Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2015, 01:17 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
HONDAMAN174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Big brown desert
Posts: 2,318
Oh and new thing found tonight when setting up at campsite. Someone thought it would be funny to open the black valve up! Now- I only noticed this as I was locking the generator to the slide and looked over. SOB! Closed the valve and took off cap to let water drain away. Luckily I put about 5 gallons of water in the black before we left to make sure stuff wasn't "concentrated". About 16oz of mostly clear water came out but boy that would have been a mess if I didn't catch it.

I am adding that to the pre trip check list now!
__________________

__________________
2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra Rock Crawler TRD 5.7- "Clifford"
2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 w/Track Pack- "Julia"

Just glad to get away
HONDAMAN174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 03:13 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
PolarisGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Clovis, CA.
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by HONDAMAN174 View Post
Oh and new thing found tonight when setting up at campsite. Someone thought it would be funny to open the black valve up! Now- I only noticed this as I was locking the generator to the slide and looked over. SOB! Closed the valve and took off cap to let water drain away. Luckily I put about 5 gallons of water in the black before we left to make sure stuff wasn't "concentrated". About 16oz of mostly clear water came out but boy that would have been a mess if I didn't catch it.

I am adding that to the pre trip check list now!
Ahhhhh that's just nasty and wrong. However, I can't help but lol a little especially when you said, SOB!! Hahaha! Still, the situation sucks!!

Should be camping but I'm on Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
RV: 2016 Stealth WA2916 Toy Hauler
TV: 2005 F250 PSD
2012 Polaris Sportsman 850XP
2014 Brute Force 300 (daughters)
2016 Days Camped: 22
Check Us Out On YOUTUBE!!
PolarisGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 04:29 AM   #13
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,026
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lefty59 View Post
Another suggestion came to mind...

You might want to wrap your safety chains up around the frame and lock them too or put a quick disconnect in the chain then remove the safety chains altogether when not towing. Someone on the forum posted a video about folks stealing travel trailers by simply using the safety chains to hook up to their TV and tow it off.
You may be talking about this one:

One way to steal a trailer

EDIT: I see that the video in the link has been made private now for some reason. May have been teaching too many thieves how to do it.

Here it is, shortened somewhat in another one. The premise is, you just have to wrap the safety chains tight around a hitch ball...and off you go. In the original video (made private) it showed more detail.

__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 02:59 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
vinmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 1,793
If they want it they will get it. You can put all the chains and locks on the unit you want. They can cut it all. It just keeps honest people honest.

About the only thing you can do is take the wheels off and store them at home.

At least then the thief needs to come prepared with the right bolt pattern. But again. If they want it, they will get it. Just manage our risk with insurance and your fine.

Vin.
__________________

2015 HW296
2006 HW256 (previous pup)
2013 Chevy Tahoe
Equalizer WDH 1000#
vinmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 06:43 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
HONDAMAN174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Big brown desert
Posts: 2,318
Spoke with the on property manager about the issue when we dropped off after this weekend. He seemed genuinely definitely shock and concerned. Gave him the dates between our last drop off and pickup and he will check the cameras for info. He said that he wants to find whatever info so that I can turn over to law enforcement. Also said that stolen units are bad for business and has made progress of securing the property more and hasn't had a break in of a unit in months.

If it matters, the camping was great this weekend!
__________________
2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra Rock Crawler TRD 5.7- "Clifford"
2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 w/Track Pack- "Julia"

Just glad to get away
HONDAMAN174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 09:00 PM   #16
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,616
Sorry to hear that someone messed with your RV but glad they didn't get it. Not having a break in in months doesn't sound like a long enough record. Where I used to keep my TT didn't have any trouble in over 7 years when I started keeping it there. A couple years later and new staff that record changed.
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 09:25 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: upstate ny
Posts: 131
sorry to hear but at least they didnt get it
__________________
riverrat958 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 09:35 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,530
or tear it up trying...........
__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2017 Wildwood Lodge 4092 BFL
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Sadie & Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxers
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 02:30 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: West Carrollton, Ohio
Posts: 473
That's a shame. I keep my unit in a high fenced gated lot and that stuff still happens. Someone tried to take my propane tanks but I installed locks on them so they didn't get them. Someone also tried to pry my large compartment door open. When we had our travel trailer, someone took our tire cover and wheel chocks. I found them two rows over on another camper. I had my name on them. Somebody also pulled my service cable out and cut it. You almost need alarm systems and lights on them but even that probably wouldn't deter them.
__________________

__________________
OKI Marine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.