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Old 06-30-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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just bought a new generator, my question is what do you guys do with it when you are away from camp? when camping in a campground I figure it would be pretty easy for someone to get away with it. do you lock yours up? anyone had theres stolen?

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Old 06-30-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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just bought a new generator, my question is what do you guys do with it when you are away from camp? when camping in a campground I figure it would be pretty easy for someone to get away with it. do you lock yours up? anyone had theres stolen?

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I take it you are talking about a portable gen. I'd chain it up if you cannot lock it into a secure compartment. After all, they are "portable".
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just bought a new generator, my question is what do you guys do with it when you are away from camp? when camping in a campground I figure it would be pretty easy for someone to get away with it. do you lock yours up? anyone had theres stolen?
lynn boyd, Use a Cable Type - Krypotinite lock. Good luck!
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lynn boyd, Use a Cable Type - Krypotinite lock. Good luck!
X2.
Keep in mind if a determined thief wants your genset it will be stolen! The most we can do is make stealing ours so time-consuming they move along to an easier target, where they are less likely to meet the long arm of the law.
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A mean Pitt Bull tied to it would probably work.
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I made several brackets for friends where the gen. bolted to a base plate and slid into the hitch receiver. A locking hitch pin and a secure gen.
On some we added an attachable shield for rain.
This also solved the problem of running a gen. on the ground and pulling in dirt.
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Or you could put a sign on it that says: "Protected by Smith & Wesson."
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IF you don't lock it up you better put a sign on it that says "This is a lemon" and paint it yellow.
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just put up another sign

"TOUCH IT
I WILL SAVE THE TAX PAYERS ALOT OF MONEY"
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I like the sign that says " GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAY"
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I have always said that a lock is made to keep an honest person honest, a crook will figure out how to get what he wants anyway!
Keeping it out of sight may be the best way to keep it.
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thanks for all the responses.. its a champion, so I could use the "its a lemon sign" lol. I always pack a gun when camping, stealing a generator sure would be a stupid thing to get shot for huh?!
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thanks for all the responses.. its a champion, so I could use the "its a lemon sign" lol. I always pack a gun when camping, stealing a generator sure would be a stupid thing to get shot for huh?!
Even more stupid for being the shooter for a generator.
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Even more stupid for being the shooter for a generator.

you may think so. but I really like my generator!
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