RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2018, 10:17 PM   #21
Scoundrel
 
HangDiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Colorado/Florida
Posts: 1,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidBo View Post
I just hope the crooks don't have a tennis ball!
That made me laugh!
__________________
2014 Micro Lite 19fd
2015 F-150 5.0L V8 XLT Crew Cab, 4x4, Tow Package, 36 gal tank, 3.55 locker, 1891 payload, Integrated Brake Controller, Roadmaster Active Suspension

Wooden Spoon Survivor
HangDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2018, 01:18 PM   #22
Member
 
Terry Luther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber45 View Post
waste of money. I have a pair of 15$ bolt cutters that would tear that up in about 2 seconds. That's why I tow with an Anderson ultimate. No one is going to take off my block to get to my king pin. If they want it that bad its insured and I sure would love to go camper shopping.
I hope you don't feel that your home is secure when you go camping if you use entry locks and dead bolts to secure it. I have a set of pick tools and could get into it in no time. Nothing you do will totally secure anything . If a thief is determined you might as well leave your stuff unlocked! Just saying.
__________________
Old Hunter
Retired from the USAF in 1979,
Build porch swings to stay busy when not hunting.
Cherokee 264 DBH
Ram 1500 double cab TV.
Terry Luther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 04:42 PM   #23
ADK
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma
Posts: 81
I use a lockout tagout lock on the hitch from my prior place of employment. Everyone knows its illegal to remove a lockout tagout lock so I feel secure. Lol
__________________
2017 F-150 XLT EcoBoost 3.5 Crew Cab 4x4
2018 Rockwood #8328BS
ADK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 04:53 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 118
I use the two devices shown below. Just hoping it makes them think it is too much of a hassle.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	D573447F-7BD6-4E87-838F-5EF7EAA2F24D.jpg
Views:	200
Size:	299.3 KB
ID:	171302  
RFishstick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 04:57 PM   #25
Broken Toe
 
Cowracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Imperial (St. Louis) MO
Posts: 3,654
Insure adequately and relax.

Tim
__________________
FROG Member MO-0008-571 Since 20124444444444My Project Blog: https://cowracer.blogspot.com/

"Camper" 2016
Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8329ss
"Casper" 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Diesel
..ProPride 3P Hitch - "Yeah. It's worth it."
Cowracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 05:00 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 897
I had to park pull in where tongue was 1/2" from garage door. It required a power dolly. I felt safe at home, traveling, I was always there. PD is available as now I have a motorized TT (RV).
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ocpd.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	245.0 KB
ID:	171303  
270S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 05:28 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 321
Yeah I paid a lot for it. When I pay 25k for for a trailer I am willing to pay more than $29.95 to help secure it. When the bad guy has a battery operated saw, he sees this lock and moves to the trailer parked 2 spots down with the $29.95 lock on it.

joeuncool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2018, 07:28 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
whirledpeaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADK View Post
I use a lockout tagout lock on the hitch from my prior place of employment. Everyone knows its illegal to remove a lockout tagout lock so I feel secure. Lol
Love it!
__________________
2020 Rockwood UltraLite 2608BS
2017 F250
whirledpeaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 04:40 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
DavidBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas Coastal Bend
Posts: 842
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFishstick View Post
I use the two devices shown below. Just hoping it makes them think it is too much of a hassle.
I had exactly that setup on my Mini-Lite 2104S when it got stolen from a storage yard. I thought that would discourage any crooks, obviously it didn't.
DavidBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 06:22 PM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 78
https://www.provenlocks.com/pages/demo-videos

For $245 this thing is worth the peace of mind.
yakmeat123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 06:53 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
grumpy0374's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,452
I have a sign on the door of the Lexi...
You are being recorded.
Owner has a firearm.
Owner knows how to use firearm.
Owner will use firearm.
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
Rig also has an alarm, motion lights and sensor and digital recording camera.
Grumpy
__________________
Steve & Cheryl + Zoey, and Ziggy, our furry kids.

2012 Forrest River Lexington 283ts
Toad, 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
grumpy0374 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 07:37 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5,357
Catch a rabid racoon and leash it to the tongue. Problem solved.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 07:46 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: eastern NC
Posts: 1,594
Quote:
Originally Posted by yakmeat123 View Post
https://www.provenlocks.com/pages/demo-videos

For $245 this thing is worth the peace of mind.

X2
__________________


fella10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 07:55 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5,357
My Reese hitch lock gave me piece of mind till this spring when I realized the key to it fell off my key ring and I couldn't find it. 45 seconds with my cordless dremel and all piece of mind was gone. That's how long it took me to cut through it.
I figure that you can't stop it, but if you make it as difficult as possible a thief may give up.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 03:46 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
DavidBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas Coastal Bend
Posts: 842
This looks interesting. I plan on keeping my new trailer in my driveway, with this cable around the bumper and anchored to a post inside the garage. The alarm will be inside the garage where it is out of sight and plenty loud enough to get anyone's attention. There is someone home most of the time and always at night, I think it will work. I might get a shorter one to use on my generator when dry camping. I've already gone through the theft of one trailer, I'm not about to lose another!

DavidBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 06:42 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: MO
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEO noob View Post
For my FR Vibe Xtreme Lite 227RLS, I purchased a SPOT GPS tracker from Amazon. I get instant email notifications if the trailer moves at all. With the app, google maps will show the exact location of my travel trailer. Only downside besides the $99 hardware cost is a $150 annual service fee. I realize that may be overboard for some folks, but it just adds another level of comfort for me. Besides the GPS tracker, I have a hitch lock, a cable lock around my propane tanks, and I run a chain with a master lock through one of the axle wheels and around one of the suspension springs.
As an alternative, I would buy a cheap pay as you go Android phone. Installed a tracking app and hide the phone in the TT. You also would have a back up phone for emergencies. I did this with my moving truck to keep tabs on it's location.
RetiredSoldier919 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 12:29 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 231
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWolfPaq82 View Post
My Reese hitch lock gave me piece of mind till this spring when I realized the key to it fell off my key ring and I couldn't find it. 45 seconds with my cordless dremel and all piece of mind was gone. That's how long it took me to cut through it.
I figure that you can't stop it, but if you make it as difficult as possible a thief may give up.
Those things are garbage, and thieves know it. My dad's ATV trailer had one, and the key stopped working. Four strikes from a 2lb hammer to a punch and the cylinder was gone, and the bottom fell off.
pilotpip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 12:53 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 113
Best deterrent is to live in it full time and a 357 under your recliner seat.
10Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 10:53 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Velosprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: East Central Illinios
Posts: 340
I keep my hybrid trailer in a locked RV garage when not in use, and am not going to worry about complete theft while camping. I lock the camper doors while away from the campground, but a locked door is of little protection for the contents of a pop-up or hybrid. A cabinet-mounted handgun-sized safe (around $30) can serve like a hotel safe in an RV.
__________________
Velosprout
2014 F150 SCrew 4x4 Max Tow Heavy Duty Payload 3.5 Ecoboost 6.5' bed Ingot Metallic Silver
2015 Rockwood Roo 21SS
Velosprout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 11:43 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 3,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by RetiredSoldier919 View Post
As an alternative, I would buy a cheap pay as you go Android phone. Installed a tracking app and hide the phone in the TT. You also would have a back up phone for emergencies. I did this with my moving truck to keep tabs on it's location.
I like the idea of a cheap pay as you go Android phone. We keep our rig in a locked rv storage garage, but you never know. We do have electricity to keep it charged. Having a backup phone for emergencies appeals also. Thanks for the idea.
__________________
2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
Reverse_snowbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.