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Old 08-18-2016, 05:54 PM   #29
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:55 PM   #30
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:09 PM   #31
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I think you should do exactly what you think you should if it helps alleviate any anxiety about leaving your trailer unattended. Whether that's a campground, storage yard, driveway or trail head. Trailer ownership shouldn't be an anxiety inducer!


But I can tell you this, all the naysayers about security will never send you a check, nor apologize for steering you away from security stuff if your trailer disappears. They'll hide in the bushes.


I wish you well.
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You can get a "Denver boot" for FREE in our town if you park your car too long on the street in a limited time zone! ROTFL

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Old 08-19-2016, 08:27 AM   #33
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You can get a "Denver boot" for FREE in our town if you park your car too long on the street in a limited time zone! ROTFL


It may be true that the boot is free. You do, however, have to pay an arm and a leg to get the key!


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Old 08-19-2016, 08:41 AM   #34
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Search the forums for "stolen trailer." Not paranoia. A sad reality.

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Even reality has to be looked at in it's proper prospective.
I figure the chances of my trailer being stolen are about as good as my chances of winning the lottery. Your chances of being in an accident while towing your trailer are far greater than your trailer being stolen so why not leave your trailer locked up in your yard just to be safe. PARANOIA ???
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:10 AM   #35
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Even reality has to be looked at in it's proper prospective.
I figure the chances of my trailer being stolen are about as good as my chances of winning the lottery. Your chances of being in an accident while towing your trailer are far greater than your trailer being stolen so why not leave your trailer locked up in your yard just to be safe. PARANOIA ???


Are you saying that I'm unlikely to win the lottery?!? There goes the retirement plan...

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Old 08-19-2016, 03:08 PM   #36
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Thefts on trailers in campgrounds???? WOW Paranoia will get ya. Seriously it just doesn't happen. For one thing there's too many bigger RV that look like that they have something of value. Another most campers (people who camp) kind watch for each other.
While traveling it would be pretty difficult for somebody to steal your trailer while traveling down the road. Even when you stop for various reasons the would be thief knows you'll be back soon.

California and Califorians might be different than the rest of the world.
When we winter-camped at Cave Creek last February, we were the ONLY campers in the campground. Some distance from civilization. With occasional fishermen and other randoms just driving through.

Californians are as nice and as honest as the rest of the world. But random uglies are pretty well fairly distributed everywhere.

My goodness: "While traveling it would be pretty difficult for somebody to steal your trailer while traveling down the road." Thank you for sharing this brilliant piece of info. I will now now longer worry about my trailer being stolen WHILE I'm towing it down the road.
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Reading FGRV and Escape Forum since 2008, I recall less than a half dozen stolen trailers in North America. I'm sure you can find more, but it's not an everyday event.
I don't know the statistics on this nationwide, but a friend's beautiful, new, 35' trailer was stolen from a secure storage facility here in town ON CAMERA. The trailer has not been recovered nor have the thieves been caught.
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I think you should do exactly what you think you should if it helps alleviate any anxiety about leaving your trailer unattended. Whether that's a campground, storage yard, driveway or trail head. Trailer ownership shouldn't be an anxiety inducer!


But I can tell you this, all the naysayers about security will never send you a check, nor apologize for steering you away from security stuff if your trailer disappears. They'll hide in the bushes.
I wish you well.
Well, having naysayers hide in the bushes doesn't bother me at all. It's when they come out of the bushes and get snarky that is a problem.

Thank you for being an ongoing peacemaker!
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Yes it does.
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