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Old 04-26-2019, 02:46 PM   #21
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I grew up in the big city, lived in a smaller town and now live in a cow pasture area. I still lock everything up out of habit.

No paranoia involved just common sense awareness of surroundings. I always watch around vehicle wherever we are. Actually is a lot like defensive driving and does not use any extra significant brainpower.

We always pit with people we know at track and are careful what is left out. Same for campgrounds and anywhere else like rest stops and parking lots.

One item worth noting, if it easy for thief it will likely disappear. A few extra seconds makes a difference.

Everyone to their own comfort level.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:52 PM   #22
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It's the typical "FaceBook Mentality".
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:09 PM   #23
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I grew up in the big city, lived in a smaller town and now live in a cow pasture area. I still lock everything up out of habit.

No paranoia involved just common sense awareness of surroundings. I always watch around vehicle wherever we are. Actually is a lot like defensive driving and does not use any extra significant brainpower.

We always pit with people we know at track and are careful what is left out. Same for campgrounds and anywhere else like rest stops and parking lots.

One item worth noting, if it easy for thief it will likely disappear. A few extra seconds makes a difference.

Everyone to their own comfort level.

Well said...it's more of a common-sense lifestyle than a defensive tactic.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:12 PM   #24
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... Situational awareness...
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:34 PM   #25
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"Wow. What a paranoid group of old farts.
You sound like a bunch of scared kids. How stressful being on the road must be for you.....everyone is a potential thug after your crap."

When you pull your head out of your ass, be sure and spit before you swallow...otherwise, you're breath will smell like your attitude. I'll pass on to you my Grandfather's favorite advice many moons ago..."You got a lot of growing up to do!!"

Spoken like a true victim....but that doesn't absolve you of your stupidity.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:36 PM   #26
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Dude: not too cool...
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:37 PM   #27
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Well said...it's more of a common-sense lifestyle than a defensive tactic.

Common sense isn't all that common.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:38 PM   #28
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:41 PM   #29
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Well, I'd love to hang around and play with you guys but I'm off to the boondocks and off the airwaves for a week.
That ought to give your ego's time enough to heal.


And you'll be glad to know, I'll keep my wits about me and my eyes open for the boogeyman. I hear the forest is crawling with them.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:43 PM   #30
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:09 PM   #31
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Caution and paranoia are not the same animal. I asked a legitimate question about how folks secure a rig in the "sticks", when you are not home. That doesn't make me a "scared" kid or "paranoid" old fart. The question still remains when you are NOT in the rig in remote areas ( went to town, sight seeing etc.) do you folks take extra steps to secure your "home" or do we assume all the criminals stay in the city.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:55 PM   #32
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Secure it best you can and enjoy the ride. I feel that "hair on the back of our necks" will let you know when the risk is higher than normal. If it doesn't feel safe...it probably isn't. I don't think I would leave my MH if I were in a very remote area with no other campers around. Maybe take the whole rig a little "closer to town"and disconnect for the day, returning to the boonies in the evening. The amount of time I plan to be gone would be a factor as well. A couple hours not to far away...no problem...a good little ride for the day...probably take it all with me.
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The name calling is not acceptable here. Everyone has their own opinion On these matters, any more and this thread is dead
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:12 PM   #34
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Just because you're paranoid: it doesn't mean that they're NOT out to get you!
Right on Bob; it's the voices that are the worse.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:34 PM   #35
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... and mine even sing off-key!

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Old 04-26-2019, 09:13 PM   #36
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Common sense will take care of a lot. I suppose what you consider "boondocks" will enter into the picture.
We have camped for many years in a NF campground that is miles from any towns, or even any homes. We didn't even have phone service until we finally purchased a Wilson phone booster.
We were up there in the fall for small game hunting. Plus just enjoying the fall colors and the peace and quiet. There is no electric, water hook ups, and it even comes with outdoor toilets.
We always left in the morning to go out hunting and we would be gone all day.

Never had a problem, and never worried about it.
Some times we would be the only one in the campground for a few days.

Weather permitting, we tried to stay foe a month.


Just enjoy camping the way you like to and don't worry about it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:00 PM   #37
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My thanks to all for the replies to my question. To clarify we have been traveling 20+ years with first a B then the last 12 years a smaller sized B+. When we boondocked in these rigs we did not have a toad so the coach went where we went. This season we have moved up to an A and are towing a Jeep Cherokee so leaving the MH at camp is on the table. As we have always driven the smaller rigs everywhere the thought of leaving the 29' class A in the woods when we went to town hadn't occurred to me till I read the caption on Bob's thread about security. Therefore I thought I would see how others handled that situation. I suppose we will boondock for awhile then hook up toad and head to a campground for trips to grocery or dinner.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:27 PM   #38
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Yeah, I would guess 3 drunk chimps doing karaoke in you head is a bit much.
Oh, any meds for that?
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:44 PM   #39
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There is!
You order it by saying: "I'll have what they're having."...
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:10 AM   #40
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The way I see it "Better safe that sorry". So if you can put a tongue lock on it... do it. If you have bikes or other expensive toys... put a U lock(S) and cable/chain on it.

It helps deter the teenage prankster and "opportunity" thieves. But is someone really wants something then they will take it no matter what you do.

But If I didnt at least "Try" to protect my stuff I will be so upset at myself for the next two weeks. Plus the hassle and expense to replacing or filing a claim on your insurance.
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