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Old 08-29-2014, 12:12 PM   #21
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Why not keep valuable items in the trunk of the tow vehicle? Lots of vehicles have alarms, locks etc.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:43 PM   #22
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Why not keep valuable items in the trunk of the tow vehicle? Lots of vehicles have alarms, locks etc.
Trunk?

I keep passports and such locked in the glove box. My cameras and laptop stay in an inconspicuous duffel bag in the back seat. For the most part, the trailer and it's contents will be locked, insured, and on their own. I'm not sure what a trailer safe would buy me.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:27 PM   #23
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Sadly all this stuff does is slow people down or hopefully make them move onto a easier target. I must admit that it is the pasports that probalby concern me the most. The other stuff is just stuff that although a pain in the butt to replace can be replaced, being the wrong side of the border without a pasport is a real bad deal, not to mention the possibilities of what happens with it in the wrong hands.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:31 PM   #24
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I keep passports and such locked in the glove box. My cameras and laptop stay in an inconspicuous duffel bag in the back seat. For the most part, the trailer and it's contents will be locked, insured, and on their own. I'm not sure what a trailer safe would buy me.
I'm not quite sure what you're saying here. Is the glove box more secure than the trunk? or is the inconspicuous duffel bag more secure than any of the above?
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I'm not quite sure what you're saying here. Is the glove box more secure than the trunk? or is the inconspicuous duffel bag more secure than any of the above?
No trunk on my Tacoma or in most tow vehicles, I would think.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:52 PM   #26
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okay, is the glove box more secure than a duffel bag? I'm not arguing just wondering.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:56 PM   #27
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If someone is going to somehow get the tows door open they most likely mean business.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:30 PM   #28
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I keep passports and such locked in the glove box. .
Well a thief with a bit of spark plug insulator and screwdriver could probably have the passport in about 10 seconds. I'd rather go with a small hidden safe that would take a thief a lot longer to access.

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I'm not keen on having some twit break open my locked glove box. Probably cost more to fix than the contents are worth.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:49 PM   #30
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A potential thief can only speculate about the contents of any enclosed compartment (they might break in to find nothing), while they are sure there is something in any visible container. That's an advantage, and the reason that police forces and insurance companies encourage people to put valuables away, such as in the trunk.

My hatchback cars have all had a removable cover over the area behind the seats. This isn't just for appearance, and it will clearly not prevent anyone from getting to cargo area contents once they are in the vehicle; it is there to hide any cargo so that thieves are not motivated to break into that vehicle to take what they can see.

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Trunk?

Many (okay, nearly all) of us tow with vehicles other than sedans or small hatchbacks, so we don't have a trunk or covered cargo area. On the other hand, there are usually small storage areas in which some things can be hidden... but rarely large enough for a laptop or SLR camera and gear. Maybe this is the best argument I've seen for towing with a Honda Ridgeline rather than more traditional pickups... it has that big enclosed box under the rear of the cargo floor.
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