Monday, October 25, 2021


Have you ever had anything stolen from your campsite?

Has someone ever stolen something from your campsite, whether inside or outside your RV? Curious minds want to know.

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3 months ago

A Surge Guard was stolen off our travel trailer in a campground at night while we were sleeping. We didn’t hear a thing and, of course, no body saw, heard, or knew anything. So we filed a police report.

Curtis Walp
6 months ago

Had a cooler full of beer stolen one night, probably teens. Once while in storage had two t.v.s and all of our dvds stolen. The thief did leave the screws for the tv mounts. Broke the window in the door to gain entry. They were busy that night, they hit 15 campers in a storage yard. They were caught a year later.

8 months ago

2 bicycles — one had a flat tire — campsite at Myrtle Beach. This was 30 years ago

9 months ago

We were asleep in South Dakota when a group of teenagers pulled in and cleaned out our outside dining table, including taking the blasted Coleman cooler and contents. LOL Kids….wachagondo?

10 months ago

Yes our two new bicycles were stolen from our site sometime during the night three years ago in so. Calif. They were locked together but not to a tree or table. Lesson learned! I got a new folding bike and a U-lock.

Last edited 10 months ago by Jen
Rhonda Goldfuss
11 months ago

I had to comment, as it’s rather funny. Our site and the one next to us had small items missing here and there…turned out it was chipmunks. Who knew? Otherwise we’ve not experienced any theft in or four years of camping.

Brian Moore
1 year ago

I had a motorcycle hitch carrier stolen off the back of my class A. I didn’t take the necessary precautions. We can’t stop a determined thieve but take it from me – take the time (for your sake) to make it more difficult for opportunist.

Leon and Patti Schneider
1 year ago

Only while sitting in storage. All the rv’s inside our bay were broken into. Most had doors pried open. We had a window partially open to vent (it was very hot) and the thieves pried it open the rest of the way, thankfully not breaking it. All they took from us was our handheld vacuum cleaner motor (not the nozzle or wand) and a mobile GPS.

1 year ago

Our bicycles were chained to the picnic bench overnight. They were gone the next morning, but the bike lock chain (which was supposed to be very tough to cut) was cut through. Lesson learned.

Bill Semion
1 year ago

An old, raggedy boat cover stoats still worked, but I’m sure the thief was surprised when opening it. Another issue: the cover was custom fitted to my boat. Why would they want it?

1 year ago

Y es, in Sioux Falls some pranksters pulled up as we slept and they removed our camper ice box. Kids….watchagonado?

1 year ago

At Oasis (outside of Las Vegas), as the owner of a new rig that I was in the process of fixing up, after I replaced its ugly bathroom door with a nice curtain, I left the pleated, plastic door on my site’s picnic table while I went out for lunch. This was both to deter people from taking my site and also because I was still in the process of figuring out how (or whether) to store and possibly re-use this door later on. That question was quickly answered for me because it was gone when I got back. Possibly the maintenance staff thought it was trash?

1 year ago
Reply to  Jean

Oasis is a top notch RV park that when you arrive you drive through a gated area and then greeted by a guard directing you to where you need to go. All sites are assigned and there are no people driving around looking for sites. The help that work there saw your trash on the table and removed it probably think some lowlife left it there.

1 year ago

We were camped at Grand Canyon in our first travel trailer 10-15 years ago and had a couple of nice reclining camp chairs stolen at night. The only thing that stays outside would be the Harley and it’s normally cable locked through both wheels!

2 years ago

In ‘95 we visited Carlsbad State Park In So. Ca. on the first trip in a brand new motorhome. As we checked in, the girl at the gate told us to put our bikes in at night. I questioned her, and she said yes put the inside your motorhome at night. I thought that’s crazy, I’m not putting bikes inside our brand new motorhome. We left our bikes clamped and locked on the bike rack that night. Sure enough, we got up to discover the lock had been cut, hardware removed and one bike gone. We’ve never been back.
We were at Yucaipa Regional park in So. Ca. when it was obviously neighborhood residents, that roamed the campground and took ice chests, skateboards, bikes, and anything that wasn’t locked. The sheriff said it had been going on and was the locals. Now there are signs advising to lock things and get to know your neighbors.

2 years ago

Towels that were drying on the picnic table

2 years ago

Had our extended mirrors taken right off truck! Only been in camp for an overnight so we didn’t bother to take them off. Learned that lesson

Carolyn Watkins
2 years ago

Yes, in a campground in Central California. Someone stole both of our dog tie outs.

2 years ago

Yes we had a lawn ornament stolen. Even had one “exchanged” for a broken one!

2 years ago

I was camping with a friend in the Thousand Islands area of Canada at a family owned campgrounds. Where I have stayed many times and it was not to far from where I lived in Upstate NY. We had gotten there early on a Friday and gotten everything set up and headed to town to go to the store and pick a few things up. When we got back there was a young couple with two small kids setting up their tent on the site next to us they were having so trouble with the tent so we gave them a hand. They told us that they made plans to on a tour boat ride for three hours of the Thousand Islands on Saturday. I had done it before and told them it was lots of fun. We rented a boat for Saturday and were going out fishing. We headed out early Saturday to go fishing and they were having breakfast. They wished us good luck fishing and we told to have fun on the tour boat. When we got back in the late afternoon their campsite was empty all packed up and gone? We thought that maybe one of the kids got sick and they left and went home or something? About an hour later around 3 in the afternoon they pulled in from their boat tour and everything was gone stolen!

Bill Mullinax
2 years ago

Last year someone took my 30 amp electrical cord and 50 to 30 amp electrical connections cord. I learned to keep the compartment doors locked.