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Since it's NYC you probably shouldn't get caught with a heater. Not sure if a pump shotgun is legal either. At minimum a baseball bat. Your biggest problem is when you're not there. Ask around at work if someone wants to make a few extra bucks to let you park in their driveway. Back the camper against their garage or house blocking the door when you go to work.
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Trying to “camp” in NYC will be stressful at a minimum.


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Besides the TC, you also have to worry about people damaging your truck.

Spend some effort on how to use public transportation into town by train, etc. It’s not that hard to figure out, and it would be much safer for your vehicle/TC. I can’t say it would be much safer for you.

NYC is a pretty dangerous place for the past year. I hope you will be getting a lot of money, but if you are, you should consider an apartment or a room with someone else. I don’t know how much they have reduced the cost, but it seems there should be housing available nearby for less than the past.


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RickW wrote:

1. When I was stationed overseas, we used to find and pay a local "neighbor" on the street to watch our American cars while in a restaurant or store. When I traveled, I had to park overnight in paid lots with security on site. You may have to seek the 21st century equivalent.

2. You can get portable driveway motion detectors and mount them high on the TC facing down. They will issue a loud chime when someone approaches and could act as a deterrent. They will also false alarm at wind, some passing vehicles and small animals to add exciting entertainment to your evening if you are inside.

3. I rigged my back up camera on the TC so I can view the video feed while inside the TC. Three more cameras and I could monitor everything around me.

4. Your truck alarm can be activated by your key fob while in your TC.

As far as securing on the street; I suggest you retrofit a used armored car into an RV.



haha! **** i never knew NYC had such a bad rep. I mean you gotta look out for yourself but its not THAT bad.

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update , i think the universe is watching down on me lately bc i called up some guy about a parking spot on long island... turns out he's some rich Persian real estate kingpin who owns a marina on the water in queens and he's renting me a spot for my camper AND my car 4 min away from the beach. Huge relief

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update , i think the universe is watching down on me lately bc i called up some guy about a parking spot on long island... turns out he's some rich Persian real estate kingpin who owns a marina on the water in queens and he's renting me a spot for my camper AND my car 4 min away from the beach. Huge relief


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Glad you got a spot. I worked all over NYC (World's Capital) from the 70's to the 2010's, and common sense is all you will need to get you bye. I live 45 miles North and agree it gets a bad rap. Shotguns are not illegal,you can have one in truck/camper, but there isn't any open carry either, unless you want trouble, lol. You can check out Croton Point Park run by Westchester County, they went year round a few years back. It's 35 miles to mid town and the train is only a 10 min walk, or 2-3 min drive. Good luck n enjoy NYC, K Mac

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K Mac wrote:

Glad you got a spot. I worked all over NYC (World's Capital) from the 70's to the 2010's, and common sense is all you will need to get you bye. I live 45 miles North and agree it gets a bad rap. Shotguns are not illegal,you can have one in truck/camper, but there isn't any open carry either, unless you want trouble, lol. You can check out Croton Point Park run by Westchester County, they went year round a few years back. It's 35 miles to mid town and the train is only a 10 min walk, or 2-3 min drive. Good luck n enjoy NYC, K Mac


^^Good info. We might make it up there this spring. Can't decide between the Newburg KOA or Croton. The KOA has "canned" tours of NYC from the campground. We will be in the 5th wheel, but I would love to cruise Park Avenue in the Bigfoot very early on a Sunday morning, VERY early! LOL

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