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Old 09-07-2016, 10:05 PM   #11
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We are lucky to live in a small town in Western Ma Before we go off camping I will go to the police station and fill out a form that lets them know when we are leaving and returning and who has permission to be on the property . They check all the doors once each shift .( three times a day ) All it cost is a dozen donuts and a note of thanks from us .
Thats not a bad idea. The retired chief of police lives 2 doors down from me, and is a good guy. He helped a friend of mine get a court date moved after he got a speeding ticket because his court date was his first day of work at a new job. I may go talk to him and see where to drop some donuts off at.
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I have insurance take what you want, I like buying new things.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:30 PM   #13
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I have insurance take what you want, I like buying new things.
I have insurance but hate a thief. Take from me and may become bold enough to take from someone that a loss would hurt. I just like teaching a thief a hard lesson. Besides, that dog eats a lot and one less meal I have to provide ~~
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:25 PM   #14
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I live a mile from the nearest neighbors, but pay a family friend to check on the house twice a day and feed the pets we leave behind. I don't worry about the absence of the trailer being a green light for thieves.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:31 PM   #15
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For those that store your RV at home, do you worry about people noticing you are gone?


I also store my TT in my open backyard. If I worried about people noticing I am gone, I would never get away.

I live in a small town as well ( pop. 1300 ). I don't worry about people knowing I am gone as I have a few good neighbors whom I have gotten to know since moving here 3 years ago, and we watch out for each others property when either of us are away. The way it should be.

I don't worry about what others drive or how much others make, or even my being 6'2" 250lbs. and sticking out in the crowd. Most people I know are comparable to my stature. It's all irrelevant to the cause. Just being neighborly here.

As for the security cameras, I feel I would insult my neighbors by installing them. They are not needed here. Now, if I lived in an area where I KNEW I needed them, well then that's a whole different story. Just my opinion, of course.

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Old 09-08-2016, 12:13 AM   #16
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Yep... everybody that knows us, or scopes out our house, knows when we are gone... which is often. So...

We have an excellent retired neighbor that has more cameras than Carters has little pills. He even tells us when our paper is delivered every day or when stray cats leave a deposit in the south forty He and his wife watch everything better than any alarm system.. which can be good and bad. My wife no longer fetches the paper in her pajamas

We have one outside camera and a monitored alarm system.

We have remote controlled lights, some on timers.

And usually when we leave, we forget all the above and just have fun We figure if they really want in, they will do it.

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I purchased a SimpliSafe home alarm. Monitoring is only $14.00 a month and there is no contract. You have to buy the alarm equipment, but it's not that expensive and you can custom design your system. I set the whole thing up in 30 minutes and whenever we leave we arm it and take off with little worries. I also installed video cameras, those were more expensive and it took me about 10 hours to run cabling. I primarily installed the cameras to watch the camper and truck while we're home.
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I purchased a SimpliSafe home alarm. Monitoring is only $14.00 a month and there is no contract. You have to buy the alarm equipment, but it's not that expensive and you can custom design your system. I set the whole thing up in 30 minutes and whenever we leave we arm it and take off with little worries. I also installed video cameras, those were more expensive and it took me about 10 hours to run cabling. I primarily installed the cameras to watch the camper and truck while we're home.
We like SimpliSafe also. Have one of their entry sensors on camper door for when it IS at home.
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I have often thought about that. If the trailer is gone, we are obviously not home. Luckily, where I live we have good neighbors and everyone watches out for each other. The security signs are a good idea. I will be watching this thread to see if anyone has any more ideas.
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Good neighbours and alarm system that is monitored, timed lights but there is only so much you can do, if someone want in then in they will get.
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