Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Beginning RVing: Theft protection
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Theft protection

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
path1

Varies with weather

Senior Member

Joined: 04/19/2012

View Profile



Posted: 01/13/18 05:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP here... I've been searching for some way to track stuff. Can't seem to find any service that I can track multiple stuff for decent price. Same house since mid 70's. Last couple years lost generator and junky tool box and tank of gas and other odds and ends.

Dutch_12078

Winters south, summers north

Senior Member

Joined: 10/07/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/13/18 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A stolen TT equipped with a hitch lock was recovered near our vacation cottage a couple of years ago with the lock still installed. The thief admitted that all he did was hook up the safety chains and haul the trailer away in broad daylight. The only damage was to the tongue jack from repeatedly hitting the truck's bumper.


Dutch
2001 GBM Landau 34' Class A
F53 chassis, Triton V10, TST TPMS
Bigfoot Automatic Leveling System
2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/Blue Ox baseplate


badsix

north bend or.

Full Member

Joined: 03/11/2017

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/13/18 06:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NMDriver wrote:

Should be covered by your homeowners policy if it is parked on your lot. I would only worry if I kept valuables in the RV that were not listed on my policy.

Simplest thing is to take a wheel off and add a locking lug nut. Of course do not leave the wheel or spare available.


I wouldn't rely on a homeowners policy, they usually only cover things basic to the house and property. there normal response is your car, boat, travel trailer, motorcycle and so on should have its own insurance.
Jay D.

coolmom42

Middle Tennessee

Senior Member

Joined: 02/18/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/13/18 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good lighting

My sister has a BRIGHT motion sensor light that moves and tracks you around, and takes a picture and saves it on a SD card. Not many people would have the nerve to do anything with that light on them.

Block it in to prevent easy removal, if possible.


2006 Toyota Sienna
Single empty-nester in Middle TN

FrankShore

Laguna Beach, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2014

View Profile



Posted: 01/14/18 01:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Find Me Spot GPS Tracking Solution


2014 F-250
2014 Minnie Winnie 2351DKS (Traded In-Burnout-Use A Surge Protector!)
2015 Arctic Fox 22G (Great Trailer But Heavy - Traded In)
2018 Lance 1685 w/ Solar & 4 Seasons Package
1999 Beneteau 461 Oceanis Yacht
En Norski i en Fransk båt - Dette må jeg se!

Veebyes

Bermuda & Maryland Eastern Shore

Senior Member

Joined: 11/24/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Doesn't take long to jack one side up, block it & remove the wheels. They don't tow very well without wheels.


Boat: 32' 1996 Albin 32+2, single Cummins 315hp
40+ night per year overnighter

2007 Alpenlite 34RLR
2006 Chevy 3500 LT, CC,LB 6.6L Diesel

Ham Radio: VP9KL, IRLP node 7995

mowermech

Billings, MT

Senior Member

Joined: 06/28/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 06:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In reality, there is little that can be done to enhance security.
Locks, chains, or cables? Bolt cutters or a portable oxy/acetylene torch will defeat them in seconds.
Lights, cameras? A truly dedicated thief won't really care.
Wheels and lug nuts removed? New ones are readily available from 6 Robblees, Tractor Supply, Big R Ranch Supply, Walmart. etc.
A fenced storage site with a locked gate and a big watch dog? Again, the bolt cutters or the torch, and something to distract the dog. A sirloin steak, or a squirt bottle full of Parson's Household Ammonia, or bear spray.
A truly dedicated thief will find a way!
At the present time, for me, having my 3 trailers parked out in the pasture in 2 feet of snow pretty well keeps people away from them. In the summer there is very little thievery, so I don't worry about it.


CM1, USN (RET)
2002 Fleetwood Southwind 32V, Ford V10
Daily Driver: '06 PT Cruiser Turbo
Toad: '05 Wrangler Unlimited
Toy: 1999 Dodge QC LWB, Cummins, Auto, 4X4
Other toys: 2 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATVs.
"When seconds count, help is only minutes away!"

DiskDoctr

PA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/29/2006

View Profile



Posted: 01/14/18 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mowermech wrote:

In reality, there is little that can be done to enhance security...At the present time, for me, having my 3 trailers parked out in the pasture in 2 feet of snow pretty well keeps people away from them.


Downside is bloody footprints could be "evidence" LOL [emoticon]

mich800

Pontiac, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Posted: 01/14/18 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Having been through this here is my take. Put on whatever locks and theft deterrents to slow down or stop the lazy or opportunistic thief. But if it is targeted it will be gone. So if you want it back or have a chance of finding it using a lowjack or some other GPS tracking device/service is your best bet.

theoldwizard1

SE MI

Senior Member

Joined: 09/07/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remove one or more tires. Hide the lug nuts.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Theft protection
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS