Rally Chat stolen

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by Mely, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Mely

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    Hi everyone

    the motorhome show at the Norfolk show Ground..to be aware thiefs are on site ...

    A suit case solar panel was stolen early hours of this morning...

    Lock down your belongings ....
     
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    Very sad and extremely annoying.hope someone catches the culprits but they seldom do:(
    Brian & Jo
     
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    May I ask where it was stolen from please...

    The dealer's stand, or from the park up area?

    JJ :cool:
     
  4. Mely

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    Hi

    thank you for all your kind words and support

    the solar panel was stolen from the disabled camp site area..well onto the site..near the internal show entry gate for the campers....
     
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    So sad when these things happen, changes what should be a pleasant week end into a frustrating one. Unfortunately it happens and a timely reminder to remember to take what security measures we can.
     
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    Thank you...
    I must say..site security needs to be stepped up...all us campers have valuable belongings that are kept out side...in all my years camping 40+ years..i have never known theft on any site..either independent or club organisations ...

    We all have the entrenched unspoken code of conduct ....
     
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    All I can say , you have been very lucky:(, not to have had it nicked but not lost anything before, if you leave stuff outside.
     
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    Thanks for your comments..and constructive advice...

    Where does it start n stop..all campers have belongings out side..chairs ..generators swings..bikes..water canisters...awning..cars..caravans..motorhomes... the list goes on

    theft is not acceptable and should be taken seriously ...at the end of the day people will begin to stop attending these events...because trust amongst us has begun to decline...
     
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    Hope I'm not being picky, but I would never leave anything outside that wasn't fastened down anywhere, official campsites included.
     
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    Sorry that this has happened - especially since the solar panel could be vital for someone needing to keep batteries topped up for medical equipment.

    I have had small things* taken (annoying but not life threatening) and try to put everything inside when going anywhere - but who moves everything inside if just going to the tap for example? Especially as things can get taken even if you are in and around your van.

    Leaving things outside, or even in an awning or pup tent, is a risk most of us take from time to time.

    I just hope the panel was marked with a ID label and is recovered.

    * gas lighter and potato peeler and can opener on different sites!!!!!
     
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    Sorry to hear of the loss - if it isn't nailed down, it will often go missing. as for PD's loss. - It was me...... promise to return the errant spud peeler. It wasn't very good anyway. Can opener was only taken to open Shifty's wallet (failed) and the gas lighter was used to try and light Dawn B's Fire she has in her conservatory. Unfortunately, the fire was electric but the insurance have been very understanding ;)
     
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    I'm afraid the days are long gone when you can leave anything out anywhere. Everything should be put away when not in use and chained down when it is especially solar panels and generators, after all it may rain and a folding panel will not generate at night..
     
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    Sorry to hear about the theft , it's a real shame that stuff is getting nicked , I've ordered heavy duty door locks for my new van , I'll also have an alarm fitted
     
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    We've been really lucky.
    Touch wood.
    We've never had anything taken. In all the years we've tented, caravaned and now motorhomed.
    Then again we don't do big Sales/Commercial shows.
    The only big rallies we go on are with the funsters, and the odd DA rally. We tend to go by ourselves most times to small cl's etc.
    Welcome to MHF by the way. (y) You've picked a good site to join.
    There might be the odd round dodger but no solar stealers I'm aware of! ;)
    Shame your first post has to be on fellow campers stealing your equipment. You'll have to get a solar fixed on the roof, then no one can pinch it !
     
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    Unfortunate but why imagine anything left outside might be safe? If I leave anything out its a calculated risk I have to take on the chin if I gambled wrong.
     
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    Tried several times to leave various funsters outside, but they're always still around the following day.......
     
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    All I can say is "Bloody Disgusting :mad:". They WILL get their comeuppance, Karma ;)
     
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    Lots of things are left out.
    And tents don't have any locks!
    Very dissapointed when stuff gets stolen. What goes around, comes around.
     
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    Probably local criminals, opportunity thefts, nothing to do with fellow campers
     
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