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Old 04-21-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Hegins
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What do you do for RV Security?

We took the camper up north to our summer site and it will be there a few weeks at a time in between other trips. My site is not part of a large or what I would call secure campground. Do you use ball locks? Chain your wheels? I have aluminum rims so I was thinking they may be target also. Batteries can walk too I suppose. I do have access to WiFi and was thinking of an outdoor WiFi cam that I can log into from home. That or a game camera. Just looking to hear what everyone here does or has had experience with. Its a lot of money to park and drive away from at times. Thanks.

Ball Lock?
Wheel Lock?
Hitch Lock?
Remove your wheels?
GPS Logger?
WiFi Camera
Game Camera

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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We left our camper on BLM land for 2 weeks with 5 days away from it. We used a hitch lock and cable locked our generator to the bumper. We knew we were taking a risk but were in a bind and needed to do this. We had no trouble at all.
Two things, at the end of the day locks are simply a deterrent. If someone wants it bad enough they will get it! And the second is have insurance incase it does get damaged/stolen. This helped ease our concern for sure.

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Old 04-21-2014, 10:16 PM   #3
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I bought one of these to put inside my trailer while at the storage lot.

Amazon.com: Mini Alarm Motion Detector and Remote Control with 10,000 possible codes: Home Improvement

It is cheap, and give me a slight peace of mind. I figure that if some punk is going to break in for the TV's, this might scare them off. It works pretty good and runs on batteries for about a month without changing.

I also have a hitch lock.

I figure these things will keep a honest person honest, but if someone really wanted something, that they could get it with what ever I have installed.

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:03 PM   #4
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WiFi Camera and / or GPS Tracker?

Anyone use a GPS tracker or WiFi camera to remotely view / record?
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