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Old 05-22-2016, 12:01 PM   #43
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My feeling is if I want to have it the next morning, I put it away, out of sight.
That includes, grill, generator, lawn chairs, cooler and anything else you may want to continue having. Bikes we chain up to the least visible area of the trailer and cover. A few years ago a friend had a cooler full of the weekends food, yes, it was gone in the morning with all the food.
A little precaution saves a lot of frustration. It only takes a minute to put things away.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:24 PM   #44
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It will be stolen.



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Old 05-24-2016, 04:05 AM   #45
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We have always left chairs, bikes, etc., outside overnight...close to the Interstate...and have never had anything stolen, anywhere.

Not saying it can't happen.


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Our 2 solar panels are secured to the roof of the trailer, and the 4 AGM batteries are locked in their out of sight storage compartment, and the bright sunshine is quietly topping off out batteries.
Downside, there is always a downside, no A/C on solar, oh well, we will just lay around in the river to keep cool.

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Old 05-26-2016, 07:37 PM   #47
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Last night at a campground near my home some guys stole the ATM machine. You can't make this stuff up.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:53 PM   #48
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Last night at a campground near my home some guys stole the ATM machine. You can't make this stuff up.
Well, if they made off with a whole ATM*, they obviously weren't interested in stealing generators!

*ATM, not "ATM machine." The M in ATM means machine. Tautologies like that never end. Someday, someone will abbreviate "ATM machine" as ATMM, and then someone else will call it an ATMM machine…
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:59 PM   #49
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I do not have any gennies, but do have portable solar panel. After reading this post, I will replace solar panel for gennie when it comes to saftey. Thing is, need the sun of day to make it work. Gezz
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:26 AM   #50
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All we can do is hide the stuff out of sight except when using it. Even then, a potential thief can cruise the park and see what goodies are in use to narrow their search later.

I mean a cheap screwdriver can pop any of the Airstream side hatch locks and getting into a camper shell is not that difficult. We throw shipping blankets over the stuff inside the camper shell on the pickup so it does not look as interesting.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:40 PM   #51
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Well, if they made off with a whole ATM*, they obviously weren't interested in stealing generators!

*ATM, not "ATM machine." The M in ATM means machine. Tautologies like that never end. Someday, someone will abbreviate "ATM machine" as ATMM, and then someone else will call it an ATMM machine…
Ask me how many times I've heard "enter your PIN number". Personal identification number number?
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Ask me how many times I've heard "enter your PIN number". Personal identification number number?
Better yet is "Hot water heater" - why would one heat HOT water?

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Old 05-28-2016, 02:01 AM   #53
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Better yet is "Hot water heater" - why would one heat HOT water?

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Better yet might be the question, "Why drag this thread further off-topic with word play?"



The Argue Thread might be a good spot to carry on . . .

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ead-60297.html




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Old 05-28-2016, 02:16 AM   #54
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We throw shipping blankets over the stuff inside the camper shell on the pickup so it does not look as interesting.
That is what we have always done with the van tow vehicle, and with previous work vans. Why leave valuable generators etc. visible? To catalyze their own "escape?"



Anyone willing to break into the van (after seeing only a sea of moving pads), has already chosen to leave the land of honest, decent folks -- sorry to say.

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Moving on to the various bike or motorcycle cables used to tether campsite items to a tree, TV or AS chassis, etc. --

Are there any inexpensive electronic "theft alarms" which rely on the physical continuity of the cable to keep an active low-voltage current in play, such that cutting the cable with cutters, or with a grinding wheel, breaks the electric circuit and triggers an alarm?

Such a system, being "always on," would use up batteries I guess, but wouldn't a loud alarm dissuade theft, perhaps with some well-place stickers, and maybe a first-warning voice of some kind? A solar battery charger could minimize the costs.

Gonna search online for such a device --



PS -- edit -- by golly, "Ask And Ye Shall Receive!"

Has anyone used one of these systems?

http://www.amazon.com/FJM-Security-S...ock+with+alarm

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_1zegzvuiba_b

https://www.google.com/search?q=cabl...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:42 AM   #56
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Protagonist, a few weeks ago you linked an alert system for the interior temp of your coach, so that pets could be safely left inside for a spell. Any experience with a cable alarm anti-theft system like the ones just referenced?

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