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Old 04-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #29
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That is funny as H-E-double-pitchforks, but I never DID figure out what they're selling !?!?

Not that I'm the sharpest knife in the block....

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Old 04-28-2011, 10:12 PM   #30
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Can we talk about something that might work for all of us, Mr. Moderator?
Mine was just a humble suggestion of one existing security device. I highly doubt that one strategy will work for "all of us", but I thank you for sparking a brainstorming session.

Just a little anecdote here, since Fiberglass Trailers are called "eggs" and we just celebrated Easter: Robert and I have been holding an all-inclusive Party on Easter Sunday afternoon for 18 years now. We call it a "Sepec" for Spring Equinox + Passover + Easter Celebration. We have all of the traditional activities, and our egg hunt may illustrate my point.

We average 45 guests in our home and when each one arrives, they are directed to sign-in on a numbered list. This facilitates the Easter egg hunt, for we hide 90 plastic eggs in the yards around the house. Each guest must search for the 2 eggs that have the same number as the line on the list that they signed-in on. If you find an egg with a different number on it, you must pass it by, and only take the 2 eggs that have YOUR number on them.

Anyone can hunt and find any old egg, but it is very challenging to find that particular egg. I can count on at least 5 of my guests giving up the search each year, and I sometimes stumble upon plastic eggs in the yard on Labor Day.

Is Lo-Jack the answer? Not for everyone. Is a dedicated "Amber Alert" forum here the answer? Again, not for everyone. But I would encourage anyone to try anything they can, including both of the suggestions, plus any new ones we may think of.
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I think you killed the thread, Fred.
You're wrong, you know.
Unlike Lo-Jack, the province of the well-off urbanite, a simple alert system would serve every user here equally. Likely at no cost to the site, and possibly to its profit.
Not that any proposed details have emerged.
Which reminds me: who said anything about a "dedicated forum"?
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:56 PM   #32
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I know very little about this item but it does look promising for a small amount of money. The trick will be finding a spot in the trailer that will be overlooked by thieves and yet still be able to see the sky for a signal.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=67686
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:00 PM   #33
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Oh, I almost forgot...you could leave your iPhone on board (limited battery life) with location services activated and track that with your iPad, or the other 'way round. If the thief makes a few calls you could round up his accomplices at the same time. :-)
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I know very little about this item but it does look promising for a small amount of money. The trick will be finding a spot in the trailer that will be overlooked by thieves and yet still be able to see the sky for a signal.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=67686
No trick necessary - fiberglass hardly impairs reception of GPS and cell phone signals so, you could hide the tracking device just about anywhere in your egg. It's the metal cladding on the trailers that can make reception / transmission difficult so, chalk up another advantage to FGRs! Hmm, come to think about it, the only disadvantage I can see is in lightning storm - no Faraday cage to protect you in a storm.
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