Friday, February 3, 2023


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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Willa Ralphs
6 months ago

I had my campsite stolen in a Forest Service campground once. I had paid for the site, found no way to mark it and went into the nearest town for a burger. When I returned a family had moved my box with sewer hose from the picnic table into the ditch and moved into my site! The camp host said I could choose a less attractive site.

7 months ago

a few chairs through the years,towels, lights left out,welcome rug at door steps,firewood. stuff they dont need just stealing for the heck of it,

james babeshoff
8 months ago

Someone took our small generator that was chained to our motor motorhome and sold it to someone in the RV park. I notified the parks front office of course they said it is probably long gone after a couple of days we found it because the parks cleaning crew noticed it with our last name painted on the generator. Interesting the people who took it were still in the park and they gave back the money to the buyer and were told after the police did there thing they have to leave. I do not know all the details, but my generator came home. I offered a reward to the crew which they refused but we bought a large pack of water bottles and left them on their work cart.

Anthony Greco
1 year ago

We left our site to bring back dinner (30 min total) and I had stacked our wood near our electric box near the back of the site and covered it in plastic… It was all gone by the time we got back. The site host and I looked for our firewood at other campsites, but it was gone.

1 year 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
1 year 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.

1 year ago

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

2 years 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?

2 years 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 2 years ago by Jen
Rhonda Goldfuss
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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.

2 years 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
2 years 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?

2 years ago

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

2 years 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?

2 years 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.

3 years 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!

3 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.

3 years ago

Towels that were drying on the picnic table

3 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

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