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5 Ways to Avoid Being a Target for Thieves This Winter!

Do you have proper security and storage options to make sure your RV stays safe during the winter and not a target of thieves? At Torklift, we believe that it’s better to be prepared for anything that life can throw your way. There are many ways you can avoid hundreds of dollars in repairs from theft this winter.


1.) The Fortress GasLock
FGL Blog 1 We have the best solution to help prevent an unfortunate scenario, which includes a thief removing your propane tanks and cutting the lines, costing you upwards of $500 to repair and replace everything. The Fortress GasLock is designed to securely lock your propane tanks that are mounted to a trailer, towable or RV. It’s the only lock available that is specifically designed for LP tanks in the industry.

 As an added bonus, the Fortress GasLock doesn’t require tools for installation and only takes seconds to install. The propane tank lock does not interfere with LP tanks and tanks can be filled while it’s locked.



Features of the Fortress GasLock Include:

• Avoid typical propane tank theft repairs exceeding $500
• Allows tanks to be quickly locked when mounted to trailers, towables and RVs
• Does not interfere with LP tank valves and can be filled while locked
• No tools, no modifications, installs in seconds
• Affordable investment
• Designed for dual tanks
• High impact powder coated military grade aluminum
• Fits available for all applications
• Only lock available for propane tanks in the industry
• Proudly made in the USA

Kit includes:

• One GasLock assembly
• Lock and keys
• Theft deterrent decal


2.) The Fortress PowerLock
When you buy your RV, there are certain locks and security items you need to obtain to keep you and your camper or trailer safe. But did you know that your shore power is an integral part of your trailer and is a potential target for thieves?

power cord

A criminal can steal the copper in your cord and cause hundreds of dollars in damage cutting them out. We have a great solution to help prevent your cord from being cut out and stolen. The Fortress PowerLock is designed to cover your shore power cord access door to protect your RV power cords from being cut and stolen. It’s the only lock available designed for shore power cords in the industry.

Features of the Fortress PowerLock Include:

• Lock covers shore power cord access door to protect RV power cords from being cut and stolen
• Prevents theft associated with opening access door and removing power cords
• Easy installation
• Lock and keys included
• Available in black or white high impact powder coat aircraft grade aluminum
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

Kit includes:

• Fortress PowerLock
• Two keys


3.) HiddenPower Under Vehicle Battery MountHiddenPower
One of the best ways to avoid being a target for potential thieves is get creative with battery storage. A great way to conceal your extra RV batteries is with the HiddenPower under vehicle battery mount. Thieves won’t even know you have an extra battery installed under your vehicle because your ground clearance isn’t affected by the HiddenPower – thus remaining hidden in out of sight!

The HiddenPower auxiliary battery is designed to be an extension of your RV's battery when your RV is plugged into your truck and will recharge via your RV's existing solar panels, generator, converter, etc. at the same rate that your RV's batteries charge.

Features of the HiddenPower Include:

• Add additional batteries under your truck bed that are always charged up
• Avoid wasting fuel and leaving your truck engine running while using electrical accessories such as lights, stereos, computer, etc.
• Power your accessories without turning your truck engine on by having them directly wired into the extra battery
• No-drill frame mounted with quick disconnect feature for battery service
• Kept constantly charged and RVing-ready by your RV and truck’s charging system
• Hidden when in use with no loss of ground clearance
• Works with group 24 to 31 batteries
• Designed for all types of batteries: lead acid, AGM, sealed, gel cell, etc.
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

Kit Includes:

• Frame mount bracket
• Group 24 to 31 battery box
• Installation hardware


4.) Lock Accessories
What’s the best way to keep something safe from thieves? Locks of course! Locks are one of the best deterrents to help keep your trailer and products safe. At Torklift, we have many lock accessories available for our products including Tie Down Locks for your truck camper tie downs, FastGun Locks for your FastGun turnbuckles (which also work with the FastGun Wobble Stopper) and GlowStep Locks to prevent thieves from taking your GlowSteps, GlowStep Revolution or Stow N’ Go while your RV is in storage.

Features of Torklift Locks Include:

• Ensures the safety of your Torklift products and protects from potential theft
• Allows you to keep your Torklift products installed without worry
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA



FastGun Lock (to the left), and Tie Down Lock (to the right)


5.) The PowerArmor Locking Battery Box
PowerArmorIt’s time to start thinking about storing your trailer and batteries for winter and protecting them from potential thieves – replacements could cost you up to $800. Instead of bringing your batteries inside your home or garage, leave them safely on your trailer with the PowerArmor Solar. The battery box bolts directly to your RV, trailer tongue, boat, camper bumper and more.


Torklift’s battery box comes with a solar panel from the leader of RV solar power, Zamp Solar. This solar panel can extend battery life fourfold. Let us repeat that: your batteries can last up to four times longer when they are maintained with the PowerArmor Solar. This translates to avoiding the time and money of re-purchasing expensive RV batteries. The solar panel trickle charges your battery even with indirect sunlight, and keeps charged batteries at the optimal level to maintain healthy RV batteries.

Features of the PowerArmor Include:PA Solar

• Prevent common and expensive storage/battery theft (lock included)
• Maintains charge increasing the longevity of the batteries up to 400% to avoid premature battery replacement (solar only)
• Dual use for securing batteries and other gear
• Bolts to your RV, camper bumper, boat, truck, van, etc.
• Heavy gauge diamond plate aluminum for maximum durability
• Designed specifically to access RV batteries avoiding interference with your RV
• Uses a 10 watt solar panel (solar only)
• Comes in bright tread diamond plate featuring black high impact powder coat frame
• Multiple box sizes available holding up to five batteries
• Adjustable dividers for custom size compartment storage (PowerArmor Max only)
• Acid neutralizing battery mat to avoid corrosion
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA


If you’re interested in purchasing any of these storage and security products from Torklift International, click here to visit one of our Certified Dealers near you. To contact us for more information, reach us at or call our tech support at 800-246-8132. We are more than happy to help keep you protected this winter.


kerstinWritten by Kerstin Stokes:
As a graduate from the College of Idaho with a B.A. in both History and Art, Kerstin has found her passion for writing and marketing, and has loved every minute of working for Torklift for over 2 years. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes for baking and daydreaming about future travels. 

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