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Old 11-09-2014, 12:52 PM   #15
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With deadbolt locked and the other lock - how would someone even get in when you are asleep? (Actual question)

Seems like it would be impossible to try and break in and not make a huge ruckus? I guess a loud alarm going off will alert others in addition to the occupants.

An alarm while you are away I suppose may scare off some person that tries to break in - our neighborhood is safe but occasionally people get cars broken into...I'm not too worried - but it could happen - it's insured

We don't have a dog capable of intimidation lol

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For me, it's not about the inside stuff. It's about the outside stuff as I stated above...and I forgot about the generator and portable solar. The alarm is LOUD and I would bet it is enough for them to just leave. If they come inside the trailer, there are other surprises to become "alarmed" about. Doubt that'll ever happen..been trailer camping for 28 years and haven't had anyone try and come in while I was there...but I was a Boy Scout...."be prepared".
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:53 PM   #16
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I like the idea of one in truck bed

Hate the idea of some small animal setting it off middle if the night often - perhaps proper placement will prevent this


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Old 11-09-2014, 02:17 PM   #17
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I actually taped off the wide angle of the IR detector so I could custom aim it by height and width of what I want to detect. Once you figure out the "field of vision" of the unit, it is pretty easy to avoid false alarms.

This is the one I got:

http://www.amazon.com/Telebrands-168...driveway+alarm

Now that I read about it...I'm not sure it is IR, but taping it off works.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #18
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I hope I don't camp next to the barking dogs. Ruined more than one camping trip for us.

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4 paranoid, very territorial little doggies. Their barking can wake anyone, and the Tibetan Terrier sounds like a much bigger dog. He'll lick an intruder to death.

I'm also a southerner, and am appropriately equipped to defend myself...by force if necessary.


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Old 11-09-2014, 06:36 PM   #19
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They are silent unless someone approaches in a suspicious or sneaky manner, and we are always there with them in campgrounds.

The boys are just an organic alarm system, and we are well aware of what a PITA a pointless barker is. These guys are trained to shut up on command...


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Old 11-09-2014, 07:34 PM   #20
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Mr smith and mr Wesson also, and an Australian shepherd.....
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:39 PM   #21
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Sound of the pump action on a 12 gauge Mossberg seems to help stupid people make informed decisions.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:43 PM   #22
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Especially if you shuck a shell loudly!

Another real heart-stopper of a sound is the one a Tommy gun makes when you cock it. I saw about 50 sailors (including me) hit the deck as one when a constable in the Philippines pulled one out to defuse a situation. Nobody complained about dusty uniform fronts when we got back to our command....word of the incident spread rather quickly.


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I keep my Colt 1991A1 on my side , my wife keeps her Glock close. Outside my 15 year old Lab still scares the crap out of you if you wake her up. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-09-2014, 07:49 PM   #24
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Typo? Is that a 1911A1 you're referring to. Wonderful weapon.
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Wow, several Airstreamers packing heat. I guess I better stay on your good side(s).

We've met many RVers who bring a variety of weapons with them on the road along with barking dogs too. In particular, RVers who camp in remote areas seem to have "protection."

I don't recall anyone we've met saying they had burglar alarms or other sorts of detection devices (other than dogs).

I'm not gonna say what we have.... I want it to be a surprise if anyone approaches under cover of darkness.
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Now I have a "pet" rattlesnake. Ask me if it's real or latex.

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I'm glad to hear that several people here don't hesitate having protection, if necessary. I'd just as soon surprise whomever thinks they need in my trailer with whatever I might have on hand!
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They have no protection, they have a gun in the campground which makes them a threat to their fellow campers safety and one error from a tragic accident.

I traveled worldwide and camped throughout North America for over fifty years and never seen a need for such foolishness.
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