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Old 01-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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coach vandalized

My wife came home yesterday from work about 4:45 pm, and called me, I was in the house, to tell me that the motorhome had been vandalized. The passenger side windshield had been bashed a couple times with what looks like to have been a baseball bat, and the co-pilot side window has been shattered too. Nobody was inside, and nothing else was done to the coach. Made a claim with Progressive. Let's see how this goes.

Over the years, eggs have been thrown at it, the windshield has been shot with paintballs, I found an egg had been tossed on the roof and just left up there, and of course I didn't see that one right away. Guess I'm going to have to keep it in storage going forward, as I've finally had enough.

What's the matter with people???


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Set up a game camera so you can see who to take out of the gene pool
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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UGH! Vandalism is pure crap! Sorry to hear it. My first inclination is that someone does not like it that you park your MH at your house. Rook
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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UGH! Vandalism is pure crap! Sorry to hear it. My first inclination is that someone does not like it that you park your MH at your house. Rook

It's just kids. The same mentality that gets mailboxes vandalized. I've had motorhomes, fifth wheels for years. The fiver never was touched. It isn't personal. If it were, the cops would be more interested. How do I keep the game camera from being vandalized?
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I use game cameras at our place in the country both for game and other predators (human). Buy a camera that uses infared and there won't be a flash. My cameras are good for a distance of about 75 feet. I'm in a heavily wooded area and just attach the camo colored camera to a tree. Maybe just set one on the dash of the mh. I also have them in strategic locations in the house. Mine can be set up to record video if needed. Good luck getting the repairs done and catching the little twerps.
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The game camera is hidden in bushes, tress, fence or whatever if convenient in your yard. They are fairly weatherproof, nothing is perfect.

My guess is it's going to get worse before it gets better. With the current rich versus poor, us against them, 99% versus 1% climate, anyone with something that looks expensive is a target, no matter how you got it or why. There has always been an undercurrent of wealth envy but now that the politicians are using it for their own gain it seems to be getting worse.

We now have recorded video with multiple cameras where our MH parks in the summer, (while we're boating) because of union threats against supervisors, whose MH parks next to mine.

Hope your claim is settled quickly and fairly.

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I've had the egg thing done to my coach. I knew who was guilty, 2 local neighborhood kids who's father resented me parking it the woods near my home. So I gathered up a large group of neighbor hood kids (incl the perbs) and told them this was wasn't fun & games but vandalism, told them the cops had been called, I installed cameras (but they the cheap lookalikes) AND offered a substantial reward to any kid that could ID the egger.
No more harassment.
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It's just kids. The same mentality that gets mailboxes vandalized. I've had motorhomes, fifth wheels for years. The fiver never was touched. It isn't personal. If it were, the cops would be more interested. How do I keep the game camera from being vandalized?
You've had no complaints about parking in front of your house? That would sure be my first suspect.
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Always hate to hear stories like this. Hope it all works out for you.
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You've had no complaints about parking in front of your house? That would sure be my first suspect.

nope. I live in Waterford, lots of lakes. Lots of boats and other rv's on peoples property throughout the neighborhood. It's not in front of my house, it's on the side. I have about 3/4 acre, so it basically sits next to the woods with a creek. Nobody I am aware of has a problem with it. Been keeping it there for years. More of a crime of opportunity as the passenger side is totally hidden from the house, and it's about 75 feet away
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The world is full of SERIAL IDIOTS. At least my town is. Duk
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Sorry to hear it, BurmaShave. People can be such losers. Hope you get a fair settlement and your RV repaired ASAP.
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When our motorhome was parked in town next to our garage we had a remote audible alarm as part of our home security system. A vandal might make a first strike on a windshield but they'd have the socks scared off them before the next. VERY loud.
Our only problem was the couple of times we drove off with the alarm still in the motorhome.
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Got a call Monday from my storage lot manager that my moho had been broken into.found that they pried the bottom of the door out and broke the the door in half to climb in below the latch. All they stole was a cheap shop vac and an old pair of binoculars.still waiting to hear from State Farm.Can't believe they left so much expensive stuff and stole stupid stuff.Dumb kids I guess.
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