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Old 02-29-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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ALERT - Theft Problem @ Campground

This is a "cut & paste" from another forum I belong to.

Please distribute to as many other RV forums as possible to warn unsuspecting campers.

Dr4Film ----- Richard

This information is regarding the KOA CAMPGROUND YERMO CA. It needs wide dissemination in the RV community, if for no other reason than the owners refusing to inform their guest of the problem. Police advise it is a high crime area.

"We parked at the above campground on Monday, 2/27/2012. During the night our tow vehicle was broken into, they broke the back window which does not have a car alarm on it only the 4 doors do. 2009 Ford Edge
They took everything inside including our motor-home keys. When the police came we asked them has this happened at this campground before and they replied "yes, it has happened a lot here". So I'm sharing with the group to be aware of this campground. It is a nice looking campground but the area seems to have people who think the campground is a "candy store"."
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Dr4Film,
Thanks for the info. We're taking our grandkids to Calico Ghost Town this weekend and we were going to stay in the KOA. I definately will go to the campground at Calico instead!
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Buy a cheap driveway alarm from Harbor Freight and then you can put the sensor on anything around you and the alarm inside the coach. Won't help if your not there , but gives you time to pull the weapons out when you are.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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I'm curious as to the reaction of the campground owners when you told them of the theft.
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I'm curious as to the reaction of the campground owners when you told them of the theft.
probably like most .....sorry.
i will say with all the places we have stayed...koa's have been the place we have felt un secure.
except magnolia rv park in vicksburg miss, OMG it was terrible

it is a shame
good thing no one was taken hostage or hurt
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I'm curious as to the reaction of the campground owners when you told them of the theft.
RJay,

I wasn't the one who had stayed there or had the car broken into. However, from the portion that I had copied, the KOA owners were blase about the know thefts that have occurred and refuse to tell any future campers.

Obviously, they are more concerned about their campground revenues versus the campers safety or their possessions.

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Old 03-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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We've only stayed at about 6 KOAs on the west coast when we were new to RVing. Only one had any kind of visible security. The rest were no more secure than a Walmart parking lot. In fact, on several occasions, we saw people pull in late at night, hook up, slept for a few hours and were on their way out again before the sun was up. My guess is that they didn't pay either. We avoid KOAs now for many reasons.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reminder,

It's a good idea to remove all valuables from the toad no matter what camp ground you are in. Especially when traveling and unsure of the area you are at.
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Sad to say, but one can never be too careful. Never leave anything of value out of your sight. Too many people who would rather steal than get a job and earn it for themselves.
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