Preventing camper theft - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-10-2018, 11:45 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
MinnesotaJill's Avatar
 
Name: Jill
Trailer: Eggcamper
Minnesota AND Florida
Posts: 108
Registry
Hi, I sold our camper and the lock last year. It's a bit putzy to get it on, and it is really heavy, but I think it is a very good lock and a definite deterrent especially if you leave your camper in a storage place. We used it every time we weren't camping, even when the camper was stored in our driveway. They are made in Canada and I spoke with the inventor/company owner a couple times before I bought it.
MinnesotaJill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 02:00 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Name: Val
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Deluxe B19 19 ft / 2007 Nissan Frontier V6 NISMO 4x4
Arizona
Posts: 456
Hi Jill,

Thanks so much for your response! I ordered one today. I figured it might be a bit heavy and cumbersome, as you mentioned, but with all the time, money and hard work invested in renovating my camper, I wanted a decent deterrent.

I did reach someone at the company, Luiza, and she was great! She had me measure at various points around my tire to make sure the lock would fit, and confirmed my tire size to ensure that they sent me the right size wheel lock for my 15" tires. They included the shipping in the cost, so all told, it was $270. Since I have a tandem axle trailer, it will go on the back driver's side wheel.

Product Info on The Heavy Duty Wheel Lock | Brahma Wheel Lock


Canada make some of the highest-quality everything (campers. locks, equipment, people).
V'sGlassSleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 04:02 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
ststefan's Avatar
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: 1979 Boler1700
Maple Ridge, B.C.
Posts: 365
Registry
I always remove the safety chains. Even with a lock on the hitch they can drag with the safety chains.
ststefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 04:49 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Escape 15A
Minnesota
Posts: 414
Registry
Most any lock can be defeated in less than a minute with an angle grinder. There are some more expensive locks (>$250) that will resist longer but if the thief has time they will get those off too.

And, as above, they don't necessarily need to get the lock off anyway.
Steve Carlson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 06:47 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
Name: Fredrick
Trailer: Escape 21C
Tennessee
Posts: 317
locks

We use [at a campground], this one: Bright yellow and shows from a long way away.

and a heavy-duty Master lock thru the hasp hole, plus we lock the chains together..three locks the thief hasta bust thru IMHO they'll look elsewhere.

At home out in the semi-rural central TN area we live in, we have a 100 yd long driveway [down and then back UP a steep hill] and we have a pistol range in the side yard..not many folks are gonna steal a travel trailer from a guy known to be a regular shooter.
Fred762 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 11:03 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Borrego Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Casita SD17 2006 "Missing Link"
California
Posts: 3,739
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred762 View Post
At home out in the semi-rural central TN area we live in, we have a 100 yd long driveway [down and then back UP a steep hill] and we have a pistol range in the side yard..not many folks are gonna steal a travel trailer from a guy known to be a regular shooter.
I can see the yardage range signs along the driveway now, " Ranges set for Casita thieves" .
Borrego Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 12:13 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1971 Trailswest Campster
Washington
Posts: 2,918
My trailer is so light that none of the wheel or tongue locks would keep it safe. Someone could just back up to it with a flat bed trailer and drag it up a ramp with a winch.
k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 01:09 AM   #48
Senior Member
 
Name: Val
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Deluxe B19 19 ft / 2007 Nissan Frontier V6 NISMO 4x4
Arizona
Posts: 456
Well, as with many things, someone really intent on stealing something will find a way, but - like locking one's car doors - a good deterrent will prevent crimes of opportunity. What deterrents one chooses is a matter of personal preference and comfort level. For me, it's: A wheel lock and a glock
V'sGlassSleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 04:00 AM   #49
Senior Member
 
trainman's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 2019 Oliver Elite II
Texas
Posts: 367
I'm not too big on locking the trailer up with too many locks, one on the tongue is the only one I use and not when camping. Insurance is my protection and if it stolen we will just get another one, probably an Oliver per my wife. We all know that locks are just for honest people and criminals have the tools to bypass any lock. All our vehicles have remote locks and push button start, I'm trying to do away with keys as I only carry one key with me on a daily basics.

trainman
trainman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #50
Senior Member
 
Carl V's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 1981 Trillium 5500
Quebec
Posts: 645
Quote:
Originally Posted by V'sGlassSleeper View Post
Canada make some of the highest-quality everything (campers. locks, equipment, people).
I won't argue with this (although I could about some people ) but the lock you're referring to is probably from this company:
https://www.amplock.com

Designed by a machine shop owner / metallurgist who had his FW trailer stolen and swore it won't happen again. The locking mechanism itself comes from Abloy, a world leader in high-security padlocks (and has a very strange key!).

I have their TLS2 coupler lock. Most contractors around here use Amplocks on their equipment and tools trailers, as many insurance companies requires them.

As with any lock, it could probably (or certainly) be drilled or cut off, but not without spending a lot of time and making a lot of noise.

Then I always keep my power cord attached, a window or two open, stabilizers down, etc, anything than can slow down a thief or make him change his mind and steal my neighbor's trailer instead or mine!

The Amplock is a bit expensive (the small one for 1 7/8 couplers is quite affordable) but for me it was worth it, I would hate to see my Trillium gone, as it is a pretty unique trailer.
Carl V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 11:23 AM   #51
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Escape 15A
Minnesota
Posts: 414
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carl V View Post
The Amplock is a bit expensive (the small one for 1 7/8 couplers is quite affordable) but for me it was worth it, I would hate to see my Trillium gone, as it is a pretty unique trailer.
I can't find a reference to a 1-7/8" coupler lock on their website, must not make it any more. Too bad, that is the size my Lite House uses.
Steve Carlson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 11:43 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
Carl V's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 1981 Trillium 5500
Quebec
Posts: 645
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Carlson View Post
I can't find a reference to a 1-7/8" coupler lock on their website, must not make it any more. Too bad, that is the size my Lite House uses.
Yes, can't find it either. My local distributor has them, not sure if they stopped making it or it simply doesn't show on their website. Model number is TLS178. I bought one about 3 months ago for a Trillium 1300.

Amazon Canada has it:
https://www.amazon.ca/AMPLOCK-TLS1-t.../dp/B015FXEC5A
Carl V is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Preventing mold DavidSo Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 10 03-28-2012 06:25 AM
Preventing Battery Drain in Your Tow! Karen L. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 09-14-2009 03:02 AM
Trailer Anti-Theft Keith Williams Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 22 09-02-2009 12:01 PM
THEFT ALERT Benita Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 3 06-13-2008 01:10 PM
preventing door dingies PatandBob Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 09-13-2007 08:56 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.