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TOMMY47

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Posted: 06/06/14 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Checked the MH for caught/dead mice . All 3 glue traps were moved. Curious, I searched around. One was folded in half and on the floor. The other 2 were found in the dinette area well above the ground. Both had the imprint of a large shoe. Also smelled a little like cigarette smoke. Also looked like some empty boxes tossed around. Fortunately, I keep no electronics or anything of value in it until I'm ready to go.
All doors were locked.
Seems someone got in at night and stepped in glue traps in the dark.
Don't know how they could have gotten in, since it was locked. Why did they lock the doors when they left? Should I expect a return visit?

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Do any of your storage compartments allow access into the coach ?

Do you use aftermarket window locks ?

I'm guessing they got in through some way other than the door.

Do you have kids, friends or relatives with access to the keys.

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No access from the bins. No extra keys out there. Windows were closed with normal locks but a real tight squeeze.

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camper keys are almost universal and can open any unit with little effort.

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Posted: 06/06/14 03:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Set up some type of camera, (like a wild game camera)


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Fresno--Don't want my camera stolen.

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I have spent more than one night in the camper when we are some place you are not sure about. I know in High school I had a set of keys to my grandparents cabin and My friends and I spent several weekend winter nights there with some barley pops. I know they had no idea for a few years till the neighbors busted us.


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Posted: 06/06/14 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got no kids or grandkids.

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We had a similar experience with our HTT while in storage. One day my son and I were biking by the storage lot and noticed the door to our HTT was wide open. I stopped in and found the door lock had been busted. I had only put on the lock, not the dead bolt. We had nothing of interest to a non-camper. We figured they were just looking for something to steal.

Since the main lock was broken, I locked the deadbolt. About a week later, the storage lot manager called to say that it was broken into again. They couldn't get past the dead bolt, but they sure tried. They broke the window on the door and ripped the door a little at the bottom of the window. Since they couldn't get in, they broke the tongue lock and snipped the tether for the gravity feed cap.

I checked the only other camper in the lot, it too had been broken into. The police figured they were just looking for a place to stay.

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TOMMY47 wrote:

Fresno--Don't want my camera stolen.


OP, what camera? I thought no electronics or anything of value was in the RV.
Maybe I missed something. Even still, if there was a camera is it worth a court case and all the hassle?


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