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Old 07-30-2014, 04:12 PM   #21
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(shrug) I look at safes the same way I eventually viewed the combination lock spare key boxes.

HOW can you secure anything like that in an RV in a way that it can't simply be torn out and taken away? I decided against the lock box for a spare key when I realized that there's NO way to secure it outside an RV (storage bay, etc.) to the extent that it can't simply be ripped off the wall and taken away to an area where a sledge hammer could be used to burst it open at the thief's leisure. Think about it, that spare key box must be located somewhere that's accessible without a key.

And FTR, I have the same level of utter contempt for the thief who steals from an unlocked RV that I do for a thief who steals from a locked RV.

If it's NOT theirs to take, it matters not to me whether it's locked or unlocked. I do not subscribe to the "well they were stupid to leave the grill sitting out in plain view so they got what they deserved" line of thought.


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Old 07-30-2014, 04:15 PM   #22
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Since some medicines need to be locked up,, Sometimes the old fashioned wooden box with a locked hasp works wonders..Forget the "advertised fake books, pictures, clocks etc." We have all seen those everywhere. LOL.... Come on people be creative in designing your own hidey hole to put things. A DVD case in your collection, behind a picture, inside a figurine. But I do agree that only take what you can afford to lose. What we don't take with us is in the locked glove box....

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Old 07-30-2014, 04:18 PM   #23
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I like the idea of a fire proof safe. Keeps important papers safe like passports etc.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:27 PM   #24
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bolted down a finger combo hand gxx safe in the bed side closet. Weighs about 35 pounds. Reach over and five or a dozen (or was it eight?) push buttons and my baby beretta is in my hand. When it is not tucked in my belt at 6:00, it is put to bed (don't want others playing with my toys). There is nothing in that camper that I can not live without but my family and my dog.... don't mess with the dog... my wife will rain all over you... and if you mess with my wife..the dog will do the same...
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:47 PM   #25
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1. no
2. no
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4. yep, somebody nabbed my cooler (just a hunch on my part but maybe after the bottle of wine that was in it?????)
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:56 PM   #26
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Had a long talk with a security guy I know, Sam said no need for a safe just be sure to lock the doors and let the insurance co. do what they are paid to do.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:22 PM   #27
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We keep the purse in the TV if we can't take it with us, and I have a small combination lock box that has a cable on it that I can wrap around the step with spare key. But seriously, it's a hybrid, I can get in through the bunkend almost as fast as TBird can unlock the door
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:31 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by CSMRetired View Post
No losses to date. ...Inside or out

X2 nearly 30 years of camping nothing bothered. Don't put anything up grills etc. Golf car has the standard one key fits all of that brand, but many don't realize that, like the 751 key for the compartments.

Have seen birds try to take the trash


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Old 07-30-2014, 07:49 PM   #29
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Hmm. Don't have a safe in TT but don't feel we need one. (do need one in my home!!) Am considering hiding some cash that is difficult to get to. I think most thieves are in a hurry to grab what they can see immediately. We don't take valuables with us, no jewels (what are those??), don't take laptop, use my phone for
internet. have a tablet for reading but other than that, not much that could be of any value.
Am cautious where to camp. Don't intend to camp in areas where we am totally alone, even though that would be nice once in a while.

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Old 07-30-2014, 07:51 PM   #30
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Makes for an interesting thread, but otherwise, totally useless to spend money on a safe that can be taken also. Lock the door and let the insurance company replace whatever. JMO

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