Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Boondocking
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-12-2015, 09:47 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
tomwalt's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post
Let's not forget truck key fob with the red panic button and a can of hornet spray (more effective than a club and won't get you in as much trouble as "whatever")
My method as well - Small dog on the floor, car FOB on the nightstand, and hornet spray on the floor next to the bed.
P.S. hornet spray is easier to clean up than a shotgun mess and less legal expenses :>)
__________________

__________________
Tom and Amy from Northern Virginia.
2000 Allegro 454/Workhorse P32/TST/Crossfire
Life is a DIY project - enjoy it.
tomwalt is offline  
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-12-2015, 11:51 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 747
Probably not a good idea to put "aggressive" decals on the outside of vehicle. It shows intent to do harm and it would be very counter productive in court.

Reed and Elaine
__________________

__________________
Reed Cundiff is offline  
Old 10-12-2015, 12:30 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 2,999
Not so much in criminal court, but possibly in civil court. Much easier to screw someone in civil court.
__________________
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, May 1, '17.
Currently funemployed in Vancouver WA de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline  
Old 10-12-2015, 04:30 PM   #32
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reed Cundiff View Post
Perhaps a couple of dummy M18s with false wiring might get their attention.
A couple live ones would resolve the issue.

OTOH if you don't want to kill the intruder, but make them wish you had, simunition rounds out of an AR15 would do the trick. I still have scars from getting hit with those during live fire training.
__________________
Riccochet is offline  
Old 10-12-2015, 06:37 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Kurtsara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by PushedAround View Post
Them. Nobody's getting in without me knowing about it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianinsocal View Post
One of three night time security devices!!
[/URL][/IMG]
A couple Glocks are a lot quieter and less shedding hair
__________________
Kurtsara is offline  
Old 10-12-2015, 11:04 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: In the shadow of the Canadian rockies
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurtsara View Post
A couple Glocks are a lot quieter and less shedding hair

But then you have to hide the body!!
__________________
doorfx is offline  
Old 10-12-2015, 11:57 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 2,999
Not a problem if you know someone with the right equipment, like a decent sized track hoe. Of course, the sound will draw some attention, but so will you coming out of the woods alone at really early in the morning, covered in sweat and dirt, with a shovel.
__________________
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, May 1, '17.
Currently funemployed in Vancouver WA de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline  
Old 10-13-2015, 12:25 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,886
You've already got a deterrent mounted on the wall by the door.

Your fire extinguisher.

I don't carry weapons but I do have two large after market fire extinguishers mounted by my exit door. And three more out in the bins.

I figure a good blast in the face will give me enough time to beat his head in with the canister.

The RVIA approved fire extinguishers that come with an RV are useless for anything.

Go get some good extinguishers and sleep sound at night.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline  
Old 10-13-2015, 09:13 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 747
Arch

Really do need some large fire extinguishers. What do you suggest

Reed and Elaine
__________________
Reed Cundiff is offline  
Old 10-13-2015, 10:58 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 2,999
A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane. Good capacity and accurate in the right hands.
__________________
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, May 1, '17.
Currently funemployed in Vancouver WA de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline  
Old 10-13-2015, 11:31 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reed Cundiff View Post
Arch

Really do need some large fire extinguishers. What do you suggest

Reed and Elaine
Check this out:

Fire Extinguisher: 101
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline  
Old 10-13-2015, 05:37 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 747
Arch

Thanks, have been wanting to get some excellent extinguishers for a while now. Most folks have something that might put out a frying pan fire.
Reed and Elaine
__________________
Reed Cundiff is offline  
Old 10-13-2015, 06:07 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
HD4Mark's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marathon, Florida
Posts: 2,894
My thoughts.

The big dog bowl and work boots are a cute idea but if there is some crack head trying to get in they will never put it together. Same goes with any stickers you might have.

If you have a gun then make sure you know how to and are prepared to use it. No need to advertise.

Real dogs are a great alarm and we have a couple but not everyone wants a dog.

An air horn is inexpensive. Make some noise and attract attention. A can of pepper spray works. We carry it any time we walk our dogs after having them attacked by other dogs.

One of those driveway alarms Harbor Freight sells for about $20 can be placed anywhere nearby and is pretty loud.
__________________
Mark & Nancy
2004 Winnebago Vectra 40KD
Shep dog, R.I.P. Kenzie dog Toad 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
HD4Mark is offline  
Old 10-14-2015, 12:59 PM   #42
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 89
I wouldn't recommend using any kind of pepper spray inside of your MH/TT. You may avert an attacker, but you'll also choke yourself out as well.

In all seriousness, firearms are a great idea. Just be aware that our walls are thin and rounds will not be stopped by them. That being said it'd be hard to be fully aware of your surroundings, direction of fire and what lie beyond your intended target. A good solution would be bean bag rounds for a shotgun. Less likely to penetrate exterior walls, and if they do will not have much energy left in them.

Planning accordingly to be able to operate a firearm safely from within a MH/TT would be tricky. In my home I know the external surroundings and angles/directions I can safely fire a round and can train for those situations.

Point is, be safe.
__________________

__________________
Riccochet is offline  
Closed Thread



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Do You Think About Night Time Driving During The Hot Summer Months? niceguy9605 iRV2.com General Discussion 50 01-12-2016 02:51 PM
Towing the Toad At Night SpaceNorman Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 23 08-25-2015 06:12 PM
Bounder: part time full timing it in the Bounder mojoracing Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 12 08-19-2015 08:12 PM
Full Time Traveling: 5th Wheel+PU vs Class A vs Class B SissyBoyBob iRV2.com General Discussion 12 05-21-2015 11:03 AM
Security Light Issues Sidewinder4 Newmar Owner's Forum 10 04-10-2015 08:08 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.