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Old 04-14-2016, 02:49 PM   #29
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Kenji, you and I see the world through very different eyes...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.
We will disagree, and that's perfectly fine. Again I point out, I am not talking about killing someone. Losing someone sounds as though you think I am.
If making said person unable to commit the crime again in the future means that person is "lost" then they had no substance in the first place.

If someone commits a virtual crime through the internet, I take away their internet. If someone runs off with a purse, I take away their ability to run.
If they take someone else's life, guess what my vote is for theirs?

You seem to misunderstand me. I'm not saying someone should be hung for stealing a pack of gum. I do however think that a pack of gum is sometimes worth more than a person. That depends on the person.

I am a man of science and logic. I know we are overpopulated, and people are in-fact statistics. Yes, that persons mother might care deeply, but they wouldn't care if I were gone. I see it from both sides.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:01 PM   #30
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It must be very empowering to be both judge and jury.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:16 PM   #31
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It's time to cool it. Obviously we have members who have differing opinions on dealing with thieves. I, personally, would not take matters in my own hands; that's what the police and courts are for. But I perceive the back and forth here is approaching what might be considered snippy. Can we just agree to disagree?


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Old 04-14-2016, 06:34 PM   #32
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It's time to cool it. Obviously we have members who have differing opinions on dealing with thieves. I, personally, would not take matters in my own hands; that's what the police and courts are for. But I perceive the back and forth here is approaching what might be considered snippy. Can we just agree to disagree?


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No worries, I already decided not to reply any more. I don't like conflict, and as I said, to me everyone is entitled to their own opinions on matters like this. I'm completely chill. No ill feelings or anything towards anyone here.

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Old 04-14-2016, 06:48 PM   #33
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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.


Steve, just curious... what are your other reasons?
Jon , I too take reasonable (In my view) precautions to protect my trailer . I carry full insurance on the trailer , lock my hitch and during storage my trailer is cabled to a cemented in anchor in the ground.
I do not sleep with a pistol under my pillow nor do I keep constant vigil over my trailer. I have much more important things in my life than my trailer and I try to keep that in perspective.
As far as Arizona ,the main reason is its too DAMM hot most of the time . My Uncle and 2 of my Aunts moved to Arizona from Minnesota after retirement . All of them moved back home in less than a 3 year period ,the reason being the hot climate. There are other reasons but this is not the place for that discussion.

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:24 PM   #34
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Donna posted the SPOT one here. 100 bucks a year service I think it was.
Saw an ad for an even cheaper option the other day that is being sold for bikes but can not see why it would not work with a trailer. Its C$40 probable much cheaper for those of you in the US. No monthly fee but you do need is a smart phone to use it.

Its called the TrackR - How track your bike in case of theft using your mobile phone.

Like others I do not spend a great deal of time worrying about such things. If the trailer is stolen that is what my insurance and the police are in place to look after.... as someone else said if its stolen you may not want it back even if found. I know that was for sure the case with a vehicle I once had stolen - it was trashed.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:14 PM   #35
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I use a number of primary locks and deterrents but I also use a GPS tracking system that notifies me if the trailer is moved and will track the position on true GPS. I have to use a storage lot to keep my trailers in, there are monthly fees, etc for the system but for me it is worth the piece of mind
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:15 PM   #36
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To anyone who thinks that insurance is the answer... I have spent a few hundred hours customizing my Scamp. Where is the insurance to cover that? Of course there is none, I would lose out on that time investment.

And as for police and the courts handling things.. well I was a cop for 30 years and I can say that, at best, they are only minimally effective when you are a victim of theft. Its best to prevent the theft if you can because there is very little that you can do when you are a victim that does not in fact make your life more difficult.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:39 PM   #37
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Attempting to prevent theft is kind like the old story about the tieing his shoes and being told by his friend "you can't out run that bear" the reply I don't have to out run the bear on have to out run you.

It's like anything else that can be stolen, do what you can easily enough to discourage the thief so he moves on to another target. You don't to prevent all thefts just the one.

I don't even worry about locking to door is when we're camping. I take a bit more precaution when at home.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:06 AM   #38
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" I also use a GPS tracking system that notifies me if the trailer is moved"

what system is that so others can look it up?
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I do not know what Ian G is using but google ALR-9. It also notifies you if the vehicle is moved. If it shouldn't be moving, you report it to the police and then call ALR-9. They will coordinate with the police.


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Old 04-15-2016, 04:22 PM   #40
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This looks like a good option, for $60 cdn.
https://www.amazon.ca/AFUNTA-Vehicle...755284&sr=1-13

or for $45 cdn.
https://www.amazon.ca/WickedHD-GPS-1...X1DVF43GCAXGKD
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:30 PM   #41
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Before purchasing any tracking service I thing a risk analysis is in order.
Along a similar line of thinking: If I feel the need to have a tracking device on my trailer in case of theft in a campground, I need to find another campground.

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