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Posted: 03/31/21 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ken56 wrote:

Yeah, don't be sharing information about neighbors. I also learned to take out my phone and take pictures of vehicles and drivers/people in them when they are going around trying to sealcoat your driveway or sell anything or other gypsy BS scams. I don't care if it's not polite, they leave pretty quick when the camera comes out. Never believe BS lost dog stories or other garbage from strangers.


This was my first thought... I'd be pretty annoyed if my neighbor told a random person driving down my street that I wasn't home (or in this case, hard of hearing).


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I hate to say it but, A lock only keeps an honest person honest. A dog gone crook will steal no matter what!


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trailernovice wrote:

I am curious: What's the point?


Be aware of your surroundings.. Do not give away secrets like "Doorbell does not work" and put up security cameras to help the police identify the bad guys.

Story from This Is True:
Man told a neighborhod "Sorry to bother you but till this guy pays what he owes me I'm going to be setting off bombs.. You can call the cops, they won't catch me.

Well he set off a bomb (no injuries minor damage) and they called the cops. A security camera showed them who done it and now.... Yup. He's in jail.


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While we take every precaution we can with locking our RV and trailers, the absolute best thing to have is a great insurance plan/carrier. Another very affordable peace of mind item to have is a GPS Tracker. I installed one in our rigs and know immediately if they are moved and can go live to see almost to the foot of where they are.

Was very helpful when we had to leave a trailer in Florida this past winter that was then hauled to the manufacturer in Indiana. I knew where the rig was every step of the way. At home, each unit is set to alert me via text and email if either are moved. The slightest movement or shake will send an alert. We paid $149 for the unit and yearly service is only $149. Totally worth it to me.

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All I can say as a retired cop is ensure all your property is insured.


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A couple years ago new travel trailers where being stolen from storage lots in Elkhart County . They were parting them out selling the appliances, propane bottles etc. Worth more parts and pretty much untraceable


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Years ago I was loading for a trip and had the class c sitting at the curb 30ft from the house running. Thief jumped in and took off. Police found it in about an hour stuck in a corn field about a mile away. Everything was ok other than a lot of mud.

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I'll bet a fair amount become 'Zombie RVs'. They turn up in dead end streets and side roads all over the metro area. Beat up and run down. But someone is staying there. They get moved every few days. Most have no plates.


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After I helped solve a armed robbery crime because of something odd I saw, I heard from several police that a lot of crimes only get solved because somebody saw something.

Armed robbery, 4 teens lifted a phone off a 10 year old at gun point. How did they get caught, they threw the phone case out of the car nearly in front of my house. Hour later, I saw a FB post from the kids mom that her son was robbed by 4 kids in a black challenger. I love the Charger/Challenger vehicles, and that one got my attention.

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Eric&Lisa wrote:

I'll bet a fair amount become 'Zombie RVs'. They turn up in dead end streets and side roads all over the metro area. Beat up and run down. But someone is staying there. They get moved every few days. Most have no plates.


My wife and I call them "Motorhomeless".


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