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Old 04-16-2015, 04:43 PM   #21
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It turns out I didn't need to lock up my batteries after all. I can find news articles on batteries stolen from Delta, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, and Calgary (237 bus batteries in one night); but nothing on Surrey. Apparently a battery weighs too much for the average Surrey thug. They prefer their lead in small quantities and assembled in clips. Organized and efficient. Our thugs are better than your thugs
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:41 PM   #22
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What do you call a pickup truck with no brakes traveling through Surrey?




Rapid transit
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:09 PM   #23
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What do you call a pickup truck with no brakes traveling through Surrey?




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Oh, I thought the answer would be "shopping mall door opener"

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Old 05-24-2015, 04:13 PM   #24
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Hi. Being new to tthe world of trailers it never occured to us to consider a way to secure our batterries from theft. It has been pointed out to us a few times by experienced rvers that we need to consider this. We have the 17B with the dual batteries. Jose said he can make an aluminum bar to run the width of the trailer to anchor down with locks. It sounds a little complicated and I am wondering if this is really necessary or if there might be a simpler solution? What do other people do?
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Here's what I did. Ten bucks for 3/8 aircraft cable and clamps and fifteen bucks for padlocks with same key. Might at least make them move on to the next RV.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:22 PM   #25
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Here's what I did. Ten bucks for 3/8 aircraft cable and clamps and fifteen bucks for padlocks with same key. Might at least make them move on to the next RV.
I would also lock you propane tanks.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #26
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This is an almost cost-free way to lock propane tanks. Use the safety chains and add a lock.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:07 PM   #27
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Propane tanks are next on my list. When I saw the cost of the batteries they went to number one.
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Thank you Hugh and gbaglo - both great ideas that we will use. We are not as concerned about locking up in the campgrounds as we are when we are en route there or in our own driveway.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:27 AM   #29
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I would have never thought I'd have a battery stolen out of storage lot, but alas they got me in our storage lot about two years ago. I use a bike lock now, similar to Hugh and haven't lost one since. $80 and delayed trip to run and get a replacement battery was frustrating.
They probably could cut through the bike lock, but it is much easier to just move to the next trailers that don't have any locks.
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$80 for a battery?
My current Trojan group 27 deep cycle cost $280.
Of course, if it was stolen, they would have to find somebody willing to buy a battery that I'll soon be replacing. And, they'd have to carry it.
I don't think there is a big market for used batteries.
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