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Old 08-04-2021, 06:57 AM   #81
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Sadly what the OP experienced is becoming our new norm in this country. People steal in broad daylight and and because it's under a certain $$ amount, they are not prosecuted.

My take on locks is simple....they are there to keep the honest people honest. I'd rather make it "easier" for someone to get in, take and leave with no damage than find myself looking to replace a door or exterior damage on the RV. Nothing I store in those compartments is of that much value.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:07 AM   #82
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Just store one of these in the compartment. Guaranteed to be the last time they try to steal something.

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Old 08-04-2021, 11:28 AM   #83
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Sadly what the OP experienced is becoming our new norm in this country. People steal in broad daylight and and because it's under a certain $$ amount, they are not prosecuted.



My take on locks is simple....they are there to keep the honest people honest. I'd rather make it "easier" for someone to get in, take and leave with no damage than find myself looking to replace a door or exterior damage on the RV. Nothing I store in those compartments is of that much value.
You're making the assumption that thieves are smart enough to check if the door is unlocked to begin with.
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Old 08-29-2021, 07:21 PM   #84
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Stuff stolen

Never bin ripped off in the 30 years of camping, just some firewood, no bigee, but I never let my guard down, I set up a game cam out of reach for all to see, thiefís donít like their picture taken while on the job
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Old 08-29-2021, 07:25 PM   #85
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Game Cam, good idea
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Old 08-31-2021, 10:21 AM   #86
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My mistake as mine has the side wall plug in outlet. You are correct with a perm attached cord or inside socket.
No. My Georgetown has holes in the bottom of the compartments to run out the wire and hose. You can then lock the compartments.

Threaded discs go into the holes for travel.

That said I leave several 751s in the compartment doors. Much easier and hopefully would lessen chances of door damage. Never lost anything in over 50 years and many hundreds of nights RVing. And if I did the only serious loss would be my tools.

I put the comprehensive deductible down to $250 so that is the max $ value I would lose. Did it for my class A windshield but it covers theft too.
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Old 08-31-2021, 02:57 PM   #87
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I was told battery compartments canít be locked just like the propane compartment.
You were told wrong. The battery compartment on my Georgetown is locked. Of course so are the hoods on most vehicles, including the Georgetown,Ölocking the batteries.

Batteries can be very expensive with some going to AGM and even. The lead acid are somewhat self-protected due to weight and difficult access.

My propane tank is body mount on my Class A, and not locked, but I often put a chain and lock on my 30# propane tanks on my trailers. And Iím pretty sure my Arctic Fox pickup camper had a lock on the propane tanks compartment.

Fortunately most thieves arenít propane savvy.
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Old 08-31-2021, 05:07 PM   #88
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My battery compartment on my 5th wheel is locked but it is also vented.
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