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Old 05-02-2011, 05:50 PM   #57
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A rollback is a flatbed tow truck where the bed tilts and they roll or drag the car up on the bed and haul it away.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:33 PM   #58
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Here's another wheel immobilizer: The CLUB Tire Claw XL - Wheel Lock Winner International Locks WI491

I think between a good coupler lock, and this product, your trailer should be relatively safe. Most thieves would want to move on to an easier target.

My main concerns is someone breaking into the trailer and stealing valuables such as electronic, computer and audio equipment. I really don't travel with expensive equipment inside the trailer, but any theft would be an extremely disconcerting.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #59
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Here's another wheel immobilizer: The CLUB Tire Claw XL - Wheel Lock Winner International Locks WI491

I think between a good coupler lock, and this product, your trailer should be relatively safe. Most thieves would want to move on to an easier target.

My main concerns is someone breaking into the trailer and stealing valuables such as electronic, computer and audio equipment. I really don't travel with expensive equipment inside the trailer, but any theft would be an extremely disconcerting.
i like the concept as it looks rugged, fairly portable, and easily stored ... however, my main concern with this device is it still allows you access to the lug nuts. if you can get those off and slip on a spare/temp/donut to at least get down the road ...

thats why i think the boot (which covers all hardware) makes you at least need a flat bed tow-truck style rig. trade off is they are big and bulky, but that might also make it look like more trouble than its worth too.

this is a good thread - cuz i'm still not decided what i'll do and like seeing all of the options. but, i am leaning toward the boot (to augment my tongue-ball lock).
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:26 PM   #60
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Actually, I'm researching a decent, weather resistant coupler locking system.

As I said, I'm primarily interested in making things just hard enough to convince a potential thief to seek out another target. If anyone really wants to steal my trailer, it will be taken.

Someone mentioned Lojack and I think that is a great idea. You just have to think about how much money you want to budget for theft prevention, and the "hassle cost". I do have a concern regarding the number of keys I will have to have for all these devices. I really don't want to spend a lot of time on my knees (particularly on a rainy day), weaving chains through the tires and trying to lock/unlock a series of anti-theft equipment. And I have a limited amount of space and weight available for a boot device.

I agree that this is a great thread. It really got me thinking about what I need/want.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #61
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Actually, I'm researching a decent, weather resistant coupler locking system.


Someone mentioned Lojack and I think that is a great idea. You just have to think about how much money you want to budget for theft prevention, and the "hassle cost". I do have a concern regarding the number of keys I will have to have for all these devices. I really don't want to spend a lot of time on my knees (particularly on a rainy day), weaving chains through the tires and trying to lock/unlock a series of anti-theft equipment. And I have a limited amount of space and weight available for a boot device.

I agree that this is a great thread. It really got me thinking about what I need/want.
You are preaching to the choir here sister!
It seems the intensity of the rainfall is in proportion to the number of locks I need to work with.
Not to mention I just look silly getting it all connected,sort of like getting Houdini locked up then putting him in the box and locking it.........

I do think the amount of noise it would take someone to get mine moving once secured would convince them to try a different trailer and the Clubs are red and fairly obvious to anyone walking by.

I have sold/installed security for 35 years too and anyone can get anything if they really want too.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:55 PM   #62
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Someone mentioned Lojack and I think that is a great idea.
A word on Lo-Jack:
I looked into this option during a discussion re. the potential for FGRV to utilize its existing membership lists to send out a keep-your-eyes-peeled notice if one of our "eggs" gets "poached".
Lo-Jack Coverage is apparently dependent on dealer location, and is spotty or nonexistant in less urbanized areas. It's especially thin for those of us living and traveling outside "primary" urban areas in the Pacific Northwest.
You can check coverage for any area at How LoJack Works - installation through tracking, but here's the scoop for my corner of the U.S.A.

Current LoJack coverage For Pacific Northwesterners:
IDAHO: No Coverage
MONTANA: No Coverage
OREGON: Covers Portland/Salem Metro areas only: Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington Counties. No coverage south of Salem, on the coast, or East of the Cascades
WASHINGTON: Covers Clark, Cowlitz, Gray's Harbor, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston, Whatcom counties. No coverage East of the Cascades. No coverage in these Westside counties: Clallam, Island, Pacific, San Juan, Skamania, Wahkiakum.

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #63
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A word on Lo-Jack:
I looked into this option during a discussion re. the potential for FGRV to utilize its existing membership lists to send out a keep-your-eyes-peeled notice if one of our "eggs" gets "poached".
Lo-Jack Coverage is apparently dependent on dealer location, and is spotty or nonexistant in less urbanized areas. It's especially thin for those of us living and traveling outside "primary" urban areas in the Pacific Northwest.
You can check coverage for any area at How LoJack Works - installation through tracking, but here's the scoop for my corner of the U.S.A.

Current LoJack coverage For Pacific Northwesterners:
IDAHO: No Coverage
MONTANA: No Coverage
OREGON: Covers Portland/Salem Metro areas only: Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington Counties. No coverage south of Salem, on the coast, or East of the Cascades
WASHINGTON: Covers Clark, Cowlitz, Gray's Harbor, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston, Whatcom counties. No coverage East of the Cascades. No coverage in these Westside counties: Clallam, Island, Pacific, San Juan, Skamania, Wahkiakum.

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Thanks for the info!!! That was something I was thinking about also.
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This is Our Fragile and Very Sensitive Big Rear-ended Guard Dog. She would look at anyone trying to take the trailer and say "I can get in anytime your ready to leave."
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...here's the scoop for my corner of the U.S.A.
This is pertinent information for folks who live in a covered metropolitan community who may be traveling in the Pacific Northwest as well.
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i like the concept as it looks rugged, fairly portable, and easily stored ... however, my main concern with this device is it still allows you access to the lug nuts. if you can get those off and slip on a spare/temp/donut to at least get down the road ...

thats why i think the boot (which covers all hardware) makes you at least need a flat bed tow-truck style rig. trade off is they are big and bulky, but that might also make it look like more trouble than its worth too.

How does this product satisfy your concerns?

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