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Old 01-02-2016, 02:11 PM   #21
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This sucks but it's VERY common. When I was at Couch's buying my rig they told me they had to have a full time security guard all night in their gated lots to keep the meth heads from grabbing the $50 flat screens. It's pathetic. On a lighter note, it could have been your whole camper like in this video. Watch it to the end. It's priceless.

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Man! I just want to know the rest of the story and whether they caught the guy, lol! Love the video!
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:19 PM   #22
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That's one beefy lock but a cheap battery powered saw zaw will have that open in seconds - my favorite tool BTW - not for breaking in lol


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Old 01-02-2016, 08:51 PM   #23
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I know it seems stupid, but I leave the mini blinds open that cover the garage area windows so that IF someone were to decide to do something stupid they can see there is nothing in there to steal other than some spare tires/wheels for the TH and the RZR.


Now on the other side, when the RZR is in there, I close the blinds. LOL
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:57 PM   #24
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I like the idea of the trail cams for sure. i wonder where i could mount it where they wont be seen? i dont want those to get stolen as well lol but also, if anyone tries that they get caught.

Those RVlocks seem expensive, but look like they do the trick. the question is, is it worth the $250 if they are just going to pry the door open anyway?

these are the ones correct?
http://www.amazon.com/RVLock-RVLv4-0.../dp/B00N58KQMQ

im definitely going to get the blaylocks for the tailgate. I honestly thought awhile back about opening up just the garage window shades for the purpose of people can see nothing is inside...i guess its a lil late for that now, but i suppose its an expensive lesson to be learned now. I do want a cover to make it less clear what kinda camper it is, but namely i was wanting one to protect it from the elements, most importantly from the tree it was under.

Does anyone have any idea how much the side garage door would even be? im not worried about install since i can more than handle that. I assume i will have to get ahold of XLR themselves in order to get one?
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:11 PM   #25
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I love the RVLocks, but if you're worried about someone prying it open again, then yes, it might not be worth $250. Otherwise, it's worth every penny.

Maybe a laminated sign on the outside of the camper saying there's nothing in here worth going to jail for or some other creative wording.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:54 PM   #26
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Oh i definitely like the idea of the locks. I really like the key pad option and lack of a handle in the way of it getting broken off for sure. its just unfortunate that i can get the tailgate nice and secured, the door locks secured, but not so much hte door itself.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:23 PM   #27
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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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Racist?? Does stupidity come in a specific color?? My guess is that if the moron saw the video, he was unable to comprehend much of it because the officer used a few multi syllable words.
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lol i thought the vid was great, the right side of your brain collide with the left side...lol
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:51 PM   #29
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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.
My DW does NOT WANT the TT at home, so it's in storage. She's afraid that when we go camping, the bad guys see that it's gone and know the house is empty. So, which do you worry about (or want to protect) more, the house or the TT?
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My DW does NOT WANT the TT at home, so it's in storage. She's afraid that when we go camping, the bad guys see that it's gone and know the house is empty. So, which do you worry about (or want to protect) more, the house or the TT?
I would think the house is easier to secure, plus with some cool gadgetry, you can always make it look like you're home. I'd much rather have the TT/TH at home where I can keep an eye on it. No question. House is securely locked everyday when you and your wife go to work, does that mean it's going to be burglarized daily because thieves see your cars are gone?
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