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Old 11-18-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Leaving a RV unattended for a few days at Fishing Bridge Campground in Yellowstone.

I plan to leave my 2015 RV hooked up in a site at Fishing Bridge Campground in Yellowstone for 4 days as my family will be on a pack trip next summer. Does anyone know if it is reasonably safe to do that? I donít know the campground.

Thanks for any insight.

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
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Stayed at Fishing Bridge campground last summer, & I think you should be fine. I would not advertise the fact that you will be gone for 4 days, however since most people are out checking out Yellowstone, you should be fine

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:39 PM   #3
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I can't see it being any problem. Good idea to alert the campground staff so they can keep an extra-sharp watch out for you.
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Maybe put a light or tv on a timer so it seems someone is home.
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We've done this (though not at YNP). We usually pull in the slides, lock-up, and leave a light on inside. Not had any problems. I would think YNP would be a pretty safe place. \ken
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We've done it at other CG's while visiting friends in an area. Notify the park ranger so they can keep an eye on your RV, draw all blinds, put a light on a timer, have a TV on, turn off your water heater & even though you're hooked up, turn off your propane at the tank & shut off the water at the shore spigot.

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Wow, great replies, thank you so much.
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Fishing Bridge would be very safe. No special precautions to take other than turning off the water. Bringing in the slides, t.v. on, etc. is just an announcement that you're not there. Just leave it as normal. Folks staying there are out all day seeing the huge park so many others will be gone, too. The sites are close together and rangers patrol the campground so I really think you have nothing to worry about.

I might suggest that you read the campground rules though. Sometimes a RV cannot be left unattended. Have a great trip!

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