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Old 11-30-2014, 01:15 PM   #11
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The star of the video needs to take acting lessons.
After viewing it, I'd never buy any product from them.
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:10 PM   #12
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For years we have just had the coupler lock sold by Escape.
This year I saw the yellow wheel lock at PrncessAutofor $40.. Figured it was cheap enough for another security feature. (although we always have tire covers on so you can't see it anyway!)

We live on a fairly busy street, so lots of traffic going by (as well we are in a townhouse--so people are often in and out of their places) Other trailers around us that are bigger and just as accessible--But every bit of protection is good.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:07 PM   #13
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I'm a computer dummy for the most part so I don't know how to attach them. Search and you shall find.....
Easy peezy. Just right-click on the url window in the top of your browser (the one that has the address of the web page you're visiting) and select copy. Then when writing your post, right-click and select paste. Done. The link will appear in your post.

This is assuming of course that you're using Windows. Right-click is a common context menu function.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #14
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Well my eyes just opened. Watched that U-tube video of the guy backing up a truck, bypassing the trailer coupler and simply hauling away a trailer using nothing but its safety chains. Then watched another guy using bolt cutters to defeat my old Fulton Trailer Keeper. Gulp.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:15 PM   #15
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Well my eyes just opened. Watched that U-tube video of the guy backing up a truck, bypassing the trailer coupler and simply hauling away a trailer using nothing but its safety chains. Then watched another guy using bolt cutters to defeat my old Fulton Trailer Keeper. Gulp.
Yeah, that's common. A wheel boot would be much better. I was on another forum that I frequent and a fellow described how his flatbed trailer with a Bobcat on it was stolen in the same way. He had a receiver lock but they just hauled it away with chains.

I still think a Lojack would be the best. May not prevent the trailer from being taken, but you'd probably get it back, and would also have the delight of knowing a scumbag or two went to jail.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:26 PM   #16
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I believe no lock is 100%. That's why I'm doing both. I know for a fact that shackles are easy to break. I was just looking for the one that is the most pia to solve.
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:11 PM   #17
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I still think a Lojack would be the best. May not prevent the trailer from being taken, but you'd probably get it back, and would also have the delight of knowing a scumbag or two went to jail.
I use a number of locks on my Boler, hitch & tongue locks, wheel cable locks and GPS tracking that alerts as soon as the trailer is moved.
The idea is to make it as difficult and/or time consuming as possible to steal, but if it is stolen...
Here are some examples Buy GPS Tracking, Personal Locator Beacons @ GPS Central
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:18 PM   #18
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I use a number of locks on my Boler, hitch & tongue locks, wheel cable locks and GPS tracking that alerts as soon as the trailer is moved.
The idea is to make it as difficult and/or time consuming as possible to steal, but if it is stolen...
Here are some examples Buy GPS Tracking, Personal Locator Beacons @ GPS Central
I think the tracking devices are a good idea. The thing that makes Lojack so appealing is that it's tied directly to law enforcement. You don't track the vehicle -- they do. Lojack gives the equipment to law enforcement agencies, and once a vehicle is entered into their stolen vehicle database, the system activates and it's tracked. They boast a 99% vehicle recovery rate, which is unheard of with the other guys.

Having said that, I sent them an E-mail months ago about pricing (RV installs fall under fleet recovery for some reason) and so far no response, so maybe their sales folks aren't as responsive as their recovery folks. And, it's not available everywhere.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:40 PM   #19
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If your trailer is at your house address you can have a extra sensor put on the trailer door and it will alert the same way a window or door in your house will .
My Daughter had one put on my trailer at her house . I didn't ask if there was a extra charge .
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #20
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Tempted to try my bolt cutter on it...
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