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Old 03-26-2013, 09:37 AM   #71
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I do believe that the type of CG you stay at will determine if items are stolen or not. We have stayed at some CG and the clientele did look a little ruff.
We only do short term camping 2-3 nights at a time and if its a campground I'm not familiar with I will always do a drive through first before committing to a spot or CG in general. That is why usually we only stay at state parks. Most of the ones we go to always have park rangers driving around etc.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #72
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Good point Ruben. We've driven through some that were truly like being in the ghetto. One can only guess the type of campers who are allowed in there. Heck, I wouldn't trust the owners in some of those places, never mind the campers!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:36 AM   #73
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After reading many of the posts on here I have come to the conclusion that campground theft does exist and will not likely go away. I see many, many campers go to great length and expense to protect their valuables. It's sad, but the posts on here support it.

Some folks have made some very good points about how to protect your belongings and I think we would all be better off if we listen to the "voices of experience." Times have changed and people don't respect others people's property the way they used to. 40 years ago, it was unheard of for a camper to walk through another person's campsite. Today, it's done all the time. And many of them don't even say hello. We are definitely in the "Me Generation" and many do not take responsibility for their own actions.

A couple of comments have been made that you should look around and see who's on what site and what vehicle(s) belongs there. One State Park I like to camp at allows a camper to make a reservation for just two nights. Consequently, there are about 10 to 12 campers that just use the sites for weekends. They come in on Friday and are gone by Sunday. Typically, once the site is occupied, many more people start showing up and sometimes there are as many as 7 or 8 vehicles in and around the site. Could be family reunions or their neighbors coming for a cookout. I'm not sure. And of course, along with the adults come plenty of kids. Personally, I like kids, have two of my own and I believe all kids should have the opportunity to camp. (I don't like to do it because of possible ramifications but I have cleaned and patched up a lot of skinned up knees and elbows on kids falling off bikes etc. while I've been camping. And not my kids.) But for me to try and keep track of what person belongs on what site or what vehicle belongs there is impossible. The park also has free admission and it has picnic areas, fishing, hiking trails, a boat launch, shelters with running water, bathrooms etc. and occasionally, when the non-campers are finished with their activities for the day, they ride through the camp grounds. I don't know if it's potential campers looking for a site or thieves casing the campground looking for opportunities. I just can't tell by looking at the vehicle.

We all know that almost every State has cut back on funding for camping and parks in general. That puts an extra burden on Park Rangers and I must say, I think the Park Rangers are doing all they can to run a decent park. (But I've also noticed that they chain up their rental canoes and kayaks so there must be a reason for that.)

I guess all we can do is try very hard not to make it easy for a would be thief.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #74
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We have been camping in RV's for the last 8 years or so. We are only aware of one incident in a CG. Several coolers and lawn chairs stolen one night. It was in a Corps Of Engineers CG and one section was bordered by a county road. They walked from the road through about 4 or 5 campsites. The items were found and returned to the CG host, but most of the folks had left by that time.This is the only incident that I have ever heard of.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #75
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a pretty safe place

at the RV park we stay at often in Borrego Springs
many serious bicycle riders out there
some have bicycles that cost thousands of dollars
no one seems to lock their bikes
and
all is good and safe in Borrego
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #76
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We've never had a problem until this past weekend at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach. We woke up Sunday morning, my birthday, and discovered that two of our bikes had been stolen. Happy Birthday to me!! Luckily they were found after the little jerks rode them to the beach in broad daylight and parked them while they were having some fun in the sun. I guess we learned the hard way...never leave bikes unlocked during senior week at Ocean Lakes! They will be locked everywhere we go from now on. I have to say that the staff there was fantastic and security did everything possible to help us recover the bikes. Thank you Ocean Lakes!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #77
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You'd think if someone would take something from a campground, it would be as they were driving out, or it would be someone not at the campground.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #78
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You'd think if someone would take something from a campground, it would be as they were driving out, or it would be someone not at the campground.
That was my first thought, that somebody was driving out of the campground with our nice bikes. Luckily for us it was most likely teenagers looking a way to get around. I would have loved to have waited around to see the look on their faces when they discovered that "their" bikes had been stolen!! And to see them kicked out of the campground. We were just glad to get the bikes back.
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I would have liked to be in the teens' RV when their butts got chewed out, or whooped.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:52 PM   #80
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The biggest crime I've witnessed at a campground was damage to property and assault. The husband, trying to back into the spot, yelled out the window to his wife to answer him on the walkie talkie and she threw it at the truck, shattering it, and shouted, "talk to your own ---- self. "
Kidding aside... it is like hotels in that you can expect more security at nicer motels. A clean CG, well lit and maintained compared to a run down RVmobile home park full of teens.
On another note, in CGs there are always people outside, sort of like an unofficial neighborhood watch. One of the things that we like about rving.
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