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Old 02-10-2011, 12:07 PM   #31
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Rarely do we leave things outside unsecured (but have done so and been lucky so far). We lock up everything. We use cables/lock for stuff left outside, and store anything else that inside the truck/tt that can come inside.

One time though when Breezi was a puppy, we "hooked" her up outside and I went into the tt for about 5 minutes. I came back out to find her gone from her little rope thingy. I panicked and Don and I started walking different directions. I found a 5 yr old little girl carrying Breezi into her tt about 10 campsites down. The mother didn't even know her daughter had wandered off. The little girl told the mother the owner had given her the pup and (even though Breezi had a collar and tag) the mom said she would have let her keep it had I not showed up! Amazing how many ignorant parents would believe that their children are just "given" items.....
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:16 PM   #32
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Oh, No, Clutch!

Drifting off subject a bit. Sounds great, Clutch, but we live in a lawsuit world. Just stun a kid, never mind burning him, and if his folks will settle for your TT and TV, you've just hit the legal equivalent of the lottery, IMHO. Of course, if the law hears about it first, well, generally speaking, if the booby trap injures someone, even a burglar, never mind a kid, you can face serious criminal charges. B---- about it if you like, but a law degree gives a lawyer a right to trash our country for 40%. I think it's in the Constitution. As for the 1911, they're okay in federal parks now. I'd ask a ranger if in doubt, but don't settle for a weasel answer like, it's not a good idea. Make them tell you it's illegal. It had four phone calls and conversations with two TSAs and an airport cop at DIA and no one would say CCW was good at DIA, outside security of course. One said it was a federal facility which made it illegal. A Denver cop said whoa, no it ain't. It's Denver property and CCW is good there.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #33
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Hey Joe, that brings up a good point, are you allowed to have "1911's" in a state park as long as you keep it in your TT? what about outside the TT with a permit?
It depends-- there is a new law on the books that allows guns in National Parks

The change in federal law basically means that national park visitors must obey the federal, state, and local gun laws appropriate to the parks they are visiting. It's a sharp change to previous laws that severely restricted guns in the national parks, generally requiring them to be locked or stored.

State laws are a little different and vary I'm sure.

I live in California where they do not allow fire arms in the state park unless your hunting. I am willing to take that hit if it means preventing a bad guy from hurting my family. Besides that we camp in a state park maybe once a year. We camp in the national forest or out of state.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:38 PM   #34
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Drifting off subject a bit. Sounds great, Clutch, but we live in a lawsuit world. Just stun a kid, never mind burning him, and if his folks will settle for your TT and TV, you've just hit the legal equivalent of the lottery, IMHO. Of course, if the law hears about it first, well, generally speaking, if the booby trap injures someone, even a burglar, never mind a kid, you can face serious criminal charges. B---- about it if you like, but a law degree gives a lawyer a right to trash our country for 40%. I think it's in the Constitution. As for the 1911, they're okay in federal parks now. I'd ask a ranger if in doubt, but don't settle for a weasel answer like, it's not a good idea. Make them tell you it's illegal. It had four phone calls and conversations with two TSAs and an airport cop at DIA and no one would say CCW was good at DIA, outside security of course. One said it was a federal facility which made it illegal. A Denver cop said whoa, no it ain't. It's Denver property and CCW is good there.
Ummmm, I could be wrong, but I thought Clutch was joking. Actually, I'm pretty sure he was. I know for sure I would never set something up like that. But like any ridiculous joke told by any comedian, it was funny. Oooops?
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #35
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Yeah, could well have been joking. I posted a joke on photo sticky about some guy's great looking bunkhouse sleeping more than two. It was taken seriously. But just in case others took it as a good idea, better safe. And it's a darned good idea anyway. It was well thought out but for one step. You set it up and plug it in at the trailer down the line that kept you awake all weekend partying.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:49 AM   #36
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Been camping for 50 yrs & am happy to report that nothing was ever stolen.Of course we've had the feeling that stuff was stolen until we look in the pickup & there it is, just where we put it the night before hahah it's that "old thing"
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:39 PM   #37
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:47 PM   #39
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Being a "lawman" for 38 years, a tent camper for 12 years and an RV'er for 3 years, I can tell you that the best policy is to lock it up. I have never had a single problem with theft in a campground but have known it to happen, although very rarely. I sort of feel guilty of appearing to not trust my fellow RV'ers when I lock certain belongings up but unfortunately even the most honest folks may be tempted in a weak moment. Do yourself and an opportunist a favor and lock it up.
I too am retired law enforcement, and I use cables to lock my generator when I am in any government campground. When I retired I also bought my service revolver (that ages me) and my handcuffs. I use my handcuffs to secure my mountain bike to my 5th wheel when I am gone or at night. It makes a good conversation piece when spotted.
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Locking things up definately keeps the "honest" people honest. If someone really wants your stuff it will be gone. Bicycles, generators, propane tanks, and gas cans seem to be popular items for thieves. If you haven't been a victim yet you just haven't been around the right people (low lifes) yet. Your turn will come.
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