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Old 08-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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We were burglarized

Stinking thieves tried to pry the front door open and failed. They did succeed in bending the door up and leaving marks and dings where they tried prying it open. They then discovered the ladder on the RV stored next to mine. With roof access they jumped across and removed my vent cover and vent then climbed inside. They could not get the bathroom door open because of the slide so the climbed out and jacked up the bunkhouse vent and cover. Once inside they unlocked the door and stole the TVs and other electronics. Consequently they robbed the TT with the ladder too.

How can the vents be better secured? It was very easy for them to gain access through them. Of course it must have been a young kid or a seriously skinny adult, but they got in none-the-less.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about that!
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear that. Max Air vent covers may discourage that sort of thing. They can be bought at Camping World for about $30 and are easy to install.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Wow. Very sorry to hear that.

I can't imagine anyone skinny enough to crawl though my vents (14"x14").

I do have the Maxxair II and the Maxxair Fan/Mate. both of those are hinged, however, so I don't think they provide a secure solution as its quite easy to access the underlying vent or fan.

Maybe installing fans will deter more.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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sorry to hear someone would do that.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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put a bar across on the inside? im surprised they didnt just break a window.. my patio door worries me at times..
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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Where was your rig when this happened?
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:59 PM   #8
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That really sucks. I never thought about a thief gaining access through the roof vents.

I had a tt once were the pass thru storage and under the bed storage were combined. I always thought someone with a 751 key could easily gain access to the inside of the tt.

I guess I was lucky no one ever did.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:42 PM   #9
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Did you file a police report ? In PA a camper is considered a home, so the charges are much more than stealing from a shed for example.

If they are caught they are in a world of trouble. Probably much more than they expected when they commited the crime.

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #10
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Yes, definitely file a police report!

I got burgled once. My TT is parked in a remote area where they had time to smash the window on the door until they could reach in and unlock.

Funny thing though...they cut themselves and bled all over the floor and deck. It was several days later when I found the break-in and they had scattered bloody sheets and paper towels all over. They must have cut themselves BAD. They left without taking anything of consequence...a few wires and a TV remote. They even left their (blood-stained) burglar tools behind!

Breaks my heart...

The sheriff came by later that year and said they had caught the guys. We weren't their only break-in. But it does leave you feeling violated. We sold that trailer soon after and still always have a sense of relief when we drive up our country road and find everything OK after being away for awhile.
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