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Old 05-24-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Securing trailer while in public storage

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My wife and I just bought our first camper. It is a used Starcraft popup. While we are very excited to use it, I am also going to rent a parking spot at a nearby public storage facility. My question to everyone is: What is the "common" or "advised/suggested" method of securing the trailer, for some added peace of mind, while it is being stored. I understand that you can only secure something to a point. As I tell my wife, if someone wants your stuff bad enough, they can get it. I would like to make it a little bit more difficult for would be thieves than just hooking up and taking it. Is the general thought, just put a lock on the tongue coupler? Is there something else that most people use/do?

This is all new to us, so any advice or suggestions from the wise and experienced would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 05-24-2010, 07:20 AM   #2
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Jay, WELCOME to irv2 glad to have you join us. As far as securing your camper in public storage, we use a heavy padlock in the tounge lock and a locking wheel chock between the tandum axles. Like stated if someone wants something bad enough they will find a way to get it. WE have had several campers and have never had one broken into or vandelized.

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I learned the hard way. Out TT was parked in our driveway and someone stole our propane tanks and battery. I now secure the tanks and battery with steel cables and large Master locks. I secure the coupler with a padlock and secure the spare tire with a steel cable and large Master lock. However, like everyone has said, If the really want it , they will find a way to get it.
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Thanks for all the info and advice guys. I had not thought about the propane or spare tire. More to think about and secure.

Thanks again folks!

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Basically there is always some low-life that will steal anything not chained down. If it is chained down, it will just slow them down. Then there are the people that just delight in damaging other peoples stuff because it is something that they do not have.


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