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Old 07-03-2015, 04:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone bother to have some type of security system on their trailer? Something like a home alarm system for when they are camping and leave for the day. Any recommendations on an affordable system. Thanks
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Never needed one yet. Don't want one. I am in the wrong place if someone can just bust in my rig.
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This is all new to me so I have no idea if theft is an issue at camp spots. Guess you could call me a bit paranoid after living in central America for 4 years where if it's not chained down with bars on the windows they will steal it if you turn your back for 5 min.
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If I'm not around I will cable lock big things and have insurance if needed. We try and stay away from places where crime may be a problem.

Locking up just keeps honest people and kids from messing with things. Situational awareness keeps us out of bad areas. Put the two together and we have never had an issue with camping or our gear.
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Does anyone bother to have some type of security system on their trailer? Something like a home alarm system for when they are camping and leave for the day. Any recommendations on an affordable system. Thanks
Never needed or wanted a security system either.

I lock the camper we we leave, but I've left Coleman stoves and lanterns and bikes out, never had a problem yet.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:42 PM   #6
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We have only had 4 fishing poles stolen back in the 80s
I do lock up the bikes and propane fire pit because it does get a lot of attention .
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:27 PM   #7
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Look at Simply Safe. It can be adapted for RV use. A good example is when the power goes out it sends you a message. We got 7 in 20 minutes today. We got back to find an issue with the power in our pedestal which required maintenance to fix. If not for our system we would not have known of any problem while out seeing the sights!
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[QUOTE=WDW;318170]Look at Simply Safe. It can be adapted for RV use. QUOTE]

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If you would feel more secure, then get a security system.

SimpliSafe will work great on your RV. You will have to set your sensors for ALERT only (sends you a text message if a sensor is activated), as you will be traveling and you would have to keep changing your location in the database. Most local police departments have strict rules regarding alarm systems and could cost you some money in local fines.

All you would need are MOTION sensors for the living area and one in each of your storage compartments. Shut your window shades before you leave, activate the key pad, lock the door... you will then get a text letting you know that the system was activated.

There is no contract, which is nice.

Since we are gone between 3 to 5 months out of the year, I also have a security camera (16) system for the house. Nice to be able to sit on a recliner, with a nice cold drink and watch them mow the lawn, 500 miles away.
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Thanks for the info.
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