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Old 09-27-2018, 08:54 AM   #1
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Battery Thieves

I guess it is a real thing.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4490192/c...rce=770Calgary
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:43 AM   #2
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Jim, I used to worry about the batteries on our 17 being easy pickings off the back frame. So I picked up some thick wire cable and put loops on the end and padlocked them to the trailers. As in all things security, it wouldn’t necessarily stop a determined thief, although the cable was too thick to be cut by standard bolt cutters. However, it would prevent thieves easily taking the battery off and for about $20 in materials for the cables, ferrules to create the loops and the padlocks, felt it was a worthwhile investment.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:23 AM   #3
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It always amazes me that thieves will go to such great lengths to make a couple bucks. If they put that effort into finding a good job and working at it they would be way further ahead.

Only my tent trailer years ago had a battery not in a locked space, so I have never really thought about it. I lost the keys to the tongue box on my dump trailer years ago and the battery in their to power the hydraulic pump is very accessible, maybe I just have been lucky.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:04 AM   #4
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I don't miss much from my law enforcement days but I do miss catching thieves. Some officers actually enjoyed issuing speeding tickets. Meh. Taking a stinking thief off the street was far more rewarding, and prevented potentially hundreds of future crimes.
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:17 AM   #5
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Have a battery lock bracket around my external battery box. It locks the battery to the welded frame. Not worth it for a cheap theft now. Works great.
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