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post Feb 1 2012, 02:33 PM
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I was recently asked while traveling in our R.V. with our grandchildren. How do we know the R.V. parks we stay at during our travels are safe? I did not know. So I started to ask around. In california you can go to the MEG--- L-W web site (free) use zip code of the park, search and scroll through looking for the parks street address. This way is time consuming but affective.The other way is to search by street address. Type in street address hit search then click on blue squares close to the red star. This method is a little more complicated but much quicker when mastered. PLEASE COMMENT ON ANY OTHER SECURITY PRECAUTIONS THAT CAN HELP.


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post Feb 5 2012, 08:10 PM
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I agree as well. I've camped at a couple hundred RV parks and campgrounds and not had safety issues. I sometimes leave things out, but take precautions on anything too valuable. For example when camping in state parks where I need to use the generator I chain and padlock it to the trailer.
I tend to avoid RV parks that look too bad, but have been in some that were not the best, and find the year round occupants tend to be workers not criminals.

The one "safety" exception was about 3 years ago when staying at a city park in Kansas It was raining fairly heavily, and I just had "a feeling" that I should return to camp and check the RV. I'm glad I did as the campground was on a river, and the dike broke flooding the campground. That was the quickest that I have ever hooked up my trailer and departed. I could see the water level rising as I prepared to leave. By the time I took off there was about a foot of water on the ground and the roads were under water as well. I threw it in to 4-wheel drive and guessed where the road was. No damage, but I was fortunate. At the time I debated on whether I should post an emergency phone number on the outside of my RV in the future.

I went to another city campground by a lake a few miles out of town, and the caretaker insisted on collecting the fee, even though I had paid at the first campground. I stopped at city hall the next day, and was given an apology and a refund.
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a.d   Security Precautions   Feb 1 2012, 02:33 PM
Jerry S.   Maybe I'm a bit uninformed and/or niave, but I...   Feb 1 2012, 10:54 PM
joez   When traveling, the only security precaution that ...   Feb 2 2012, 08:16 AM
John Blue   I feel the same way at Jerry S. and joez. We have...   Feb 2 2012, 09:45 AM
jim crowl   I agree as well. I've camped at a couple hund...   Feb 5 2012, 08:10 PM
dalsgal   At any campground, or anywhere else, the children ...   Feb 6 2012, 09:14 AM
Wink   I think here a little common sense gos a long way....   Feb 6 2012, 08:44 PM
JBH   Know your neighbors...introduce yourself, if they ...   Feb 7 2012, 08:16 PM
Kirk   If you stay in family oriented RV parks and avoid ...   Feb 13 2012, 10:35 AM
dalsgal   If you stay in family oriented RV parks and avoid...   Feb 13 2012, 03:00 PM
mdcamping   Based on a experience when we were at a campground...   Feb 13 2012, 08:43 PM
RanMan   Telling people to avoid parks full of permanent...   Feb 14 2012, 12:11 PM
kcmoedoe   I actively avoid parks with long term residents. ...   Feb 14 2012, 04:30 PM
dalsgal   Not to be rude but you do sound elitist. I bet if...   Feb 14 2012, 05:46 PM
kcmoedoe   Not to be rude but you do sound elitist. I bet i...   Feb 14 2012, 08:06 PM
Wink   You may be correct. But read the bad reviews and...   Feb 27 2012, 01:05 PM
joez   I believe that yours is the exception to the rul...   Feb 16 2012, 09:31 AM
nedmtnman   OK, back to the original post about security. We h...   Feb 16 2012, 11:16 AM
chowhound   You may be correct. But read the bad reviews and...   Feb 16 2012, 03:08 PM
Texasrvers   This thread has already deteriorated from the OP, ...   Feb 16 2012, 06:59 PM
a.d   The Park itself is a reflection of the management....   Feb 17 2012, 12:09 PM
a.d   I was recently asked while traveling in our R.V. ...   Jan 19 2013, 09:39 PM
HappyCampers6   We prefer rv parks that don't have many or any...   Jan 25 2013, 10:23 PM
docj   We prefer rv parks that don't have many or an...   Jan 26 2013, 06:13 PM
a.d   Finished our planning stage,hope to get on the roa...   Mar 19 2014, 04:29 PM
OU geo   I am in full agreement with dalsgal, RanMan, Texas...   Mar 20 2014, 02:13 PM
a.d   I am in full agreement with dalsgal, RanMan, Texa...   Mar 20 2014, 07:13 PM
OU geo   Thank you OU qeo for your input. But lets not str...   Mar 21 2014, 12:16 PM
Texasrvers   Thank you OU qeo for your input. But lets not str...   Mar 22 2014, 12:17 PM
Lindsay Richards   I bought a $4.00 security system at Radio Sha...   Mar 20 2014, 04:32 PM
a.d   I bought a $4.00 security system at Radio Sh...   Mar 20 2014, 06:20 PM


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