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If I was a Man it might not matter/ Safety Issue
#21
I have had the exact same thoughts. That I want a van or class B so that I can drive away. Here is the thing though. I can't drive my house and I feel safe in it, even sleeping with the windows open. For me, I think it is more fear of the unknown. I haven't made a decision yet but am still leaning towards the van/class B for the convenience of it.
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#22
Get a gun, a big protective barking dog, and put two chairs outside your camper, along with a large pair of dirty, gnarly mens boots sitting by the door. Mount some motion operated LED lights on all sides of the camper, and no one will bother you, ever.

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#23
^
Go to a gun range and collect some empty spent 45 cal shells. Cover the ground near your door with them. Lol.
The world is not perfect, and neither am I. Get over it already. 
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#24
^^ Not a bad idea, Danny!
'93 Club Wagon (Juanita) & AbuelaLoca (Belinda)

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#25
Alas, if you listen to some people NOBODY is safe unless they have a shotgun, two pistols, a baseball bat, two car alarms, and maybe some barbed wire and two attack dogs.........

The reality of course is that the odds of anyone being the victim of a violent attack are vanishingly small, and sleeping in a camper van or RV is not any more "unsafe" than sleeping anywhere else. Use simple basic commonsense precautions (lock your doors, park in a well-lit area, keep valuables out of sight, and don't attract attention to yourself) and you'll be fine. The worry about "something might happen!!!" is far greater than the actual reality of it.

Living in "Ziggy the Snail Shell" since May 2015
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#26
When I first moved into my mobile home (back before the first seperation) we didn't have ANY money for curtains or blinds, but I had been religiously practicing at the range, religiously keeping my targets (DPS Silhouettes) and had a ton of them, so me and Jeanne taped them up so nobody could look in ans see inside
Not only did we never get robbed, all the neighbors were super polite, and the religious folks stayed away too Tongue
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#27
(05-18-2017, 06:00 PM)lenny flank Wrote: The reality of course is that the odds of anyone being the victim of a violent attack are vanishingly small, and sleeping in a camper van or RV is not any more "unsafe" than sleeping anywhere else.

Still, I understand the concerns. If you are at home and you call 911 from a home phone or even a cell phone you usually will have the ability to convey your location and maybe if you live in town or nearby, the screaming sirens will scare an intruder away...or we can hope.

But boondocking out in the middle of the woods, or the desert, a roadside rest area, or even a campground, and calling 911, you may not be able to state a location, nor have any hope of help arriving in the next 5 minutes. Maybe not for a half hour, if then!

Remember, "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away."

My comment for women about making the campsite look less vulnerable is actually a recommended and proven way of deterring crime. I did forget to mention a portable air horn hanging near the bed.
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#28
I agree even as a man I would want the ability to drive away while the alarm is still blaring and locked safe inside. I just drove an hour and a half away from Santa Fe because of a bad vibe and part of the time I was honestly thinking about you ladies and all I could come up with was they must have brass balls cause I dont know how yall can stomach it. I couldn't stomach Santa Fe.
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(05-18-2017, 09:29 PM)4x4gamer Wrote: I couldn't stomach Santa Fe.

Those of us non-residents of Santa Fe, but familiar with the downsides of the area, have been known to refer to the place as Sani-Flush.

Interpret that as you wish....

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Wow that's a shame. I thought I was getting pulled over as I left and I was thinking seriously I know of a couple places where there's some shady @$!# going down and vie been here hours and your gonna pull me over!!!! Lol but no he flipped his lights and went around me.
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