Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
View Poll Results: Have you ever had a theft at a campground
Yes 25 16.89%
No 123 83.11%
Voters: 148. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-25-2021, 07:32 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,343
Theft at a Campground....

There seems to be a fair amount of discussion around here about people "theft proofing" their rigs. I'm taking a poll to see how many folks have actually had a theft at a campground.
arcaguy is offline   Reply With Quote
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 02-25-2021, 07:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
R.Wold's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Freightliner Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Rosemary Farm, Northern Ca
Posts: 3,744
My daughter had her kids bike stolen from CG in Northern Ca - Lava Beds Nat Monument near the Oregon border. So not a “theft proof the rig“ thing and just carelessness IMHO, but it happens.

I was overnighting in a nice neighborhood in East Memphis and had a 1am visit by a couple of tatted up skin head no-hopers who were obviously looking for something to steal thinking we were in the house we were visiting. I chased them off twice, called Memphis PD, then chased them off a third time. But of course, this was in a city that’s going down the societal tubes.

And my son had bikes stolen from his truck while parked in a Reno towing his 5th wheel. Again, not in a camp ground and he should have secured them.
__________________
Current Coach: MoCa (Mobile Cabin) 2016 Ventana 3427 with HWH Active Air. 2016 Edge toad
R.Wold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 08:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
hohenwald48's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Nashville, TN area
Posts: 4,113
I assume you want us to vote based on actual personal experience and not what we've "heard"?
__________________
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
2019 Newmar Canyon Star 3627 on a 2018 F-53 26K chassis w/6 speed transmission
2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU with Ready Brute tow system w/Currie Tow Plate
Titusville, FL when not on the road
hohenwald48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 08:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Fiesta48's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,248
Never in 20 years. Even in questionable parks. I dont even lock all 14 lower cabinets.
__________________
Full Timers.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E on a Freightliner XCS chassis with a Cummins ISL9 pulling 1 and/or 2 motorcycles, '07 Honda Accord OR a 17' Runabout Boat.
Fiesta48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 08:47 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
jimcumminsw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Oswego IL
Posts: 1,969
I have been camping since I was 12-13 years old and I am now in my 70's. I have never had anything stolen at a campsite.

When we use to tent camp anything could have been removed, when we were gone for the day. I use to have a camp kitchen that sat on the picnic table. All you had to do was walk up and remove the stove, gas lantern, dishes, pot and pans if you wanted them.

We than moved on to a pop-up with our children. Bikes and their gear was never locked up at night, just place near the tong of the pop-up.

Now with our 5er, the only thing that I secure is the portable surge protector. Which if someone really want the surge protector! All that they have to do is to un-plug the unit from the pedestal and unscrew the power cord at the trailer, taking the surge protector and electric cord as a unit.

I feel locking up items only keep honest people honest! If a thief really wants it they will get what they want.
__________________
Jim & Jill
Sold: 2010 318SAB Cougar:New: 2016 Cedar Creek 34RL. 2008 Dodge 6.7LCummins the original 6.7L engine, w/68RFE Auto
jimcumminsw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 08:54 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 324
Had food stolen....buy animals!
mokurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:00 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 15,625
Had a 6 pack of beer & cheap Styrofoam cooler they were in stolen back in 1980 something

Other then that ............NO

And we never locked compartment/storage doors, never locked items outside (BBQ, Chairs, Tables, Portable Surge Protector etc)
Only locked entry door out of habit when we left
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 272
In a $50 night park in a rural area. Bike locked to picnic table 10 ft from rv door. Stolen between 7 and 10 pm with us in the rv. Only other time we were aware was in san diego when locals ( we were told) came into park and rode bikes out. Park advised that all belongings should be stored inside rig as theft was a huge problem. Full time for 14 yrs...only experience with theft.
netjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:16 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 368
I voted no, but then I remembered someone stole half my firewood while I was out for a hike several years ago. As for personal property, never. I've long been in the habit of keeping my belongings put away out of sight and all doors locked when I'm away from the rig, even for a moment. It's a habit from long years of urban and suburban living. Plus, I don't use commercial campgrounds, and that helps a bunch, I think.
__________________
'18 Rockwood 2109S '17 Silverado 2500HD WT. Hookups? What hookups? Mountains, please.
HopsBrewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:36 AM   #10
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 45,813
Never had a theft but I always lock my bikes to the frame of the main slideout at night.
__________________
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:40 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 37,366
In over 60 yrs of RV'ing the only thing has been a brand new 25' water hose. But then I lock stuff up too.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft, HWH Active Air
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 Jeep JKU Dragon Edition
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:50 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
mdcamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Willington, CT
Posts: 177
I voted yes

Close to 20 yrs ago we had our kids expensive football jackets stolen at a campground. Campground had a "reputation"

We have been to several differant beach campgrounds over the years, multiple times our outside coolers were broken into. (beer)

We also lock up our bikes to the back bumper of our TT

Mike
__________________
2007 Tacoma, 2011 Jayco X20E
mdcamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:57 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
ArtJoyce's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Thornville, Ohio
Posts: 609
Back in the 80's. I drank to much pop, keep it in a cooler. I had 2 sites from me what look like a bunch of college kids. One morning I woke up to no pop in the cooler.

But other then that, no issues. In 35+ years of camping.
__________________
Art & Joyce
Thornville, OH
35' DP Endeavor being pushed by a Kia Soul
ArtJoyce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:59 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by hohenwald48 View Post
I assume you want us to vote based on actual personal experience and not what we've "heard"?
Personally, we've had two things stolen over the many years we've been camping. One was a cooler, probably stolen by some goofy kids while we were staying at a state park.

The other time was by masked bandits. Yep, racoons stole all our bacon out of a cooler that we thought we had "coon proofed". Heavy firewood on top of the cooler didn't stop them.
__________________
03 Itasca Sunova, Workhorse P32 with the 8.1 and 4L85-E
Mudfrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
campground



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
Campground theft? RoadEyePie 5th Wheel Discussion 141 12-24-2018 12:48 PM
Campground theft MNawman Newmar Owner's Forum 41 02-11-2018 03:27 PM
Question about campground theft. Mich F iRV2.com General Discussion 22 01-15-2016 05:55 AM
ALERT - Theft Problem @ Campground Dr4Film Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 8 03-04-2012 02:10 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.