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Spare Tire Stolen (again)

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Cotton421, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Jul 10, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Cotton421

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    Last night someone stole my 5th wheel from my gen2 tacoma. I am wondering if anyone in the Denver area has experienced similar issues and how they have fixed the problem. I've heard mixed reviews on the OEM tire locks but at this point I am open to all options. I'd rather not invest in another k02 if some POS is just going to swipe my spare everytime I'm not looking.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Put an alarm pressure switch such that when the tire is loose (not off yet) the horn/lights go wonkers.

    That'll at least startle them.

    A dash cam recording rearward wouldn't be a bad thought either.
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    It's not just a Denver problem. Easy things to walk away with sometimes walk away. Sadly it seems that you need to keep honest people honest (because honestly, if someone really wanted that spare, they would cut through any type of lock you put on there).

    A cheap bicycle cable lock with key or combo *should* be enough.
    Something cheap like this, go through a hole in the rim and then around the frame where they can't just slip it off easily.
    https://www.amazon.com/Coiling-Resettable-Combination-Complimentary-Mounting/dp/B0151RQAX2/
     
  4. Sep 2, 2018 at 2:04 AM
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    Haven't tried it for fit, but wondered if a bed-wide piece of aluminum angle-iron would work. Open the gate drop it on the back edge of the bed so it covers the hoist opening, close and lock gate. Easier than crawling around underneath to undo a lock.
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    JollyOllie

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    Literally just had this happen to me in Denver too. It’s insane that there are this many threads on stolen spares. Tacoma should just have the spare tire lock stock.

    I just ordered my spare tire and OEM lock, have you had any other thefts since? Did you do any other locking mechanisms?
     
  6. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:36 PM
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    BalutTaco

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    I think people put a ziptie between the chain. Idk about a swingout
     
  7. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:59 PM
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    CoTacos

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    What do you even do with a single tire? Who out here is selling or buying ONE wheel and tire?
     
  8. Aug 28, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    Wulf

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    sell it back to someone else who had theirs stolen
     
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  9. Aug 28, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    LOL Genius!
     
  10. Aug 28, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    Collect 4 and sell a complete set
     
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  11. Aug 28, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    It's like a card game. Collect all 4!
     

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