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Old 07-30-2014, 01:00 PM   #11
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A safe could help protecting certain items in case of a fire but to secure valuables from the bad guys, I don't think so.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:17 PM   #12
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Leave $20 on the table. If they break in, they'll take that and run.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:56 PM   #13
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We have always felt safe when traveling.Mr.Kimber resides right by my left door panel when we are driving.On my right hip when I'm walking around and in the drawer by my bed when we sleep.Dog barks when something goes bump.Cash stays in my wallet along with the CC.DW keeps the rest in her purse.I hate traveling back east as you need a long list to see where you can carry or not.Not paranoid,but like the feel of good leather in my waist band. A safe bolted in a camper just doesn't seem safe.
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Only thing of real value some will get out my TT is my 22 inch television. If someone needs dishes or food that bad, they need it more than I do.

also, No one has ever tried to steal my Stinky Slinky and it is unlocked in the bumper
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:24 PM   #14
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We have always felt safe when traveling.Mr.Kimber resides right by my left door panel when we are driving.On my right hip when I'm walking around and in the drawer by my bed when we sleep.Dog barks when something goes bump.Cash stays in my wallet along with the CC.DW keeps the rest in her purse.I hate traveling back east as you need a long list to see where you can carry or not.Not paranoid,but like the feel of good leather in my waist band. A safe bolted in a camper just doesn't seem safe.
Mr. H&K rides with Sneak, and Lil Baby Glock rides with me. If our "helpers" can't go with us, we don't go.

I admit I chuckle at the thought of a safe in an RV. We all talk about how "lightweight" these things are built.

Floor of closet? 150# man stomping it and it'd probably end up in the basement storage, which then could be unlocked with the same key we all have, or the door pried open with a flat head screw driver.

Bolted to a closet shelf? LOL they'd take the shelf with 'em.

We don't travel with "the Queen's jewels" for Pete's sake. And if a park site looks welcoming to the shady/trashy sort we move on.

It was a welcome sight to see a sheriff's deputy coast through a couple times a day at the park where we were this past weekend, even though the gate keepers were very strict with identification, etc. before allowing you in and out.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:34 PM   #15
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No safe here , no valuables.

Only lock the doors on the road to keep them from popping open,

In the campground have the trusty 751 keys, (had to loan them to the neighbor to unlock his side compartment last week), rarely lock the side entry doors, only lock the ramp door to keep from loosing the padlocks. Nothing worth stealing. Would rather not have the door tore up by someone trying to break in. ( Same theory as a convertible never lock the doors )

Probably will change tomorrow but nearly 30 years of camping no issues to date.

After seeing many wrecks & pics of the Cherrystone Campground (Cape Charles VA) Trailers splinter to pieces easily so don't take anything of great value.

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Pretty much my way of thinking
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:15 PM   #17
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I think the question that also needs to be addressed is "how many of you have been broken into at a camp ground" this does not include when the units are in storage, just while camping. I would think very few if any.
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I think the question that also needs to be addressed is "how many of you have been broken into at a camp ground" this does not include when the units are in storage, just while camping. I would think very few if any.
Apologies - I was going to add that as part 1a and failed to do so.

Yes, I would like to know how many out there have:

1. Had your RV physically broken into (i.e. it was locked and they broke the lock to get in)

2. Had something stolen from inside a unlocked RV

3. Had secured items (i.e. Power Manager with a cable lock) broken into and stolen on your campsite.

4. Had unsecured items stolen from your campsite.

Think the 4 cases above will cover all areas
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:52 PM   #20
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Safes are good for keeping guests honest but a safe small enough for a RV will be carried off by a thief. IMO. I do like it for jewelry, cameras etc.
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