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Old 05-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #43
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It could be annoying to get unsolicited contacts, but these people don't seem like potential thieves - who leaves their name and phone number in a note, then comes back to steal the thing they were asking about?
It's NOT the people that are contacting me, that I think are the thieves, however the way my mind works, if there's 7 different people contacting you, via notes or just coming to your door and knocking in two months and they're all Men, You're a middle aged, single female, who works A LOT and live alone....

Who else is looking at your stuff and paying attention to what you do and when you do it?

I'm not trying to be paranoid people, just pragmatic!

Safety is my number one Priority...especially where it concerns me, my family and my schtuff!
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #44
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VP Biden says just go out in the yard and shoot a 12 gauge shotgun.

haha..............Here would come the paddy wagon.

But, I do have a shooting range out back of my place and I have a spot
in my back yard that I can step out side and empty a few clips. I do have
some worrisome neighbors in my community. Meth labs, sex offenders,
and horse traders.....................I just like everyone knowing there are a few
guns in the neighborhood.....LOL.

Mostly there's not much to worry about.................it's that ONE time.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #45
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Consider a home surveillance system that records/live feed. I am considering one since we lost our dog and I don't have a clear view of anyone approaching the house until they are "there at the door."
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #46
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I have a surveillance system like that from Wi-Life. I could draw a square around any area(s) and if there were movement it would record and send me a text message. I had to turn the messaging off as even a leaf moving would trigger it. Made great movies by taking hundreds or more of still photos and then stitch them together. That way it took not as much disc space. Had infrared for night vision too. It seems that anymore crooks are emboldened and many end up on YouTube or Americas most wanted. Its like they either don't care OR cant read "this area under video surveillance".
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #47
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...guesss that's what folks think that drive by during the week. That it's just sitting there and I don't use it on the weekends to get outta Dodge!
I also drive by there frequently on weekends. The trailer is parked under a shelter at an odd angle which would be difficult if not impossible to duplicate even intentionally, with boats and/or pop-up campers either side. The other vehicles move or change occasionally but the Trillium has not moved in 2yrs... I had/have no intention of intruding on the owner's privacy. I merely wanted to leave a little 3" 'Post-It' note on the door handle, which they could ignore, file, throw away, or whatever.

I'm pretty sensitive to unwanted intrusion. My little Scamp 13 is parked beside my patio while interior work goes on & I've had several 'visitors' stop & ask about it. Not all are prospective buyers, some are merely curious about such a tiny rig. I'm usually happy to accommodate them. It's when they knock on the door during meals or while we're watching a movie, & fail to 'get' repeated hints that right now isn't a good time, I sometimes become a little impatient Have similar incidents with our teardrop camper, especially when 'on the road'
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:34 AM   #48
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It's interesting reading about all the security measures being taken. Makes me appreciate living in ND all the more.
I've never done anything beyond locking the door.
I got window stickers from FG.com & Casita club in a window of my unit. If someone is that interested they'll look at them & see the classifieds.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #49
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Boy am I glad I live where I do. No vehicles have ever been stolen here (well, someone borrowed a fire truck once, but that's another story) because we live on a small island and anyone trying to flee has to show up at the ferry. So, no trailer locks, all the wheels on, house unlocked, no guns in the house, keys in the vehicles. Life is a lot simpler here.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #50
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Have similar incidents with our teardrop camper, especially when 'on the road'
We can't go anywhere with our teardrop without getting questions and people wanting to look. We actually don't mind at all, learned early on that was to be expected. When camping, people will walk back & forth looking until we invite them in. First rule of owning a teardrop, keep the bed made up because it won't be long before someone wants to look. The standard questions: "what is it, do you sleep in it, can I look at it?"
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #51
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Boy am I glad I live where I do. No vehicles have ever been stolen here (well, someone borrowed a fire truck once, but that's another story) because we live on a small island and anyone trying to flee has to show up at the ferry. So, no trailer locks, all the wheels on, house unlocked, no guns in the house, keys in the vehicles. Life is a lot simpler here.
I hope your island is smaller than Kodiak Island! We never did hear if the Scamp referred to in the following Feb. this year post was recovered...

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I read the Trooper's report every morning.
Yesterday a 13' Scamp was reported stolen. Now what makes this interesting is that the Trooper's report that I read is for the Alaska State Troopers. And the stolen trailer report was filed in Kodiak.
For those of you who don't know, Kodiak is an Island. It's a costly affair just to get a vehicle there, much less to try to sneak one off of the island.
I'll just guess that it will end up being someone's hunting camp.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #52
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i have a very nosy neighbor that can bug me at times...but now i kinda like that. i have been called to be told someone was too close to my lawn.

walking in your backyard??? that is crazy.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #53
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I have people walk thru my yard all the time but not to look at the camper. They seem to think my yard and creek are part of the park next to us not paying any attention to the private property signs. Some don't even ask if they can fish, they just go ahead.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #54
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To make it easier for yourself, you may want to pick up a wheel lock like this one here. Make sure you have a lock nut on each wheel.

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Old 05-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #55
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LoJack?

Just curious, has anyone installed a LoJack type device on their RV?
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #56
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Hitch locks just make a determined thief chain the tongue to his TV. Check out the line of wheel locks on the following link then go to Amazon to get one at a decent price (around $60). I use a TCL 65 on my 15" wheels on my Casita.

WHEEL LOCKS - Trimax
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