View Poll Results: How security-minded are you when camping?
Lock it down...if it is mine it is mined. 10 14.29%
Keep it open while in site, but not at goodnight. 53 75.71%
Locks are for frustration only. Keys??? What keys??? 7 10.00%
What's mine is yours...let me give you a tour. 3 4.29%
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:15 AM   #1
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Security Freaks vs Take it all

There are the type of people that will lock down a rubber tie down strap with a padlock and there are they type that will go to the campsite, unlock all doors and storage and leave it that way until they pack up.

Which category are you in? Or do you fall somewhere in between? FWIW, I lean toward the more cautious type but I don't want to have my concerns put a burden on our getaways.

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Old 05-31-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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Leave it all open.... My lil Sasha says "Come on in....if you think you can"
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:29 AM   #3
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Last weekend the Sheriff showed up at the campground. Apparently some unsupervised kids dialed 911 on the pay phone and ran off. The folks next to us were gone. When they returned and found out about the sheriff being there they worried as the lady told me they never lock their trailer or TV.
I am not that foolish!
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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I did buy a Trimax coupler lock. Tell me someone ain't gonna look at me weird when they see me putting this on at the campground. HAHA!

But I really purchased it for when I thought I would need off-site storage for my TT.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:14 AM   #5
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If I leave the campground, I lock up. If there is an event at the campground that takes me away from my TT for any length of time, I lock up.

For a short trip to the dumpster or campground store. I kind of gauge it by who's around....

I'm locked up when asleep.

Fortunately the little campground where I keep my TT has never had any problems.....because the "regulars" there all look out for each other.

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:22 AM   #6
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I have always lived by the idea that if somebody REALLY wants what you have, unless you are present to stop them, they are going to take it. I keep good insurance on anything of value that I own so I do not worry about it. I have seen first hand a FW pin lock and a ball coupler lock defeated rather easily with some good tools.
If somebody wants mine and they have something capable of towing it they can have it.

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:26 AM   #7
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Locks stop the opportunists, seldom thieves.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:26 AM   #8
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Just like Hudlow said. I lock up the TV at night and the TT when we leave. If we are staying around the CG we will leave it unlocked.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:37 AM   #9
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Locks are for honest people. If a thief wants something of yours they will get it. They may have to work a bit harder if it is locked up but they are usually prepared for that. But, no need to make it easy for anyone to steal your stuff. Changing the 751 locks on your storage areas might be a good idea since EVERYONE has a key. I would be more concerned about vandalism than theft. I keep my TT locked up in the driveway at home. If you have a MH there is a lot more to lose.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:58 AM   #10
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While I'm at the site I'll leave things out, grill, chairs, etc. but the second I leave or go to bed that stuff gets put up and locked. I grew up in south Atlanta, it's just a habit for me is all, lock your stuff up or it will be gone. I've never had a problem the few times I have left stuff out.

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