Trailer security

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  1. fowlwhacker

    fowlwhacker Elite Refuge Member

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    Any deterrent is worth it versus nothing. As other have said if someone wants to get inside or take the trailer they will do it with the right tools. GPS tracker and cellular video cams may help as well.
     
  2. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    Mine has a pretty heavy coupler lock and the coupler is welded. The motor has locking bolts and the trolling motor has a lock. No electronics on board, just the battery, and onboard charger.
     
  3. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Of course it doesn't make it 100% safe; nothing does, and I wasn't implying that it would. What I referred to was the comment that the last 5% of thieves can't be stopped. Well, the last 4% can, by moving the rig to another place....a place where it's locked in a secured building and out of sight where the thieves don't know where it is.
     
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  5. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    My father once told me.

    “Locks are for honest people.”

    Insure it for more than it’s worth. If they want it, they are going to get it.
     
  6. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Insurance is having a vast network of friends and acquaintances in high school my bike was stolen constantly. I retrieved it many times. Friends would point it out.
    "Thats my bike I'm taking it". Cops get called.
    "Do you have a receipt?".

    Yes right here officer I bought it at champaign cycle and there are the serial numbers.
     
  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Theres a flip side.
    I had my car torn apart. Engine in pieces.
    This guy asked if id sell him my battery.
    Sure...$50 I said.
    He walked off cussing at me calling me crazy.
    He was a pre law student. He stole my battery.
    When police arrived and I accused him of theft he told cops i said I'd sell him battery for $50.
    That's an oral agreement He claimed and I was forked.
    He didn't know my name and he was moving that day to be never seen again.
    Oral contract?
    The cops insisted that the thief had agreed to pay me 50 bucks. They bought his lie.
    Somewhere out there is a dishonest attorney. Lol
     
  8. Sault Ste. Marie

    Sault Ste. Marie Elite Refuge Member

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    Far be it from me to correct your father, but I would suggest that honest people don't need locks to dissuade them from stealing. Locks simply dissuade all but the most determined thieves.
     
  9. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    NOTE: a tracker and security cameras probably won't do much to stop a thief, but either one might help recover the rig (or parts of it) after it's been taken.
     
  10. hunting1

    hunting1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Trailer lock and remove the tires. I'm aiming at the 80% of thieves who won't put much effort in it. My cameras might catch a plate or a description since a lot of thefts occur in the daytime. One more thing. I like thieves to leave a blood sample if possible. Areas where I think they might grab often have a line of razor blades taped somewhere out of sight...
     

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