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Old 01-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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S&B security while away

I have seen numerous plaques in front of RVs at CGs that may say "Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, Anywhere USA". I always thought them dangerous, especially if your close to home. May be announcing to any bad guys that hey, over here, I'm not home, help yourself to anything you want at my house. Am I just being paranoid?
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HEY O.P.!

Check your thread title...

I think you mean "S&B"- though I'm sure "S&M" will get a lot more views....
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Aww.. I came for the S&M




Why I dont have a 'lookie me' plaque. 'Course, they would have to actually find your place, but then your lic plate will allow that too.
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"Am I just being paranoid?"

Yes.
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i always thought they were there so the "senior citizens" could find there rv
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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That was good Beaverfeaver. And to the rest, I was thinking stick and mortar.
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Ok, I corrected the title.

You guys would have a field day if it was left as is & we aren't paid enough for that.

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Like the absence of my 34' MH from the yard isn't enough of a give away. LOL
Or social media posts.
Have good doors/ locks, record all your possessions, have good insurance, an alarm system if it suits you, neighbors/ friends to check on things.
A good safe bolted to the floor for the truly important things, a safety deposit box isn't a bad idea for valuable documents ect, engrave your drivers lic. # on your electronics in a obvious place and and a discreet one.
Yard lights, trim your bushes to eliminate hiding/ concealed spots.
You get the idea.
You won't ever stop a determined thief, but slow them down and deter the quick smash and grab types.

We travel and enjoy it, and try not be over concerned with things we can't control.
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Like the absence of my 34' MH from the yard isn't enough of a give away. LOL
Or social media posts.
Have good doors/ locks, record all your possessions, have good insurance, an alarm system if it suits you, neighbors/ friends to check on things.
A good safe bolted to the floor for the truly important things, a safety deposit box isn't a bad idea for valuable documents ect, engrave your drivers lic. # on your electronics in a obvious place and and a discreet one.
Yard lights, trim your bushes to eliminate hiding/ concealed spots.
You get the idea.
You won't ever stop a determined thief, but slow them down and deter the quick smash and grab types.

We travel and enjoy it, and try not be over concerned with things we can't control.
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I don't worry about things I can't control, but I do keep my homeowner's insurance current!
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Its a little paranoid. BNE's are usually done by crooks who are cruising your neighbourhood (usually on a bike) and not sophisticated rings of organized crooks cruising highways and campgrounds looking for name plates on rigs. Now if your at home and see a stranger knocking on doors in the neighbourhood looking for Johnny Smith who doesn't live in the area. Thats the guy who's gonna do property crime.
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A couple of lamps on timers doesn't hurt.

Most of the time thieves will case a potential neighborhood. They will watch for a couple days or more to see what activities are going on in a house. Heaven forbid if they were to just pop-up to one and break in to find an officer of the law living there. So they observe. If there is no activity as to coming and going in a house it is a pretty sure bet that it is either empty, or some one with limited mobility lives there. In the later case it is most likely that some one would be checking on them every once in a few days. If they see no activity it is going to be a prime target. So no matter what you do you will be at risk. All the alarms, lights, bells, whistles are a deterrent, but once they open a door or bust a window they will be gone in 5 minutes or less. It would be very lucky to have a police car within that time range. Say good by to some of the electronics and salable items.

Good neighbors in a neighborhood watch area is another good deterrent.

Just go and have a good time. There is nothing you can do if something happens at the S&B(or M). Have a neighbor get a contractor to fix the broken door or window and either continue on your journey or start the trip home. Notify your insurance company.

Happy trails.
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