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Old 02-23-2020, 07:24 PM   #21
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They to have video cameras at my storage lot.
Those criminals stealing stuff on video are so annoying. They don't even care! But Bob, you are so right, good news posts are scarce. You would almost think the bad stuff that happens is the norm!
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:31 PM   #22
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In storage I put a 4' piece of chain between the tanks w/ a combination lock. When we travel, I take it off to be legal for DOT rules.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:39 PM   #23
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I use a piece of G 70-3/8" chain, tough chain. Space on V-front soo small, only way to cut it off would be a cordless grinder. I usually cut it w/ a chop saw.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:43 PM   #24
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RVLOCKBOX bought mine on Amazon.
Also bought 2 30 pound propane tanks online and it was a heck of a lot cheaper than buying them locally
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:11 PM   #25
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Unhappy Tanks stolen

After having my spare tire on my boat trailer stolen, I have tightened my security. The propane tanks on our FR 26 RLHL are held down with a bracket and threaded nut handle. I put a collar spacer and 2 washers above the handle on the threaded portion and then drilled a hole though the threaded section large enough to put a padlock through (5/16-3/8, I think).All I have to do is remove the padlock, washer, and spacer , then the threaded handle as normal. I also put a bracket and lock on the camper's spare tire. At least it should deter theft again. Sorry stuff like this happens.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:34 PM   #26
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All you can do is make it inconvenient for the thieves. I don't care what lock, cable, chain, welded bolt you put on the tanks or spare tire. My battery powered angle grinder with a thin cutting blade will remove it within 20 seconds. I park my TT in the back yard right next to my target range. When we are gone, the 95 pound chocolate lab is chained up so that he can sleep under the TT. I have not had anything stolen yet.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:56 PM   #27
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Kreptom locking devices cables ect you won't cut them in 20 seconds
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Old 02-23-2020, 10:21 PM   #28
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I did the same but ran a SS chain through the handles and locked them with the padlock. Had my battery taken off our SOB when it was in our yard. I added a truck box for the new ones and chained the LP at the same time. A month later got up to find the LP cover on the ground next to the trailer, but tanks were still there and full. If it is easy they will grab them, wont stop someone determined but stops the "Oh look, let's grab it".
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Old 02-23-2020, 10:23 PM   #29
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I know you asked how to lock them down, but I take my tanks a regulator off and store inside camper during winter months. Takes 10 minutes.
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Old 02-23-2020, 10:53 PM   #30
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I had a battery stolen from my trailer at the storage facility where I keep it last year and replaced the plastic battery box with a locking metal one and at the same time added a long MasterLock cable through the tank handles and through the metal support base and back to a heavy duty lock. The storage facility has 24/7 cameras, lighting and barbed wire topped fences, but the management never saw and evidence of the battery theft (renters have access using a keypad activated gate, so it could have been another renter). The locks on my trailer and propane tanks are at best a deterrent -- the best solution is probably as others have suggested -- remove the tanks and battery to a secure location.
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:31 PM   #31
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We just had one of our propane tanks stolen while our RV was parked at the dealer's service center. The thieves put the cover back on and thankfully my DH noticed it askew and saw that the tank was gone before he took the trailer home. The dealer said they were having a problem with theft.
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Get some out of date tanks and fill them with black water.....
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Old 02-24-2020, 10:11 AM   #33
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Get some out of date tanks and fill them with black water.....
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:25 AM   #34
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On a 5er put a combo lock on door ,,,,NOT a 745 key lock
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:16 PM   #35
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When it comes to storage lot theft of spare tires, propane tanks, etc, the usual victims are those who did nothing at all to secure them.

The common thief is looking for the items that are quick and easy to grab and leave with. Why would they bother carrying bolt cutters or angle grinders when the average storage yard has all kinds of unsecured items they can just grab in less time than it would take to cut a lock/chain.

Around here many of the RV storage yards have "security systems" that are little more than signs around the perimeter stating that Video Surveillance is used but no real cameras. Those that do have real video security systems are often cheap, low resolution, setups and any video recorded usually looks like the cameras had a piece of cheese cloth over the lens. (I love the pictures that show up on the evening news saying people are looking for this person and the image too fuzzy to even recognize it's a person).
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:17 PM   #36
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Live and learn when you put things in storage someone always looking to steal something. Start removing things or lock them down. Later RJD
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Old 03-02-2020, 08:26 PM   #37
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Theft

The name of the game is to make 'em move to the next rig without items locked up, it being too much trouble to steal your stuff.
Use a serious hitch lock that covers the entire tongue.
Take your safety chains and use them and a serious lock to lock down your propane tanks, which accomplishes two things....secures your tanks and takes away using the safety chains in a 'drag away' theft. Spare tire locking lugs, or lock cable thru mount.
I would get rid of the #751 key factory locks and put dual cylindrical keyed alike locks on all storage doors, replacing the little finger lift turn latch gizmo with a second lock so it will be more trouble to pry the storage bay door open using the finger lift corner.

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Old 03-02-2020, 08:28 PM   #38
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Full tank stolen from my RV parked in my driveway, empty tank left behind. $75 out of pocket for a new tank. Chained and padlocked the tanks to the frame and 2 months later the chain is cut and full tank stolen again. Purchased this: https://www.torklift.com/rv/fortress-gaslock No problems since.
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Old 03-02-2020, 08:38 PM   #39
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My husband laughed at me for insisting we remove and store elsewhere the battery and propane tanks from our camper parked outside our fence next to the house. He stopped laughing not a month later when he walked outside to leave for work and found the cover to the battery box laying off to the side. My turn to laugh thinking how disappointed someone was the night before.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:00 PM   #40
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Use Old Smart Phone as an RV Security Camera

This guy has an interesting idea to use an old smart phone as a remote access security camera inside your RV using a free app on that phone and your current smart phone.
Naturally it needs power to keep the phone charged and WiFi connection, so it probably only works while hooked up:
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