Secure your trailer!

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Sunshine Coast police would like to encourage residents to take simple steps to ensure the security of their box trailers and boat trailers.

A number of trailers have recently been reported stolen to police from across the Sunshine Coast and we have identified some simple ways to improve the security of your trailer.

  • Secure the trailer in a locked garage or at a minimum out of public view at your property, preferably in a secured yard.
  • Ensure valuables items are removed from the trailers.
  • Use a thick chain to secure tyres.
  • If you have a strong, secure post, a thick chain could be used to secure the trailer to that point eg metal post concreted into ground, large tree or fence.
  • A tow ball locking device could also be used. Prices start from around $49.00.
  • A wheel clamp is another option to assist securing your trailer. Prices start from around $89.00.

It is also important to remember if your trailer is left attached to a vehicle but unattended it can be unhitched and transferred to another vehicle.

One example of this are boat trailers – often left for hours whilst the owners are enjoying our beautiful waterways.

Another example are trailers left with motor bikes or small earth moving equipment on board have previously been stolen in this manner.

Like all good security measures they are only successful if they are used so make sure you take the time to secure your trailer.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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