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Old 09-04-2019, 02:23 PM   #1
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Angry vandal access / window

The window beside the door on my 25' Safari has been broken 2x now by vandals, to reach in and unlock door. Has anyone else had this problem and come up with a deterrent?
Both were obviously Juvies, but the second time around things got nasty! They smashed out all roadside windows, pulled off curtains, panels, furnace door and tossed everything.
Need ideas to make more secure! Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:49 PM   #2
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Park it somewhere else!
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:58 PM   #3
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put a clamshell bear trap on the door handle!
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:38 PM   #4
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So sorry to hear about your experiences. It's difficult to guard against that kind of malicious vandalism. Perhaps some kind of motion detecting system that utilizes lighting or alarms to scare people off but, really, if someone is determined to trash your trailer, car, or what have you they're going to do it regardless. Where were you parked when this stuff happened?
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:45 PM   #5
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I think you need to move. Electrifying the shell with a horse fencer would help.



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Old 09-04-2019, 04:03 PM   #6
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I think you need to move. Electrifying the shell with a horse fencer would help.
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That's a great idea!
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:03 PM   #7
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If this was in storage - find a different storage location. If this was while camping, pick better places to camp. In 50+ years of camping (both in tents and trailers) we've never yet had a tent or trailer broken into. Needless to say, tents are a lot easier to mess with.

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If you decide to keep the trailer in the same location, remove the window and replace it with an aluminum panel. Do the same to the window in the door. Best guess is the net result is a different window broken to gain access. If so, replace those windows with aluminum sheets as they are broken out.

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Bear traps and electrified shells are a great way to piss somebody off big time. Best guess is they come back with a can of gasoline and a match .....

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Old 09-04-2019, 04:14 PM   #8
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um....on second thought, I had never imagined retaliation, arson style.

I think the plate over the window is a better idea.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:12 AM   #9
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Where do you live/park??
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:35 AM   #10
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That's awful! I would be looking for a more secure storage location. We have been in our storage location for 10 years - has live in managers and video monitoring. Would not go to anything less.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:38 AM   #11
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um....on second thought, I had never imagined retaliation, arson style.

I think the plate over the window is a better idea.

Maybe you could replace the glass with Lexan. Something thick. It will graze over time, but it's very hard to break through and still lets you have a window in the mean time.
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We live in an unincorporated neighborhood that enables homeowners to park large trucks, boats, construction equipment, RV's, etc. on street and front yards nearby. Needless to say, there are some homeowners who find this annoying (to say the least). And, there is always someone looking to "payback." Again, where is the rig parked?
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Razor blades and barb wire on the inside door handle. Ouch!!!

Shotgun with a string tied to door handle.

Crossbow and . . . . Oh never mind.
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I think you need to move. Electrifying the shell with a horse fencer would help.
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To Oregon.
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