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Old 07-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #61
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We've never had a problem at a camp ground but recently our trailer was stolen from our home. Only advice I can say after talking to others lock your battery, propane tank and spare tire. Also a tounge lock. Basically if they can easily remove it they will.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #62
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Have been fortunate and nothing stolen from campsite. However some campgrounds I have had my the cash removed from my wallet at check in (some a lot more than others).
Been there!

Been camping almost 60 yrs...raccoons have been my only encounter with thefts...LOL...in horrible wind storms and rain storms we have broken into a few trailers to help put items away or zip up pop ups to protect them...hopefully those owners weren't angry but appreciative. Someone rolled up our awning while we were away and we were ever so thankful!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #63
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I will say this!
I've currently just started padlocking my cord into the park panel with all the local copper thefts.
We normally park our camper on site on Thursdays and go to work the next day from cg. And a 30 amp 25 foot cord is awful enticing when it takes longer to get out of vehicle than it does to take my cord.

I just use the padlock from my fifth wheel hitch lock.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #64
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I had 2 crab bushel baskets taken but they left the good stuff
i forgive them and do hope they they fill them with crabs !
This is nothing to do with this subject. But I wanted to know what you use the crab bushels baskets for? I was just in Sc and they told me when I caught blue crabs to put them in a cooler of ice to keep them alive 'til I was ready to clean and cook them. They said also leaving them in a bucket of ocean water they would die because of lack of oxygen and they would eventually start hurting each other being all together. Any advice for my next trip back to SC?
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #65
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I will say this!
I've currently just started padlocking my cord into the park panel with all the local copper thefts.
We normally park our camper on site on Thursdays and go to work the next day from cg. And a 30 amp 25 foot cord is awful enticing when it takes longer to get out of vehicle than it does to take my cord.

I just use the padlock from my fifth wheel hitch lock.
exactly how are you locking that up?? any ideas on how to lock the cord to the trailer as well...??

I dont know the going rate at the scrap yard for copper, but im just sure there is a lot of it in my 50ft 50amp cord!!..I know EXACTLY what a new one costs though!! LOL
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:27 PM   #66
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Almost all of the power poles here in the midwest Dnr (county) cg's and state cg's have a lid that flips up and down to plug in your power cord.
And when the lid is shut there's a tab that sticks out to be able to padlock the lid shut there for cable cannot be removed.
Sure they can cut it but I wouldn't want to be the one with the saw or cutters! Lol

No idea how to lock it to camper BUT I bet someone makes a lockable cover for that twist lock plug.

Looking in grainger catalog now.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:57 PM   #67
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Never had anything stolen yet! Had some nice neighbors roll my awning in one time when a storm came up while we were gone for the day. I leave all my toys outside and also leave the door unlocked so people can come in and get anything they may need.


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Now, only one of the above sentences is false!

Locks are for honest people and unfortunately(please take no offence) they are a dying breed.

I lock the tounge latch, the hitch coupler(at the end of the tounge), weight distribution bars to the frame, chairs together with bicycle chain, changed the locks on my outside storage doors, lock my surge protector to the post with bike chain, and of course the entry door.

I don't have much but what I got is mine and I'd like to keep it that way. If they want it worse than I do, they'll have to work for it!
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #68
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We have lost Coolers, Candles, and wind decorations, etc... at a out door music fest. (I'm sure lots of booze was involved) last year, This year nothing touched, but we had several people comment on our Patio Mat (big horse design) so that got put away the last night, before going into the concert., I did just buy a new Surge protector, the Portable kind, and worried about that, but I also got a extension cord, and thought I would just hide that part under the camper so it was "Out of Sight" I Never leave the campsite without locking all doors, windows, and store awning, but I will just fold up chairs and lay them under the edge of the camper, and the little grill stay's out, cuz I want a new one.
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We have lost Coolers, Candles, and wind decorations, etc... at a out door music fest. (I'm sure lots of booze was involved) last year, This year nothing touched, but we had several people comment on our Patio Mat (big horse design) so that got put away the last night, before going into the concert., I did just buy a new Surge protector, the Portable kind, and worried about that, but I also got a extension cord, and thought I would just hide that part under the camper so it was "Out of Sight" I Never leave the campsite without locking all doors, windows, and store awning, but I will just fold up chairs and lay them under the edge of the camper, and the little grill stay's out, cuz I want a new one.
Sounds like you need to change where you camp, you've lost more in one night than most people do in a lifetime.
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We have lost Coolers, Candles, and wind decorations, etc... at a out door music fest. (I'm sure lots of booze was involved) last year, This year nothing touched, but we had several people comment on our Patio Mat (big horse design) so that got put away the last night, before going into the concert., I did just buy a new Surge protector, the Portable kind, and worried about that, but I also got a extension cord, and thought I would just hide that part under the camper so it was "Out of Sight" I Never leave the campsite without locking all doors, windows, and store awning, but I will just fold up chairs and lay them under the edge of the camper, and the little grill stay's out, cuz I want a new one.
And with that said, you are now doomed to eternal existence with that little grill........as with my last truck who was on deaths edge.....i told my wife i was going to drive it till it broke or got stolen or wrecked......after 5 years the dang thing wouldent die (THINK ZERO MAINTENANCE)..........FINALLY she got tired of me parking the ugly thing at the house and told me to get a new truck.....to which i agreed and went out and promptly bought a shiney new diesel ......hey, she told me to get a new truck.....she didnt say i had a range to spend in!.....but thats for a whole different thread.....lol
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