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Old 08-29-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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Question Burglar proofing windows in RV

Does any one have any suggestions I could try? I now keep my windows closed and locked at night and have put a rod in the track. What do you do for the windows that pop out?

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Old 08-30-2009, 03:45 AM   #2
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There is nothing other than metal clad shutters that will stop a determined Burglar to gain access to Your RV. An alarm system may be the best way to scare off an intruder!

If you are frightened to the point that You are unable to enjoy the RV ing experience You should find a different location to Park.

It's a shame If You find it necessary to shut out the great outdoors!

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Old 08-30-2009, 05:07 AM   #3
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If someone wants to get in, they will find a way! The more secure something is, the more some think there are valuables inside. IF they insist on getting in, even more damage is done to gain entry. I have seen as much as $40k in damages to a coach from a break in (literal).
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
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Locks are to keep honest people honest.A thief doesn't care how much damage he does to get in.I had one customer with a business that had a steel bar acriss his back door.It didn't stop the truck they used to back into the door.$5.00 from the soda machine and thousands in damage.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
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How about a small sign in the corner of the window that reads:

"Nothing in here worth your life and I'm not afraid to go back to prison"

Seriously though, if someone wants in bad enough, they'll get in.

Good luck and stay safe.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:11 AM   #6
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My four dogs seem to work just fine, especially my miniature poodle. He goes straight for the toes!
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:57 AM   #7
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We were broking into while the RV was in storage on the 2nd day. Yes, you can put up bars or rods in the track, but if they want in there goes the window.
Best thing is a alarm system with big signs in the window.
Our we worried about a break-in while we are living in the RV, Hmmm just a little about the mess we will have to clean up after the shot gun goes off.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:50 AM   #8
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Remember you may need to break in yourself one day!

Just had to do that in NC. Stopped the motorhome in the state park campground road to check out if we could fit in a site. We all filed out to form our opinions with the engine and the genset running. Son #2 slammed the door as trained because the AC was on and, boom, we were locked out in an instant. EVERYTHING was locked tight - tow car, MH storage with all the tools, and the running MH.

Fortunately we used a pocketknife to pry open the drivers window and we heaved 14-year-old son #3 through to rescue us. Glad I didn't have any bar laying in the track that would have prevented us from opening that window.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:54 AM   #9
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There is nothing other than metal clad shutters that will stop a determined Burglar to gain access to Your RV.
I don't know... I know of a Shepard Lab Cross, jet black, that was "Sleeping" in a station wagon, interior also jet black,with a couple of kids, also jet black, tapped on the window just to see if they could get a rise out of the two police officers patrolling the parking lot (They were good kids, Just jiving a bit)

Well.. 1: the dog was NOT asleep
2: The dog announced his presense at just the right second

3: Two suddenly white kids proceeded to exit the parking lot at a speed approaching MACH-1

That said, I do not favor dogs in RV's... Too little space

However,, Thereis an option.

I also recall going to visit my parish priest.. And when you first set foot in the hall you froze.. The dog at the other end of the hall (Also a shepeard mix) was in attack post.

He was also plaster of paris.

Add motion detector eyes, an a recorded digital growl and you have a burgler alarm system that will TRULY alarm the burgler.

Someone actually makes one if I recall correctly.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:18 PM   #10
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I had MH broken into, windows busted as well as my neighbors.
we now have a security at were I park it and seems to be good.
I do not even lock it no more and wen im at a camp ground I have my dog.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:50 AM   #11
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Does any one have any suggestions I could try? I now keep my windows closed and locked at night and have put a rod in the track. What do you do for the windows that pop out?
i have alarm signs from radio shack and a small about 2" blinking red led light attached with velcro near the top of the door to simulate an armed alarm system. the light came from one of the discount stores in the auto dept., about $3 for 2 lights.
this may be enough to make someone think twice.
cobra has some very nice alarm systems, some with pagers.
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my rv window cost 600.00 to replace and there is nohing in the rv thats worth that much soooo I dont lock mine ever ,,,,no jewelry, no expensive tv, no money, nothing of value except my can beeny weeines now that I might shoot somebody over,,,, naaaa just kiddin never had a break in that I know of,,but if they close the door I would never know, and no broken windows,,,,
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You were in the RV?

I dunno, I like the fresh air, always sleep with the windows open.
Someone want to join us without an invitation, just bring it on.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:58 AM   #14
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Yes I as sleeping in the rv along with my 116 lb lab mix and a corgie. None of us woke up. I had taken my husband to ER on Friday and they kept him. This happened on Sunday. and they tried again 2 nights later but I had my windows locked down and blocked. The dogs made a noise the last time and must have scared them off. There was hand prints on the slide windows the next morning. I like sleeping with my windows open but that's not an option any more. They made a mess and took off with things the thought would have cash in them. One of the few times I had cash in my purse.They hit the RV park up the road from us also. They break into class A's that seem to have folks there. I was told this happened a couple of years ago also. They only go for cash.

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