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Old 06-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #91
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I have only had issues with raccoons as well. We were totally over run one night in hocking hills. Playing cards outside, heard a cooler open, and there one is holding open the cooler. Let the lid down just enough to peek over the top and gave us a look like "stop me" and opened it back up again. We chased them with a sling shot all night long. Got up the next morning and found they had busted open my buddies corn hole bean bags.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #92
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We have raccoons at home and they're a constant hassle. Yes, they can open all sorts of garbage cans. If they can't climb up it, they'll knock it over and work at it that way. All of our plastic garbage cans have little teeth marks in them.

Those, however - aren't the ones that bother me.

It's the guy that comes onto the deck at the back of the house when we're cooking anything aromatic. Ballsy little guys, too - I threw a water bottle at one, hit it and he just looked at me like, "yeah? and your point?" It wasn't until I went out wielding a stick and yelling at him did he retreat any. Even that was to get off of the deck and not a whole lot farther.

I gave them a veritable smorgasbord when I put in a little fountain with gold fish. It was a slaughter of epic proportions that went on for far too long.

AND- we've had them climb the screen on our back door.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:02 AM   #93
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i gave them a veritable smorgasbord when i put in a little fountain with gold fish. It was a slaughter of epic proportions that went on for far too long.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:06 AM   #94
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Never had anything stolen at a campground, but someone stole our power cord and extension cord while we were parked at home. And no, we don't live in suberbia, we live out in the country.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #95
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Never had anything stolen at a campground, but someone stole our power cord and extension cord while we were parked at home. And no, we don't live in suberbia, we live out in the country.

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I live in suburbia.. when the camper is home, it's parked on the street, in front of my house (almost always hitched to the truck to skirt the legalities of what I'm doing). But, to plug in - I have to run an extension cord down my driveway, across the sidewalk, then to my pair of dog bone adapters and then to my 50amp cord which runs the length of my camper (plug-in is at the very rear of the camper).

It's a lot of money in cords and adapters. I unplug it each night and throw the lot into the garage.

It's such a hassle.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #96
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Ours is in the driveway parking turnout, right next to the house. Whomever stole the cords had to be right at the walk door to the garage. The had more guts than I do!

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #97
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My whole family has camped all my life, grandparents, parents, extended family, that I know of the only thing that has ever been taken was a pair of fire tongs that my uncle stole from my grand dad.... (nice to have family around, right?) That being said, I always carry my gun in the camper, and every where else i legally can for that matter, and I generally only leave things like chairs and non valuable things under the awning at night.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #98
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I live in suburbia.. when the camper is home, it's parked on the street, in front of my house (almost always hitched to the truck to skirt the legalities of what I'm doing). But, to plug in - I have to run an extension cord down my driveway, across the sidewalk, then to my pair of dog bone adapters and then to my 50amp cord which runs the length of my camper (plug-in is at the very rear of the camper).

It's a lot of money in cords and adapters. I unplug it each night and throw the lot into the garage.

It's such a hassle.
Use something like this for the power cord, "they" will know or find out about that little lock!
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:29 PM   #99
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2 years ago we had our firewood "REMOVED" from our site without our consent.The following day I mentioned this to the CG office and they informed us that two kid's bikes were also "REMOVED" from another site. I made sure to tell everyone I came across that day of the thefts. That evening, we saw everybody loading bikes and firewood into their trucks for the night. That weekend also had a few CG bathrooms trashed. Never had this happen before or since. We continue to store firewood and chairs in the back of the pickup just to play it safe.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #100
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Use something like this for the power cord, "they" will know or find out about that little lock!
Camping Buddys, where could you get a lock assy like that? Knowing that nothing is sacred, a little deterrent is always welcome.
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