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et cetera

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Most of these are captain obvious click-bait type BS.

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I think *my* biggest concern is security. I am not retired, not close to it, I work and thus leave my RV unattended for most of the day. It is a relatively easy target.


The type of security RVs offer is not of the same caliber as household security. Break-ins even stealing the whole thing is not out of the question.

I am in the process of buying something and when I do, I will do my best to upgrade security. Go above and beyond. Possibly install a kill switch, etc.

I have to deal with issues that most retired full-timers just do not encounter.

I don't keep anything valuable in it but it's not really a solution either.

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et cetera wrote:

Most of these are captain obvious click-bait type BS.

But:

I think *my* biggest concern is security. I am not retired, not close to it, I work and thus leave my RV unattended for most of the day. It is a relatively easy target.


The type of security RVs offer is not of the same caliber as household security. Break-ins even stealing the whole thing is not out of the question.

I am in the process of buying something and when I do, I will do my best to upgrade security. Go above and beyond. Possibly install a kill switch, etc.

I have to deal with issues that most retired full-timers just do not encounter.

I don't keep anything valuable in it but it's not really a solution either.


I think you overestimate home security...

Not that RV security is remotely good, but typical home security is almost as bad. Most homes have large glass windows within easy reach, window locks that are easily pried apart, door jams made of wood that will break with minimal impact, locks that can fairly easily be bypassed, etc.. If anybody wants into a house, most of the time there is little to stop them.

FWIW, we have alarm systems, security cameras, and hidden GPS units in both our rigs and various mechanisms to keep them from moving when we're not present. We're not going to bar the windows and doors. It's a good idea to go above and beyond but to say that a typical house is substantially more secure is a bit of a stretch. We leave our RVs unattended often (both boondocking and at RV parks) and don't think twice about doing so.

Most full-timers leave their rigs often, whether to work, buy groceries, sight-see, or whatever. We know literally hundreds of people out there who work full-time while traveling in their RVs (Xscapers!), working in all fields, and leaving their rigs for hours at a time. Your idea that it's a rarity for a full-timer to leave their rig alone is a fallacy. It's very rarely an issue for any of them.

Edit: unless you're looking to be stationary in a questionable area, I guess. Then maybe it warrants the concern.

* This post was edited 08/13/21 10:03pm by n0arp *


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