How Can I Stop My RV's Battery From Being Stolen
How do you keep your battery from being stolen? Is there anything to lock it up?
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I am assuming that your RV's batteries are located on the outside of the unit and that you are concerned about theft of the batteries when the RV is in storage.
If you are currently staying at an RV park that is having a battery theft problem I would greatly suggest that you relocate to another park.
Unfortunately battery theft from RVs is becoming more and more common because it is a quick profit to the thief who can either sell the batteries on the street or turn the batteries in to a auto parts store for a battery core charge.
Of course the thief will normally target RVs that are either in a storage lot or parked in front of your house. They very seldom target RVs that are occupied.
The only sure way to prevent RV battery theft is to remove the batteries from the RV while it is storage and keep the batteries at your house until you are planning to use the RV again.
There are battery locking systems available like the B & D Battery Lock (Pictured Above). This is a locking bracket that fits around the angle iron and the battery box.
The lock requires a separate padlock.
I have not personally tried this lock and I believe that this battery lock is only as secure as the padlock that you choose to use. I do believe that the D & D Battery Lock if nothing else may make a thief look for an easier target. Take a look at the short video below to see how the D & D lock works.
Another preventative measure you might want to use is to conspicuously and permanently mark your batteries with your phone number. That way if you do choose to keep the batteries on the RV during storage it may again persuade the thief to move to another RV that does not have marked batteries.
Marking your RV batteries with your phone number will also give the police the chance to reach out to you in case they pull a suspect over with a trunk full of stolen batteries.
I hope this helps.
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