Originally Posted by busterbrown
Randi is completely right. Unattended trailers are great targets for any thief and no amount of physical deterrence will keep them away. One can just pray that someone else's coach next to his may be an "easier" target.
In the event that an RV owner has to experience a grand theft loss, God invented insurance to make the victim feel better quickly.
Any security or law enforcement people will tell you that your best defense against theft is to make your goods harder to steal that those closest to you.
I witnessed how thieves minds work once at my workplace. We had an open plan office except for one room which was kept locked only because it had students' records in it. One night when the thieves broke in, they didn't bother trying to pick the locks on the drawers of peoples desks, they just pried the front off the drawers with a crowbar. And the locked room? They didn't even bother trying to force the door, they just kicked a hole in the Gyprock wall. The door was still locked when we got there the next morning.
All that is by way of saying that we always have a hitch lock on our trailer when we're camped. There's a video that promotes a certain type lock and it shows how the lock we use can be broken into. But a potential thief has to break into it
. The other advantage of using a hitch lock is, if your trailer is stolen, you can legitimately say you did what you could to protect it if the insurance company balks at paying out.