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Old 06-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #15
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Thomas I thought you were going to say the only theft you've seen in a campground was from a tent by bears... Because that's the only theft I've seen in a campground.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #16
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Thomas I thought you were going to say the only theft you've seen in a campground was from a tent by bears... Because that's the only theft I've seen in a campground.
Bears don't steal, they just "borrow".
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:46 PM   #17
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Been camping for over 55 years. NEVER anything taken.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #18
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I'm looking for a lock of some sort...even if it's a door alarm or ding. I haven't had anything irreplaceable stolen but it still makes me ill. A few years ago at Hunting Beach SC someone stole my suglasses off of the picnic table. And last year some tweens that were roaming stole beer out of everyone in my loops cooler after dark. I've had more crap taken at my old marina than camping. But some type of lock would just make me feel better...and peace of mind is all i'm going for...not the smarts of the dipsh*t theives.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #19
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I'm looking for a lock of some sort...even if it's a door alarm or ding. I haven't had anything irreplaceable stolen but it still makes me ill. A few years ago at Hunting Beach SC someone stole my suglasses off of the picnic table. And last year some tweens that were roaming stole beer out of everyone in my loops cooler after dark. I've had more crap taken at my old marina than camping. But some type of lock would just make me feel better...and peace of mind is all i'm going for...not the smarts of the dipsh*t theives.
HINT...
Try campgrounds instead of RV resorts.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:02 PM   #20
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Try campgrounds instead of RV resorts.
Try them for what?
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #21
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I think he meant camp your egg in a camp ground instead of a rv resort. Different cliental between the two, in general.

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #22
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I think he meant camp your egg in a camp ground instead of a rv resort. Different cliental between the two, in general.

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Ohhh sorry....i've only stayed in campgrounds. In fact i've only had the Scamp for a month...and have not yet camped in it....working on that this weekend

So nice to be judged though....noted.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #23
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We had our cooler stolen once, but it was left outside our tent. We found it around the bend in the road, everything was scattered over the road. They found no booze, so we lost nothing but our naivety.
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Try them for what?
That was probably a little unfair generalization. I've not had any problems but one time. I was camped in a very busy crowed place, on the shore of a very pretty lake. The problem was the pretty lake attracted too many of the wrong kind of people. Since that time I avoid crowded places unless I know the crowd. Here in Oregon we have one of the nicest coast lines in the country, it's all public property. The problem, state parks along the coast attract a lot of people some of which don't think there's anything wrong with having light fingers.
The best security is knowing the area and who you're camping with. We camp a lot in winter in AZ, NM, NV, southern CA, and TX. Most of the places are filled with fellow snow birders. They're not a problem.
If a place feels uncomfortable because of other people move on is probably the best security method.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #25
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Over the last 12 years we've camp 2,693 days, about 7.5 months per year and have stayed in 'nice' campgrounds and some not so nice. We usually leave our camp site unattended for most of the day.

We have never had anything stolen and we have never been hassled by another camper.

This is not the case for homes I've lived in where we have had a couple of break-ins even with the best of locks.

Trailer campgrounds are about as safe as it gets in my experience.

Can people get in to our trailer rather easily, yes but really even if they did there's not too much to steal.

And usually the 'bad guys' don't live where I camp.
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My dogs camp with me. They sound like they would gnaw an arm off of an intruder...until the door or whatever opens then they'd just lick them. We tent camped before moving up to the Scamp. As it is now i lock up valuables...which is basically my handgun, ipad and phone in the car when i'm away. And since i camp often alone i set 2 chairs outside and try to give the illusion that it's not 'just a lady and her dogs'.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #27
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A trick I heard from a woman who travelled alone was to leave a very large pair of men's boots outside the trailer...
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In 40 years of camping the only looses to date are a cooler & a BBQ neither were stolen while in an RV park. Nothing to get to worried or concerned over my personal safety. Coolers are an easy target at night by kids looking for booze. Happens often in campgrounds everywhere. Most often the coolers are found all together and dumped out not far from the camp ground.
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