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Old 03-16-2014, 09:33 PM   #11
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An other just had a post that his trailer had been broke into at a storage place. Then there was the guy that his daughter had her hitch stolen while camping. With prices of propane going up the tanks are going to be targeted. RV's have some nice things in them and very enticing to thieves. Do they have cameras watching the area? What point is it to have someone that checks the area if they have no idea what to look for when they do rounds?Think I would be looking for a new storage place for next year. Would also be asking for a refund since their security stinks. They should be held accountable.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:33 PM   #12
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I hate to hear this, and I personally got mad the more I read of your story. I despise thieves...............and the callous attitude the facility person had.
Ditto! I wish I could be there when the other RV owners discover the theft to their units. The staff could had pretend to care. I got a lot of excuses from "I wouldn't know what to look for" to "maybe the other manager didn't check to see if the lot was empty before leaving". I can only hope that the general manager will contact the others RV owners tomorrow but I just don't have a good feeling on this.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #13
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Thieves close to home always hurts. Hope you have someplace else to go with tt. Get it out soon as you can. I've found local PD can be very helpful.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:38 PM   #14
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Sorry to hear about the theft, the great thing is no damage to trailer The propane tank is easily replaced and same as battery but still a expense out of your pocket

I haven't secured my battery yet will soon, but my dual propane tanks are locked to the trailer frame using a bicycle cable lock we had. We threaded it throught the top and part of the frame.

Obviously the employee is clueless and management doesn't want to take responsibility on this. They didn't have security cameras they could look at?
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:14 AM   #15
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Inside job? How else could someone get in the lot when it sounds as though they have good security? Or else someone else who rents a space, which, IMHO, would be even worse.

I walked out to my camper on Friday (we are one of the lucky ones; we can park it right next to our house). It is lonely, and is really antsy to get the camping season going. Still snow on the ground here. We had 50 degrees last Monday. Right now its 13 degrees. This winter has been so awful. And I'm guessing the rest of March and April will be horrible as well.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:33 AM   #16
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Thanks to everyone for all the words of support! If only other people were like you guys there wouldn't been a theft.

The way the staff is not handling this matter brothers me just as much as the theft. I am hoping that I can have AAA tow the TT to the dealership on Monday or Tuesday. I don't know anything about electrical so I will have the service department put "Plucky" back together again. I usually don't call it by a nickname but Plucky is on my license plate because of what it means and how it relates to my RVing journey.

I don't think its an inside job because of the camera. The police has requested a copy of the video tapes. Lately there been some people hanging out at their storage units and it would be easy to hide the stolen stuff but then it could be one person loading up their car too.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:38 AM   #17
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We had a battery stolen at our first storage location. The facility was primarily self storage with numerous buildings but he had open spaces sutible for outside trailer storage and it was cheap. The clientele he drew were non-campers and of obvious questionable integrity. The owner was very nice and refunded all the money I had paid him when I cancelled my contract. We are now in a facilty with no storage buildings, primarily rv's and a few boats. We pay a little more but hopefully the clientele are a bit more honest.

Iowa: Not as bad as you picture it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:33 AM   #18
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My trailer is now at the dealership getting taken care of. It will be ready to hit the road in time for next week's camping trip. The TT is staying there until my camping trip so it's in good hand. It will be washed and ready for pick up including having the fridge cold and ready to stock.

Now to find a new safe place to park the trailer when not in use. I do have a couple of good leads that look hopeful at this point.

Things are looking brighter today.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:42 AM   #19
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Sorry to hear that Terier

We had a similar break in at our storage facility a couple years ago (while we were stationed in Germany no less!) My buddy who was watching the TT for us got things taken care of.

Keep the repair records - you can take a casualty and theft tax deduction next year (small consolation, but at least it is something).

Also, a lot of the storage facilities maintain video records - any chance yours did?
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Sorry to hear this girl!
Hopefully the figure out who did this and take care of it.

Atleast they didn't get inside and either trash the unit and or start stealing electronics.

Good luck in your new storage search.

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