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Old 08-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Just wondering. Even though I have yet to get an Egg, I'm already thinking of ways to prevent theft of it. It will be something on the order of a 13' Scamp...is there any device I could put under it or in a odd place that would alert me IMMEDIATELY if someone was trying to drive away with it. Also, tracking devices. Maybe it could be tracked going down road. In this age of high tech stuff I'm sure there's got to be some great ideas out there. Bill
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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There's all kinds of stuff, like Lojack. It depends on how much money you want to throw at it. There's passive systems like this, that don't require power... of course it won't notify you and there's no monthly payment due to work: Rittenhouse | Heavy Duty Wheel Lock - Boot Wheel Lock
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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...is there any device I could put under it or in a odd place that would alert me IMMEDIATELY if someone was trying to drive away with it.
It's not very high tech, but maybe a couple dobermans? The screams would be very immediate.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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Just wondering. Even though I have yet to get an Egg, I'm already thinking of ways to prevent theft of it. It will be something on the order of a 13' Scamp...is there any device I could put under it or in a odd place that would alert me IMMEDIATELY if someone was trying to drive away with it. Also, tracking devices. Maybe it could be tracked going down road. In this age of high tech stuff I'm sure there's got to be some great ideas out there. Bill
I have this sign posted on my trailer door. So far I have had no theft issues.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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Hi Bill. I went through a bit of a scare a couple months ago, when folks were showing up at my door asking about buying my trailer when it would be parked in the driveway. One guy showed up twice, telling me he was my neighbor. (yea right)
Anyway because I live in a mixed use area (commercial/residential) I started to become concerned about the same thing.
I bought a Trimax hitch lock and a wheel lock.
UNIVERSAL UNATTENDED COUPLER LOCKS - Trimax
and the wheel coupler
WHEEL LOCKS - Trimax

They may be overkill, but when I leave the trailer and take off. I feel secure enough to leave it.

I also have a tablet that has Lookout Mobile on it, that I leave in my trailer. It's a free app, although the paid version gives you more features.
https://www.lookout.com/

Interested in other/better solutions myself!
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Garmin makes a tracker called GTU10 that can be wired to the trailer battery that will allow you to track it anywhere in the US. About $150 plus $1 a week for service.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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I just read where one member painted an ID number on the top of his trailer.
It can be spotted from the air in the event of theft. Unbeno'nced to the apprehender.
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This is my double lock set up.

Surge Brake Unit with locks
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I don't have dogs, but do have "Dog Alert" signs,
and dog houses.............LOL
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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I just read where one member painted an ID number on the top of his trailer.
It can be spotted from the air in the event of theft. Unbeno'nced to the apprehender.
That assumes that the cops have nothing better to do than fly a chopper around at $1,500 an hour, looking for a $6,000 trailer.
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Back in the good ol' days........
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #13
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The hitch lock looks good....but if someone really wanted it, couldn't they just chain it up and haul it off?

Wouldn't a wheel lock be a good addition if one is really concerned?:
Trimax Wheel Lock, Trimax Adjustable Wheel Lock, Trimax Wheel Locks

there was a thread a few month back where someone was getting weird notes inquiring about her trailer while she was gone, she decided, I believe, to pull off a wheel. Being a Uhaul, they had unique wheels and weren't easily replaced.
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Well, precautions are always in order, but there are a lot of other things to worry about. Sharknados come to mind.
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