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Old 09-06-2015, 07:24 PM   #1
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My wife and I are newbies just looking for our 1st RV. She is concerned about different CG and what do you do when someone knocks on your door at night.
She wonders if its someone there to rob you or what ever. I told her to turn porch light on an look out the window. I wish they had door monitors that you can look at, it would satisify her.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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Check out this new thread. Same questions.

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Old 09-06-2015, 09:20 PM   #3
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I've been camping since the mid 70's and only one time did someone knock on our door at night. It was in 1991, when park rangers came and woke everyone up to evacuate the park as a category 3 hurricane was getting ready to hit. It did a surprise change of course and the eye was coming straight for us!
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I have never ever felt insecure at a campground...I lock the door and sleep good
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:10 AM   #5
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In 50 years of camping and living in a s&b we have never had anyone knock that we weren't expecting at night. If this happens, use the window and keep some wasp spray close to the door.

She is worrying about a non-issue.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:11 AM   #6
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What do you do in your S&B when someone knocks on your door at night?

Do you look first before opening. Same thing in the RV.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:14 AM   #7
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We have never had anyone come to the door at night that was not expected in all the years we have camped all over the US. There are camera options that you could install if that makes you/her more comfortable.
Here's one that works with a smart phone. https://ring.com/
And here is a list of them on Amazon some reasonably priced. http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page...ADoor%20Camera
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:24 AM   #8
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In our case, the biggest problem we have if someone knocks on the door is trying to calm our 90 lb. lab/hound.

In some ways, you are probably safer in a MH. For one, the common act of intruders kicking in the door is near impossible. Also, braking in through a window is much more difficult.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:29 AM   #9
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For securities sake realize that with lights on in the coach it's near impossible to see out the front door if it's dark. That someone can see you better than you can see them. That's why if any one knocks on my door at night the first thing I do is turn all the lights off, and turn on the outdoor lights(Porch & security). And right near the front door is my S&W deterrent, not to mention my 75lb. Shepherd/Husky mix.
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My wife ... is concerned about ... what do you do when someone knocks on your door at night. ... I wish they had door monitors that you can look at, it would satisify her.
bucsfan116: My wife had same concern. We added a small day/night camera over the front step and a monitor in the hallway as you enter the bedroom. Then we got to thinking, we can't see the power pedestal or the rear of the motorhome, either. We eventually installed cameras all around and a 2tb recorder.

Cameras are B&W at night, but still amazingly clear. System is out-dated now (analog) and think the new digital systems are even better.

So if/when somebody knocks on the door (day or night) you can look to see who it is before you approach the front of the coach. In our case, it is usually somebody with chocolate chip cookies.

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Here is a better(?) picture of the hallway monitor. Can't seem to take a good picture that shows the each of the four color images - sorry. The display shows four camera angles at once. The area in front of the door is the top right. Nobody is there. \ken

PS. System advantage is that the cameras work even if slides are in and coach is parked. System records only when it senses motion.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:31 AM   #13
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Never had anyone knock on the door but if someone did I would turn the floodlight and porch light on and call out from behind the door.
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Never had anyone knock on the door but if someone did I would turn the floodlight and porch light on and call out from behind the door.
Same here. In 16 years of full-timing we've never had anyone knock on our door that we didn't know. Just talk through the door. No need to open it. If you're in a RV park, have the park office phone number handy. If you have questions, call the office. If really concerned, call 911. No need to open the door.
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