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Old 08-04-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The Sunshine State!
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2 years ago our friend moved from PA to Kansas. He stopped overnight in SL. He woke up in the morning to find his moving truck was stolen. He lost everything. Nothing was ever recovered.

Needless to saw that has me a little nervous. We are moving from PA to FL and I'm scared to spend the night in a hotel.

Any suggestions how we can help avoid this?

Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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Leave a big dog in the vehicle? Sleep in the vehicle? Park in front of a camera in a well lighted area? Park right outside hotel room? Use a steering wheel lock, remove the distributor cap, battery, etc?
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Leave a big dog in the vehicle? Sleep in the vehicle? Park in front of a camera in a well lighted area? Park right outside hotel room? Use a steering wheel lock, remove the distributor cap, battery, etc?
Great advise! I believe I will be sure to pull off a wire and keep it with me. I knew a girl several years ago who was pulling a u-haul and the same thing happened. It would have been very easy to wrap a chain around the bumper and padlock it. Someone may be able to cut the lock off, but it could at least buy time and make them afraid to be seen.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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Thanks. LOL
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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I wonder if you can purchase insurance for this? I know some things can't be replaced, but as least you would have something.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Great advise! I believe I will be sure to pull off a wire and keep it with me. I knew a girl several years ago who was pulling a u-haul and the same thing happened. It would have been very easy to wrap a chain around the bumper and padlock it. Someone may be able to cut the lock off, but it could at least buy time and make them afraid to be seen.
Add that to the list of ways a U-haul trailer can take off without the driver
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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PODS is the best way.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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Just drive strait on thru.
Sleep in shifts.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:39 AM
 
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PODS is the best way.
We just rented one yesterday! Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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Just drive strait on thru.
Sleep in shifts.
We did think about that, and have done that in the past when visiting relatives. We are unable to do that now because of our toddler.

Thanks!
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