Seurity when parking camper trailer on the street...

Submitted: Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 15:24
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Yes, I am talking about our newly aquired second hand CT. My questions are as follows:

What security did you put on and how effective was it? (We have put a wheel brace, tow ball lock and also comprehensively insured it).

Do you leave the hand brake on? Use a jockey stand? Put bricks by the tyres? Have people tampered with them?

Also, the best place to put our CT, (given that it has to stay on the street) is in a street that is on a bit of a slope. I guess that isn't a problem except that for loading/getting ready to go, it is difficult to open it. Do we need extra chocking (sp?) ?
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 15:31

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 15:31
Our CT is parked in the driveway. We have tow ball lock and a very heavy bike chain thru wheel & around axel.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 15:33

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 15:33
Hardened chain through the wheels and springs and locked with a high security lock. You can get the covered chain to protect the wheels and stuff and that is usually a good excuse to charge quite a bit more.
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Reply By: John R (NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 16:00

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 16:00
I backed mine onto chocks so they couldn't kick them out and used a stainless Treg pin lock. Never had any problems but it was vandalised by some scumbag who didn't like it (legally) parked there. They spray painted down both sides and left a threatening note that they were gonna burn it if it was not moved! Took me a couple of days and lots of elbow grease to clean it up as good as new.

The police were as reliable as a politician's promise (did nought).
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Follow Up By: imopa - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:37

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:37
Gosh. We have put ours in a street that only has houses on one side and a nunnery on the other so hopefully it won't annoy anyone. Mind you a tow truck left a crashed car outside our house and it is just sitting there and I find that a bit annoying.
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 16:10

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 16:10
Id be putting a lock through the wheels and axel, bricks and a jockey wheel. Ours lives in the driveway next to our other box trailer and they are both on a slope. As for security our street is a very quiet street out of town and havent given too much of a thought to insurance or those tow ball things.....
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Reply By: Mal58 - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 17:53

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 17:53
Hi,
I have mine locked up in the Garage with a case hardened steel chain, and a special cut proof lock (has to be cut both sides of the pin to unlock it).

It goes through one wheel over the suspension and around part of the trailer frame.

I have a lock on the hitch (it's an O'briens hitch so a standard hitch lock doesn't work ).

I also hide the detachable part of the coupling in the garage.

Why do I do that ?

We had our first camper stolen from our driveway during the day. It was chained with only a light weight padlock and a length chain like you can buy from the hardware store. We never got it back.

If it was me, I would be trying to find a secure place off the street to keep the camper.

Cheers,
Mal


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Reply By: DIO - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:11

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:11
No way I would leave such property parked on the street REGARDLESS of any security precautions taken. Why not check with a relative or neighbours, surely there is some way you can arrange to get it parked off the street. Have you considered a lock up stirage site?
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Follow Up By: imopa - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:34

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:34
I wish!! Nobody I know live in houses - everyone is in apartments so this is the way it has to be. Our car also has to be parked on the street also. Storage would cost around $150 per months so really it isn't worth it - better to pay $120 per year for insurance and try to secure it really well.
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Follow Up By: Mal58 - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 09:23

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 09:23
Hi Imopa,
I can tell you based on our experience when we had our first camper stolen, the insurance company may cover you for the first theft if it is taken from outside your property, however, they will refuse insurance a second time unless you can demonstrate that the camper is secured off the street and out of site.

Cheers,
Mal
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Reply By: Chriscd - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:03

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:03
Rottweiler
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Follow Up By: S&N - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:25

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:25
same here!
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:15

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:15
I agree with the other comments about parking on the street.
If someone wants it badly enough no amount of locking systems will stop them. I read awhile ago about the trailers stolen by winching them onto a tilt tray - locked wheels and all. Only takes afew minutes and its gone. They can easily oxy off chains and locks when they get it in a shed somewhere.
If its a valuable C/T its worth paying for storage somewhere I reckon,
Cheers,
Glen
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Follow Up By: S&N - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:28

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 21:28
you dont need oxy. ive got one of those reciprocating saws its a metabo cordless, with the "steel" blade on, it went through a "master" lock in about 10-15 seconds.
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Reply By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:39

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:39
If you check out a few of the MotorBike websites..Ballards etc they have heaps of security devices for bikes that can be related to trailers. The chain they sell has square link (cant cut with bolt cutters) with a nylon cover and a security padlock.
They also sell a loop that dyna bolts to the floor and allows the trailer/bike be chained to the ground.

I know a few might not suit if its street parked but if its your verge...maybe a ring bolted to the curb will be discreet and good insurance.

All the best.

Matt.
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 22:25

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 22:25
imopa
Have you thought of an advert in the local paper, someone may have a garage space they are not using!!

Bob
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 23:12

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 23:12
Ask your insurance company.
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