About Leaving Your Car at a Terminal - safe or not?

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  1. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    You'll have no problem leaving your car at any SNI facility.
     
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  3. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    I park my car at the terminal 5-6 weeks at a time. It's a gated lot, but the fence is only about 5ft high so it isn't stopping anyone who wants to get in.

    I religiously use a full car cover as the FL sun will destroy the paint and window seals. The cover could possibly help with security as it hides what you are driving. Really going to depend on the area your terminal is though.

    I carry a small 12V air compressor and a lithium battery jump pack. Never needed to use either yet. When the car is home I always put it on a battery charger when parked in my garage. It's CTEK smart charger so it only sends power to the battery if/when voltage drops.
     
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  4. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    True, but bobtails aren't allowed in our car parking lot and I wouldn't want to destroy my car tires driving on the rim over to bobtail parking.

    It's just nice having onboard air.
     
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  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Not for me, but my car is a 1997 model so it is pre-intrusive electronics.
     
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  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    The more modern & electronic your car the more risky having no battery connected for long stretches becomes. A solar battery maintainer is usually safe.
     
  7. Allow Me.

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    I always left my name, employee # , truck # and cell # on the dashboard of my vehicle so they knew who the vehicle belonged to and could call me if necessary.
     
  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    That's a great idea.
     
  9. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    I've always had one. Don't use it very often but when you need it you need it.
    Back in tge old days carried cans of fix a flat lol
     
  10. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    Only downside is like reo said is you lose your radio and other settings. Won't hurt anything.
     
  11. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Medium Load Member

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    Try not to park in a low spot in the lot. I came back one time and my new car was underwater after a heavy rainstorm
     
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