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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 11-15-2019

(11-15-2019, 05:43 AM)Cammalu Wrote:  Maki there seems to be a rash of small trailers stolen lately. I read about a Casita yesterday in Tuscan I believe. The thieves cut the lock off.

I have a cargo trailer that I’m thinking might benefit from one of those removable hitches that HDR has.
My hitch is welded on so too late for that. But while it might make someone feel safe to have one of those it would not make my trailer any safer from theft.

Besides my trailer is so lightweight that if it were unhitched it could be easily dragged with a winch onto a flatbed trailer. Or then could hook tow straps to it.  It won't matter what kind of hitch receiver I put on it or what kind of wheel locks either. My bet bet would be to install an electronic tracking device in a very discreet location in the trailer with enough independent battery power to keep it going for several weeks and have a vehicle tracking service that monitors it.

All the lightweight trailers are vulnerable which is why there they get stolen. But at least my trailer is not a generic white color, one of thousands of the same look, make and model out there on the road. It will get noticed and remembered. I am not sure why everyone seems to think being white and generic is such a great thing. That just makes recovery about as difficult as finding a polar bear in a snow storm. Be sure that your cargo trailer at the very least has some type of easy to identify graphics on it such as unique stickers, decals, pin stripes. Something the drivers behind including the cops can identify it with. That way even if they change plates on it there is something unique that can be quickly identified by an officer who comes up behind or beside it.


RE: Good morning - SheketEchad - 11-16-2019

Clear and 41 this morning in the canyon. No pesky animals in camp last night so a great night's sleep was had.

The WeBoost is helping, but it appears I did not order all the required parts for the antenna, so back to the drawing board on that.

Happy weekend, everyone!


RE: Good morning - crofter - 11-16-2019

I'm sitting in the sun. Nice day here in OR. My rodent companion left scat so NOT a small mouse but thankfully smaller than a rabbit. He dined on the hand creme this time. -crofter


RE: Good morning - crofter - 11-16-2019

(11-16-2019, 07:14 AM)SheketEchad Wrote:  The WeBoost is helping....
What is your setup, mounted on roof rack?  -crofter


RE: Good morning - SheketEchad - 11-17-2019

(11-16-2019, 02:05 PM)crofter Wrote:  What is your setup, mounted on roof rack?  -crofter
Right now it's just attached to the side of the van via the magnetic bottom. I want to be able to take it on and off due to the extensive wire runs through the window.

Woke to 37 degrees this morning, a tad lower than the forecasted low.  But rain is in the forecast for the next few days so I may have to break camp to head into town in order to work if I don't get enough solar juice. No genny yet in my set up.  I'm tearing down any non essentials today so that I don't have to pack up wet to head out on the weekend.  Fun times! 

Have a great day everyone!


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 11-17-2019

(11-17-2019, 08:36 AM)SheketEchad Wrote:  Right now it's just attached to the side of the van via the magnetic bottom. I want to be able to take it on and off due to the extensive wire runs through the window.

Woke to 37 degrees this morning, a tad lower than the forecasted low.  But rain is in the forecast for the next few days so I may have to break camp to head into town in order to work if I don't get enough solar juice. No genny yet in my set up.  I'm tearing down any non essentials today so that I don't have to pack up wet to head out on the weekend.  Fun times! 

Have a great day everyone!
The marine stores have some decent quality thru the deck mounts for antennas.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 11-17-2019

Hello.. nice day in the forest but I know temps will fall about 10 degrees next week. Just talked to my daughter... she says they're ready to move out of the skoolie... there's 4 of them ... they're looking forward to cabin life in the forest.

I boondocked in a secluded spot last night.. no cell phone access though. Seems like so far the only places I find like that don't have cell service. Still looking.


RE: Good morning - bullfrog - 11-17-2019

I like white as it is cooler but I always thought it would be a good idea to paint the license plate number in large letters on the roof, especially if it is tall enough not to be noticed.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 11-18-2019

(11-17-2019, 07:07 PM)bullfrog Wrote:  I like white as it is cooler but I always thought it would be a good idea to paint the license plate number in large letters on the roof, especially if it is tall enough not to be noticed.
good idea as long as you have the roof space for it.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 11-18-2019

Wish I could get on the roof to do that paint job.