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Old 11-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #121
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In 30 years of camping I have never had a item stolen at a campsite. I do leave everything outside my tent or camper as well. Even still use tent with kids from time to time I bought in cub scouts for fun.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #122
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We have been camping about twenty yrs and we never had anything taken as I can recall.I leave my keys in the truck while camping but if my wife think about it she takes them out
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #123
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Ever had camping gear stolen

Years ago we had a cooler stolen which was full of beer. We took the attitude that they were thirstier than us...haha. Since then never a problem. We still always leave everything out and quite often the trailer unlocked when we leave.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #124
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Ever had camping gear stolen

We never had anything stolen yet, left some chocks at the camp ground once, asked the camp host if anyone had turned them in? Yeah he had picked them up and put them in his shed out back. Seems he had a whole shed of stuff that people had left behind over the years........... Now I have my name on the chocks.
We have a 120 lb. dog that sleeps under the camper and is supposed to keep our stuff safe
Didnt help much when the pack rat chewed through the insulation under the camper one dark night. Dog slept through it all night. Didnt bark once!
We try and put most of the stuff away each night, but leave the chairs and tables and other fire related stuff on the ground.
We are good friends with the camp host, hope that will make a difference some day.......... jdadoug
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #125
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In all the years we have been camping, the first theft we experienced was last year. A cooler was taken. Not much in it, a whole chicken we had planned for dinner and a bottle of wine. Hope they enjoyed the wine.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #126
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Once! Had hershey bars taken from our cooler which was stored behind our popup in the rear of a wooded site. Cooler was not visible to those walking or biking by. We went for a short walk with friends we were camping with and discovered the theft when we returned. There were no smores that weekend. We later found the wrappers in a just emptied dumpster inside the campground.

They walked into our site...looked around...found the cooler...looked inside and grabbed the chocoloate sitting on top...then ate the chocolate before heading back to their own site. I gave the evil eye to every kid who biked by our site that entire weekend and once yelled out to one who looked awfully suspicious! I was pretty upset about it at the time but havent thought about it much until this post.

For those who camp in Whitewater State Park in MN...beware...as the perps are still free and on the loose! Look for chocolate smudges on the corner of their mouths.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #127
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Never had anything taken. We stay in camp grounds around west and central Texas. Items I leave outside are: grill/table, folding chairs, patio mat, satilite dish and TV.(mounts to side of trailer, but is removable). When we are at the lake, life jackets, boat shoes, and towels. The funny thing is the better half always locks te trailer. I keep telling her that there is more outside than in the trailer.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:14 PM   #128
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Yes, in 2000 when I had my camper in for warrenty work at the dealers, some one rip of my spare tire and tire rack, now the tire and rack where part of the deal when I bought the camper....But I am not it was taken back However when I question them about it they said "nothing has ever happen like that on there lot", so I said ok now I need one and they said ok we will sell you the tire and rack at our cost

But I will say I have not had anything taken from a camp site and we have been camping since 2000.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #129
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The dealer are always having items stolen from trailers. That is why you very seldom see the spare tires on the trailers for sale. They also do not install the tv and towel bars for the same reason. People till go into the trailer to look around see and item they need for their trailer and take it. Most use the excuse that it was missing in the trailer that they purchased and the dealer should give them one.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #130
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I guess it happens but I never had anything stolen. Camping people are normally different, the friendliest and greatest caring people in the world. If someone takes from me I guess they need it more than I do.
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