going to put an entry alarm on it so we can hear it if someone opens the door or breaks a window.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #33
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We use a lock in the ball hitch, a battery locking clamp for trailer's battery (our most recent purchase), a cable for the generator (and anything else we are concerned about walking off), and we hang a heavy duty combination residential lockbox somewhere inconspicuous (like the kind a realtor uses to get inside a house to show it to a client) to hold the keys when leaving the unit for the day. Its great to be worry free of possible keys loss. It's enclosed in a black rubberzied case, so its weatherproof and doesnt scratch/mar the trailer if hung against the trailer's exterior wall....however its typically hung on the back bumper where it blends in.

To my memory, we've not had anything taken while camping. We use security measures to help keep honest people honest...providing a deterrent for anyone else. Lastly, we take our Bullmastiffs camping, most people look at them from afar. We dont get visitors walking up to our site...they wait and approach us when we are walking the dogs. LOL
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #34
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You asked about locking power cables. Here's what I've been doing;

Using a padlock that has a clasp that can fit 2 times your cable (make sure the cable will fit through the clasp when it's open) lock the cable to your hitch or bumper and the extension if you need it, to the main cable. The connectors won't fit through so no one can just walk away with your cable. Let me know if you have questions, hopefully this attachment might make it clear.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #35
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You asked about locking power cables. Here's what I've been doing;

Using a padlock that has a clasp that can fit 2 times your cable (make sure the cable will fit through the clasp when it's open) lock the cable to your hitch or bumper and the extension if you need it, to the main cable. The connectors won't fit through so no one can just walk away with your cable. Let me know if you have questions, hopefully this attachment might make it clear.
Copper thieves carry cutters!!!!
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You asked about locking power cables. Here's what I've been doing;

Using a padlock that has a clasp that can fit 2 times your cable (make sure the cable will fit through the clasp when it's open) lock the cable to your hitch or bumper and the extension if you need it, to the main cable. The connectors won't fit through so no one can just walk away with your cable. Let me know if you have questions, hopefully this attachment might make it clear.
I guess it makes you feel better, but if someone wanted your cable, they will get it just like cabling bikes etc. Cable cutters are cheap and honest people won't steal anyway. Thieves come prepared.
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Copper thieves can't be stopped if they are determined, and they would be if they're walking around with cutters.

It's the guy that forgot his cable or didn't bring enough cable that I hope to stop with this.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:18 PM   #38
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When they tried nto steal my cord, they did not have cutters with them, they broke the jack on the camper, and the camper end of the cord, when they got to the other end, they couldnt pull it because it was wrapped aroung a pole inside of the barn!!! Too bad the broke everythiung trying to get it, that was almost 450.00 of my insurance claim.
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We don't do anything special for security but if it starts getting bad, maybe have to get one of these guys to hang outside the camper (ex cop variety)! LOL



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