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Old 08-03-2021, 12:53 PM   #1
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With hunting season almost upon us itís also vehicle burglary season. Iím working on a secure toolbox for transporting weapons and other things of value. Anything you do can be defeated but the idea is to make difficult and at least prevent the smash and grab artist. My question is has anyone had their toolbox broken into and if so how was entry made? Did they just punch the locks? I have a secondary system finished. The toolbox locks look like a weak point. But I can add a plate to prevent that.

Hers what I have done to secure the bottom portion of the box.

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Old 08-03-2021, 12:56 PM   #2
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Don't you think they will just steal the whole truck?
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Old 08-03-2021, 12:59 PM   #3
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This isn’t toolbox related, but after having a lease vehicle stolen last year, we have been taking the main fuses out of all of our vehicles and hiding them in a separate place than we hide the keys. We had only the keys hidden last year when they stumbled upon one of the sets.
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Old 08-03-2021, 01:06 PM   #4
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This isnít toolbox related, but after having a lease vehicle stolen last year, we have been taking the main fuses out of all of our vehicles and hiding them in a separate place than we hide the keys. We had only the keys hidden last year when they stumbled upon one of the sets.
How about a locking bar in the steering wheel ?
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Old 08-03-2021, 01:09 PM   #5
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Don't you think they will just steal the whole truck?
I drive a GM. They only steal Ford F250ís.

Besides a GM will break down before they make it out of the parking lot according to most TBHers.
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Old 08-03-2021, 02:20 PM   #6
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A good hamer will open that lock. As said above, they will just steal your truck knowing you have something of value in the box.
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Old 08-03-2021, 02:46 PM   #7
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How about a locking bar in the steering wheel ?
When I was younger we forgot our "club" key once, used a hacksaw key to get it off.
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Old 08-03-2021, 02:50 PM   #8
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Wish I knew where I could park so they would steal mine.
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:04 PM   #9
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I stop as little as possible when going to the ranch. But something always needs to be picked up. Or having lunch. The objective is to slow them down or cause them to make enough noise to draw attention. Anything is better than having your door lock punched and possessions gone in 30 seconds.
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:10 PM   #10
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Wish I knew where I could park so they would steal mine.
How far a drive is Houston from you?
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:11 PM   #11
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Don't you think they will just steal the whole truck?
Maybe he has a Ravelco....so thats not an issue?
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:13 PM   #12
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I like it, slow them down or at least make it more difficult! Good work!
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:17 PM   #13
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I drive a GM. They only steal Ford F250ís.

Besides a GM will break down before they make it out of the parking lot according to most TBHers.
Well, we know they donít float !
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:21 PM   #14
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With hunting season almost upon us itís also vehicle burglary season. Iím working on a secure toolbox for transporting weapons and other things of value. Anything you do can be defeated but the idea is to make difficult and at least prevent the smash and grab artist. My question is has anyone had their toolbox broken into and if so how was entry made? Did they just punch the locks? I have a secondary system finished. The toolbox locks look like a weak point. But I can add a plate to prevent that.

Hers what I have done to secure the bottom portion of the box.


Nobody is gonna break into that POS GM product, unless theyíre gonna leave your broke *** a $10 bill to help you along.


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Old 08-03-2021, 03:35 PM   #15
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OP, your preventive measure will definitely work in 99.9% of cases, I'm sure.
When I go hunting, I put the cased hunting rifles on the back seat of my truck and pile everything else on top. The way I look at it is, the case is fairly well hidden and they got to go through a lot of stuff, some heavy to get to it. From outside, it looks like a lot of clothes and BS stuff. I'm sure some **** has looked in over the years and didn't see anything of value.
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:41 PM   #16
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Get a toolbox monkey since obviously a trunk monkey won't work
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:58 PM   #17
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Nobody is gonna break into that POS GM product, unless theyíre gonna leave your broke *** a $10 bill to help you along.


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Why you gotta go hatin on a man that been down on his luck.
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:59 PM   #18
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Why you gotta go hatin on a man that been down on his luck.

LMAO...if I had your money, Iíd just burn mine!


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Old 08-03-2021, 04:16 PM   #19
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LMAO...if I had your money, Iíd just burn mine!


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Oh hell no! Donít burn yours. Red Adair would have been the only one who could put that fire out!
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Old 08-03-2021, 04:18 PM   #20
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Oh hell no! Donít burn yours. Red Adair would have been the only one who could put that fire out!

Got me confused with RTP.... Iím a contractor and itís been raining all year.


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Old 08-03-2021, 04:55 PM   #21
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A locked truck toolbox burglary rarely happens. I do not know anyone in the business that can recall a locked weatherguard/rki box opened. The cheap ones can be opened with a crow bar. PSA do not leave your remote fob with the keyless ignition. Many vehicle thefts that start out as a burglary end up with a missing truck. They try the push button while inside. I always kept my valuables in a locked steel box and never worried.
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Old 08-03-2021, 05:01 PM   #22
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They preyed my box off of bed and slid off back of truck also taking tailgate once at Home Depot
No more trucks so No more toolboxes
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Old 08-03-2021, 05:14 PM   #23
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Its a good start, but like others have said, it not foolproof. It will only works if they only planned a smash and grab. If they planned on stealing the truck, then they got it all.
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Old 08-03-2021, 05:19 PM   #24
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I drive a GM. They only steal Ford F250ís.

Besides a GM will break down before they make it out of the parking lot according to most TBHers.
Ahh, donít take offense to it.

I drive a Ram and according to many, it wonít even make it to the parking lot!
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Old 08-03-2021, 05:32 PM   #25
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… slap a Bernie or Beto sticker on it
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