So I have been camping... well, pretty much all my life. However, I have never been camping or stayed at a hotel overnight with a trailer loaded with 2 kayaks. The last time my wife and I went camping, we didnt have our kayaks, and so it wasnt an issue. We are planning a kayak/camping trip in a couple of weeks and I am a bit apprehensive about leaving the kayaks on the trailer overnight. I feel a little less nervous if we decide that we are going to go camping, because the kayaks will be right next to us. If we stay in a hotel, im not exactly sure how to secure the kayaks to where someone wont want to try and take them or even mess with them. All of you know like I do, that kayaking can be an expensive hobby/activity. Even if we lock the kayaks to the trailer with a chain, if someone REALLY wanted to take them while we slept... im sure they would be able to.
I guess what I want to know... is
1.) how do you feel about leaving your kayaks out in the open at a hotel?
2.) If you were to leave them out in the open, how do you secure your kayaks?
3.) Do you have any advice on managing your kayak trailer while it is not in your view?