Trailer thefts are not uncommon, and there are several common risk factors and prevention measures for owners to consider.
Often the thieves are simply stealing them and selling them to pawnshops. Some are sold unwittingly to law-abiding citizens; others are sold directly to unscrupulous lawn/construction businesses, often with tolls still on them.
The most common risk factor is that these trailers are almost always plain white or black, usually completely unmarked. Most commonly taken are the small enclosed utility trailers, sometimes flat bed or open car trailers, less often full size enclosed car trailers, possibly due to the registration/tag requirements.
The stolen trailers are usually unattended at a jobsite, on business premises after hours, or easily accessible in someone’s yard.
There are several theft prevention measures available such as tongue locks, chaining wheels, and marking the trailer in an obvious manner.
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843-719-4234 (Moncks Corner)
843-723-3800 ext. 4234 (Charleston)
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P.O. Box 6122 Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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