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Old 03-11-2016, 01:48 AM   #31
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I live in the SW Virginia area where there are mountains, good people, great neighbors (not too close), and great music.

We have had all sorts of RVs from popups to a large fifth wheel and it sits beside our house unless we are off in it. It is usually not even locked. The only thing we have ever had taken was some cereal that we forgot about leaving in there last winter and the rodents tried to carry the whole box away, but ended up just making a mess throughout the entire trailer. I found Cheerios in my clothing drawers.

I don't keep anything in the RV that is worth a lot except for the TVs and our camping clothes. I could replace the clothes at Goodwill for about $10 and the TVs are older, but still good.

Take a look at the crime statistics from the Dept of Justice and see where there is little to no crime and that's where you would need to move.

Otherwise, just lock it up and keep good insurance on it.
Sounds great, but I would have a really tough time imagining giving up our 330 days of sunshine, 20% humidity and no bugs just for a little more security for my 'stuff'. That being said, I've been all over Virginia and you are in what is probably my favorite part.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:04 AM   #32
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I have more friends, neighbors and others watching my trailer than I knew. I do take-out maybe once a week. While it was at the dealers getting the roof re-coated my delivery people wanted to know where it was. When I brought it back, a week later, one of my neighbors stopped me and asked why I hadn't put the rear stabilizers down yet. No one noticed I had my prosthetic and was starting to walk but noticed my stabilizers were not down, LOL! I do have some good people in my area. Even one of the local cops stopped to see if I had sold it.


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Old 03-11-2016, 10:46 AM   #33
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Well I live in a rural area in NC. When we built our house in 2001 I had a metal building 36x24 installed and I installed a alarm system. We keep our 5er in there. If I had to do over I would've had a wood frame building installed. The only thing I don't like is the moisture from the metal sides and roof. I installed vents in the front and back top walls as well as house vents all around on the bottom. However, it still has moisture causing mildew. Live and learn I guess.
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A simple way to make your stolen RV more visible. Remove the license plate and store it at home. Just have to remember to replace it before you use it. Thieves usually do not take the time to check for a plate.
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:52 PM   #35
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A simple way to make your stolen RV more visible. Remove the license plate and store it at home. Just have to remember to replace it before you use it. Thieves usually do not take the time to check for a plate.
GREAT idea! That should definitely help!
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