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Old 06-09-2018, 04:19 PM   #15
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Good grief Iím SO sorry to hear of your loss from this heinous theft. May the thieves be caught and charged and your beloved UHaul returned safe and sound quickly!

Keeping my eyes wide open in NorCal.
ps: can you pm or post the plate on your CT?
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:45 PM   #16
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Highland Park, Avenue 51 bear YORK. It was taken around 3am Thursday night.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:47 PM   #17
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Thanks - we hope so too!
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:55 PM   #18
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It was a ball socket lock, apparently those can be defeated easily...
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:19 PM   #19
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Locks keep honest people honest. Almost any lock can be defeated given enough time. Hopefully a good lock will slow down a thief long enough that they will be interrupted and stopped.

Many "safes" being sold for home use (such as gun safes) are really locking cabinets that can be defeated very easily.

Ever see those key safes used by real estate agents, made by Master Lock? You can pop them open in 30 seconds without damaging the lock.

What a bummer having your trailer stolen. I sure hope you get it back and the perps get caught.

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Old 06-09-2018, 07:18 PM   #20
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Locks keep honest people honest.
I've heard it said many times, but it's not actually true. Honest people don't look for opportunities to steal, lock or not. What a lock does is weed out the casual thief, who just sees an opportunity. A professional thief won't be hindered by a lock. Layered security and good surveillance will help deter even the pro. The good news is that the majority of thieves are of the casual variety.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:34 PM   #21
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... or good cameras will help deter even the pro. ....
The only good camera is one that no one knows is there*. If a thief knows there is a camera, a simple cover of the face makes it almost completely useless. Good video can be a big help but good video is very rare. That is something I know about.

I sympathize with the victim of this theft because I have spent maybe a few hundred hours improving and customizing my home away from home. Even if I had documented and insured all the improvements, in case of theft my time would be lost forever. That would really suc and justifies some higher degree of security measures.
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* BTW, if your camper is parked within range of your home WiFi and on shore power, then the $25 (shipped) Wyze camera is a good security cam. I have three, and use one at times in the Scamp.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:50 PM   #22
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I've heard it said many times, but it's not actually true.
You're right of course, and I knew that when I wrote it. Honest people aren't tempted to steal regardless of whether an item is locked up or not. If everyone were honest locks would not exist.

The truth of the matter is just as you explained. A person who is easily tempted to be dishonest will be dissuaded by a lock or a camera. They are actually not an honest person, but they fear getting caught and are not risk takers.

Dishonest risk-takers are not dissuaded by locks, and some even consider it a challenge.

They say it takes all kinds... but that's not true either. It doesn't take all kinds, but there are all kinds!

Makes life interesting, if not always pleasant.

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Yep, you're right. Years ago when I was in law enforcement I was often amazed at the level of sophistication, planning and effort showed by some career criminals. I often thought 'I wonder what they could have achieved if they'd funneled that much effort into something legitimate?'
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:12 PM   #24
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Locks and chains do not deter the theft professionals. It only takes a split of a second to cut off locks/chains. Even with surveillance cameras have no effect if they really want it. They will wear masks to break in into your premise. Just look at enclosed photos as my share of experiences...
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:41 PM   #25
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Best options to treat theft pro.

1/ Say goodbye to your possessions and let insurance cover them.
2/ Spend your times and mind and if the law allowed, ambush them with bullets or set booby traps...
3/ Have a BAD BIG dogs as your guards..
To me, I would choose the last option.....
IMO....
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:38 AM   #26
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i met a man several years ago who had a notification system that alerted his cell phone whenever his trailer was moved, monitored it's movement & kept a history of it's movements for 30 days. i wish i had paid closer attention as i don't remember the details.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:51 AM   #27
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Best of luck in getting it back and the capture of the culprits.

Following up on several posts here about locks, I use the Proven Industries lock. I know that all locks can be defeated but this one seems more robust than any others I looked at. I could defeat it, but it would take me a while and make a fair amount of noise.

https://www.provenlocks.com/collecti...-coupler-locks
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Following up on several posts here about locks, I use the Proven Industries lock. I know that all locks can be defeated but this one seems more robust than any others I looked at. I could defeat it, but it would take me a while and make a fair amount of noise.

https://www.provenlocks.com/collecti...-coupler-locks
That looks like a good lock, and it should be at that price.. if I were a thief and saw that lock I would know it was on a valuable property, and it would take me about one minute and ten seconds to get the trailer...

https://youtu.be/Z9tbSzWkY1s?t=81

(Not an endorsement for the product mentioned, but instead to point out that a coupler lock alone is not much deterrent)
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