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Old 03-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Theft prevention...what do you do

I just read the posts on campground thefts. Although I don't really worry about it as I normally camp on my own land, or in state parks, there is a little thing in the back of my mind that want to feel safe. So here's what I do...

cable lock for the bikes and genny. and two dogs for the inside of the camper. and at home,



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in the hitch. free and no one can pull away with my camper.

anyone else want to share their security ideas?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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Never had a theft at a campground in 30 years more I am concerned about the camper when it is at home................. we do not lock our doors half the time........

I do nothing if they want it bad enough they will get it......... the lock is the weakest link anyway......................
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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On the other thread I mentioned I had a power cable stolen. I now padlock cables and extensions together by looping them. On my 2503S I don't have the hard wired power cable so I padlock it to the bumper.

If you see some guy on the road with a bunch of cable dragging behind it might be me - if I ever lose those keys!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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In most cases hitch couplers have a nut down below that can be loosened so as your lock ball will fall out then the nut re-tightened .
This nut is to adjust the locking mechanism as it wears .
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On the other thread I mentioned I had a power cable stolen. I now padlock cables and extensions together by looping them. On my 2503S I don't have the hard wired power cable so I padlock it to the bumper.

If you see some guy on the road with a bunch of cable dragging behind it might be me - if I ever lose those keys!
I would like to see a picture of your anti wire theft system. I'm not picturing it in my head and the wire theft thing concerns me. Scrap copper prices are way up and I needs my A/C to sleep as Popeye would say.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Here's what we do to keep the crooks away. Haven't lost the power cord yet. Sure creeps out all the little kids, hahaha.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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Here's what we do to keep the crooks away. Haven't lost the power cord yet. Sure creeps out all the little kids, hahaha.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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Here's what we do to keep the crooks away. Haven't lost the power cord yet. Sure creeps out all the little kids, hahaha.
Now that's funny!



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Old 03-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #9
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My security alarm

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All though he does wear pink phongs
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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In most cases hitch couplers have a nut down below that can be loosened so as your lock ball will fall out then the nut re-tightened .
This nut is to adjust the locking mechanism as it wears .
I was going to mention that same thing. I have used that in an emergency to get an old flatbed trailer off a truck at one point.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #11
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He does go under cover

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #12
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Would seem to be a tough security system I betcha he can (lick) anybody he has a mind to. And a real cutie to boot
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:35 PM   #13
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Would seem to be a tough security system I betcha he can (lick) anybody he has a mind to. And a real cutie to boot
He plays dead to so he's a real trickster. ..
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Our head of security is two boxers Sadie & Lilly but I'm afraid they look like your last picture most of the time......... except if you have food..........

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One of my dogs tries to scare off EVERYone. Even friendly folks. The other one? He'd invite an intruder in to sit and have a drink.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:18 PM   #16
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Forest River Forums - Oaklevel's Album: dogs - Picture

Hopefully this worked

The security team.......Chief Sadie & her assistant Lilly

Ready for their ride on the Squad Car (Golf Car)

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #17
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Cute dogs, but we seem to have drifted off topic a bit...

I have a king pin lock that I use for storage but never at the campground (even beach days where we're going for 8+ hours). I figure if the crook is going to break in AND move all of our stuff to put in the 4-slides, (s)he's determined!

I do like up our bikes - only mine was expensive, but the two ladies might get miffed if I leave theirs unlocked while locking mine up. But it's more for looks as it is a cheap cable.

And- depending on where and who I'm camping with, my truck keys are possibly laying on the floor or center console! Yes, even overnight as in my tent camping days, I've had to use the 12v cigarette lighter outlet for my CPAP machine.

We tuck things under the awning or camper at night, but that's more for dryness than security.
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We use bike/cable locks to lock up our kayak trailer (has custom built storage for the PFD's and seats) and kayaks. We have a hitch lock for the camper.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #20
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The dogs are about all the security we use in campgrounds............I lock the truck doors but that is about it (more of a habit)........... Don't leave my wallet on the table of course....... We don't carry alot of valuables but would not want to loose anything.........
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