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Old 01-11-2016, 06:12 PM   #11
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The benefit of the dual 6V batteries on the inside of the 21' trailer.
My 19' also has dual 6's under the front dinette bench.

Major issue I see here is storing your trailer for extended time periods at storage lots with minimal security. I am fortunate to have the space to park my covered 19' beside my house well off the street, and someone is nearly always around to keep an eye on it. Makes it much more secure than many off site locations.

For longer term storage in poorly secured lots, those with propane and batteries on the exteriors of their trailers may consider removing them and keeping them locked up elsewhere.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:39 PM   #12
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This sounds like a very good lock solution. Do you have any pics of this for closer examination??
I was afraid that someone would ask. Right now my "Suite Escape" is in storage, but when I get her, I'll take some pictures. Meanwhile I'll look to see if I have any, but don't hold your breath.

It was a metal band and my son just wrapped it around the battery case and the back bumper, with the band over the strap that keeps the case lid on. The ends turned at a 90 degree angle and had holes in them, so I just simply put a padlock through the holes. My battery is on the back bumper to the right of the spare tire.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:04 PM   #13
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battery lockup

Here's what I did. Aircraft cables and padlocks with same key. Might at least make them move on.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:21 PM   #14
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Doing some battery lock research came across these with pretty good recommendations.
B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.
Seems like it might be similar to what Sandra's son fashioned.
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:32 PM   #15
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Hughharden's picture shows the original strap around the case. My "earthquake" strap is on top of that on mine.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:40 PM   #16
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Doing some battery lock research came across these with pretty good recommendations.
B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.
Seems like it might be similar to what Sandra's son fashioned.
We used those over our battery box at the front of tent trailer . Had tent trailer for 4 years , never lost our battery . Didn't like fact battery was so vulnerable. Pat
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:56 PM   #17
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Something like a battery disconnect alarm, similar to what restaurants use on refrigerators and freezers to signal power outages, might be helpful. It might cost more than the batteries you're trying to keep safe, however. It's pretty common on some vehicles with alarm systems, but requires a back up battery for the alarm itself.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:41 PM   #18
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Got the RV Battery locks today. Added a keyed alike set of Master Locks and they went right on the 6V boxes, very simple. Feel a lot better now.
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Looks good. Should stop most opportunistic thieves from getting your batteries.
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Got the RV Battery locks today. Added a keyed alike set of Master Locks and they went right on the 6V boxes, very simple. Feel a lot better now.
That is the way mine is, but the water-heater earthquake strap is on top of the battery box strap. (On the back bumper.) Maybe not theft proof, but certainly a deterrent.
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