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Old 03-26-2020, 09:31 PM
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Up until a few days ago, I had a GHB. I had a fair amount of time in putting it together, as well as close to $1K invested in it. After many revisions, additions, subtractions, and review of contents, I just about had it where I wanted. And now I get to start all over, since some low life decided to break a window on my truck, and help himself to it. If I thought whoever it was truly needed it, I probably would not be quite as mad as I am, but my suspicion is someone thought it had computer or electronics, and was trying to score easy cash.

Oh well, what has happened, has happened, and I can't go back and change it. No way I get to start all over, and put something together a little at a time as the budget allows.

Just offering this as a word of warning. If you keep yours in a vehicle, make sure it can't be seen. I thought mine was ok, on my back floorboard, but evidently not. I won't make that mistake again!
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$1K? With careful wording, I would think insurance would cover some of the cost.
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Sorry to hear that. I had my truck broken into a few year back and didn’t lose much but the lock and handle cost a few hundred bucks. I try not to leave anything in there. Especially if it can be seen.
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I feel for you. I lost my GHB and a few other things in November when someone broke into my truck looking for guns (didnít get any). The bag was out of sight, under my back seat.

My truck was broken into again last Monday, and though they took nothing, I am still out another $250 deductible.

There appears to be a group in the area I got broken into that hits F-150ís because of the ease of entry. They are primarily looking for guns, but will take other things as targets of opportunity if they can.
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My GHB doubles as my daily bag, so I take it in with me every night when I get home. I’m rarely more than 25 yards from it at any time. Nowhere near $1000 in it though. Carry the things I use on a daily basis (including my lunch most days). It’s basically an oversized man purse if I’m being honest that also contains the basic supplies I would need to survive should I get stranded a few days walk from home, which is as far as I travel in a day for work.
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If you park on the street you should NEVER leave stuff like that in the vehicle.
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I had my car broken into when I was in college (ok it was unlocked parked behind a house in my yard). They stole my tool belt and 20-40 dollars of misc things from the trunk. I took the spare tire out of the compartment and stuffed my bag in there. It was left behind and I assume never discovered.

Hiding it is key and maybe leaving something of minimal value for them to take might help.

Also people just suck.
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If you park on the street you should NEVER leave stuff like that in the vehicle.
Yeah, I know. I was just checking on a friend during this corona mess to make sure she was all right. We wound up chatting for a couple of hours. And when I went to leave, poof! And it was in an upscale part of town. Almost an area where you wouldn't worry too much if you didn't lock your car. What I'm trying to say is, with the the area, only intending to be away for a few minutes originally, and just the general situation, I let my guard down. Oh well, we have to learn lessons in life, and tuition is expensive.
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IMHO this is only going to get worse as the virus continues. I have a RING doorbell contacted to my area of town. Petty thefts, vehicle break-ins and prowlers have increased significantly. I am vigilant in keeping stuff locked up, out of sight and off the street. I went to Harbor Freight and got a couple solar powered motion security lights. They work really well.
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NEVER leave a gun in a vehicle. I learned that lesson and lost a 1911. Stupid me.
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in my home town people are stealing anything left in the vehicles.
Even Pennies of all things. there was reports of about 2 dollars worth of pennies being stolen. The brea ins are getting worst!!
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I have thieves
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The police need to hide some snipers in parking garages with lots of crime.
Black face paint, back in the shadows, with a precision 22 LR rifle.
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$1000 ghb?!

Why?

To me, a ghb should only ... get you home... Water, right clothes and shoes for your environment. More that a few hours walk? Then some food, maybe.I

If my walk was more than a few hours, I'd bring a bicycle with me in my car.
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If you're going to leave valuables in your vehicle, (and in some circumstances it might be necessary,) lock them up.

Handguns in gunsafes: https://www.consolevault.com/

Bags inside steel job boxes or tool boxes, secured with either built in locks or padlocks, and chained or bolted to the truck.

Then add a vehicle alarm.

Nothing is thief-proof, but you can make it both time consuming and loud for your basic car prowlers to snatch & grab what's inside your rig. Make them bring some pretty burly tools along if they're going to make off with your stuff.

BTW, if you park your rig where a camera feed is on it having a security system can lower your vehicle insurance policy premiums in some cases. Check with your agent.
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FOR LIKE $10 you can have an alarm of some kind in a vehicle.
For a couple hundred you can have a much better one

It is money well spent if it saves several hundred getting ripped off.
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Iím kinda curious what is inside a 1000 dollar GHB
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Iím kinda curious what is inside a 1000 dollar GHB
Not too hard if you have quality equipment inside, not Walmart specials.
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I've been through this before. I filed an insurance claim and got a little over half my money back.
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This tends to suggest that essentials be in a bag (or fanny pack) which is always with you. Problem with that is that most GHB will have at least a significant survival knife (if not a sidearm), and some places that might set off alarms or be prohibited.

Even hidden I will not leave any valuable item in my truck. (Even with good alarm system).
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