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3.0charlie

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Posted: 07/15/14 08:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My TT (in signature) was stolen last night on a well lit parking lot, which is located next to my father-in-law home. I have very little faith of ever finding it, and I'm not sure I would want to use it again. Now that being said, it was secured with twin Master locks:

The tongue coupler style (like this: Tongue Master Lock) and the tongue lock was secured with a Master U-lock. None of the 2 locks were found nearby.

The policeman explained that the thieves back up with a towing truck. They attach chains and hooks to the tongue, and lift the A-frame. They then travel to a safe location nearby to remove the locks. There they hook up to a pick-up and off they go into the night.

Next trailer will be secured with twin 3/4" chains: into the trailer wheels, and one to a tree. Heck, I might even remove a wheel.

*******s.

Now to lease a TT for our trip, which is suppose to start this Saturday.

John


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Posted: 07/15/14 08:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sorry to hear of your loss - funny the cops know how this is done but rarely catch anyone.

i do all the things you suggest w/ our trailers, tongue lock, padlocks AND a heavy (grade 70) chain in a figure 8 thru the wheels on one side) luckily none of our stuff has been stolen.


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Posted: 07/15/14 08:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow. Sorry to hear of your troubles. Good luck with your vacation!


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3.0charlie wrote:

My TT (in signature) was stolen last night on a well lit parking lot, which is located next to my father-in-law home. I have very little faith of ever finding it, and I'm not sure I would want to use it again. Now that being said, it was secured with twin Master locks:

The tongue coupler style (like this: Tongue Master Lock) and the tongue lock was secured with a Master U-lock. None of the 2 locks were found nearby.

The policeman explained that the thieves back up with a towing truck. They attach chains and hooks to the tongue, and lift the A-frame. They then travel to a safe location nearby to remove the locks. There they hook up to a pick-up and off they go into the night.

Next trailer will be secured with twin 3/4" chains: into the trailer wheels, and one to a tree. Heck, I might even remove a wheel.

*******s.

Now to lease a TT for our trip, which is suppose to start this Saturday.

John
You can slow a thief down but not really stop them. True story here. back in the early 70's muscle cars were getting stolen in our area almost nightly. A friend of mine bought a new Chevelle with all the goodies, 396, 4 spd, cowl induction, posi. suspension package. Every night he backed it up to a huge oak tree in the front yard and put a logging chain around the rear axle and tree. This was right outside his bedroom window. Got up one morning car was turned around facing tree. Chain was coiled up neatly on the hood with a towel under it and a note that said-- If We Want IT We Will Get It!! Never chained it again.


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3.0charlie

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Posted: 07/15/14 08:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, I know. If one really wants it, he'll get it. If I can only deter the petty thieves, I'll be happy.

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Posted: 07/15/14 08:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LoJack for trailers?


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we might have to start taking the tires and wheels off at night. more than likely your TT will be used to make meth in. I assure you, you will not want it back at all.

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Bastards. Shotgun guardian.

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Posted: 07/15/14 10:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cordless cut off saw. About $50.00 at Harbor Freight. Can cut through any lock or chain in seconds. I still put a lock on mine but don't expect it to do much. If they want it it's theirs. Just keep good insurance on it.

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Removing tires is about the only real way.

Most of these stolen TT get hauled into the woods someplace, used as a Meth-Lab and abandoned


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