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Old 06-21-2019, 08:28 AM   #1
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I got robbed for the third time

But this is actually a happy story! The first time my bus was broken into, they stole power tools (a drill and a grinder), a bunch of hand tools and my generator (although I later found the generator behind another truck at my lot - thank goodness for crappy jury-rigged wheels). The second time, after I was smart enough not to keep my tools in the bus any more, they broke in and stole my masking tape and sponges (professional courtesy as far as I can tell, gotta steal something).

This time they stole the seats, ceiling panels and rear heaters from the junk pile behind my bus. Meaning I now have about 1/4 as much crap to haul off to the dump. I probably would have paid these guys $100 to do it. I was planning to salvage the sheet metal backs of the seats, but I'm happier to just have everything gone.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:36 AM   #2
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In reference to your last line, DON'T SAY THAT!!!
It is likely it's the same low-lifes on this pilferage hat-trick, and once they find the wells' gone dry, may well try to take the well!
You gotta find a better place to make your mods...
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:39 AM   #3
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Start fighting dirty, set some bug bombs next time you leave. They might come again, but they won't come back.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:43 AM   #4
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In reference to your last line, DON'T SAY THAT!!!
It is likely it's the same low-lifes on this pilferage hat-trick, and once they find the wells' gone dry, may well try to take the well!
You gotta find a better place to make your mods...
I only have until the end of this month in that spot before I can move the bus down to where I live (no more 40-minute drive to get there, either). I will definitely miss being a quarter-mile from Home Depot and Lowe's, but I will not miss all the used syringes.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:45 AM   #5
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That's hilarious they stole your junk. I'm hoping someone does the same with our seats!


You've got a great attitude. If I had our bus broken into 3 times I would be far less jovial.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #6
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Set a trap.. Aka bear trap
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:32 AM   #7
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Set a trap.. Aka bear trap
I like it, but I'm worried that the bear would poo up the inside of my bus before these guys got around to breaking in again.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:15 PM   #8
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i like it, but i'm worried that the bear would poo up the inside of my bus before these guys got around to breaking in again.
'don't touch my stick!"
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What about a trail cam that hunters use?
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What about a trail cam that hunters use?
I got a Moultrie IR game cam at Y'all Mart for @ $60-70.
Resolution could be better, but it will capture images on the darkest of nights. The sensors' range is 60' or so.
Higher priced game cams have a wireless option.
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