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Old 03-18-2018, 01:52 AM   #1
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Locking Batteries in box

Hey all from the beautiful Okanagan BC!! Ok I know theives will take anything and have ways to do it but if I can make things more difficult i will. So we have both propane tanks locked with a HD cable lock to the frame, but what is everyone doing for their batteries?!?! In have 2 6v deep cycles in a battery box on my 2017 Aspen Trail 2340BHSWE. Any tips or tricks on what others have done to secure their batteries to the trailer, again I know nothing is oerfect but if I can deter the buggers I will atleast try.

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Anything that slows them down is a plus. On one trailer I had I bolted the box to the tray, used battery hold downs and used screws to hold the covers on. It was a pain to service the batteries, but it made them very difficult to steal.

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If somebody wants my battery that bad, they can have it. Where do you camp?
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If somebody wants my battery that bad, they can have it. Where do you camp?
It would be fun to see how far one could chase someone carrying 60 pounds of lead.
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Hey all from the beautiful Okanagan BC!! Ok I know theives will take anything and have ways to do it but if I can make things more difficult i will. So we have both propane tanks locked with a HD cable lock to the frame, but what is everyone doing for their batteries?!?! In have 2 6v deep cycles in a battery box on my 2017 Aspen Trail 2340BHSWE. Any tips or tricks on what others have done to secure their batteries to the trailer, again I know nothing is oerfect but if I can deter the buggers I will atleast try.

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For about 20 bucks and two major components an alarm system could be constructed. No need for a locked battery box.
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It would be fun to see how far one could chase someone carrying 60 pounds of lead.
Around here they show up with a van and couple of cordless grinders and have at it. Amazing how much stuff they can "liberate" in just a few minutes. All you can do is slow them down or scare them off. We have had a couple of work trailers stolen, one had boots on both wheels.

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Yep, if they want it bad enough they'll figure a way to get it.

Reminds me of the time I was in Espanola, New Mexico, at one time called the low rider capital of the world.

The heavy equipment operators would have to pull the batteries out of dozers and graders and such because on the weekends the low riders would steal the batteries for the hydraulic systems in the cars.
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Anything that slows them down is a plus. On one trailer I had I bolted the box to the tray, used battery hold downs and used screws to hold the covers on. It was a pain to service the batteries, but it made them very difficult to steal.

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That's a great idea, I am thinking bolt the box to frame and maybe drill a few holes through the sides and lid of box to also run a good cable lock through. I am not as worried about pro theives as much as just some of the usual druggy riff raff that have been known and seen leaving town and up onto the Mtn we live on stealing things from garages and carports, my trailer is parked out front of my property on an easement of the road so if it's at night or we are not home it could be an easy grab (minus the weight of the batteries). Anything to deter the buggers is better than nothing.
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All over BC Canada, it's not the camping part, it's when it's parked between trips and removing to huge 6volts each time is a pain in the arse lol
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For about 20 bucks and two major components an alarm system could be constructed. No need for a locked battery box.
Do tell! How can I rig something like that up?
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