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Old 12-06-2009, 10:31 AM   #15
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Nick, glad you guys are ok. I applaud the way you handled the situation. Not sure I could have done the same in that situation. Good luck in getting your MH fixed and back on the road enjoying it.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:37 AM   #16
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Miljet- I didn't see that on the Funfinder Standard Equipment list. Yours must have come, well, fully loaded?

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Old 12-08-2009, 08:49 PM   #17
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Sorry about your misfortune. Those of us who have been violated like this can understand how you feel, but, in our case, we did not encounter the intruder like you. Who is to say how one reacts to such an encounter, but I have to feel as though your feeling about not shooting him for a few material things is the wrong way to think about this.

That attitude allows scum like this to live for the next encounter in which some innocent person could lose his or her life, not just a few material things.

Shoot the bastards. End the problem.

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #18
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That sounds good and all, but if I had shot him while he was running away, I'd have been arrested. Now, if he had continued to be a threat, that wouldl have been a different story. As one cop who was here said, "If you shot him running away, we'd be cuffiing you. But if you shot him while he was in he RV or coming out toward you, we'd just take the reporet, shake your hand, and tell you to clean up the mess."

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Old 12-12-2009, 09:21 AM   #19
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:48 PM   #20
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Nick, YAY to you and your wife for surviving that horrible ordeal.

Hubby and I with 2 BIG dogs (a yellow lab @ 90 lbs. and german shephard mix at 70 lbs.) are living in our RV for the first time in the 6 years we've owned it. I was born & brought up in Boston, MA. I am pretty cynical. BUT that, in no way, means we'll be safe. Friday night I heard two gun shots ... I know for a fact they were gun shots ... about 1/2 hour apart. We are near a gun range/club, but these were at 11:45 pm and 12:15ish am. And they were SO CLOSE ... SO LOUD, it was like a cannon. Saturday afternoon hubby and I and dogs were outside sitting in chairs and reading. A black corvette drove slowly .... very slowly by our site. Driver was black, passenger was white with BIG bouffant blond hair. Now ... our dogs have NOT barked at anyone or anything since arriving 6 weeks ago to this RV park. My german shephard dog went NUTS when this driver rolled by and stared at us .... I mean looked so hard and stared so hard at us ... I could not believe how crazy my dog went. It STILL give me the creeps thinking about it.

You are very brave. Thank you for defending our country. Godspeed in your travels.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:14 AM   #21
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When absent from my RV, my weapons are secured in steel lock boxes and or have locking trigger guards on them. Hard to be shot with your own pistol that way.
Bad guys are know to break into homes and RVs; and steal vehicles.
Insurance helps after the fact but RV Alarm systems RVNanny - RV Alarms | Wireless Security Alarm Systems for RV's deter thieves to an easier target and GPS tracking devices in vehicles similar to LoJack locate stolen vehicles quickly.

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