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Old 08-04-2021, 05:13 PM   #43
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So if thievery is so low in parks why do people lock their lower compartment doors? The stuff inside costs far less than the doors (don't forget getting them painted) if broke into.
If they do steal the junk inside I get NEW!
We didn't lock the bay doors... front door either at times. I guess we're not ones to always be looking over our shoulder and wondering who's going to get us. There are more good people than bad.
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Old 08-04-2021, 07:54 PM   #44
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Through some 42 years of camping I've only have one thing stolen. Came back from a rodeo to discover my cooler missing from under the trailer.
Next day police found about 20 coolers, contents dumped- only beer missing. There was several hundred dollars of spoiled meat laying on the ground though.


For the past 10 years I've secured practically everything before leaving, but more JIC of a strong storm; small items become missiles in high wind.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:15 PM   #45
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A couple chairs and my milkcrate table, the patio mat get left out. the gen, bike and solar panel locked to the TT.
I have spent too many years in bear country to ever leave anything food-related outside. I don't care if it's grizzlies or racoons, i don't want critters raiding the camp. Grills, grates and anything else to do with food gets cleaned and put away, every time.
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I do lock the bay doors on travel days just so my stuff doesn't fall out along the highway.
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We leave out only chairs and small table unlocked. Bikes stay chained to rear bumper and each other, right under our bed. We camp frequently in bear country, so grills get stored when not in use.
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:25 AM   #48
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We replaced the locking tab with a thumb turn one ...So those are completely unlockable.
Interesting idea. Are you not worried about the doors vibrating open going down the road?

I found the Thumb Operated Cam Lock from Camco.

Are there any that are Thumb WITH key for the occasional time when they do need to be locked?
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:40 AM   #49
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I too lock up the WD but also cover it with a dark plastic bag so that it's not noticeable. That thing is bright!
Good idea. I think I will cut something to fit to cover the front of the Watch Dog, with two pieces of velcro, for the sites when it is not helpful or desirable to advertise for Hughes. SOMETIMES, the bright light does help on that side of the camper.
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Are there any that are Thumb WITH key for the occasional time when they do need to be locked?
Answered my own question. Lots to choose from. Thanks!
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