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Old 04-27-2011, 09:41 AM   #21
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LoJack? Who needs a LoJack In Canada, eh? We have something way better. We have lumberjacks! You put one of these in your car or trailer and who's going to touch it, eh?
.........calculating load weight distribution.......does he bring his axe?

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Old 04-27-2011, 10:08 AM   #22
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.........calculating load weight distribution.......does he bring his axe?

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #23
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Yes but, only the small one...
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To: Canada
From: Francesca, Worrywart and Neighbor to the South
Re: Export of Security Device

Dear Canada,

Enclosed herewith please find a check in the amount of $___(Trusting your Canadianity to guide you in filling in the fair amount).
Please send at your earliest convenience one (1) Lumberjack, with axe (as pictured above).
For shipping purposes, I also enclose an appropriately sized box, with air holes.
You may depend on full cooperation with customs officials. This import is preapproved by the U.S.of A., suffering as it currently does from a decided shortage of He-Men. Plus I already "took care of the boys at the border", if you know what I mean.

Thanks, and I look forward to many years of Trailer Security.

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:35 AM   #24
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From: Francesca, Worrywart and Neighbor to the South
Re: Export of Security Device

Dear Canada,

Enclosed herewith please find a check in the amount of $___(Trusting your Canadianity to guide you in filling in the fair amount).
Please send at your earliest convenience one (1) Lumberjack, with axe (as pictured above).
For shipping purposes, I also enclose an appropriately sized box, with air holes.
You may depend on full cooperation with customs officials. This import is preapproved by the U.S.of A., suffering as it currently does from a decided shortage of He-Men. Plus I already "took care of the boys at the border", if you know what I mean.

Thanks, and I look forward to many years of Trailer Security.

Francesca Knowles
U.S.of A.
Dear Ms Knowles,

We regret to advise you that is not possible to export (1) Lumberjack. Since the greening of our county they have been placed on the endangered species list and are therefore are not exportable under the North America Free Trade Agreement.

Should you be fortunate enough to have actually seen a Lumberjack while visiting our country we ask that you respect them and help keep them alive by passing on to them any spare coins you may have when they offer to wash the windows of your car. Please keep in mind the current exchange rate and toss in a few extra coins to make up the difference between the US and Canadian dollar. The latter point should also be noted when attempting to bribe our customs officials should you attempt to export any other contraband.

We are pleased to advise that we can meet your request for a Canadian made axe. Please see the online website of our fine Canadian institution Canadian Tire for full shipping instructions.

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:46 PM   #25
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To: Canada
From: Francesca Knowles, International Vandal
Re: Small misunderstandings

Dear Canada,

Thank you for your very prompt response.
Due to the international exposure generated by the video capture of a private moment between myself and Canadian Tire's little-known predecessor, I am at present permitted to cross neither the actual nor the virtual Bobwarr Fence(s) that separate our two Countries.
Please advise as to an alternative.

Your Really Really Good Friend and Admirer,

Francesca Knowles
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:13 PM   #26
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"A poached egg?"........."The "Poached" Egg-er Alert System, or P.E.A.S".....

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:36 AM   #27
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Hi: All...Seems to me what you need is a "Jack of all Trades". He may or may not be "Master of none" so long as he's importable. Failing that a trailer "Jack" is what you might get!!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:04 PM   #28
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:26 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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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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Old 04-29-2011, 04:25 PM   #31
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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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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.
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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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