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Old 02-25-2017, 04:25 AM   #1
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To lock or not to lock? Feeling safe?

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Old 02-25-2017, 06:44 AM   #3
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Yep that is why we lock it when we are leaving camp or going into stores or basically not around the rig.

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Old 02-25-2017, 08:27 AM   #4
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We lock the MH any time we're not around it, even to go to the store. We also lock the bicycles at night. Better safe than sorry!
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:43 AM   #5
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We lock - always! Basement doors to storage compartments get locked (although I do leave the wet bay unlocked...). Kayaks get secured to something that can't be easily moved. Bicycles get secured to something that can't be easily moved. Only things left outside and not secured to something are our outdoor mat, a BBQ grill and a couple of folding chairs.

When we leave to go somewhere - even if it's just a walk around the campground - the door to the coach gets locked. If we're going to be away for any length of time - we close and lock all the larger windows in the coach.

We've yet to have any issues with theft - and would like to think being mindful to lock things up have contributed to that. Why hit a "secured" target when there are easier pickin's to be had?
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:00 AM   #6
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Great story! Thanks for passing it along, especially appropriate considering the Daytona 500 tomorrow.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:18 AM   #7
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We lock up everything including the compartments and the bikes and the door all the time. The door is locked even when we are inside. We are not paranoid but why make it easy for someone. We also have a 5th wheel hitch lock that is always installed when we are disconnected.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:30 AM   #8
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Funny story. If you don't lock it, don't be surprised if you loose it. There is always some clepto in a crowd.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:33 AM   #9
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good locks, just like good fences make good neighbors.
if you want it nail it down. if it can be pried loose, its not nailed down. you didnt want it.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:35 PM   #10
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We have always locked our TT if leaving the campsite, but recently had another camper tell us that when they leave their dog in the trailer and leave for awhile they do not lock their RV in case of a fire.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:45 PM   #11
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We always lock, even if it's only to up to he CG store for something. This includes the basement doors.
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Cell phone camera caught bandit's MO.

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If you don't lock least stash your valuable stuff
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:27 PM   #13
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i don't know if it was him or not but we were warned about this when we checked in for the nascar race at las vegas several years ago.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:36 PM   #14
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We're lockers too, at least my husband is....I was raised in the country in a house that was seldom locked. But I'm trying!!!! And I do usually lock the motorhome.\ when we step away.
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