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Old 03-10-2008, 09:17 AM
 
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Default Do You Worry About Tent Security?

We often leave our campsite unattended to go walking, swimming, etc..

I worry about our stuff getting stolen sometimes, although its never happened.

Have you ever had any of your camping gear stolen while away from the campsite?
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:01 AM
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I worry about this too. I will be putting everything that is valuable to me in my car and locking the doors when I can't be close to the site. It would really ruin a trip to have something taken, and just because it doesn't happen often, doesn't mean it can't happen or won't happen!
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That's a very good idea to lock it up in the trunk. I think leaving expensive things out in the open is asking for someone to steal it. The only time we had something stolen was on a cruise. They stole my camera, so I got another one. I think I left the camera by the pool or bar. So when you camp, I would put items I don't want to lose in the car trunk.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:29 AM
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It's never happened to me nor has it happened to anyone that I know. I think about it and take precautions but I don't worry about it. I think fire wood (which a few pieces have gon missing once in a while) would be the most popular thing to get swipped and if that's all they care about to stay warm then be my guest. Theres lots of it around. Touch my Colman stove.....Boy you better be able to out run me becase there will be hell to pay!!!
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:30 PM
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Sure I worry about tent security thats why I bought a travel trailer

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Old 03-10-2008, 01:34 PM
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Hmmmm, your going to create some testy tent campers
But is kinda funny


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Sure I worry about tent security thats why I bought a travel trailer

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Old 03-10-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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So with the tent trailer do you have a remote lock for it? My car does and I use it frequently. The van has a key less entry as well on the door. I have that memorized and use it sometimes. I'm sure with the trailer you don't have a security problem.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:42 AM
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I can't say I have ever heard anyone say anything about having something stolen from their campsites either; other than coolers and garbage by the bears and racoons. (Sorry I couldn't help myself.)
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:44 AM
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Not sure which is worse, people stealing, or bears
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:05 PM
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I am a tent camper, and I am not too testy . If someone walked off with that cast iron dutch oven that I spent all that time curing.... then you would see testy!!!!!!

I have that nice new hammock that I got on super sale at hammocks.com that it would cost me almost $150 with shipping to replace. It would be so easy for someone to snag that too.

I would love to buy a travel trailer to combat how susceptible tents could be to a problem, but the money just won't allow it. Besides... if a robber happens into a campground, who has a bigger target on themselves for having something worth stealing: the tent camper, or the person in his rolling house with all the bells and whistles????

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who has a bigger target on themselves for having something worth stealing: the tent camper, or the person in his rolling house with all the bells and whistles????
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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So Kiteri makes a good point about the two different kinds of campers. One who comes with very few items, such as a hammock. The other kind of campers are people who bring everything with them. I guess you guys have seen these campers. Do they really have a kitchen sink?
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:09 PM
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Absolutely worry about it. I generally will put my real important items in my truck and lock it, if I am going somewhere for any length of time. Never had a problem, and probably wont, but these days, you cant help but worry about it.
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Getting items stolen is just the worst thing when you're camping. I must be in denial about the subject. Is it very common to get things stolen from your campsite? When I went it wasn't but that was years ago. Now things are different, you should take precautions.
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I think it kind of depends on where you camp. For the most part most people do not touch other people's things but you always get the goofballs who mess things up.

I find, though, when we are at the house trailer campground, we don't have a problem. But I think it is because it is a small neighborhood and people watch out for each other's property.

When we are tent camping, I try to put the "valuable" things out of sight in the car or somewhere someone would have to work to get at.

When I first saw the quesiton, I thought you meant security like people coming into the tent or trailer at night. I worry about that when I have the grandchildren with us.
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