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Old 05-21-2009, 08:32 PM
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My Trailer stolen this morning!!!

I am a school teacher and I left for school at 7:10 and my wife left at 7:20 and the neighbors say it was there at 7:45 but not there at 8:10am. It was changed thru the wheels and locked with a bolt cutter proof lock. They cut the chain and away they went. No equipment was on thank god. We live in a good safe neiborhood. If it can happen here then it can happen anywhere.
Any suggestions are securing the new trailer I now have to buy?
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:35 PM
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welcome to the club. put it in garage, backyard, or rent enclosed storage.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:23 PM
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Wow. Sorry that happened, at least as you said there was no equipment on it. I don't have a good reccommendation beyond leaving it out of site, etc.

Strange, but I see trailers in my neighborhood left unattended and unlocked all the time. Seems like an invitation to me, strange they don't lock them down better.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:29 PM
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I lock mine up with the Abus 59/12MKS140 chain lock combo. It can be found here --->>> http://www.lockitt.com/chain2.htm#ChainAbusExtreme

Note: They don't give the hardest chain and lock away. It's almost $300 bucks.

You can read more about the 59 series Abus locks here --->>> http://www.abus.de/us/main.asp?Scree...4003318248481m
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:30 PM
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had mine stolen one time w/ dingo.....it sucked......but got it back though....
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:33 PM
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If I have to leave mine unattended for a few days I take a wheel off. I know you wouldn't want to do that every day. Have a shop built to put it in, then you wouldn't have to unload it every day.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:33 PM
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Do you have a privacy fence to the back-yard?...if so make a gate or at least have a removable section of fence so you can park the trailer back there. That sucks...the timing being coincidentally just after you guys left would have me thinking...wouldn't be surprised if it's someone in the area or someone that has been on your property before and knows your schedule. Best of luck.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:13 AM
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If I have to leave mine unattended for a few days I take a wheel off.
That works well until you run into someone that does this all of the time. A few days is more than enough time to round up a trailer wheel.

The best thing you can do is make sure the equipment and trailer are insured against theft. And make sure it's a replacement value policy. There's nothing worse than having your equipment stolen and then have your insurance company tell you the blue book value was 1/3 of what the equipment cost new.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:47 AM
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They make security devices that shroud the actual receiver of the trailer so it can't be hooked onto a ball...
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:27 AM
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They make security devices that shroud the actual receiver of the trailer so it can't be hooked onto a ball...
I saw a guy pulling a trailer that was only attached to the truck by chains.

Try again.
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