We have a VuCube dish which is the earlier version of the Tailgater, I believe. We have used it for about six years in numerous RV parks, campgrounds and boondocking
sites. We have always left it out and never had a problem. Without the controls, the dish itself is pretty worthless. So maybe that discourages thieves. I don't know how you could pawn or re-sell a dish without the remote control to operate it. We have been thinking of upgrading to a new dish type, so wouldn't be too upset if the old one walked away. That attitude should keep it from ever getting stolen.