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Old 12-08-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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cabinet locks - theft deterrence

So I'm looking at pictures of the overhead cabinets and wondering about having some type of lock on those to prevent the laptop/ipads/phones from walking away. Just something that stops a quick sticky finger if I am showing off the trailer.

Or hide valuables under bed?
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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Lock them in the tow vehicle.
In any event, you're likely in the trailer with your visitor, explaining the features.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:20 PM   #3
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What I do, is to not worry about things like this. Until now, I had not even though about it.

Seriously, I really can't see that ever happening. You would be there with them, and anybody looking to view your trailer, is not likely looking to steal anything. I have had lots of people through my trailer, and never gave it a second thought.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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Leave your laptop , I pad, Etc locked up at home and just go camping and relax .Things can't walk away if there not there
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:23 PM   #5
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I understand your concerns. You're out camping, not with gathering folks, and someone (you don't know) wants a tour....

But as Jim said, you'll probably be inside with them. If outside at the picnic table.. you'll notice someone walking out with "something" under their arm.

Between the Oregon Gathering and Fall NOG, plus four ETI references... I've probably had 80+ people (couples) tour Ten Forward. I have always told those folks to open doors and cupboards to get an idea of storage space... I've never lost a single thing. YMMV

But, they got plenty of looks of my dirty laundry... hahahhahaha
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:20 PM   #6
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I'd never put a cabinet lock on a cabinet in a trailer. It would be like hanging a sign that says. "Look here for good stuff"

Of course, I will be in the area if anyone I don't know is sticking their head into our trailer
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:29 PM   #7
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Leave your laptop , I pad, Etc locked up at home and just go camping and relax .Things can't walk away if there not there
Now that's good advice-- especially for me. My work is tech, and I get paid mostly for being able to respond to my clients electronically. Consequently, I'm wired pretty much 24/7. Sometimes just need to UNPLUG.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:12 AM   #8
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I'd never put a cabinet lock on a cabinet in a trailer. It would be like hanging a sign that says. "Look here for good stuff"
Interesting point. Maybe a hidden or "trick" catch that isn't apparent and would just keep a casual "visitor" from opening that compartment. Hmm... what about a hidden compartment...
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Hmm... what about a hidden compartment...
Hidden compartments will look very interesting to border guards. Which brings up an entirely unrelated question, how many posters have signed up for the Nexus border crossing program?

We just signed up and are now "trusted travelers". At 60 I guess they figure if I havnt gone sideways yet, I probably won't. Although it gave me pause to give Big Brother a scan of my eyeball. We did it anyway. In for a dime in for a dollar. And it is supposed to make airline travel thru border crossings easier.
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Hidden compartments will look very interesting to border guards.
Okay, good thing to consider...
If the trailer isn't searched, the style of compartments is not relevant. If it is searched, I would point it out to the guards. The contents - stuff which one would reasonably conceal for security and would have been declared if appropriate for the border crossing - would remove any concerns if anyone looked there at a border. This assumes, of course, that you don't stash illegal stuff there!
Personally, I wouldn't worry about this.
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