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Old 03-12-2015, 04:52 PM   #11
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In my 2.5 years on the road, we've never seen a suspicious person stalking an RV park and we've never met anyone who had something stolen or their RV burglarized. We stay in 4 & 5-star RV parks. I have a concealed weapon permit and protection in the RV but that's just for peace of mind.

Of course, thefts can still happen but I carry insurance and sleep easy at night.

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Old 03-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Archicamper View Post
You could also consider a wireless security system with an alarm. Easy to install and not terribly expensive. Again, bad guys don't like noise.

That's what I do. I use the wireless SimpliSafe system in my home and because I park the camper within a few hundred feet of the house, I use an entry sensor on the camper door, just as I do on the home doors. Works great. But to get protection for the camper while away from home, you'd have to get a separate base station and sensors. You can choose to have this system monitored or unmonitored.

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Old 03-12-2015, 05:59 PM   #13
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The wife cringes everytime I forget the keys to the camper and I simply peel back the canvas, slip a hand in, and unlock the door. hahaha.

Good tip!! I'll have to remember that the next time I'm running low on beer... just look for a pop up!
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:29 PM   #14
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:07 PM   #15
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RV security = .45acp

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Old 03-12-2015, 07:29 PM   #16
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I bought a battery operated motion detector that is God awful loud. I was afraid my 4 year old might try to go outside in the middle of the night if he woke up. The door lock wouldn't even slow him down. It has a wireless key chain so you can arm it from the bedroom or outside. Given, it's a cheapy and they would just have to turn it off but I promise it's loud enough, you'd scare away just about all intruders. I think it was $30 at CW.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:20 PM   #17
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I have been camping all my life. For years we camped in tents, for the last 15 years we have camped in RVs, we have stayed in all kinds of campgrounds we have NEVER had a problem, nothing stolen, nothing messed with. Yes we have had some very happy, loud campers, but they have never bothered us. I have never met anyone that has had a problem.
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:21 PM   #18
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One of my dealers in Murfreesboro TN had a number of break ins and lost a quite a few tools in his shop. He had a new sign on his building that said "beware of dog". I don't have a fear of most dogs so I went in and went to his office and said "Billie, where's your dog?". He said "I don't have a dog, I haven't had any break ins since I put the sign up either". So, a Doberman makes a very nice pet, had another dealer in Virginia that had two of them, they were big enough to look in a car window just standing flat on the ground. As soon as I called them by name they walked away. I also had a next door neighbor who owned a tavern and had a trained Doberman that he let run loose after closing. He said you can beat on the windows and rattle the doors all you wanted and the dog would not make a sound, but put one foot inside your a s s is his. And a properly trained guard dog will only take food from a person that is trained with them so hanging a steak over a fence won't work.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:13 PM   #19
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Guns, dogs . . . be careful folks (and I say that as someone with a CCP). Make sure you have a very good umbrella policy and are prepared to make lots of trips to the location (venue) you are visiting.

Unless lives are at stake better to rely on good locks, good lighting, and your insurance policy when it comes to simple property damage.

An emotional topic that needs to be approached with a cool head.
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We changed all the cam locks on our outside storage compartments as our one & only security measure so far to protect the RV contents. Our entrance door has a dead bolt lock already...although I'm not sure it's worth much. For personal protection, I keep a hunting knife handy (wanted to bring a handgun or a machete but the DW vetoed those as we usually have too many grandkids around). Will probably add some cheap contact alarms to the doors sometime soon too.

We are headed to Canada later this year & since firearms are a no-no but bear spray is a must we are going to get some of this: : Combo Pack! Guard AlaskaŽ 9 oz. Bear Pepper Spray Repellant w/ Holster & SecureŽ Max Strength OC Pepper Spray - 4-Year Shelf Life Guarantee : Bear Protection : Sports & Outdoors

Figure if it will stop or slow a bear then it should also work on humans if need be! The small canister should also be easy to carry along or keep in the car.

A tazer or stun gun might be another option...

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