new idea on teardrop procteion.

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new idea on teardrop procteion.

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:08 pm

okay most folks like to unhook at a campground and go into town or run down to the store. I came up with a way to add extra procetion to the teardrop. .. I was out boating on a lake and on the way home yesterday.

us boat guys use a short pigtaile or a trailer light extension on our boat trailers so we un hook the trailer lights this way to save a dunk on electronics when we launch our boats in the lake.

heres the idea make a boat like short extineson. for the teardrop. then if someone goes to steal it they anit got trailer lights so easy because the traler lights are to short. the rest of the short exstinons on your trailer lights plugs is with you in the car when you whent into town for grocerys. and the cord on the teardrop is to short to reach the potinal theivs car to plug the lights. in.

then if he cant turn a signal light on or has no trailer lights on the teardrop its easer for a cop to spot him and check him out!!!!!!

the short trailer lights cord extinson is like a foot long. and has traler plugs spliced into the middle of the trailer lights cord on your tear.

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Re: new idea on teardrop procteion.

Postby Dalorin » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:21 pm

You could also get a keyed switch from the tractor supply and wire it to short out the electrical when locked. These are the same keyed switches used on mopeds to prevent ignition when you don't have a key.
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Re: new idea on teardrop procteion.

Postby coyote » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:55 am

I cut mine off the car and switched both ends to Duetz connectors, made by Caterpillar. They are quality, water proof and would help. I have them throughout tear, anywhere I had to make a connection. The drawback IS, it won't fit any other vehicle, as in, I can't borrough my son's truck. Of course I know the answer...make my own adapter. ( good idea, next project!)
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Re: new idea on teardrop procteion.

Postby rowerwet » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:06 pm

removing a wheel is still the best option in my opinoin, not that I've ever camped where I was worried enough to even bother locking the tear.
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Re: new idea on teardrop procteion.

Postby daveesl77 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:44 pm

While not protection for the trailer, what could be fun is to make a fake light connector. But short the hots to the ground wire. It isn't actually connected to the trailer wiring, just a "dead plug" for thieves tow vehicle.

Then if someone tries to take the trailer, plug in the connector and hit the brakes, it blows the fuses on the tow vehicle's brake and possibly turn circuits. Turn on the lights, poof there goes the tow vehicle tail lights. If a 7 pin connection, you could really cause havoc, possibly blowing out alternator diodes and brake controllers.

This is what happens when I haven't been working hard today. :D

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Re: new idea on teardrop procteion.

Postby lrrowe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:52 pm

rowerwet wrote:removing a wheel is still the best option in my opinoin, not that I've ever camped where I was worried enough to even bother locking the tear.

Regardless of what kind of security lock or chain that I get, and partly influenced by the many posts on this thread and another, I think while in a 7-14 day hunt camp, I just might remove one wheel and tire. Yes, it is a little work, but it just might give me some security confidence for when I am not at the trailer for a day or two.

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