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Old 02-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #16
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We use the little plastic stacking cubes for clothes in our popup as well!

As far as security, we've been many, MANY times, and have never had an issue. On our last trip, we had two laptops and other various electronics, and just put them under our blankets in the locked popup when we weren't there. DH said that when he went camping as a kid at FW some 20 years ago, somebody stole his brother's bike from their site... so we always keep our electric scooters locked up (even at our site) just in case some little delinquent gets any ideas. On our last trip we saw someone in our loop with a 40" tv in a screen room, and his site was right by the road... not something I would personally do, but he didn't seem to have any issues.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #17
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Oh man, I LOVE the idea of the extra tent/changing room!
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:54 PM   #18
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So now I have a question..

Is there room on a premium site for a tent AND the RV?? And from the photos, it looks like there wouldn't be a way to stake down a tent?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #19
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So now I have a question..

Is there room on a premium site for a tent AND the RV?? And from the photos, it looks like there wouldn't be a way to stake down a tent?
There is no sand/coquina pad for a tent on a Premium site.

But usually you can put a smaller tent off the back with little problem. With the 18' wide concrete pad of a Premium you can't stake it on concrete.

But if you use it to stash suitcases, stuff, etc, it would be sufficiently weighted in all but the most windy conditions.

BTW the pad is usually over 50' long so there is room for a tent on the concrete pad as well as the RV unless it is super long. Or the tent can go to the side of the RV which would be backed all the way in.

The Premiums are plenty big for lots of different arrangements.

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #20
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Thank you!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #21
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I won't understand why you would lock the 1/2 door on a popup? the zipper or Velcro is right next to the door
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #22
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I won't understand why you would lock the 1/2 door on a popup? the zipper or Velcro is right next to the door
To keep *honest* people honest That's what my dad always says about locked doors. Most homes are more vulnerable than people realize - just recently near here someone kicked in the back door of a newer home with three kicks (they had cameras that they saw on their laptop while they were away). It's not the lock and doors, but the framing that is weak and gives way.
Doubt anyone could easily break into our MH though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #23
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I won't understand why you would lock the 1/2 door on a popup? the zipper or Velcro is right next to the door
LOL! When we had a pop up we always locked our half door, too. I guess we just hoped if a thief came by he wouldn't be smart enough to figure out the velcro! LOL!
We have never had anyone bother our camp stuff but we do put thinks up like cameras, money, sometimes chain the bikes. My husband always says you know campers are just honest people!
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #24
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I won't understand why you would lock the 1/2 door on a popup? the zipper or Velcro is right next to the door
The way ours is set up, it's very difficult to unlock from the velcro (we have a solid popup door when you put it together... not sure if others are different or not). My hubby took the keys to the comfort station after swimming one day and I was locked out, and I could not for the life of me unlock the door. I had all of the velcro off and the side unzipped, and I couldn't reach the lock. By the time he came back to the camper, I had cut my arm on the sharp metal trying to reach the lock... so hopefully anyone that tries to break in will have the same luck .
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:46 AM   #25
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I think you have a better chance collecting insurance and filing a police report if the door was locked. Then it becomes "breaking and entering,"
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #26
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I think you have a better chance collecting insurance and filing a police report if the door was locked. Then it becomes "breaking and entering,"
I used to think this, too, until I served on a jury for a trial in which a man was accused of breaking and entering. There was a question as to whether or not the door of the victim was locked. The judge instructed the jury that it doesn't matter if the door was locked or unlocked - it is considered breaking and entering if you open the door and walk inside of private property which you do not have permission to be in.
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I used to think this, too, until I served on a jury for a trial in which a man was accused of breaking and entering. There was a question as to whether or not the door of the victim was locked. The judge instructed the jury that it doesn't matter if the door was locked or unlocked - it is considered breaking and entering if you open the door and walk inside of private property which you do not have permission to be in.
Maybe, in the long run, if it comes to the court.

But, locking *any* door will deter a lot of people, because it takes a little more effort than just opening the door and walking in. The majority of crooks would rather not make a *scene* if possible. They prefer easy pickings. (Hence, most go to the backs of homes to *break* in).

It may have happened, but I've, personally, never heard of a *break in* at the Disney campsites. Leaving a door unlocked is like an *invitation* to a thief IMO. We need to do whatever is possible to keep our belongings safe - lock bikes, keep things close together near center of site, don't make things so visible that someone could just *pick up*.

I've seen some sites with things, toys, bikes, whatever, all over the place, and people have left and gone to the parks (or wherever, not there). Makes me wonder what their homes look like.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #28
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I pack a small suitcase or duffel for each of us on a 7 night trip. Leaving them in the back of the SUV has worked great for us. Just grab what you need the night before and you are all set. You could leave a pop up hamper outside for the dirties.

We store our food on shelving units taht snap together. Previous owner was kind enough to leave them. They look like something from Walmart--four posts that snap in to a shelf that has a small lip so nothing rolls off. Works grreat to keep from using plastic bins that take up space. Everything is contained in a one foot square area so there is counter space for keys and wallets.

We have never had a problem with security. My son has left his DS, the IPad, and DVD player in the camper. Of course we stick them in a cabinet and lock the half door, but nothing has ever disappeared.
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