Around here trailers walk off easily. I keep my trailer in the garage, out of sight. On the rare occasions the trailer is out front, I box it in with two vehicles. Just way to easy to steal trailers. One of my dads friends lost his 25ft goose neck cargo trailer while parked out front of a friends house during a visit. He was moving lost all his prized belongings!! Really messed up! Never found.That's crazy! With the way mine is mounted and the strange angle of my driveway I or my neighbors would definitely hear the cursing. Once it is on the trailer I will be more concerned about security and will check out the security nuts.
I've had my RTT on 2 jeeps. On both jeeps, I mounted the tent to the crossbars, then removed the tent & crossbars combo from the jeep anytime I needed to pull the tent. That gets rid of most of the difficulty of removal/reinstallation.
On my XJ I picked up some used Thule bars off craigslist, on the JK I have the rhino rack backbone HD bars. They mount even easier than the thule gutter mount bars did.
My wife AND garage are both too short so I put together an el-cheapo crane with 2 8-ft ladders, a harbor freight winch mounted in the garage, a long 4x4 and some mcmaster pulleys. It's still a little complicated but it works pretty well.
I pull the tent off if I know I'm not going to be camping for at least a month and for most of the winter. I figured out 2 harbor freight dollys screwed together to form one large dolly hold the tent perfectly standing up on it's long side. That way it stores in a reasonably small footprint in the garage and it's mobile.
Rhino rack backbone + 2 cross barsSlightly off topic but may I ask what roof rack / rails you are using with the JK that supports a Rooftop tent?