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Old 10-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #43
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While at a county park a loose dog stole my top sirloin from the picnic table.
My son had some jugs of gas stolen used for his wave runner while out on a lake. Now they remain locked to the trailer.

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Old 10-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #44
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I can't imagine getting ready to have my sirloin for dinner and a loose dog takes it!!! Did you tell the dog owner you expected a gift certificate to be waiting a Flemings when you got home?

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Old 10-06-2014, 05:32 PM   #45
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Had a 20 lb propane tank stolen at a campground.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #46
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We have only 2 occasions where we have lost things at the campgrounds we have stayed at. Our first loss was all of our bacon and ham for sandwiches one night out of an ice chess which we had latched down a weight on top. The culprit were little 4 legged bandits that had came in the night. The other was the loss of a life jacket and a paddle from the boat at the boat shed in a state park in central La. They left all our fishing tackle as it was. I guess my old cheapy gear didn't interest them.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:42 PM   #47
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In August 2012, while attending FMCA conference at Indianapolis Fairgrounds, I was in the full hookups section and the first night, several bicycles were stolen. Fortunately my bike was chained to the fence behind my motorhome so it survived. The next night I happened to here some noise in the middle of the night, so I quietly stepped out of motorhome and saw several kids/young adults snooping around neighbors coach. I raked a round in the shotgun and it's amazing how fast they could run. Never had anymore late night visitors during the event.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:24 PM   #48
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Have yet to loose anything copper.. On one of my first campging trip when my daughter was still in diapers (now her son is in diapers) We lost our breakfast (lunch and dinner), even before we had a chance to cook it.,, Thieves in the night had stolen our cooler...

That is the only time I've suffered a theft in a campground.

Not so lucky at home.
We had a cooler stolen many years ago. Some local boys stole a bunch of coolers from the CG. Police found them the next afternoon in an ajoining field. They left everything to rot, only took beer from the coolers.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:03 PM   #49
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Two years ago, at Palms River Resort at Needles, CA. there was a rash of thievery going on.
That's one of the last places I'd think that any type of thievery would be going on. You're like in the middle of nowhere with many expensive mobile homes within the park.

Been camping/boating at Needles Marina RV Park since 1978 and purchased a mobile home in a section of the park 10 years ago (from an RV'r to trailer trash now). Generally speaking, there's really not much theft going on except for the occasional beer coolers walking away. I've never had a problem though myself in the summer time, but when those "Snowbirds" show up in the winter...standby. The cocktails start flowing at about 4PM.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:58 PM   #50
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My daughter had her phone stolen, and another girl her laptop from lockers in the pool house of a campground we frequent. Stuff was recovered and is still in police evidence locker. Apparently it was a "crew" that got caught with bunch of stuff from many locations.
Was at racetrack once and someone walked off with neighbors fire ring. Nice thing there though was that within few hours of the missing item being announced over the PA, it showed back up.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:32 PM   #51
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There is some discussion on here of worry about surge protectors and other items being locked so they won't be stolen and that has me thinking how often does someone actually experience theft from their campsite (not at home or where the RV is stored).
I asked around at places we stayed this summer and the only time I came across it being a problem was at Seacliff State Beach where teenagers seem to roam late at night and not only steal the ice chests with beer you would expect young hooligans to take but also portable generators and an occasional bicycle.
Have you ever had something stolen at a campground? Any story behind it?
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:44 PM   #52
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No, guess we have been lucky.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:09 PM   #53
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I have never had anything stolen but camp often at Charlestown Breachway in RI. Lots of folks go there to camp and fish and I have been warned to put the fishing equipment away at night. Problem is the public is allowed in all hours for fishing. My equipment is all hand made rods so it gets locked up every night.
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Friends had their CarryOut Satellite Dish stolen during the night at a State Park in Western New York. Their replacement now gets chained to their MH.
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20 years ago, camping in our popup at Village Creek State Park in Arkansas, I left our big ice chest outside, right up against the camper under the slide-out queen bed.

I woke up around 2:00 am hearing the sound of someone shuffling through the ice chest. I whispered to Kate "Don't move or say anything. Someone is under this bed rifling through our ice chest." Then, I jumped onto the floor and yelled, "Hand me the shotgun!"

I threw open the camper door just in time to see a dark figure flying across the campground, something waving in one of his hands. A few hours later, after sunrise, I went out to check the damages in the ice chest. We had orange juice, Cokes, eggs, carrots, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and hamburger meat that the thief bypassed. He did take my expensive, unopened 2 lb package of Wright brand hickory smoked, thick sliced bacon.

Later, I learned there was a group of frat boys camping across the ravine at the next campground over from ours. A park ranger said that several other campers had complained about items stolen from ice chests. Said the thieves were likely looking for beer.

The funny thing was, I didn't even have a shotgun; but making that guy think I had one was all it took to get him to run. And, truth be told, it's probably a really good thing that I didn't have one. I would've set his hind end on fire!

Since DW doesn't want me carrying a firearm in the coach, I carry Marine Flares. A shotgun would be more merciful, in my opinion. If I lite up a Marine flare and point it at someone, it's gonna burn a hole in 'em. But, if anyone enters my coach uninvited, they'll be on the receiving end of a fireball from a Marine flare, and wishing I'd used a pistol.


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