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Old 05-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Service question

I must take my camper in for service. I am somewhat perplexed as to what I should do with all my belonging. Will they be safe or am I being to trusting. Anyone have any ideas

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

We were full time for a few years and had to leave the coach for service at quite a number of places from coast to coast. Nearly every "thing" we owned was in our coach.

We would take with us the obvious things like cash and jewelry... and we never had anything come up missing. Maybe we were just lucky but that's been our experience.


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Lock all the storage cabinets you can, take anything portable of value and/or not bolted down. I have had mostly good luck but did have some things stolen once when I left a mh at Camping World. I suspect they left the mh in the parking lot instead of moving it to their fenced in area.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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like said earlier, I too had mine in a few times for service and we too are full time. take the valuables so as to provide no temptation. We've never had a problem.
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Any valuables, papers or firearms need to removed. Otherwise we have never had a problem with an RV service. However I did have a 40 channel CB walkie talkie stolen from under the rear seat on my truck at a Ford deale rin Oklahoma. It was wrapped in a towel. A week after it was in fro service, I needed to get it out and the towel was still there...wadded upa nd stuffed under the seat.

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I agree with taking your valuables...cash, check book, jewelery, weapons, etc. If you'd be staying with it while being serviced, then I would lock the bins, storage compartments, etc. You could go unlock the items necessary if they needed access.
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