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Old 01-10-2016, 05:22 PM   #1
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Stolen Batteries

A heads-up - There are low-lifes out there. A number of trailers in our west Abbotsford neighbourhood have had their batteries literally ripped out, cables cut, and stolen.
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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Hope you guys didn't get hit.

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Old 01-10-2016, 06:02 PM   #3
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Ouch, that would be really annoying. Especially cutting the cables as well and probably under the insurance deductible to boot.

Really disgusting if all they're doing is taking them to a metal salvage yard and getting about 3 bucks for them.

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Old 01-11-2016, 02:31 AM   #4
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Hope you guys didn't get hit.

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Thankfully, ours are locked in the storage box. But 4 trailers within a block have lost theirs.
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Had that happen on our 17b and brand new battery. Just cut the cables and threw it in the PU truck. You could see the truck tracks where they backed up like they were hooking up. Unsecured storage lot with open gates. I've since switched to a lot with an electronic card gate that is near a prison and the bad guys seem to avoid the area. I also added cable locks around the battery box after that so we weren't the easiest one in the lot.

I wouldn't count on the storage box being much of a deterrent if they target your trailer unless it is a heavier metal box type. I'd still add cable locks of some sort to the battery(s), but if they have cable cutters even those may not prevent it. Best is to select the storage lot carefully.

This is a really frustrating and expensive one since you have to replace cables as well as the battery. Delayed leaving on our trip a couple of hours when it happened.
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The benefit of the dual 6V batteries on the inside of the 21' trailer.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:23 PM   #7
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My son banded my battery case with a modified water heater earthquake strap and I put a padlock on it. It would take a bit longer to swipe. (Ihope.)
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You'll need more locks. I've heard of batteries, gas bottles, and spare tires disappearing, mostly from storage lots.
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My son banded my battery case with a modified water heater earthquake strap and I put a padlock on it. It would take a bit longer to swipe. (Ihope.)
Sandra,
This sounds like a very good lock solution. Do you have any pics of this for closer examination??
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The benefit of the dual 6V batteries on the inside of the 21' trailer.
Yes, and to remove them you have to be very ambitious. Loren
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