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« Reply #50 on: 11/09/03 08:12 PM »

Does it make ant difference if they are killed by the booby trap?  I.e. less likely to sue?  Or does it just allow the deceased NOK to lodge suit?
No, if they die, then the next of kin can sue for wrongful death... on top of all of the other charges! :3:

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« Reply #51 on: 11/09/03 08:28 PM »


No, if they die, then the next of kin can sue for wrongful death... on top of all of the other charges! :3:

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Maybe we just need a wood chipper (picture a scene from the movie Fargo)... that way no one would ever know.  :4:

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« Reply #52 on: 11/09/03 08:42 PM »



Maybe we just need a wood chipper (picture a scene from the movie Fargo)... that way no one would ever know.  :4:
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You are going to put your cargo panels in a wood chipper?
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Hey RedRocker, welcome to the club. A good first mod is amber DRL's on your WBH. A good second one is the tailgate auto-lock. I saw a thread for a kit that has an auto-lock for the tailgate AND the saddlebags. I'll be doing that kit myself!
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« Reply #53 on: 11/09/03 10:18 PM »

Speaking of things being stolen,... One of my friends had his Jeep stolen,.... from the parking lot across the street from the police station,... they were only in the mall for 20-30 minutes.....

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« Reply #54 on: 11/09/03 10:32 PM »



I guess that 'man traps' are illegal in your part of the world as well.  ::)

OK Skidd, you got my curiosity up, what is a "man trap" anyway?
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« Reply #55 on: 11/10/03 12:48 AM »



OK Skidd, you got my curiosity up, what is a "man trap" anyway?

I think you would call it a 'booby trap', that is something designed to catch a person not an animal.  I had a mate who wired the mains supply (240 volts) to his garage roller door where he kept his Harley Davidson... he did hear a loud scream along with an enormous blue flash.  LOL... I guess that someone didn't get what they wanted.

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« Reply #56 on: 11/10/03 06:30 AM »

Good advice about locking the tailgate. Another GOOD REASON is that a locked tailgate can't be removed. An open tailgate is removeable (without tools) unless you purchase an aftermarket locking device. Replaces the bolt on the right hand side with a bolt that has a head with a key indentation like a lug nut lock. I got one but I forget where I got it. Less than $5.00 I think. Tailgates are attractive to thives because they are almost always damaged when involved in rear end collisions. Eaiser to steal one than pay close to a grand for a replacement. They probably even shop for the right color so they don't have to bother with painting the thing.

IMHO, get a lock!
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« Reply #57 on: 11/11/03 03:39 AM »



I guess that 'man traps' are illegal in your part of the world as well.  ::)

OK Skidd, you got my curiosity up, what is a "man trap" anyway?

Marriage?  ;)

Please excuse my off topic reply.

Also, I always keep my tailgate and side boxes locked.
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« Reply #58 on: 11/11/03 04:55 AM »

I saw one of the cop shows the other night where the police rigged an SUV to automatically lock a burgular in the vehicle if the starter was tampered with.  They were doing a sting operation on car thiefs.  So a thief tries to steal the vehicle, but the electrical system goes haywire and the thief gets burned when the vehicle catches fire.

So then of course, the burgular's attorney tries to sue the police for injuring him.  Go figure.....   :o
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« Reply #59 on: 11/11/03 08:15 AM »

I've seen many bed covers on e-bay, they get 800.00 to 1000.00 for the covers, i've always wondered who in their right mind would sell the pannels! mabe there stolen from avs ?
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« Reply #60 on: 11/14/03 07:37 AM »

Mine is usually locked 24/7.  During the summer I had my golf clubs back there so I'm kinda in the habit of locking it anyway.

Thanks for the heads up.

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« Reply #61 on: 11/08/17 06:40 AM »

I replaced my tail gate lock with a different lock assembly.... not keyed to the same key as the rest of the truck. 
Avoids problems when I have to valet park my truck or when it is at a shop.  I carry the tail gate key with me.  Keeps all my goodies secure
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« Reply #62 on: 11/08/17 08:11 AM »

Pretty old thread back to life lol,  I took apart my handle/lock because it was seized up, amazing what a alittle oil does.......anyways I found out how easy it would be to break the plastic cover to open up the tailgate if it's locked.
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« Reply #63 on: 11/08/17 11:57 AM »

I replaced my tail gate lock with a different lock assembly.... not keyed to the same key as the rest of the truck. 
Avoids problems when I have to valet park my truck or when it is at a shop.  I carry the tail gate key with me.  Keeps all my goodies secure
Unless you get a valet who, while unlikely, actually knows about the mid-gate.  😉 :)
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« Reply #64 on: 02/02/18 11:47 AM »

WHERE I live, I leave the keys in the vehicles so I always know where they are.

We never lock the front door (big window, floor to top)when we leave because who ever has mischief on their mind should get a  good look at the 140 pound Rotty on the other side who will be trying to eat his way through to the person on the other side of the door.  :4:

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