Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2019, 07:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
HappyCamperCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 196
Camper security question

Just wondering what people use to secure their stuff. I have a hitch lock so nobody can drive off with it when it's parked. But what do people use to secure your propane tanks and batteries (when the top is down and it's parked either in your driveway or when you're in a store, etc). Thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
Cheers 🍻
Sean and Tracy
2020 Rockwood Premier 2514g
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus
Nova Scotia, Canada 🇨🇦
HappyCamperCanada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 07:18 PM   #2
Coach
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Western PA
Posts: 565
I don't honestly secure much. I've never had problems with theft, and as long as that streak continues, my theft prevention measures will remain lax.
__________________

__________________
Cut it 3 times and it's still too short...

2017 Sandpiper 381RBOK
2006 Ram 3500 Cummins Dually
valleyduo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 07:24 PM   #3
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 19,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by valleyduo View Post
I don't honestly secure much. I've never had problems with theft, and as long as that streak continues, my theft prevention measures will remain lax.
In 30 years of camping in our 2 popups, our HTT and our current TT, we've never had to secure anything, other than our bicycles an generator.
And that includes years of camping in California state park campgrounds.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 07:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
IchLiebeBier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 164
I use a the B&D battery lock for the battery, and locked security cables for the spare and the propane tanks. You just have to wrap them around something solid before you lock them.

When we camp, I also lock the Hughes autoformer with a cable to something.
__________________
2019 Heritage Glen LTZ 272RL
2018 Ram 2500 CTD
IchLiebeBier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 09:33 PM   #5
Member
 
Colorado Wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Colorado
Posts: 42
If they want it they’ll take it. Lock up everything the best you can, bike locks are great and provide protection that resists cutting quickly. Hitch lock, cut your safety chains off close to the hitch leaving a few links on the camper, then use quick links to reconnect them when you’re moving the camper. Thieves will use the chains to quickly drag off the camper until they can defeat your lock.

It comes down to making it HARDER to steal, most thieves want a quick score.
__________________
John
People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

99 F350 Dually 7.3L
Colorado Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 10:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
SlowrideHD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 638
I put a chain and lock on my Progressive Industries EMS 50. I put a heavy cable and lock through my metal reinforced handle of my Honda 2000i

Thieves are opportunists and look for easy grab and go items. The crackheads that ride through campgrounds in a beat up car looking for the easy mark are easy to spot. My camper, I don't worry over, I'll be sitting inside with lead repellent. Never have put a lock on a trailer or a camper of mine.
__________________

2016 F350 CC Dually Powerstroke 4x4
2014 Cedar Creek 34RLSA w/Level Up
2007 HD Ultra Classic 103
SlowrideHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 10:25 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 659
Nothing sometimes I lock storage door when camping. Strangely I lock when there are fewer people than when full
moose074 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 11:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4,583
Personally....I've never lost anything, but B.I.L. lost a power cord a couple of years ago. 12 total were taken from the CG that night.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 11:19 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
HappyCamperCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 196
I'd hope other campers are fairly honest. But I've heard of campgrounds where the locals wander through looking for easy targets. I'm more worried about someone stealing my battery or LP tanks while I'm in Wal-Mart, etc. Like someone said most thieves are opportunists looking for an easy target. I'll probably get some bike locks and at least make them work a bit for it.
HappyCamperCanada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 01:55 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Thurman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, GA.
Posts: 1,205
As "Wolfpaq82" stated: We were camping a couple of years ago when someone went through the CG and took all the shore power cords that used a twist lock on the camper. Real quick and simple, just untwist it, pull it, take it loose from the power pedestal and go. The interesting thing was this CG had a locked automatic gate. The Rangers did find a path through the woods and suspect that the burglars had been in the park more that once
__________________
2015 FR Freedom Express 310BHDS pushing a 2014 GMC Sierra CC
Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 06:24 AM   #11
"On the road again"
 
rjshiflet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Parker County Texas
Posts: 1,021
Send a message via AIM to rjshiflet
Quote:
Originally Posted by valleyduo View Post
I don't honestly secure much. I've never had problems with theft, and as long as that streak continues, my theft prevention measures will remain lax.

Same here. In almost 20 years of RVing we've never had anything stolen that I know of.

Once while RVing we did have rods and reels stolen from the back of our truck, but we were parked at a mall in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dumb of us to leave them there - but it honestly had nothing to do with our RV or camping, except it happened on a camping trip.
__________________

Robert & Estha Shiflet
Cardinal 3456RLX - '17 Ford F350 Lariat Ultimate - DRW w/B&W OEM Companion hitch
Nights Camping 2012 & 2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2016 & 2017 & 2018: 834 ~ Nights Camping 2019: 118
rjshiflet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 07:36 AM   #12
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,785
My son had his bike stolen while in residence at university. Pro thieves make quick work of bike lock cables so don’t rely on them. Don’t stress about it. Just lock up the really expensive stuff and have a good insurance policy. If you live in Nova Scotia I can’t imagine that you’d have many problems with thieves, especially in campgrounds.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 07:55 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
HappyCamperCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 196
True itat. Nova Scotia has a pretty low crime rate. As does most of the Maritime provinces. Right now we're on Prince Edward Island visiting family and my rig is parked in their apartment visitors lot. Most non criminal people wouldn't give it a second look. But skeets might be like oh look, propane tanks and batteries for us! Lol. If someone is hellbent on stealing something, they're gonna get it. If I use a couple bike cable locks at least I'll make them work for it. There is a campground in PEI that's on the beach. Locals travel up and down the beach on ATVs looking mainly for coolers left out. Free beer! Keep An eye on your cooler if you happen to be at Twin Shores CG in PEI!
__________________
Cheers 🍻
Sean and Tracy
2020 Rockwood Premier 2514g
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus
Nova Scotia, Canada 🇨🇦
HappyCamperCanada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 07:59 AM   #14
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,785
Iíll bet money thereís a lot more offering of free beer in the Maritimes than stealing of beer! We loved it when we toured in 2013. Iíd loved to have a place on PEI for the summer. You can keep the winters tough!
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 08:10 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
robbiels7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: New port Richey FL
Posts: 1,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by itat View Post
My son had his bike stolen while in residence at university. Pro thieves make quick work of bike lock cables so donít rely on them. Donít stress about it. Just lock up the really expensive stuff and have a good insurance policy. If you live in Nova Scotia I canít imagine that youíd have many problems with thieves, especially in campgrounds.
The bike lock cable is basically useless. It kind of entertaining to look it up on you tube. I used to use one to lock my charger to my golf cart. I forget the combo and looked it up . All kinds of videos of kids getting them open in 30 seconds
. Yes it works and know i can do it to. Lol.
robbiels7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 08:17 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
backpacker3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Omaha,Nebraska
Posts: 371
As some have already said, I really don't worry about it. I lock up my generator and keep anything of real value locked up in the truck. If they really want it, they will take it and in some cases, cause more damage than what the item is worth. Been camping for 50 years and only once have I had any problems, someone went thru our coolers looking for beer, I don't drink so they dumped all the food on the ground and left. Funny thing was they left the $350 cooler.
__________________
2019 Flagstaff 206STSE
2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 4x4 V6
backpacker3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 08:35 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Liverpool NY
Posts: 814
Been camping well over 40 years, mostly tents and last 12 years in hybrids. Never had anything stolen. I do have a hitch lock for when the camper is stored in my driveway and I bicycle lock my generator to the camper bumper when we're away and that's about it, all just to slow a thief down. People post on these theft threads that cable locks just "keep honest people honest". I thought it was personal integrity and conscience, so maybe I'm wrong about that.
__________________
2015 Shamrock 231KSS, Oyster shell
2019 Chev Silverado LT Z71 Ext. Cab, 4x4, 5.3L V/8
Reese Straight Line WDH, 2000W Honda Gen.
2 Old Town kayaks & 2 Boston Terriers - Zoey/Gonzo
Lar & Ruth
55 nights camping 2015, 45 in 2016, 42 in 2017, 37 in 2018, 38 in 2019
CNYCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 08:37 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
HappyCamperCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by itat View Post
Iíll bet money thereís a lot more offering of free beer in the Maritimes than stealing of beer! We loved it when we toured in 2013. Iíd loved to have a place on PEI for the summer. You can keep the winters tough!
Next time you're out east, stop by for a free beer! Yep pei is brutal in the winter.
__________________
Cheers 🍻
Sean and Tracy
2020 Rockwood Premier 2514g
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus
Nova Scotia, Canada 🇨🇦
HappyCamperCanada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 08:40 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
HappyCamperCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by backpacker3 View Post
As some have already said, I really don't worry about it. I lock up my generator and keep anything of real value locked up in the truck. If they really want it, they will take it and in some cases, cause more damage than what the item is worth. Been camping for 50 years and only once have I had any problems, someone went thru our coolers looking for beer, I don't drink so they dumped all the food on the ground and left. Funny thing was they left the $350 cooler.
most thieves are smart like dump truck
__________________
Cheers 🍻
Sean and Tracy
2020 Rockwood Premier 2514g
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus
Nova Scotia, Canada 🇨🇦
HappyCamperCanada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 08:41 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 923
I prevent battery theft by removing them when my TT is in storage.
Theft is opportunity crime, remove the opportunity and the theft doesn't happen.
__________________

__________________
2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman, CTD/CC/SB/4X4/Equalizer WDH
2019 Forest River Surveyor Legend 19BHLE
upflying is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camper

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 PM.


×