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Old 01-28-2012, 11:16 AM   #11
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I bought 2- 4ft sections of the heaviest chain Home Depot had and 2 of the biggest locks. If some wants to cut them they will have to have an aweful big bolt cutter or a torch.

The gen is locked to the bumper.


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Old 01-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #12
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Strong cable, strong lock, and one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Honda-Generato.../dp/B003YM950C

which prevents a thief from cutting thru the plastic handle.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:43 AM   #13
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I purchased one of these alarm locks.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...01_i00_details
Unfortunatly it is not very secure by itself, as the locking system is only plactic (very disapointing). but if someone cuts the cable or breaks the housing, the alarm will sound and it is loud. I still use a heavy duty cable and lock with it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:42 AM   #14
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Heaviest chain, monster lock and the generator theft deterrent bracket; all attached to the bumper or frame. At night we put it in the bath tub...no smells and piece of mind. Working on modifying some angle iron which would be lighter than the chain and could leave it out at night if needed A hacksaw or torch would then be needed to take her. But definitely gotta have the deterrent bracket cuz the handle can surely be cut.


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Old 02-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #15
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Mighty Ming, Howdy;

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Heaviest chain, monster lock and the generator theft deterrent bracket; all attached to the bumper or frame. At night we put it in the bath tub...no smells and piece of mind. Working on modifying some angle iron which would be lighter than the chain and could leave it out at night if needed A hacksaw or torch would then be needed to take her. But definitely gotta have the deterrent bracket cuz the handle can surely be cut.


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Could use;

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8123_200318123

or;

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...1300_200401300


Everything ya'll recommend is great untill you are found by someone that will 'want' whatever you have bad enough to take it.

I generally use a small mild chain to keep most "stuff" secure. That way if a not so honest person really wants it they cause the least amount of damage getting it...
It's just a matter of keeping 'Honest folks' honest... the not so honest will take ya to the cleaners anytime they want to. Why make the repairs more expensive ???

EDIT; My concerns are more about how much damage do I want to fix ($'s), in addition to replaceing the 'whatever that was stolen'.

Only my thoughts, your will most likely be different...

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #16
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Have to agree with hanyeye here on this one. The only alarm i got is Susitna she will bark at anyone who comes close to the camper. Hopefully that will scare them away!. I quess I owe everyone an apolligy. i have always been typing in all caps i did not know that was considered yelling! if i was really yelling you could have made money sellingtickets. Some of my customers have said they would pay to see me lose my temper!!. So to all i am soory for yelling I WON'T DO IT AGAIN! ha ha ha ps none has ever accused me of having class
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
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Yup, agree, if someone want's it bad enough... well they will get it. I'd venture to guess that 99 percent of the time, if a low-life is going to attempt to pull a generator from your site and there is something that stops them from walking away... like cable or any chain, then they will move on. I even use the plastic cables to secure our fuel cans, fuel is like getting more and more valuable... Anyway, lot's of perspective and all great input on this thread.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
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I installed a ToyLok on the frame of the rig and route it's cable thru the handles and back them a heafty Master Lock. But I have never left them out over night, always put them back in the TV in bed Tool Box

x2. and when we are away for the day, I put the genny in the trailer.

Toylok is a pretty handy device.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:43 PM   #19
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New Guy here and wanted to say this is an awesome site. I've spent 4 hours reading.
I've got a Cougar SRX 300 and use mine to carry my motorcycles. I race street and dirt. I use a Yamaha EF6300iSDE which I use for welding, so I can't afford to lose it.
I purchased a Motorcycle lock made by XENA that has a motion sensor in it, and will blast the most annoying sound if moved. I use the Kryptonite cable locked to my hitch, and it all sits in the bed of my truck. I've never had it go off, thankfully.
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