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Old 04-13-2016, 08:50 PM   #15
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I have GPS and other sensors in my trailer not so that the police can find it.
The police can find the bodies.
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I have GPS and other sensors in my trailer not so that the police can find it.
The police can find the bodies.
What does that mean .? Are you storing dead bodies in your trailer or are you implying that your trailer is more valuable than a human life. In either case it scares the H_ LL out of me. One more reason for me to stay out of Arizona.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:06 PM   #17
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Byron, your point is well taken concerning how proper insurance is invaluable. I fully agree.

In my case though, I am still nervous about theft. And further, in the event of theft I'm not interested in a replacement. I want MY Scamp back!

To each his own....

Yet for those interested in GPS tracking, the product I named above looks very interesting.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:30 AM   #18
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Agree that insurance and law enforcement take over when there is a crime. I'm not interested in some kind of vigilante pursuit of my stolen trailer.

But I also believe, as the insured, I have some responsibility to take reasonable precautions to prevent a loss. For me that means a latch padlock and drawbar lock when hitched and a coupler lock when parked unattended. Ours is stored at the back of our driveway on jack stands, with a coupler lock, and when we leave overnight I park our other vehicle so as to block access to the trailer. If it were parked in a long-term storage lot I'd be more inclined to use a wheel boot and/or GPS system. I believe I've read that some insurance companies require regular visits to check on the trailer. That seems to be where the majority of thefts happen.

I haven't lost a minute's sleep over it in any case.

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...One more reason for me to stay out of Arizona.
Steve, just curious... what are your other reasons?
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:45 AM   #19
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You are better off to try to prevent the theft. Make your rig less attractive to thieves with locking devices.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:58 AM   #20
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Good Sam Insurance is one solution.
The wheel and hitch lock another solution.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:09 AM   #21
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What does that mean .? Are you storing dead bodies in your trailer or are you implying that your trailer is more valuable than a human life. In either case it scares the H_ LL out of me. One more reason for me to stay out of Arizona.
Any stolen object is worth more than the "person" who stole it.
If you fear what I just said, then you must be a trailer thief.

Also, I am in Michigan right now, and I drive everywhere.
What's wrong with Arizona?
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:28 AM   #22
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Another view point.
The cost of insurance?? It's pretty cheap, my full coverage is only about $50 to $100 per year for a trailer rider. Pretty cheap, I have no idea what the theft insurance alone would be but I bet it's pretty small. Why would that be? Is it because there's a lot of trailers stolen every year? or is a travel trailer theft a fairly rare occurrence? How many trailer thefts have been reported here on this web site per day?
Life is a risk, how many people get killed walking across the road every day?
Now estimate your chances of getting killed walking across the road vs the chances your travel trailer will stolen.

As the words of a song once said "paranoia will get ya".
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Any stolen object is worth more than the "person" who stole it...

I know of very few penal codes, ancient or modern, in which petty theft is a capital offense. I hope I am detecting a bit of hyperbole here…
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I know of very few penal codes, ancient or modern, in which petty theft is a capital offense. I hope I am detecting a bit of hyperbole here…

I think the implication is that a thief is nothing but a piece of crap.....


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I know of very few penal codes, ancient or modern, in which petty theft is a capital offense. I hope I am detecting a bit of hyperbole here…
Hey now, I never said the bodies wouldn't still be breathing. Walking and stealing however would be off the list of abilities from then on.

Also note the quotation marks around the word person. I am a good honest person, I don't lie, and I don't steal. Anyone who would do such things under any circumstance is a subhuman to me. It's more of a point being made than anything.

The truth is though, I would much rather break some kneecaps and not even get my belongings back, than I would have the police hand my stuff back to me without my involvement. Everyone has their own opinions and reasons. Everyone has their own agenda. Mine is don't cross me. I respect people, I respect their choices. I let people live how they want (within reason,if you are a crook that isn't going to fly with me), and I only wish for the same back to myself. I don't dictate to people how to live, or what color is socially acceptable for them to paint their house with. My limits are simple really. As soon as someone crosses that barrier by stealing from me _I_ will be the one to make them wish they hadn't.
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I think the implication is that a thief is nothing but a piece of crap.....


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Right!
I would never steal anything from anyone. That is an incredible violation to that persons rights as a living thing. I take that extremely seriously.
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Kenji, you and I see the world through very different eyes, (nothing new for me). Maybe it is because I have six trailers, in various states of repair, but people, (yes that includes thieves) are far more valuable then all of them. While I would be disappointed if any of my trailers were stolen, I am sure that there would be someone out there who would be tragically hurt to lose even the worst person you can think of.

Stuff is never worth more than a person, any person.

I hope that you are only expressing an over compensation for other inadequacies in your life.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:38 PM   #28
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if you have a samsung smartphone, you can get a tracking app and tie it into your samsung online account and be able to find out where it is at any given time, as long as it is turned on.

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