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Old 12-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #29
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Who is going to leave their dog in an RV in storage??
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #31
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My GPS power plug and phone charger both have blinking red lights, and the badguys don't know what they are hooked to. I also have motion detector lights, which let someone know they've been seen.

I also have a couple of small, $20 motion or sound activated camera/DVRs tucked away here and there. Won't stop anyone but I'll know who it is.

They have to assume the worst. Nothing is foolproof, real idiots can defeat anything.
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As a former systems analyst, I am very familiar with that error code.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #33
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One of these on the door might give the crook second thoughts.
But also might give them the idea that guns are there for the taking. And, for sure, you'll get "extra" attention at the borders into Canada or Mexico!
None of my vehicles carry the NRA badges or stickers for just that reason.
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As a former systems analyst, I am very familiar with that error code.
We always called it "a problem with the chair/keyboard interface".
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Were pretty sure this helps intruders make a decision on their own
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I think the O.P.'s main concern is security of the unoccupied RV, so "warnings" of armed resistance within seem unlikely to be effective.

It seems like most RV breakins happen on storage/dealer lots where thieves have lots of rigs to choose from, so I think focusing on choosing such places according to their security would be prudent. The blinking light (pretend security system) is a good one for that setting, too- no thief will risk that it's real if there are better "unprotected" pickings in the next row.

And if the rig is stored at home, the dog-in-the-yard approach is very effective, especially if it's kenneled outside or at least sleeps in an inside room with a clear line of sight/hearing to the yard/driveway/rig.
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I want that saying! Did you have it custom done?
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Theft is usually a crime of opportunity.
Most look for a quick and easy targets. Smash and grab.
Open /unlocked doors or windows, parked in dark areas, items in plane sight, etc.
Beware of over-friendly "new" friends that show an unusual interest in your items.
Trust no one.

Thieves also see the adds for the blinking lights.
They also know that of it is a real alarm they can grab a lot before there is any real response. How many times have we all heard a car alarm in a parking lot?
Everyone ignores them.

A pro will usually get what he/she wants.
It just depends on the risk they ware willing to take.
It is like a suicide bomber will usually get part or all of his target.

Do not make it easy and have good insurance. Do not put you life at stake.
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As a former systems analyst, I am very familiar with that error code.
As in PEBCAK?
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One of these on the door might give the crook second thoughts.
That will sure get you a guaranty long delay getting into Canada or Mexico.

And a long while to rearrange things after.
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