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Old 11-03-2015, 08:58 PM   #29
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I wasn't referring to the state park, been there. We have also been to Myrtle Beach Travel Park that looks just like the above photo. Other campgrounds in the area too so hard to tell.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:06 PM   #30
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I wasn't referring to the state park, been there. We have also been to Myrtle Beach Travel Park that looks just like the above photo. Other campgrounds in the area too so hard to tell.
I'm sorry, yes I got your meaning, I was just trying to let folks know it is not all high rises in Myrtle Beach and give some feedback on the beach front state park for people going there. But as I am way off topic, I'll leave it at that.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:07 PM   #31
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I too just rely on replacement cost insurance. $250 CAD is a small amount to pay for piece of mind.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:18 PM   #32
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What the hell is on the photo? A camp ground near high rise building???
Myrtle Beach.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:23 PM   #33
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I ran an experiment where for six months I locked my hitch and my trailer wasn't stolen. Then, for six months I didn't bother, and my trailer wasn't stolen.
I filled the trailer with dryer sheets, and still nobody stole it.
I'm thinking if I get LoJack, maybe somebody will steal it.
But the dryer sheets kept the mice away over the winter - didn't they?
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:29 PM   #34
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But the dryer sheets kept the mice away over the winter - didn't they?
Haven't noticed any in my clothes dryer.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:16 PM   #35
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Sure, there are lots of different GPS locators. They use them on semi trailers and high value shipments of all sorts. Try goggling for them but, like loJack, the transmitters and service isn't cheap. If you are really worried, a chain woven through the wheels and axle will slow down most cg thieves. Historically it seems that storage yards are one of the more dangerous places for GTT because the perp has lots of time to scope out the target and strike at their leisure.
: like Bob says lock up both wheels with cable and lock also there are lots of hitch locks out there. I always lock my ute in driveway so no one coming in can just up and steel it without making a lot of noise.
No one has ever tried to break into our MH yet and if they did a real loud alarm would go off waking up most of the neighbours and I know they will not be happy but the would be thief would be long gone and would not try that again. My wife says I'm just to paranoid about losing items.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:19 PM   #36
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A determined thief will take no matter what you do.

Now good side. I put a hitch lock on the trailer and a padlock type lock through hitch latching handle.
One of the best ways I know of to prevent thefts is to get to know your neighbors if you're in a campground. Most of us will watch out for others property.
If in an isolated dispersed site, I just wouldn't worry about it. The odds are in your favor.
Most trailer thefts happen in storage lots or home driveways. Not while camping.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:08 PM   #37
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I have one of those trailer locks just like the picture of Mary and Bobs. I had seen on a forum awhile back that that it is the same lock Tractor Supply uses on all their trailers that they have for sale. I drove over to our local Tractor Supply to check it out and sure enough every trailer they had in the parking lot had one. I went in the store to buy one and an employee told me that they didn't sell that particular lock but Academy did so I went across the street to Academy and sure enough there they were so I bought one. I figured that if Tractor Supply used them company wide they must be impressed with them.
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what about the door lock?

I have a pad lock on the hitch but am worried about the contents while out hiking. I figure anyone that wants inside the camper/trailer can get inside if they're determined. I thought about a standard lock/hasp but then worried that someone could lock us inside. Seems like too much worrying to me so I think we'll just lock up valuables in the tow vehicle and take our chances with the standard door lock. Any opinions on the door lock idea?
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:33 AM   #39
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I have a pad lock on the hitch but am worried about the contents while out hiking. I figure anyone that wants inside the camper/trailer can get inside if they're determined. I thought about a standard lock/hasp but then worried that someone could lock us inside. Seems like too much worrying to me so I think we'll just lock up valuables in the tow vehicle and take our chances with the standard door lock. Any opinions on the door lock idea?
If there were a hasp on the door, a determined thief could just grab the bottom of the door and break the fiberglass. Valuables out of sight in the tow vehicle is the best plan. We lock the door of the trailer to discourage casual, opportunistic entry and leave a curtain open so a real thief can see there is nothing inside worth the trouble and risk of breaking in.
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If there were a hasp on the door, a determined thief could just grab the bottom of the door and break the fiberglass. Valuables out of sight in the tow vehicle is the best plan. We lock the door of the trailer to discourage casual, opportunistic entry and leave a curtain open so a real thief can see there is nothing inside worth the risk of breaking in.
Jon, this is what I thought would be the best plan as well. Thanks for your input.
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Late thought, Bill...

Theft of the whole trailer is my biggest concern, both at home and on the road. In addition to the hitch padlock (which is mostly to prevent a bored teenager from unlatching the coupler in a parking lot), I also carry and use a coupler lock (the kind that inserts where the ball goes) whenever the trailer is unhitched.

Nothing will stop a determined thief, but my goal is to convince him to look for a softer target.
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