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SideHillSoup

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Posted: 08/20/14 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have heard of items disappearing to a lot of unseasoned RV'ers [emoticon]
I like Sue never leave anything outside that will attract any type of varmints; either on 4 legs or 2.
The people in the site next to us had their beer fridge cleaned out last year. The people down the laneway had their Plastic lawn ornaments taken and someone in the Provincial campground on August Long weekend lost a rubber dingy, however they did find that across the lake at a trail head, paddle and all a couple of days later.
So it is not as uncommon as some people think, up here anyways.
Like at home I lock-up / put away everything that I hope to have the next time I want it.
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From my experience at Shuswap Prov Park over two summers, it sort of runs in cycles. We'd go for a couple weeks then all hell would break lose. Even during the day. In two years we never caught anyone and that wasn't from lack of trying. We'd lie doggo out in the weeds and nothing...go have lunch one day and the radio would just take off, with reports of mad campers, coming back from the beach to no beer, no dinner steaks.

And the economics of having the police spending much in the way of resources just doesn't make sense. A cooler is anywhere from 20-100 bux. Some beer or food...a few more dollars vs $100,000 a year for a patrol officer doing that rather than their regular work. I know..it sucks, but there it is.



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poncho62 wrote:

Not saying that its right, but put the cooler and beer away.......Kids are kids.....and they were that way when we were kids too.


That's odd. The inference that kids were that way when you were young?

I was a kid once also and myself and my friends NEVER went around stealing other peoples' property.


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buta4 wrote:

poncho62 wrote:

Not saying that its right, but put the cooler and beer away.......Kids are kids.....and they were that way when we were kids too.


That's odd. The inference that kids were that way when you were young?

I was a kid once also and myself and my friends NEVER went around stealing other peoples' property.


same.

Of course, having a Dad with hands as big as your head (with room to spare) kinda keeps ya in-line. oh, and living in a 1000 person town helps. everyone KNOWS everyone and what's going on. Thievery only became a concern when baddies were showing up from out of town. grrr.

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We had a rum bottle stolen off our picnic table one night. Unfortunately for the thieve it contained naphtha fuel.

The original naphtha can got dropped and punctured and the only available empty, none plastic, container was a rum bottle and necessity being the mother of invention, the bottle became a fuel container.

I often wonder if the thief survived?


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2RR2NV wrote:

buta4 wrote:

poncho62 wrote:

Not saying that its right, but put the cooler and beer away.......Kids are kids.....and they were that way when we were kids too.


That's odd. The inference that kids were that way when you were young?

I was a kid once also and myself and my friends NEVER went around stealing other peoples' property.


same.

Of course, having a Dad with hands as big as your head (with room to spare) kinda keeps ya in-line. oh, and living in a 1000 person town helps. everyone KNOWS everyone and what's going on. Thievery only became a concern when baddies were showing up from out of town. grrr.


Have to agree. In our small town, our parents knew about any shenanigans we where responsible for, BEFORE we got home.


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Wrong Lane wrote:

We had a rum bottle stolen off our picnic table one night. Unfortunately for the thieve it contained naphtha fuel.

The original naphtha can got dropped and punctured and the only available empty, none plastic, container was a rum bottle and necessity being the mother of invention, the bottle became a fuel container.

I often wonder if the thief survived?


LOL. Similar to a thread somewhere in here about someone who would gift wrap his trash/garbage in a box and leave it in his pickup bed and park in a shopping mall lot.

When he got back to the P/U his trash/garbage was gone!

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buta4 wrote:

Wrong Lane wrote:

We had a rum bottle stolen off our picnic table one night. Unfortunately for the thieve it contained naphtha fuel.

The original naphtha can got dropped and punctured and the only available empty, none plastic, container was a rum bottle and necessity being the mother of invention, the bottle became a fuel container.

I often wonder if the thief survived?


LOL. Similar to a thread somewhere in here about someone who would gift wrap his trash/garbage in a box and leave it in his pickup bed and park in a shopping mall lot.

When he got back to the P/U his trash/garbage was gone!

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Isn't it the same as leaving valuable stuff on the footpath back home and expecting it to be there next morning.


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Campfire Time wrote:

Tom N wrote:

This is a common occurrence in many RV parks.


What kind of places do you camp at? In over 25 years of camping we've only run into this kind of thing a couple of times. So yes it happens, but I don't consider it common.


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