How much security is too much :)

TeardropTeardrop Posts: 29Member

Preparing for my first year of camping with the trailer.

I am always worried about security, I don't need to deal with the stress of having my trailer being stolen while on vacation, which I don't get much of.

So far I have the following security gadgets


I use the alarm pad locks for my Solar Panel and for my portable Surge Protector.


Wheel locks so it makes it harder to remove my wheels.


Chock Lock to prevent the trailer for going on a ride without me.


Ball mount lock to lock my ball nuts :) so its safer if I have to park at a mall while trailer is hooked up to TV.


Best trailer coupler lock I could find


Standard coupler locks.

7.  Currently trying to re-purpose an old car alarm with two way paging.  Basically has a shock and tilt sensor that will hook up to the battery and page up to 1/2 mile if it goes off.

8.  If all of the above fails.... I have theft insurance.

I like to think this is the best I can do to deter the would be crook, but I guess we will see.

I feel like a security guard as my key chain for the trailer is getting out of control.


  • MrbillMrbill Posts: 534Member ✭✭✭
    Check with your insurance, I found out I get a cheaper rate with a GPS tracker installed. Maybe you can get a better rate with all your preparations.
  • Michigan_MikeMichigan_Mike Posts: 8,776Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I hope you never lose any of your keys.  The tongue lock is a bit pricey in my opinion but if you live in an area that gives your trailer high exposure it might be worth all the effort.  I agree, a GPS tracker would be a great idea and would allow you to find the trailer if you concealed a tracking device within the trailer.  
  • GregorioGregorio Posts: 1,931Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've been camping for years and yet to have anything stolen. I have a coupler and receiver lock. When I leave the camping area I double lock my generator to my trailer with Kevlar cables and haven't had any issue to date.  Like I said before, if someone is determined to steal anything they will regardless of what we do. Just do whatever makes you feel comfortable then get out there and camp. Another good technique that I use is to introduce myself to people camping nearby and ask them to keep an on on our site.  I usually show my gratitude by sharing a bottle of wine. For the most part, fellow campers are some of the nicest people around.
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  • TeardropTeardrop Posts: 29Member
    Hello Michelle

    I actually don't have the baby moon hub caps.  I have the 5 spoked wheels.  Does your wheels not have any spokes to stop it from spinning, I would think they must have?  The (65) is a tighter fit which is probably better,  I bought the (75) because I want to use it on a bigger wheels at times not just for my trailer.
  • MrbillMrbill Posts: 534Member ✭✭✭

    Michelle, that lock works best if it can go through the spokes in the wheel. However, removing the tire and putting on the spare defeats it. If you have a small gap in the wheel then you might think of using a motorcycle cable, loop through the wheel and around the axle - do it on both tires. Yeah, they can be cut but check at a motorcycle shop, there are many that are armored against easy cutting. Get a good locks keyed the same, hide one but not in an easy to find place. 

    I have the Trimax for one wheel, use a cable attached to my spare propane tank on the other, wheel locks on spare and both wheels.

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  • OldbikerOldbiker Posts: 263Member ✭✭✭
    I bought insurance to cover 1&1/2 the purchase price of my camper. Use the tongue lock & some tiny locks & cables on battery & cooler. If stolen I make a profit.

    If a thief wants it, he will get it. Making it more trouble to get means they will destroy more trying to get it. I have left it in campgrounds for 2 days unattended with no problem. I live way out in the country & have outside dogs & big guns for protection while @ home. On the road I don't have the dogs. 

    To me it's no more than a piece of equipment that can easily be replaced & I have way more important things to worry about than a camper.

    Robert from TN.
  • ericmoorecoericmooreco Posts: 292Member ✭✭✭
    I ordered a wheel chock lock from the teardrop store last week when news of the 2nd camper came to head.  That finally it arrived today, hooray..  It appears teardrop store is now sold out of that item(no surprise).
  • Michigan_MikeMichigan_Mike Posts: 8,776Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's what I use.
  • Grammiesx7Grammiesx7 Posts: 3Member
    Anybody ever put a GPS tracker on a [email protected]?  Husband is considering one....

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