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Old August 2nd, 2016, 01:39 PM
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I looked at the Defending the Defender site and got a lot of good ideas for securing the vehicle. What about the garage itself? I am having a house built with a separate shop/garage in Weaverville, NC.

The plan is to move the D90, an M416 trailer, fishing boat and RV to the property in about November. The house will be completed at the end of March (hopefully).

My dilemma is that the items will be sitting in shop for four months. There will be construction workers there most days and the farmer that hays our field and keeps a couple of steers on the property stops by every day to check on his steers.

It is the dark time at night that I am worried about. The D90 will have the battery disconnected and both trailers will have locks on the hitch point and cable locks through the wheels and around the frame.

I am thinking of parking the RV in front of the garage door so the door is blocked. Should I cover the garage windows with paper or plywood so people can't see inside?

I know you guys have farms and such, any other ideas out there on how to secure the garage?

Since the RV is outside it will be on its own...
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Old August 2nd, 2016, 01:45 PM
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I looked at the Defending the Defender site and got a lot of good ideas for securing the vehicle. What about the garage itself? I am having a house built with a separate shop/garage in Weaverville, NC.

The plan is to move the D90, an M416 trailer, fishing boat and RV to the property in about November. The house will be completed at the end of March (hopefully).

My dilemma is that the items will be sitting in shop for four months. There will be construction workers there most days and the farmer that hays our field and keeps a couple of steers on the property stops by every day to check on his steers.

It is the dark time at night that I am worried about. The D90 will have the battery disconnected and both trailers will have locks on the hitch point and cable locks through the wheels and around the frame.

I am thinking of parking the RV in front of the garage door so the door is blocked. Should I cover the garage windows with paper or plywood so people can't see inside?

I know you guys have farms and such, any other ideas out there on how to secure the garage?

Since the RV is outside it will be on its own...
Bad idea with strangers on site. Pay for storage elsewhere til its done. Those workers will tell friends its easy pickings.
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Old August 2nd, 2016, 01:57 PM
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Nest camera works both day and night, and they've just released an outdoor model if you have an outlet and an Internet connection already provided to the property. They'll send you notifications when there's movement, which comes in handy when you're not expecting any.

Paper over windows is also cheap, as is blocking the doors with the RV. Maybe a sign that says "beware of jeep" to help deter anyone from thinking anything valuable exists inside.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 06:46 AM
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Out of site out of mind. Cover the windows. Garage doors are easy to bust into. Do the camera thing.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 06:51 AM
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And of course have good insurance.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 07:15 AM
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Put the D and trailer on jack stands sans wheels/tires- thieves are lazy!
Also, add security placards at doors and stickers on windows- some investigators say this is key regardless of if an alarm exist or not.
Lastly, motion detector with dog bark and/or siren.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 08:53 AM
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I've used the Trunk Monkey system with much success.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 03:14 PM
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So far sounds like:

Cover the windows
Security stickers - I even have an ADT sign
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 04:36 PM
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Remove wheels?
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