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Old 01-02-2016, 10:07 AM   #11
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That video clip is awesome. I wish our local crime stoppers would produce notices like that.

We need to have that Captain do all of the announcements...
There are too many people who would somehow find that Crimestoppers video to be offensive, insensitive and racist. There's no way that sort of thing could be done in most of the USA.

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Old 01-02-2016, 10:23 AM   #12
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There are too many people who would somehow find that Crimestoppers video to be offensive, insensitive and racist. There's no way that sort of thing could be done in most of the USA.

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It worked for me. I hope the OP gets some justice.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:25 AM   #13
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It worked for me. I hope the OP gets some justice.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:10 AM   #14
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In May of 2014, at the advice of my SIL who is a FED, we installed a game cam on the underside of the awning cover and just over the main door. It has 12 x 1.5vdc long life batteries and will run for about a year depending on how much it films. We have it set to video and 30 sec runs. It's triggered by motion and is in a lockbox with a key. Pix are crystal clear.
My gun club used the same cam to catch two B&Es into our club house. It put them both in jail.
The game cam has been triggered 4 times since installing. Three times from birds landing on the ground near the door and once from the maintenance guy cleaning the lot with a leaf blower.
Amazon has several versions of game cams, some expensive, some not. just use the lithium batteries and it will run for a long, long time.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:43 AM   #15
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Sorry to hear about your camper. People really are a-holes. I'm thankful on a regular basis that I can keep my camper at home. Last month when it was at the dealer for a week getting my furnace fixed, I'd start to get hives every time I looked out at the empty parking spot in my yard! Off-site storage for me will never be an option. I think if you're gonna store your 5-er in a lot somewhere, a 5th wheel lock is a good investment.

2 other observations: (1)-if you need to replace the damaged lock, it would seem that this is a good excuse to upgrade to an RVLock...just as easy to install as a regular lock, and they're awesome! (2)-Captain Higgins needs to have his own reality show, or at least needs to be a writer on one. That guy is great! Hope they find the scumbag.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:22 PM   #16
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Great post! Sure wouldn't want to offend any of those criminals with such a website. Maybe a kinder, more gentle approach. Maybe a limo instead of a squad car and fur lined handcuffs would put them more at ease. Maybe a futon in their jail cell.
Two problems I do not have are political correctness and offending criminals.
From the statistic the Capt. mentioned, it looks like their website is working. Wish the police in my town would follow suit.
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THanks for all the words gents...im not sure about just the door lock on the rear garage door as it appeared, like someone here mentioned, that a crowbar was used to pry open the lower half of it. there was a good 1.5"-2" gap at the bottom...after the PD left, i opened up the door and bent it back as best as i could left just my hands. its definitely better than it was, but im still worried about sealing issues, most importantly with all the rain we have been getting lately. I didnt seem to notice any rain damage at the time, but i plan on going back today/tmw since i was a weeee bit pissed yesterday. not to mention i need to get new locks for the tailgate.

speaking of locks, the "hardened" master lock apparently didnt hold up...anyone recommend some good locks for the tailgate? i noticed the raptor in the storage lot had brinks locks, are they better?

i will say that the dead bolts mostly did their jobs, but i think once they peeled back the garage door and noticed nothing was inside they left.

so what does everyone recommend as far as new side door locks? and more importantly, is my garage door integraty lost now since it was peeled back? i dont even know how much a new door would be.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:43 PM   #18
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IMHO, once the door has been bent out of shape, it will never fit snug again and will most likely leak. I would replace it. Sure hope the door frame on the unit isn't damaged. That would be a tough fix.
I hate a thief! These crack and meth-heads will stop at nothing to feed their habits.
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As far as to the ramp locks it does not matter how hardened they are if they can't cut the lock the hasp is much softer they will go after it instead. They cut the hasps in this area and the lock is usually found on the ground.

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