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Old 09-06-2014, 03:59 PM   #81
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Lousy website and they are out of stock but it would seem to have potential, like the Megahitch, it employs a "surround strategy" in this case round rather than square, perhaps providing fewer leverage points to pry the thing off and making it more difficult to stabilize while you cut through it. I have asked when they will be restocked.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:39 PM   #82
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Lousy website and they are out of stock but it would seem to have potential, like the Megahitch, it employs a "surround strategy" in this case round rather than square, perhaps providing fewer leverage points to pry the thing off and making it more difficult to stabilize while you cut through it. I have asked when they will be restocked.
It's available on Amazon. I like it as well as the Coupler Vault because they are both "loose" on the receiver, which makes sawing much harder because you don't have a stable platform. Also, there are no bars to saw.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:10 PM   #83
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All the methods discussed so far would be easy pickings for a thief that steals catalytic converters in his spare time. A small grinder with a metal cutting disk would slice through most of them effortlessly. I'm not saying don't bother, my Reese obviously only last 50 seconds in the hands of a determined thief, but short of removing wheels etc. most devices, as has been said, only slow a thief down.

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Old 09-06-2014, 05:28 PM   #84
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How bout we just round them all up and dump them in the ocean. Sharks gotta eat.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:31 PM   #85
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the most interesting thing to note is that in the stolen "Boler in Winnipeg case" the thieves just lifted the trailer away with a large pole. Locks, wheel boots etc. wouldn't have helped in this case.
Yes, and I am sure no one is picking up our 19' and walking off with it! On the other hand, if a 13' is picked up, it can't be taken far. Of course, it could be put into a closed truck. That is the problem with the very small ones. Slightly more obvious if a flatbed is used.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:00 PM   #86
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All the methods discussed so far would be easy pickings for a thief that steals catalytic converters in his spare time. A small grinder with a metal cutting disk would slice through most of them effortlessly. I'm not saying don't bother, my Reese obviously only last 50 seconds in the hands of a determined thief, but short of removing wheels etc. most devices, as has been said, only slow a thief down.

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Good insurance, and not leaving your electronic devices in it is the best we can do.
Yes, it would mostly be time lost getting another trailer and equipping it again for many of us. But those with vintage trailers who have put so much work time into them would have a greater loss. Glad the owner will have that one Boler back, at least.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:42 PM   #88
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I have guaranteed replacement insurance which will replace my 2009 17B with a 2015 17B if mine is stolen. I also have $5,000 coverage on personal effects.

I have a $11.95 hitch lock and no stress.
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GPS for Escape if stolen

HI all, We've been considering purchasing a "GPS" type product to be installed on our Escape in case it is ever stolen (despite precautions we take). Apparently, it is something like when your pet is "chipped" and can be located. Does anyone else have such a thing? THanks for your help.
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HI all, We've been considering purchasing a "GPS" type product to be installed on our Escape in case it is ever stolen (despite precautions we take). Apparently, it is something like when your pet is "chipped" and can be located. Does anyone else have such a thing? THanks for your help.
You could always try something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Track.../dp/B008980YZQ

Or you could hard wire an old dump phone that has GPS locating enabled.

Or, as others have mentioned, just make sure you have replacement cost insurance and interior content coverage, a decent receiver lock and be done with it. Personally, if our trailer ever gets stolen I probably don't want it back. It would be most likely trashed or turned into a meth lab - or worse.
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