We just upgraded to a 24' TT, before that we had a 10 foot popup camper that I stored in the garage. Obviously the travel trailer won't fit in my garage, so it goes in the backyard.
I don't really know many people in my small town besides my neighbors, I just tend to keep to myself. But, I do realize I stick out like a sore thumb. I'm a big guy (6'4", 300lbs) so I get noticed easily. And I have twin daughters whom everyone seems to know for some reason. I also make more than average for my area. I'm not flashy by any means, I drive base model vehicles. But, well, clearly there is a TT in my backyard, and 2 nice 2-3 year old vehicles in my driveway. Compared to the rust buckets other people drive, I look like I'm rolling in it.
Anyways, I went to the gas station this morning on the way to work to get something to drink and I ran into my barber. Nice guy. Him and some other guy thats always there in the morning were jabbin' at me about how easy my job is, and how I'm always taking vacation. Then the other guy said something like "yeah, now that you got that nice big camper in your back yard."
Crap! I didn't even think about people noticing that.
Do you worry about your house being broken into while you are gone?
I don't have a security system, and I don't really want to install one because we only plan on living here maybe another year to 18 months while my wife job hunts and we move to a better area.
On a whim, I picked up a set of fake security cams on amazon
I'll point one at each door, the driveway, and the camper and make them look super obvious.
Is this something I should really worry about?