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Old 11-03-2015, 12:08 AM   #15
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Good test Glenn and the dryer sheets are a nice touch . I do use a tongue lock but I really believe if folks think about it, it's only the things that are left around outside that would be a target. In the last few years I can only remember 2 or 3 trailers that were stolen and reported here, one was found soon after. Just do what you can to keep the honest honest. Use it and have a good time and rock chips are just beauty marks .
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:38 AM   #16
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There was an 19' Escape stolen from someone's driveway. Never recovered. He was paid the insurance.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:07 AM   #17
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In the grand scheme of things, here on FiberglassRV we're a very small segment of travel trailer owners. Just because we haven't heard of a bunch of trailers being stolen doesn't mean it's not happening. Or, maybe it's not. We really don't know. Just do whatever gives you peace of mind. GPS, chains, locks, motion detectors, good insurance... whatever.

In the end, whether someone else's trailer is stolen won't affect you... but, if it's yours... heartbreak.

Good luck!
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:33 AM   #18
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I'm using this when parked and a padlock through the coupler when towing
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:18 AM   #19
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It should be noted that if you are locking the hitch, then locking up the chains is also a good idea. Some trailers have been stolen using just the chains.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:31 PM   #20
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Answer to Brecht' question

Compared to Byron and others here I am still a rank Newbie with only a year since picking up our 16' Scamp and 5+ months on the road with it.

So far just the receiver locking pin and hitch lock through the hole.

I was told by a fishing buddy who worries about his fishing boat... that those wanting your trailer can use a modified vertical pin type of hitch and still tow it way even if the hitch clasp is locked.

Keeping it insured is my main thing.

Learning as I go.


As John Cleese would frequently say..
"Now for something completely different."

Being a research kinda guy I finally looked into the question that was keeping me up nights while Scamping...

"What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?"
- Bertolt Brecht

Turns out...
It is still there!


However, once the cheese outline is gone you can no longer see it delineated from the background area.

If you Google this you might find a Swiss cheese hole illumination device like they use on CSI!

Although these may still be classified.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:44 PM   #21
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If they really REALLY want your trailer they will just back up a flat bed wrecker, tell the neighbors (if they ask) that the trailer's owner wants them to take it to the shop for repairs, winch it up and take off. Somehow knowing that I can discourage a thief, but that I can't change fate, allows me to accept what will be. Of course if I catch them in the act, their fate is something they will not enjoy.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:16 PM   #22
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I have used a big yellow hitch ball lock, but in many cases it seems to be more of an inconvenience for me than a theft deterrence. I do like to use during the times it is in storage long term in a gated facility... but then again, any fool with a roll back truck and winch could haul the whole thing away in about fifteen minutes, lock or no lock! Glad it's right under a security camera.

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Old 11-03-2015, 05:12 PM   #23
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Do what i do bring a guard dog! Lol. But seriously i use a hitch lock but if a thief wants something bad enough they will find a way to get it. But i'm sure my dog helps keep the thieves away.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:16 PM   #24
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What the hell is on the photo? A camp ground near high rise building???
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:58 PM   #25
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There was an 19' Escape stolen from someone's driveway. Never recovered. He was paid the insurance.
Speaking of which, any suggestions as to where is the best place for Casita Trailer Insurance? Just our regular All state agent? Or is there a specialized trailer insurer?

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Old 11-03-2015, 07:21 PM   #26
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I use Allstate Insurance for all my vehicles & RV's and place a stated replacement value on the RV's in case of total loss. It's costs a little more, but that way you are covered. But: It's not available in all states I have been told.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:28 PM   #27
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What the hell is on the photo? A camp ground near high rise building???
Looks like a campground we stayed at in Myrtle Beach. All high rises there
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:02 PM   #28
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Looks like a campground we stayed at in Myrtle Beach. All high rises there
Not at Myrtle Beach State Park.. the sites are in a wooded area not far from the beach. It's much cooler under the trees in the summer than the nearby beach is. Of course it is also pretty much right under the final approach for Myrtle Beach International Airport, and can be dirty during the tourist season.
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