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Old 12-24-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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We are new to RVing and do not want our RVs security breached either while in storage or while we are camping and away from the MH. Because we are on a frugal budget what systems do you all recommend that work and are not cost prohibitive.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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It depends on how safe you want to be? I find camping to be very safe.

I hope no one breaks my trust. but I have left many things outside for hours/most of day with out issues. Most RVers are family and will watch each others rigs. However there is some motion detection flood lights.
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First, there is no such thing as absolute security for your RV or anything else you own. In all our years of RVing we have never had a problem in any campground. Are we just lucky? Maybe, or maybe those who RV tend to look out for each other. If we are away from the RV we don't leave anything valuable laying around in the open. While camping, a dog is known to be a good deterent. You can install all kinds of automotive or home alarm systems. But remember, for each system there is a way to bypass it.

I am fortunate to be able to park ours next to our house which seems to be a good deterent when in storage. I think our best security is a good insurance policy. If something happens, file a police report, be willing to prosecute if the jerks are caught, and let the insurance company handle the rest. We keep the deadbolt locked at all times when we are away.
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I have seen one of just blinking LEDs on the window. Who would enter?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:29 AM   #5
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I've heard of people breaking thru the vent from the roof, they yank the cover and send a young boy down to openthe door, now I don't know how true that is. godd luck
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Security when camping is probably a factor of where you camp -- never had a problem when camping throughout the West USA/Canada (except when I camped in California where our bikes were promptly stolen). I would be more concerned about the storage facility and would make direct inquiries about history of break-in's and type of security arrangements the facility has (camera's etc.).
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I have seen one of just blinking LEDs on the window. Who would enter?
That sounds to simple!
Is anyone afraid of a blinking LED?
Have you found any statistics showing what % of burglars are afraid of LEDs?
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The blinking LED is used in cars to advertize the alarm system. Very common. Most burglars are going to go for the units that seem the safest to invade. There is a little of crossed fingers in the use of a flashing LED but it's certainly low cost. And may make a gad guy move to the next RV that doesn't have one.

My brothers Class C has a built in, nice bright blue LED that flashes regularly whenever the rig is locked. Really visible at night.
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The blinking LED is used in cars to advertize the alarm system. Very common. Most burglars are going to go for the units that seem the safest to invade. There is a little of crossed fingers in the use of a flashing LED but it's certainly low cost. And may make a gad guy move to the next RV that doesn't have one.

My brothers Class C has a built in, nice bright blue LED that flashes regularly whenever the rig is locked. Really visible at night.


That is the point. Deterence. Go somewhere else.
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Consider a "fake" CCTV surveillance camera with blinking light - readily available from Amazon and all the internet stores for around $10 or less.
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I prefer the STAR system...

Star the brindle boxer
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Blinking red bicycle tail light, cheap and might work.
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I prefer the STAR system...

Star the brindle boxer
Haha! That would sure stop most burglars.
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That's funny Rick, I prefer the Cash system.


Great dogs, aren't they.

Yep, you can't beat them, in my sticks and brick with the fenced in yard, never locked the house, funny, no one ever bothered to come in the gate, even the one year there were break-ins all over the area at x-mas time.
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