Notice I said deterrent, cause you will never stop a determined thief...
Trailer will be stowed in a relatively open area for 3-4 months - can't be helped
Not a particularly bad area - but you can't be too careful
Tractor will be disabled thru several means - mostly fuse removal and adding 2 hidden switches to complete circuits required to start etc
Both fully insured for replacement value
Picking up a new trailer Wednesday
Bought a Ganderlock (Remove the gooseneck ball receiver) and this lock goes in its place - not sure how pickable it is, but you will be doing it upside down - hopefully slightly harder than a master lock
I plan on removing the crank handle for the jacks
I plan to remove the tie rod for the jacks (Located in the locked chain cabinet on this trailer
Going to make a sleeve to fit over the exposed section of the jacks and then use a guillotine lock in the bolt holes to prevent using a pipe wrench on the stubs
This trailer will also have my brand new 4044R on it
What I am trying to figure out is should I move the tractor way back to almost completely eliminate tongue weight or move it completely forward and maximize tongue weight and place the jack all the way up or down. To make it as hard as possible and require they have to move the jacks, even if they hook the exposed gooseneck onto the truck bed.
Should I remove all binders from the tractor while it sits - this way they can't just steal the chain and binders?
Am I missing anything?