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Old 02-24-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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While staying in a campground near Wildwood, FL someone came into the park in the early morning hours. The looked for slidding windows that were not locked. They then took ladders,tables,and etc moved them next to the units and reach in and steal anything the can reach. This is done while you are asleep in bead. They were able to take my wife's purse. One coach that they open a window on had a dog that growled and the lady told him to be quiet. They had moved tables and ladders and opened windows on about 10 units. On a follow up call from the police they told me that several other campgrounds and trailer parks had been hit. They belive that it is a band of professionals traveling around the area. So a word to the wise latch your windows at night.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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While staying in a campground near Wildwood, FL someone came into the park in the early morning hours. The looked for slidding windows that were not locked. They then took ladders,tables,and etc moved them next to the units and reach in and steal anything the can reach. This is done while you are asleep in bead. They were able to take my wife's purse. One coach that they open a window on had a dog that growled and the lady told him to be quiet. They had moved tables and ladders and opened windows on about 10 units. On a follow up call from the police they told me that several other campgrounds and trailer parks had been hit. They belive that it is a band of professionals traveling around the area. So a word to the wise latch your windows at night.
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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Too bad isn't it . . .

Way back in the '60's while in the Navy, I once had a pair of my socks stolen from my bunk while I was sleeping . . . they were dirty and sweaty, so I hung them up to dry

Since then I try to keep my stuff secure . . . good tip about the windows!
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:14 PM   #4
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I am one to secure everything at night. My wife thinks I'm paranoid, but that's okay. In 8 years of RVing, we haven't lost anything at a campground.

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Old 02-24-2007, 04:17 PM   #5
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I am in that area. Thanks for the heads up. I will give everything an extra check.


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Old 02-24-2007, 04:27 PM   #6
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I have been reading these forum for the past 3 months. Having a lot of 'book' time in several humanities I have noticed an increase in post on 'theft'. Is this a trend that perhaps needs higher vis. Is there an increase in danger or an increase in info flow? I'm a very light heavily armed sleeper with a dog. Good news; no one shot at me today bad news; I didn't get to shoot anyone today.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:42 AM   #7
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Wonder if it said if they were removing window screens or cutting them. On my rig the windows are fairly narrow and belongings are up inside the cabover bed with us usually or in the cabinet above the windows over the dinette. The screens can only be removed by taking out several very hard to find screws, but that wouldn't stop someone from just using a razor knife, granted, I guess one could be fairly quiet cutting aluminum window screen material.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:30 PM   #8
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In rigs with sliding windows (most of them these days), the screen slides aside as well as the window.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:34 PM   #9
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It's a sad commentary on our country, but as RVing becomes more pervasive, the cross section of RVers begins to include some whose ethics come up a bit short. And all those highly visible, high dollar rigs pulling in and out of campgrounds attracts another undesirable element - those looking for easy pickings. Used to be thieves avoided campg rounds as places not worth their effort to steal things. I'm afraid that time has now passed...
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:43 AM   #10
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I have following threads like this one across several forums with different types of camping units.

In the tent and Pop Up forums, you rarely, if ever hear this.

As I like to camp in more remote areas, I once posted on the whether to keep a firearm handy or not.

I was blown away by that group overwhelmingly stating that you do not need one.

But, as RV Roamer states, these 5ers and MH are some big dollar units and will draw theifs.

Personally, I am going to get training on how to be safe in using a firearm and earn a concealed carry permit.

I know, it sounds like I might be a gun nut, but I am not. If you have ever been violated by someone breaking into your home or auto, you know the feeling. It is the worst. Not to mention the hassle canceling credit cards, etc.

I will lock my windows and lock and load
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Personally, I am going to get training on how to be safe in using a firearm and earn a concealed carry permit.

Good for you! I got mine 2 years ago

I know, it sounds like I might be a gun nut, but I am not.

Why would getting a CC license make you sound like some kind of gun nut?

Good Grief!

You are exercising your 1st Amendment rights and participating in a historical American past time.

Moreover, it really is just common sense i.e.

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"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the
people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them [guns] by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference [crime]. When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." (Address to 1st session of Congress)

"Lock and Load" and be safe
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:45 AM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">You are exercising your 1st Amendment rights and participating in a historical American past time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with what you say Joanie. It is your "1st amendment" right to say it, but it is your 2nd ammendment right to have a CCW.

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ME, I would just love to ease up on some sleazy so and so coming through my window, there'd be a pile of unrecognizable fleshy mass and a worn out tire billy left behind. Poor fool. Or, we should display his head on a pike at the gate to ward off the other creeps. Just a thought.
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LOL!

Right you are, thanks for the correction!

And isn't it great that we live in a country that we have the freedom to exercise both?!

1st Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Glenn and Kathy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">You are exercising your 1st Amendment rights and participating in a historical American past time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with what you say Joanie. It is your "1st amendment" right to say it, but it is your 2nd ammendment right to have a CCW.

Glenn </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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