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Old 02-19-2015, 03:14 AM   #43
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How many folks have you talked to that have been robbed in their RV? In 16 years of full-timing we've never heard of a case, including our many boondocking acquaintances parked in remote places.
Fires? Yes. Robberies? No
It does happen. Just not often.
I have never talked to anyone that were in a Bank/store robbery either. But they do happen
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Hardly typical RV park situations; not places I would ever be: hookers and pot pushers, on an in-town band touring bus, in a post hurricane residential area.
And a safe would not have had any bennefit to either case.
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Any good suggestions for a safe to install?
Airstream motorhomes came with a safe. The safe used a key. The key slot was brass and looked like it could be easily drilled out. One day as I was looking at the key slot, I noticed it had spring loaded pins in the key slot. If you drilled out the lock, the pins would jam the lid in place. This safe is one of the thickest and securest I have seen. I bought a 1985 airstream 345 that came with the safe. I really liked it. In 2003 I checked on the price of the safe and it was $225.00. This is a real safe and not a lock box.
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How many folks have you talked to that have been robbed in their RV? In 16 years of full-timing we've never heard of a case, including our many boondocking acquaintances parked in remote places.


Fires? Yes. Robberies? No
I know one. He arrived while the thief was in his MH. The thief got a lot of stuff, including the handgun he confronted the owner with while leaving. He did not have a safe or secure place to store valuables or handgun.
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Any good suggestions for a safe to install?
I use a Stack-ON Pistol drawer safe from Bass Pro. PN 1611121. Looks like it is on back order and may not be available any more. Im sure you can find something similar.
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Our 1989 Foretravel (and most Foretravel coaches) came with a large floor combination safe located under the passenger's feet, under the carpet. When the door is closed by dropping the noise can be heard quite a ways away. It is top quality, bolted to the metal compartment floor and would be almost impossible to lift out due to the sides being tight against the metal compartment walls.
It gets filled with Wisconsin air when we go south for the winter and filled with Texas air when we return in the spring.
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I have a small very well hidden factory installed safe and always carry enough cash in it for park fees and fuel (for the cash discount). And jewelry or anything else of value goes in it, too. Carrying more than one CC is also a good idea.

And fire? If my rig ever caught fire the value of the safe's contents would be a very small percentage of the total loss (which would be covered by insured anyway), so I'm not at all worried.
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Our 1989 Foretravel (and most Foretravel coaches) came with a large floor combination safe located under the passenger's feet, under the carpet. When the door is closed by dropping the noise can be heard quite a ways away. It is top quality, bolted to the metal compartment floor and would be almost impossible to lift out due to the sides being tight against the metal compartment walls.
It gets filled with Wisconsin air when we go south for the winter and filled with Texas air when we return in the spring.

Good one! Mine is open under the bed. By the time the once in a trillion chance of a hoodlum shows up where WE are and doesn't rile a bunch of the neighbors dogs, and breaks the deadbolt that is politely illuminated by pack rat preventing rope lites, and removes the hunnert or so lbs on top of the safe, the perp will be greeted by an open box, and is welcome to the contents. It gets new air whenever we lift the bed. Has Flagstaff air there now; September.
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Open the thread "broken in to" in this forum.
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Nasty situation. Good storage place is important. Stored mine winters for 19 years. Good security and lots of cams.
This thread is safes. I have one. Not even a good boat anchor.
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Hardly typical RV park situations; not places I would ever be: hookers and pot pushers, on an in-town band touring bus, in a post hurricane residential area.
And a safe would not have had any bennefit to either case.
You would be amazed at how close many of us may have been to a situation like this without even knowing, where a crime occurs/could have occurred in a usually quiet nice CG or State Park ect. So I wouldn't say you would never end up in a place like that. I have a safe as I too like to carry cash and personal protection ect., and it gives me peace of mind even though I probably don't really need it. There are plenty of hiding places in my MH the crooks won't have the time to find. But if you think the crooks only stay in the seedy part of town, or the cheap CG's then you may not be really paying attention and letting your guard down. Crooks generally don't go to the low income areas to steal things of value(because there are none) that can easily be pawned or traded for drugs, they go to where they can take their best chance for a good haul.

We were staying in the Pismo Beach State Campground(the nice one next to Pismo Coast Village) last May, camped right next to a huge Boy Scout Jamboree when a campsite full of homeless people decided to get drunk and fight. Two people ended up getting stabbed and there were enough drugs found to be considered they were for sales( being retired Law Enforcement the local Cops tend to share info with you). I would assume the fight started over the drug dealing.

Anyway it can happen anywhere, my motto has always been do the best you can to protect yourself from being a victim, while still being able to enjoy the Camping experience and great outdoors. And if it never happens then all the better. The only thing we have ever had stolen in over 50 years of boat camping and RV'ing has been an ice chest full of meat, so really can't complain.
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Pismo Beach is not on my list of places to stop.
http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime...alifornia.html
You are correct that anything can happen anywhere. I like to keep much more than even odds. And old quirk of mine!
I am 8 miles outside of Tucson. This season so far a bicycle was stolen. It wasn't locked up.
My safe is still open and empty.
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I am thinking of putting a safe in my rv to carry cash in. Has any one else done this or is it a dumb idea?
We have the factory safe and a second safe we added during the remodel. We use them both. All kinds of things get stowed there (passports, cameras, backup thumbdrives, spare keys, etc). \ken
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