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Old 04-18-2016, 11:21 AM   #11
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I asked a serious question ,except for Brian didn't get my question seriously answered , so I need to get it answered elsewhere . Pat
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:43 AM   #12
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I asked a serious question ,except for Brian didn't get my question seriously answered , so I need to get it answered elsewhere . Pat
Wrong, you got lots of serious answers, but because they did not support your worry, you choose to disregard them. I know I gave a serious answer.

Sure, there was some joking, but as a (mostly) fun loving bunch, we like that kinda thing.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:45 AM   #13
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Pat. I'm sorry that you felt that I didn't answer your question seriously. What I was saying which was the same as Brian is that most trailers are not stored on the owners premises. So just because the trailer isn't there doesn't mean that the owners aren't home. We have been home all winter and the trailer is stored thirty miles away. And a thief has no way of knowing this.

And the only reason we are not on the map yet is I will figure it out later and don't want to mess it up. The center of the US could use a few more flags. Loren
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:56 AM   #14
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Pat, I am sorry you don't feel this question got answered in a serious manner -- but it is not something I worry about for several reasons:
  • We don't store the trailer at our home (which is where the pin is)
  • Actually the pin isn't really at our house -- it is a couple of blocks away
  • When we leave we notify our neighbors who keep an eye on the place, pick up any flyers left in the door etc.
  • When we leave we notify the St. Paul Police -- they have a service where either an officer or a reservest will stop by and check the place a couple of times a day
  • We make every effort to have the place look occupied. Lights on timers. Let neighbors park cars in driveway. Have P.O. hold mail. Make sure walks shoveled in the winter and grass mowed in the summer. etc.

As a result, we don't worry about traveling and leaving for extended periods of time. If an unscrupulous person joined the forum, they probably could figure out my address via the phone book or online search engines, and probably figure out that I am gone via the "out the back window" posts. But all-in-all, it seems like a lot of effort for these folks to expend.

Also, if the house does get broken into, there is really nothing of value that can't be replaced, and since we are in the down-sizing mode, Lindy would probably be happy that anything they took was gone.

Years ago we purchased a car with a GPS, and the salesman cautioned us against setting the "home" in the GPS citing the notion that would someone would steal the car, drive to our home and loot the home. That made sense to me, until I remembered that if someone wanted to do that our address is also on the registration in the glove compartment.

I hope this helps, and hope you have a clear view of my perspective.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:57 AM   #15
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:58 AM   #16
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After watching 60 minutes tonight I had a question because program got me thinking . Anyone can join the forum ? So a unethical person would know what and where all the trailers are located ? If they came to your home and you are supposed to have this trailer and it isn't there , you probably aren't home ? What are others thoughts on this ? Pat
Pat,
I just checked, and your balloon on the map IS in the Simi Valley, but it's probably a couple miles from your home.
I also checked mine, and its in the middle of the parking lot of one of the Camarillo cinemas.
So, as others have said, unless the balloon is actually over your home on the map, there's no additional information the bad guys can extract from the map that isn't already on the forum.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:07 PM   #17
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Pat,
Internet security is a very important issue today and I'm glad you brought this up. Awareness that online venues are scraped by bad guys is something everyone needs to keep in mind when doing any activity online. Recently, I saw an article that indicated there was a crime committed every 40 minutes based on info obtained from Facebook. And that's just one social outlet.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:13 PM   #18
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Pat. I'm sorry that you felt that I didn't answer your question seriously. What I was saying which was the same as Brian is that most trailers are not stored on the owners premises. So just because the trailer isn't there doesn't mean that the owners aren't home. We have been home all winter and the trailer is stored thirty miles away. And a thief has no way of knowing this.

And the only reason we are not on the map yet is I will figure it out later and don't want to mess it up. The center of the US could use a few more flags. Loren
Loren I didn't mean your answer ,to my question . Sorry for that . We do store our trailer at home ,so it is a concern .Big beautiful trailer right there for the world to see . Ever since you have posted on the forum , your answers are valuable and taken to heart . Pat
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:16 PM   #19
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Pat,
Internet security is a very important issue today and I'm glad you brought this up. Awareness that online venues are scraped by bad guys is something everyone needs to keep in mind when doing any activity online. Recently, I saw an article that indicated there was a crime committed every 40 minutes based on info obtained from Facebook. And that's just one social outlet.
Thanks Gregg for that . We have worked to hard to just sit and be a victim . We are just trying to get the information needed to deal with this new world . Pat
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:26 PM   #20
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Pat, I am sorry you don't feel this question got answered in a serious manner -- but it is not something I worry about for several reasons:
  • We don't store the trailer at our home (which is where the pin is)
  • Actually the pin isn't really at our house -- it is a couple of blocks away
  • When we leave we notify our neighbors who keep an eye on the place, pick up any flyers left in the door etc.
  • When we leave we notify the St. Paul Police -- they have a service where either an officer or a reservest will stop by and check the place a couple of times a day
  • We make every effort to have the place look occupied. Lights on timers. Let neighbors park cars in driveway. Have P.O. hold mail. Make sure walks shoveled in the winter and grass mowed in the summer. etc.

As a result, we don't worry about traveling and leaving for extended periods of time. If an unscrupulous person joined the forum, they probably could figure out my address via the phone book or online search engines, and probably figure out that I am gone via the "out the back window" posts. But all-in-all, it seems like a lot of effort for these folks to expend.

Also, if the house does get broken into, there is really nothing of value that can't be replaced, and since we are in the down-sizing mode, Lindy would probably be happy that anything they took was gone.

Years ago we purchased a car with a GPS, and the salesman cautioned us against setting the "home" in the GPS citing the notion that would someone would steal the car, drive to our home and loot the home. That made sense to me, until I remembered that if someone wanted to do that our address is also on the registration in the glove compartment.

I hope this helps, and hope you have a clear view of my perspective.
Leon just saw your answer and Thankyou for your response . Some of these things we already do . Pat
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