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wdwwildbill

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Posted: 10/14/13 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all the input. I know they are easy to break into. And if you are not in camper alot they can be easy targets.

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Where are all of you people staying that is so dangerous?

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Posted: 10/14/13 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't think any of us can know for certain that everywhere is 100% safe because anything can happen anywhere, at any time.

If you've had theft already in places you've stayed...find new places to stay & bump up your security at all times. Yes, be outside more, don't leave anything that can be carried off out to tempt anyone, and keep everything of great value in the main living area not in a storage compartment.


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16 years of full-timing and lots of boondocking in remote places and have never been concerned and have never had problems. Just GO and enjoy yourself. If it happens - it happens. You just can't cover every aspect of safety. Have a good full-timers insurance policy, keep original important documents somewhere else - at a relative's or safe deposit box, backup your computer files and keep a copy elsewhere, know your surroundings. That's about all you can do.


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Posted: 10/18/13 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Outside we secure most items with bicycle cables. As the saying goes it keeps honest people from stealing, thieves will cut the cable. Inside 12 GA mossberg with OO buckshot.

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Just for piece of mind, we bought a couple Masterlock Python cable locks in different sizes. Bought them together so they're keyed alike. They don't look like logging chains and the cable dia fits nicely thru the holes in the front jacks. I trust fellow campers and don't feel the need to use em but of we're gone for the night it's $50 well spent.


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Posted: 10/20/13 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So far in 4 and half years of full timing we have lost zero. Spent two winter in
Quartzite with Generator next to rig, prospecting equipment left out while we were
gone. Spent 3 months in Libby Mt and left all of our stuff out. Sometimes gone for over night.

I guess it does depend on the area you are in. I remember way back when camping
in the Mt Hood National Forest and Hiking a popular trail. being gone for several hours My ex's purse got stolen out of the car. Did get a call about 6 years later someone found it in a field in Portland.

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Posted: 10/21/13 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bjcarpetguy wrote:


I guess it does depend on the area you are in. I remember way back when camping
in the Mt Hood National Forest and Hiking a popular trail. being gone for several hours My ex's purse got stolen out of the car. Did get a call about 6 years later someone found it in a field in Portland.


Oddly, the popular area within driving distance from Portland are commonly known by locals to get hit like this. We lived in PDX for about 5 years and people constantly had their vehicles broken into, although it was mostly on the trails around I-84...


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good subject!.. not talked about too much.. but it is important.

I have had a Rialta for 7 years, very little camping due to limited time and hectic life. Every time I start to think about going somewhere, that is something I think about.. also when I get there, I always think about it.

I came across somewhere on a website that had Wal-Mart camping ratings... had comments of travelers that had stopped off and stayed at Wal-Mart parking. There were scores on traffic noise, spot to camp, safe feeling.. etc.

It would be nice to have a spot where victims could post where they had break-ins.. or vandals if they wanted to. I could see that this would have an immediate benefit for someone like myself so I can cross-off where I don't want to go.

Maybe there is already.. Like I said, I am just starting out... still looking and learning..[emoticon]


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Posted: 10/22/13 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hobbicam wrote:


It would be nice to have a spot where victims could post where they had break-ins.. or vandals if they wanted to. I could see that this would have an immediate benefit for someone like myself so I can cross-off where I don't want to go.

That "spot" would be here.


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