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Old 05-18-2013, 12:25 AM   #29
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"Not for Sale"

Last summer I got called by someone in south Alabama. By someone that had contacted Scamp, and found me through them as someone that would let them tour one. The caller woke me up after I got off from working a double, then when I called them back they didn't want to order from Scamp they thought that I was going to "sell mine at a discounted rate" to them and tried to act out on the phone to me. I then had to shut them down.. 1. I live in mine 2. I live on the Tn. River 3. I'm not pressured into doing something easy by someone. That maybe due to what I have done and do for a living.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:50 AM   #30
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Hope you have your wheels safely locked up.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:57 AM   #31
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I have a high carbon, plastic coated orange chain that I put through the wheel and around the axle of every trailer I own. My 36" bolt cutters won't even touch it, a hacksaw will have no teeth before it scratches the chain. An abrasive wheel is the only way.

To do it, don't join the two links with a padlock, as you're relying on the padlock to not rip apart. I had to lightly grind on one end link of each chain, but I can stick one end link through the other, then put the padlock on it. That way it's not trying to open the padlock.

I also put a hitch lock on it. On all the bumper pull trailers, I wrap the safety chains around the tongue and padlock them. Safety chains have been used to drag trailers off before.

At that point, it's easier for them to go steal my neighbors stuff.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #32
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I admit if I see something hanging around for awhile just sitting there I have been known to put a note on the door BUT I am not OCD and if I dont hear anything I stop. Of course now I have a garage full of stuff that I will have to get rid of one day. You can buy these for less than 200. I understand how you feel though.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #33
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Here is how I lock my UHaul:
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:52 AM   #34
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Less than a mile from my house there's a storage facility & convenience store. In the storage lot is a Trillium 4500 that's been there for 2 years & never moved (I see it nearly every day when I pick up grandkids from school).

I watched it for a year & finally asked the 'C' store operator if I could leave a short note on the camper telling the owner I'd be interested in talking price if they ever decide to sell. He said there'd been lots of people wanting to buy the trailer & the owner wasn't interested in selling & NO, I couldn't leave a note .

Trailer is still sitting in the same spot (under cover). I didn't inquire about the monthly cost but at even a few dollars a month they're building up quite an equity in storage fees for a camper that isn't used.

Oh yeah, the Trillium has Florida tags & has been sitting here in Arkansas for 2yrs, one of the reasons I thought it might could be bought...
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:41 AM   #35
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Harvey, watch for a "Storage Wars" auction on that trailer!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #36
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Did Scott mean a cover for the trailer, at least that's how I took it to mean. But I'm undecided about covering a camper, holding moisture under the cover, mold or mildew possibly. Don't mean to start another discussion on that, just a thought.
Bob, I did cover it after the first couple solicitations. Looked unsightly and wasn't practical for me to keep putting it on...taking it off.......doing the hokey pokey with it...just wasn't what it was all about...for me at least.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:30 AM   #37
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I have a high carbon, plastic coated orange chain that I put through the wheel and around the axle of every trailer I own. My 36" bolt cutters won't even touch it, a hacksaw will have no teeth before it scratches the chain. An abrasive wheel is the only way.

To do it, don't join the two links with a padlock, as you're relying on the padlock to not rip apart. I had to lightly grind on one end link of each chain, but I can stick one end link through the other, then put the padlock on it. That way it's not trying to open the padlock.

I also put a hitch lock on it. On all the bumper pull trailers, I wrap the safety chains around the tongue and padlock them. Safety chains have been used to drag trailers off before.

At that point, it's easier for them to go steal my neighbors stuff.
Wow Jared, I will look for this type of "chain". I appreciate the idea of getting the link through another, as to not "rely" on the padlock.

I've been shopping for boots or wheel clamps. Thanks for another great idea!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #38
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Trailer is still sitting in the same spot (under cover). I didn't inquire about the monthly cost but at even a few dollars a month they're building up quite an equity in storage fees for a camper that isn't used.

Oh yeah, the Trillium has Florida tags & has been sitting here in Arkansas for 2yrs, one of the reasons I thought it might could be bought...
...guesss that's what folks think that drive by during the week. That it's just sitting there and I don't use it on the weekends to get outta Dodge!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #39
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Ha Vanessa, thats no problem...just give him a price of what it would take for you to sell...$12,000. maybe. Then go forth and buy two more if you can find them.


I like the way you think....but even $12k ISN'T enough for me. As you may well have experienced yourself, I'm already attached. I've been taking day trips to the beach, going to Santa Cruz tomorrow. I goof off in there at night. I'm redoing cushions and curtains and spiffing up the joint, as time allows. Right now, she's a priceless and Rockin' little Pearl Jam!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #40
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Hope you have your wheels safely locked up.
Yes, they're in the garage...but this morning, I'm going to wash the insides and paint them.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:57 AM   #41
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Last summer I got called by someone in south Alabama. By someone that had contacted Scamp, and found me through them as someone that would let them tour one. The caller woke me up after I got off from working a double, then when I called them back they didn't want to order from Scamp they thought that I was going to "sell mine at a discounted rate" to them and tried to act out on the phone to me. I then had to shut them down.. 1. I live in mine 2. I live on the Tn. River 3. I'm not pressured into doing something easy by someone. That maybe due to what I have done and do for a living.
Y'know Darrell, I feel the invasion of the privacy too more than anything else. I also feel the pressure, because it seems like a lot of interest to me in just two months. One guy actually walked around the house to the backyard, and then went across the street to the neighbors, to inquire to them about me and the trailer. They said, "We don't think so...do you see a For Sale Sign?..'cause from right here, We don't see one!" (love my neighbors)

I'm just trying to figure out how to deal with this without being overly paranoid and pressured. I'm a private person, single, mid 50's and not in the physical shape I used to be....but I can still swing a bat...I'd just rather do it on the field!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #42
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..... That maybe due to what I have done and do for a living.
Oh...Inquiring minds would love to know!
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