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2oldman

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Posted: 03/28/21 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Put your generator(s) away.

opnspaces

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Posted: 03/28/21 11:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agreed on the generator. High dollar easy to steal should not be left in view. I'll leave my folding chairs and plastic folding table out. But the generator is usually with me or locked in the back of the Suburban overnight with a blanket covering it.


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2oldman

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Posted: 03/28/21 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

opnspaces wrote:

But the generator is usually with me or locked in the back of the Suburban overnight with a blanket covering it.
I just learned this the hard way. After 17 years, I got hit. And it hurts.

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Posted: 03/28/21 12:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

30 years of traveling all over and never once considered not leaving the trailer, 5th wheel or motorhome behind. Most of the time, I don't even lock it.

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Posted: 04/06/21 04:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I run a thick cable lock thru the wheels. If someone tries to take my trailer, the wheels will lock up after a couple feet and the thief probably won't think to look at the axles. It also stops them from stealing the wheels... [emoticon]



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4runnerguy

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Posted: 04/07/21 11:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just use a hitch lock. For the generator, I either put it away, or use one of those heavy duty u-shaped bike locks and secure it to the trailer frame.

No one can stop a determined thief. But my philosophy is just to make our stuff look a little more difficult to get than an easier mark somewhere else in the area. Besides, most thieves will be a little wary of getting discovered in the middle of their escapades when an owner returns. Can't exactly make a fast getaway on a dirt road pulling someone else's rig.

In some ways, tent campers might be a little more concerned as it's far easier to just throw sleeping bags, tents, etc. in the back of a vehicle and speed away.


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Posted: 04/08/21 11:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The thought never crossed our minds. We never had anything stolen and have boondocked on public lands over 20 yr.

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