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wanderingaimlessly

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Posted: 05/04/19 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Desert Captain wrote:

Just hang some of the crime scene tape and chalk a body outline on the site pad...

Chances are pretty good no one will try to take it.

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You forgot about the empty shell casings, a half dozen thrown where a Lookie Lou would stop is a little extra insurance.

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Posted: 05/04/19 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator



Great ideas. I'm thinking some bio-hazard tape and some fake barf and poop and you're good to go.


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Posted: 05/04/19 07:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't own a motorhomes but I think I would call a TAXI if I needed to go somewhere. Then lock up the Motorhome and leave it in place...

Better yet if I was staying there for an week or so maybe rent a local car to run around in...

Was talking about this some time back to a neighbor Motorhome camper. He said he was thinking about leaving Grandma in a chair with the dog... hehe He was joking of course (I think)...

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:

Just hang some of the crime scene tape and chalk a body outline on the site pad...

Chances are pretty good no one will try to take it.

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You forgot about the empty shell casings, a half dozen thrown where a Lookie Lou would stop is a little extra insurance.



Nice touch!

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Posted: 05/05/19 05:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I took an old license plate and painted it white. Then I wrote on it, "Site occupied." I attached a chain to it and I hang it on the electrical box when we are gone. Could use a short shepherd's hook as well.


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Posted: 05/05/19 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

I usually stay at NFS campgrounds. I've got my reservation printed and the tag on the site post. If someone takes my spot, i'll politely ask them to move. If they don't, I contact the ranger station.



I take a picture so I can prove it.

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I have an "occupied" sign on a metal stake. In most well managed public campgrounds, my reservation is on a post. In a commercial RV park, the proprietors do not often re-sell a site you've temporarily left. 10 years of RVing without a tow vehicle, I've not had anyone occupy a site I've temporarily left.


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Posted: 05/08/19 01:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have found the sign on a construction cone will "magically" teleport itself to the dumpster or the nearest ravine, and someone else will be parked in the spot.

The best way to reserve a spot I've seen is using a Yakima Rack & Roll trailer, or some tiny trailer that has a license plate. When there, chain the wheels down, and perhaps chain it to an object. People tend to not mess with vehicles unless they are dedicated thieves, mainly because doing so is a felony here in Texas.

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Posted: 05/08/19 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where are y’all camping for someone to take your site? We don’t use a toad and have had several week long trips in last year where we take MH out everyday. We’ve had not issues. Trips included Ashville NC, Rochester NY, Williamsburg VA, Mt Vernon VA, and Cordele GA (visiting Jimmy Carter hometown).


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We had a Class C and traveled over 50,000 miles in it. We never had a problem with anyone taking our site. All we did was put our registration slip on the post, and put a sign on the table that said occupied.


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