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Old 11-24-2018, 08:45 PM   #1
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Campground theft?

Is campground theft a problem? Do you have to lock everything down or put it away to keep it from disappearing? I'm referring to everything that typically stays in place like: chocks, braces, portable EMS, hoses, electric converter cables, etc. How often have you experienced a problem with this?

EDIT: well I'm not really concerned with water hoses and chocks that cost $25 but I am concerned about EMS or more expensive items.
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I had a brand new water hose taken once. Found it a few spaces away but didn't have my name on it so couldn't prove it.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:00 PM   #3
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Is campground theft a problem? Do you have to lock everything down or put it away to keep it from disappearing? I'm referring to everything that typically stays in place like: chocks, braces, portable EMS, hoses, electric converter cables, etc. How often have you experienced a problem with this?

EDIT: well I'm not really concerned with water hoses and chocks that cost $25 but I am concerned about EMS or more expensive items.
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Surge Protector
Batteries
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Hitch
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Lock down
Surge Protector
Batteries
Propane tanks
Hitch
Generator
Bicycles
ATVs
Pick Up spare tire

Dogs

You can find same keyed locks on Amazon.
Oh dear. I guess I suspected as much.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:05 PM   #5
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I've been in the campgrounds all over. Theft never been a problem anywhere. Leave propane bottles etc unlocked out in the open. I have left a vehicle unlocked for almost a week unknowingly out of town and no harm. Guess it depends on the campground and location.
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In 18 years, we've never had an issue with theft....except for the nighttime raccoon who absconded with a flip-flop I left outside at the steps. I don't leave stuff out that can easily be taken if we're not on our site either. Opportunists are out there, but not usually found in campgrounds.

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We've missed nothing in twenty years, except a cheap plastic gas can I left out. Shame on me because it was an area with a lot of passers through and the camp host had warned me.

Rarely lock anything unless we're leaving high value items outside and we're away for the day.
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Portable PI EMS hanging from CG power pedestals
High quality water pressure reg on CG spigots
Faulkner Zero Gravity Lawn Chairs
Detachable 50A Power Cord

This/that etc
ALL outside 24/7 from time we got set up until day we packed to leave


Nothing ever taken




Thefts.......much higher probability/occurrences in storage & repair shops




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Close to 50 yrs camping in some form or another.
7 yrs FTng all over the USA


Portable PI EMS hanging from CG power pedestals
High quality water pressure reg on CG spigots
Faulkner Zero Gravity Lawn Chairs
Detachable 50A Power Cord

This/that etc
ALL outside 24/7 from time we got set up until day we packed to leave


Nothing ever taken




Thefts.......much higher probability/occurrences in storage & repair shops




GO camping!
Great, I'll just follow you. Last several posts are much more encouraging.
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No problems with stuff stolen here either. Bicycles lean against the trailer under the awning at night or in a zipped shelter logic.
My portabile grill stays out, lawn chairs, kayak and lots of other stuff.

I have stayed in about a dozen RV Parks but mainly just 2, 3 to 6 months at a time. I know the other people in my area. No one locks up much. The people with cargo trailers may lock their trailer.
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I lock my bikes cause they cost $750 each. I lock my Winegard X2 cause even though it's not much money it would ruin my trip if there was something I was wanting to watch on tv like a game or such. Same with the bikes. Many times are trips are planned around bike riding.
I lock my gen also. The rest is no big deal.
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I've had a few things stolen over the years, from a water pressure regulator to a portable generator. It always seems to happen on weekends, and only in state or county parks where the locals show up to have their beer parties. I've learned to take things inside when the park starts filling up with the younger crowd.
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Close to 50 yrs camping in some form or another.
7 yrs FTng all over the USA


Portable PI EMS hanging from CG power pedestals
High quality water pressure reg on CG spigots
Faulkner Zero Gravity Lawn Chairs
Detachable 50A Power Cord

This/that etc
ALL outside 24/7 from time we got set up until day we packed to leave


Nothing ever taken




Thefts.......much higher probability/occurrences in storage & repair shops

Ditto, including over 45k miles in the last six years in our Montana, going to 41 states and four Canadian provinces and spending a total of almost a year doing it. I do have a short chain and bicycle lock on the portable EMS, but only use it when we're staying somewhere for more than one night. NOTHING has ever disappeared.
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