Originally Posted by OhTom
I tried running a search to see if this has been discussed before, but I came up empty. I am wondering how many of you take certain precautions beyond a simple hitch lock to protect your FGRV, particularly when staying in a more remote campground in off season ?
I know that if a thief really wants something bad enough, it's next to impossible to stop them. But, is there merit, in making your trailer a less attractive target, by using hitch protectors, cables between dual wheels and tire clamps or boots ?
The thread on Lo-Jac was what got me thinking about this. A decent hitch protector and wheel boot can easily add up to $350 and at least the thieves would have to work a little harder.
Thanks for your input , in advance.
WE lock our hitch when driving and when parked using a good key lock.
We are off season travelers and often stay in remote campgrounds or cam when there's few or any other campers. The remote campgrounds are probably safer than a crowded campground near a high population area.
In our 16th year of travel in over 3000 camping nights we have never feared someone would steal anything. Fellow campers are generally good people. Of course of the 30,000 people on this site there are people who've had things stolen, even trailers. Generally trailers don't seem to be taken from campgrounds, at least in my memory.
In 3000 or so camping nights we have on occasion spent a few nights in suspicious campgrounds, populated by people not like us, at least in appearance, yet they were as nice and helpful to us as any. I have come to not fear campers, we always have something in common... oh sure they may sometimes be louder than us or less considerate, but they've never been dangerous or threatening.
Are there bad guys out there, sure... I bet the chances are lower than in your typical neighborhood.