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Old 06-21-2019, 09:28 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, 09:36 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, 09:39 AM   #3
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:43 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, 09:45 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, 11:22 AM   #6
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Set a trap.. Aka bear trap
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:32 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, 01:15 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.
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What about a trail cam that hunters use?
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The main problem is finding a place to mount it where it doesn't get stolen, too!
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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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Old 07-01-2019, 11:58 AM   #11
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Idk where your home base is but I got mine parked at the storage lot by Northeast Airport. $100/mo and they have about 100 cameraand 24/7 security.
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Idk where your home base is but I got mine parked at the storage lot by Northeast Airport. $100/mo and they have about 100 cameraand 24/7 security.
I was at Port Richmond Self-Storage which was fenced and theoretically guarded 24/7, but the other users of the lot never locked the gate and one time they even cable-tied their key to the fence right next to the lock (too lazy to make duplicate keys). $200/mo was harsh but they had electricity and allowed me to work on the bus while I did not have a registration and insurance on the vehicle. But I would definitely not recommend it to anyone, although being a quarter mile from a Home Depot and a Lowe's was awfully convenient.

I've since moved it down to Delco near where I live for $75/mo. And there's even an Ace Hardware directly across the street. No electricity but fortunately I already have two generators, plus I can sometimes drive the bus to my house to work on it there.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:26 PM   #13
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I shot you a response on the mv41 issue on my thread
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I shot you a response on the mv41 issue on my thread
I saw it. Has your bus been through PA inspection yet?
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:55 PM   #15
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No. I called a spot in Bensalem called Gregs RV services they said theyd inspect it when Im ready no problem. I explained the whole bus/rv thing. Bus and Coach conversions are a common thing now apparently.

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Old 07-01-2019, 03:56 PM   #16
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As long as you have working lights, horn, wiper and decent brakes itll pass.
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they said theyd inspect it when Im ready
I was under the impression vehicles in PA have to be inspected within 10 days of purchase or importation.
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:18 PM   #18
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Vehicles parked off the street are not required to be inspected. Mine sits at the storage lot and Ive taken it out to work on it and get tires and such. I could technically get a $50 ticket if I were to get pulled over. Now that is half painted Im more likely to get stopped so I have an appointment to get it I inspected hopefully next week. Plus most campground require a current inspection sticker
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