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Old 05-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Security for 2516G

Hello All. Got our first tent camper at the end of last season. Had it out a couple times. It is great! Certainly a tent camper as part of its design, isn't as secure as other campers. In any case, I am looking for some peace of mind while we all go on a bike ride. It is too easy to pull up the velcro and reach inside to unlock the door. Any suggestions for deterrents? Thanks!

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Old 05-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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As with most campers, they are pretty easy to get into if someone wants in. Yes, you can pull up the canvas from the velcro or, just use a knife.
When we had our P/U, we never kept anything of any real value inside the P/U when we weren't around. Put everything of value in the TV and locked it up. Keep everything in bins so no one could see what was in them.
Usually, you will find that campers look out for other campers, but there is always those who are looking for an easy score.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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if security was a big issue for you, a popup is not the RV to buy.

i used to always unlock our Starcraft and Viking popups by pulling the canvas back and reaching inside to unlock the door.

i doubt if newer popups are any more secure than the old ones.

as backpacker says, keep the valuable stuff in the vehicle if you aren't sure.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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I own a Jeep. Same applies to tent campers. Don't leave anything in it that you don't mind getting taken.

If you have a secure vehicle that's the place for valuables. Otherwise, I'd leave then home.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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I have a Flagstaff 625D and I was concerned about this as well.

But I find that if you are not camping where the general public has access to your camper, you are pretty safe.

I don't know if they make one, but a motion sensor alarm that can be turned on/off with a remote would work great.

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