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Old 09-08-2015, 05:54 PM   #43
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I do a lot of boondocking/dry camping and have never had a problem.

The "Dutch Star" to "Death Star" conversion?

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Old 09-09-2015, 01:19 PM   #44
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Well thanks to OKIE DOKE, I stand updated on violent encounters in RV's. Just haven't heard of any, and now I know. That said however, a little more research on Google indicates the number of incidents is extremely small when held in contrast to the overwhelming number of RV's of all types on the road at any given time. With regard to the HAASE couple, they were "carrying" but still got caught by surprise. I take away from that a lesson from that old slogan..
"Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom/well being."
Which brings me to that gattling gun posted by JFNM. Hope you got stabilizer arms on your rig plus ear protection when you fire that thing. I was aboard
USS Kitty Hawk in 1978 with a squadron out in west Pac. Kitty Hawk had several of those weapons, one mounted on a sponson just outside my working space.
Manning my space during a general quarters drill, they fired that weapon at a drone. Insider my roughly 10 by 12 space, the noise was deafining. Like a thousand guys with jack hammers all going at once. Fortunately they only shoot in short bursts but what a racket! Couldn't imagine what that might sound like in an RV!
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Well as you know there are folks who go hunting and are always prepared for the "sound shot". If they hear something they let go bracketing the area they think they heard the sound. Scary!!
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Maybe I should have my wife put her NRA sticker on he RV.
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Over 20 years ago I read a story in the newspaper about an incident in Nevada. A man about 80 parked in his rv had an intruder enter with a pipe. This intruder beat him with the pipe as the old man stumbled to the rear of the coach. Falling face down on the bed where his .38 pistol lay, he rolled over and fired several shots into his attacker. The old fellow survived, not sure about the perpetrator.
Back in '93 we exited I-5 in northern CA for a coffee break. This exit led to a remnant of the old highway that ended at the bank of a river. This was an open area with plenty of room for parking. While driving down this old road I noticed a beat up car that was behind us on the interstate following about a block behind. I parked facing the river and our company parked directly behind about 30 feet back. There were at least 3 men in this car and they could have been illegals.
At this point I informed all aboard the situation and we decided to get out of the rv. One of us was concealed armed. When our company saw 4 men exit the rv, they immediately started their vehicle and left. Were they hoping to find grandma & grandpa for an easy hit? It had that feel to us. In those times there were a lot fewer younger folks with rvs, but we were.
A few years ago the wife and I were in the mountains for the weekend. We were parked off a dead end road near a river. At miday I noticed a white van driving back and forth a couple times. Later the wife wanted to take a walk in the woods to look for ground cover she could acquire for her garden. While digging her choice the wife said, there is a man following us and hiding in the bushes. I then turned, spotted him and stared right at his lair. Seeing that he was spotted he stood up and started to approach. I unzipped my jacket revealing a .45 which he spotted as he approached. He stopped, said he was a local and started giving excuses as to the reason he was there, which were bogus. We moved off the clearing and let him pass out of sight. We then crossed the ravine to the opposite side to higher ground and retreated towards our vehicle. Looking back down in the ravine I saw our ghost town hunter returning after just minutes and he passed below us. We started again to our vehicle and noticed the white van tearing out of the area. The wife was very nervous during this entire encounter.
Things happen out there and the rv does not have to be the center of the story.
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In my worn out mind, I feel safer in Wal-Marts then truck stops or rest areas.

If the dirt bags are hunting late night targets, truck stops and rest areas are where they will be looking for them.

I just don't think crooks will be looking in shopping centers for overnight targets.

Daytime is a different story, but thats a crook of opportunity. Not just out hunting RVs.
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All excellent advise - especially twogypsies. If I feel uncomfortable, I leave the area. Due not call attention to one self. But, sometimes, Mr. Colt, is a hidden asset, and he stays hidden until a life or death situation.

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That's why I have cancelled my tv trip to north Chicago on Sep 26. Not till the cop killers are caught or killed
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We do mostly what everyone here has said except for the practice of our 2nd amendment rights. Just have never felt we needed to.

You never need to until you need to. Having a weapon is not a bad thing, having one and not knowing how to use it is. Practice shooting it and sometimes carrying it and it will just start to feel normal.


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My concern with second amendmenters is where will the projectile end up? Hopefully they have practiced and are better shots than I am.I am fairly sure the walls of my motorhome will not stop much.IF I feel need for a weapon I look for a different location.

Thats actually a good idea a different location. Hollow points (home defense rounds) help too.


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Phoenix I-10 shooter still going.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...orried-n424921
What is 11 out of a cajillion vehicles?
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Early intruder alert = Toy Fox Terrier (Indie Boy), secondary,and final Alert 104lb Chocolate Lab that can make plates rattle in the cupboards when he barks. If that doesn't work, I pity the fool that tries to go any further than that. Just saying.
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I don't know if it was mentioned before but if you are towing and you have your car keys in the Motorhome, you can hit the Panic Button on your key remote to get attention. However, having said that, in 55 years of camping, in the Desert, Mountains, Dirt Camping, Camper Camping and Motorhome Camping, I have never had a problem. If I feel uncomfortable about a spot I leave !
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It is time to take some valiuum and relax.
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