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#5960614 - 10/04/15 05:12 PM Hunting utility trailer .. Anyone use gps?
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Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3503
Loc: longview texas
Bought a new 16 ft trailer(other was stolen) for my side x side. I was wondering if anyone ever used the tracking gps incase it gets stolen? If so which one are yall using??
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#5960839 - 10/04/15 07:17 PM Re: Hunting utility trailer .. Anyone use gps? [Re: daniel1381]
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Personally I don't think the cost is worth it. And I have GPS on a bunch of my equipment. Between the initial cost. Needing a battery and way to keep it charged and depending which model the service charge after a little while you have more money in making sure it doesn't get stolen then what the trailer is worth.

If it were me I would get a good hitch lock and a very heavy duty chain and chain the two axles and tires through the frame to make it harder.

Walter

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#5961536 - 10/05/15 07:14 AM Re: Hunting utility trailer .. Anyone use gps? [Re: daniel1381]
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Loc: longview texas
Ok thanks walter for saving me the $$ will do that!
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#5961860 - 10/05/15 11:03 AM Re: Hunting utility trailer .. Anyone use gps? [Re: wburke2010]
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GRAMPS!!!

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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Personally I don't think the cost is worth it. And I have GPS on a bunch of my equipment. Between the initial cost. Needing a battery and way to keep it charged and depending which model the service charge after a little while you have more money in making sure it doesn't get stolen then what the trailer is worth.

If it were me I would get a good hitch lock and a very heavy duty chain and chain the two axles and tires through the frame to make it harder.

Walter


Solid Advice up
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#5961931 - 10/05/15 11:52 AM Re: Hunting utility trailer .. Anyone use gps? [Re: SniperRAB]
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Registered: 08/25/06
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Loc: Azle,Tx /Hunt Jack Co.
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Personally I don't think the cost is worth it. And I have GPS on a bunch of my equipment. Between the initial cost. Needing a battery and way to keep it charged and depending which model the service charge after a little while you have more money in making sure it doesn't get stolen then what the trailer is worth.

If it were me I would get a good hitch lock and a very heavy duty chain and chain the two axles and tires through the frame to make it harder.

Walter


Solid Advice up


Case Hardened chain & locks......pretty cheap insurance against trailer theft! I also re-registered my 16ft trailer as a regular utility trailer instead of a farm trailer and stamped the issued VIN multiple times on every part (axles, etc)and on sides, back, front, & tongue of trailer. cheers
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#5963525 - 10/06/15 08:37 AM Re: Hunting utility trailer .. Anyone use gps? [Re: Hunt n Fish]
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Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4167
Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Personally I don't think the cost is worth it. And I have GPS on a bunch of my equipment. Between the initial cost. Needing a battery and way to keep it charged and depending which model the service charge after a little while you have more money in making sure it doesn't get stolen then what the trailer is worth.

If it were me I would get a good hitch lock and a very heavy duty chain and chain the two axles and tires through the frame to make it harder.

Walter


Solid Advice up


Case Hardened chain & locks......pretty cheap insurance against trailer theft! I also re-registered my 16ft trailer as a regular utility trailer instead of a farm trailer and stamped the issued VIN multiple times on every part (axles, etc)and on sides, back, front, & tongue of trailer. cheers


All good advice......Having managed an equipment fleet of over 150 pieces of equipment ranging from trailers to D-10 CATS; I can tell you that if thieves want to steal something- THEY WILL!

One infamous case I remember was having a D-8 CAT stolen off a jobsite in Dallas, It just VANISHED on labor day weekend 2011.

To catch crooks around the equipment yard I used the double bait method.... I would leave a fuel tank, trailer, four wheeler, ect. in a secluded area and put a broken game camera in plain sight as if it was there to catch someone stealing.

Then in a higher out of reach area that would require a ladder to access it; I would post a much smaller camera so that it could see both the equipment and the broken game camera.

The thieves come in and once they remove/steal the busted game camera they become more relaxed and usually you get a lot of good footage of them.

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#5963771 - 10/06/15 11:04 AM Re: Hunting utility trailer .. Anyone use gps? [Re: daniel1381]
axishunter91 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 6
paint the deck red so it'll be real easy to spot if it goes missing
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