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Old 08-21-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default A question of theft

Curious if any one here has ever had anything stolen when camping?

I'm referring to items like your portable generator (s), power cord, sewer line support, lawn chairs, grill, etc.

I believe most folks who camp are honest ~ but there are those who prey on 'easy marks' and driving thru a campground with expensive goodies provides some temptations to those with less than honorable intentions.

I have never lost anything, but I do secure my generators with a cable/lock.

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Old 08-22-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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I'm still pretty newer to RV camping but I have plenty of tent camping under my belt. I think for the most part people that go camping are pretty stand up/good people but with that said there are always a few bad apples. I've never had anything stolen from my site but I think that is also due to trying my best not to make it so temping for thieves. I always lock up my canoe and bikes with separate chains and locks, not leave anything out (besides my umbrella chairs and some little stuff), and take any thing of value with me if I leave. I'm guessing I will probably just lock my valuables in the camper now. Idk how true they are but I have heard stories about people leaving their site and coming back to find that there entire camper has been stolen. Now hunting for me is a different story, I've had a lot of equipment stolen over the years. Some people just don't care that some one else worked hard/saved up to get what they just stole.

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Old 08-22-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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Never had a problem, and that is a surprise, really. We live in California, and sometimes the campgrounds are fairly close to major urban areas with high crime rates. Yet we have never had a problem. I don't know why. We don't leave anything valuable outside or unlocked.

When we are boondocking way out in the middle of nowhere, we are not as careful, and we never see anybody, anyways.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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Generators seem to be the hot item for theft. Most likely because they are relatively easy to steal and can be sold pretty easily. Particularly the smaller ones like the Honda 2000. Honda even sells a metal handle reinforcement so thieves can't cut through the handle of one that's locked up. At the some of the local US Forest Service sites the campground hosts warn people not to leave generators unattended.

I have the Honda 3000 which is kind of heavy at 130 lbs so not as easy to grab. I still lock it with a heavy duty cable lock and I don't leave it out when I'm gone.

So far I've never had a problem.
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