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Rv Storage Compartments And 3 Easy Ways For Thieves To Prosper

RV Storage Compartments and 3 Easy Ways for Thieves to Prosper


Les Doll

Outside accessible storage space is a boon to the modern RVer.

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Why clutter up your interior storage cabinets? Now you have outside accessible storage capacity that will eliminate the hassles and bothers of stowing all your necessary gear inside. This compartment is just the right size for that, and that compartment is just made for this. You can put your new golf clubs and bags in here… So says the sales brochure…but… Out side accessible storage space is also a boon to the many various “low-lifes” and rip-off artists of our society. While thefts from your RV may not be an issue while parked in a crowded RV park, what about the times you are parked in a crowded Walmart parking lot? Who would question someone rooting around in a motorhome or trailer storage compartment in some supermarket parking lot? Would you? Think about what you have stored in those compartments; that $300 fly rod that is too long to fit in the inside closet; that video camera with all the accessories, bags and batteries; your 35mm camera, tripod, and flash; the new tool set you just bought; the new portable barbecue with the auto-igniter, spare tanks, and on and on… Did you know that I have the keys to your storage compartments in my pocket? Take out your key ring, right now, and examine your compartment key. does it have a number stamped on it? And would that number be, say,CH751 or ES201? You know, with those keys, you could probably open your neighbors compartments, the compartments in the trailer next in line, and so on, to the end of the row. And, speaking about keys, does your entry door have a locking mechanism with two places to lock the door (one to lock the handle and one to throw the dead bolt)? The one that locks the handle will be marked with a C or an E and is a universal type of lock. In other words, my C or E passkey will unlock your trailer if you use only this lock. Every RV salesman, technician or manufacturer has a passkey for this one lock. Any crook could obtain this key with very little or no difficulty. Not that I’m not saying that RV salespeople, technicians, or manufacturers are crooks, but the keys are out there and therefore are susceptible. Use your deadbolt lock, or better yet, install a quality after market deadbolt lock. I also have a key that will fit 90% of all the compartments on most RVs built since 1965. Most of the time, these older compartment locks could be opened with an ordinary screwdriver or a dime or any object small enough to insert into the keyway. Now, if I was a thief, any possession that you have stored in those compartments could be mine in a matter of seconds. Also, consider that once I have access to the inside of that compartment, it is an easy matter to lift out the dinette cover, or tip up the sofa, or kick in a panel to gain access to the inside of the unit. Take a good look at your trailer or motorhome and view it as if you had locked your keys inside somehow. How many ways can you see of gaining access to the interior? Now think of how many ways you could break into that RV if you were not concerned with destruction of any kind. How about that roof vent? It consists of a plastic lid that can easily be ripped off, a nylon screen that you could poke your finger through, and a 14″ x 14″ opening to shinny through. And, you know, there is a convenient ladder right on the back of that trailer for a thief to use! The compartment door is usually made of an aluminum frame with a skin of sheet aluminum on the exterior and possibly some kind of insulation sandwiched between an inner skin of aluminum. A good swift kick to any part of the door would be sufficient to cave in these defenses. The locking mechanism consists of a tab that slides into a corresponding groove on the frame when the key is turned. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that a flat bar inserted between the frame and the door can pop this lock in seconds. Not exactly Fort Knox, is it? You simply have to take an active part in your own security. Make sure your valuables are inside and out of sight, preferably in some sort of safe. They make those to put in the floors, you know. And you might start thinking about installing alarms at any points of entry, i.e.; outside compartment doors, windows, etc. If you do, make sure they are L-O-U-D! Think about outside lighting, too. Motion sensors are good. Those crooks don’t like light and they sure don’t like noise. Make it tough on them and they’ll go elsewhere. Now…don’t you feel better?

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US: Melamine from contaminated pet food enters human food chain

Sunday, April 29, 2007

At least 45 people are reported to have eaten pork which came from a hog farm in Ceres, California in the United States, where pigs from the farm were fed pet food which was recalled because it was contaminated with the chemical melamine.

So far none of the individuals have experienced signs of illnesses, but it is not known what effect the chemical, when ingested, has on humans because no major study has taken place on melamine.

On April 21, at least seven urine samples taken from pigs at hog farm, were tested and the results came back positive for the chemical melamine. At least three samples from the feed used to feed the pigs were tested and those results also came back positive for melamine.

Yesterday, the United States Food and Drug Administration or FDA, said in a statement that “we have no evidence of harm to humans associated with the processed pork product” and that “no recall of meat products processed from these animals is being issued.”

Despite the consumption of pork by humans, the FDA states that the risk to human health is minimal.

“The assessment that, if there were to be harm to human health, it would be very low, is based on a number of factors, including the dilution of the contaminating melamine and melamine-related compounds from the original rice protein concentrate as it moves through the food system. First it is a partial ingredient in the pet food; second, it is only part of the total feed given to the hogs; third, it is not known to accumulate in the hogs and the hogs excrete melamine in their urine; fourth, even if present in pork, pork is only a small part of the average American diet. Neither FDA nor USDA has uncovered any evidence of harm to the swine from the contaminated feed,” added the statement.

On March 19, the manufacturer of the food, Menu Foods, which is based in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada, recalled all of its dog and cat food which totaled over 60 million items. On April 28, Canadian officials announced that they will hold products, such as wheat and corn gluten, as well as soy and rice proteins that have been imported from China until they can be tested for melamine.

It is not known how extensive the outbreak is.

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Honduran capital’s main airport reopens six weeks after jetliner crash

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Toncontin International Airport, serving the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, has reopened fully to air traffic six weeks after a deadly jetliner crash. TACA Flight 390, an Airbus A320 carrying 124 people, overshot the runway in poor weather and ran across a busy street, killing five, two of whom were on the ground. The accident occurred on May 30.

Since the crash the airport has refused to allow aircraft with more than 42 passengers on board to operate from the airport due to safety fears. Only domestic flights were allowed to land. Air traffic that did not conform to these rules instead landed at San Pedro Sula‘s Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport, which is 112 miles North of Tegucigalpa.

Manuel Zelaya, President of Honduras, announced the reopening after spending three hours in a meeting with businessmen who demanded the airport return to full operations. He also said that future plans are to route all commercial traffic to a new airport under construction at a nearby US air base, which is scheduled to enter service next year.

So far, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Panama’s Copa Airlines and TACA have all confirmed intent to resume flights to Toncontin International next week, by which time they will have reprogrammed their routing schedules accordingly.

The airport is considered one of the most dangerous in the world and for years people have called for its replacement. The airport features an inadequately short runway, outdated navigational equipment and is surrounded by hills.

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Free Clairvoyant Reading Get The Best Clairvoyants Online

By Rachels Saxon

Clairvoyant readings are medium readings, it is one of the abilities and specialities in the medium reading. They adopt a different method in going about psychic reading services. Like the other medium readers they arrive at their reading through perception. They however perceive by seeing. They are said to have a third eye with which they are able to see events in the spirit world. There are different ways clairvoyant readings are conducted; there is the free clairvoyant reading and the paid clairvoyant reading. Both the free clairvoyant reading and the paid one are very necessary for an enduring clairvoyant session. Free clairvoyant readings are done through the various forms of Internet connection and phone clairvoyant readings. Free readings for the phone is done through what is known as toll free readings. This is a dedicated telephone line which clients are asked to dial to have access to a reader. When the number is dialled the provider will then dial back to the number where preliminary readings are conducted for the client. At this stage the clairvoyant reader is trying to establish himself to the heart and mind of the client. When the client provides the free clairvoyant reader with his basic or personal information he will perform a reading for him, just for him to know the stuff he is made of. Such free readings can then be relied on by the service seeker to commit the reader to the real psychic reading business. Many providers have used the method to reach out to many clients who their after retain their services.

Free clairvoyant readings are more predominant in the Internet or the online services. A visit to any reputable Webster will first welcome you to the site and then show you a button which you can click for free clairvoyant readings. Many websites use this option to create their own mailing list of customers. They do provide periodical free clairvoyant readings to their clients and at the same time advising them to pay for further readings so that some rituals can be done for them. However for those who could not pay, they will have access to the free clairvoyant readings, but the problem is that the quality of service which the free service provides may not be the best one the client wants. Clients are always advised to engage a clairvoyant reader on a paid service basis, because that is the only guarantee for him to obtain a complete and comprehensive reading.

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While a free clairvoyant reading is good for determining the quality of service the provider is capable of providing, for goodness sake it should not be an end to itself. What is proper is that it should be used to test run the capability of the clairvoyant reader. It is necessary to use the free reading service to test run them because a lot of ugly things are now happening in the psychic world. The Internet has brought in many things including those who know next to nothing about clairvoyant readings who now parade themselves in the Internet as service providers. Through the free reading programme every provider should be tested for originality and authenticity. Any service provider who fails to offer such free clairvoyant reading tests should be done away with. In fact any provider who refuses to offer free services before paid services should be discarded because nothing good will ever come out of them. However for an enduring and comprehensive reading once it has been established that the reader is genuine the reading should be completed with payment so that some rituals will be conducted if necessary. It is in the best interest of the service seeker that he pays for the psychic reading for a complete reading to be done for him.

About the Author: Rachel Saxon writes for the metaphysical industry and is a Reiki Master. Highly Recommended





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On the campaign trail in the USA, July 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

The following is the third edition of a monthly series chronicling the 2020 United States presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories.

This month’s spotlight on the campaign trail includes interviews with the vice presidential nominees of the American Solidarity Party, the Bread and Roses Party, and the Unity Party of America.

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‘Bridezilla’ YouTube video: many debate legitimacy

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A new video on popular internet video site YouTube has raised a question: Is it fake or real?

The movie entitled Bride Has Massive Hair Wig Out that was released on the 18th of January shows a woman who is going to get married within hours, but instead she cuts off all her hair.

First, the woman, named Jodie, who has just got her hair done at the hairdressers’, comes back to a hotel room where three bridesmaids are doing last-minute preparations. She runs in and falls to the ground screaming that her hair is ugly. They try to comfort her, but that isn’t enough for the so called “Bridezilla”: she cuts off her hair with a pair of scissors while the bridesmaids watch, taping it all on video camera.

The video, which is still on the main page of YouTube, has been watched over 2 million times. The person who posted the video, wigoutgirl, claims to be 25 and from Canada. It is speculated that the video was shot in a Toronto, Ontario hotel room.

Some YouTube users are saying that it is fake, some say it’s real.

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Britax Pushchairs Reviewed By Olivers Baby Care The Britax B Smart Buggy ‘Smart 3’}

Britax Pushchairs Reviewed by Olivers Baby Care – The Britax B Smart Buggy- ‘Smart 3’


Antony Baughan

Britax is a market leader and multi-award winner, with a very well deserved status for design quality, along with exceptional customer loyalty. Every one of the Britax products are meticulously tested, with safety given the highest priority. Britax products will take you through every step of car safety from your first infant carrier to a car booster seat suitable for a child to as much as eleven years. Among the massive choice of top selling Britax products are the Britax Safefix Plus Isofix Car Seat the Britax Baby-Safe Baby Car Seat, or the Britax King Plus Car Seat for older children and prams and pushchairs such as Britax B Smart Buggy B-Smart 3 or Britax cosy toes meant for B-smart, B-Dual & Vigour fitting the Britax pushchair collection.

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Olivers Baby Care stock a full range of Britax baby products including the Britax B Smart Buggy B-Smart 3 – 3 Wheeled pram with reversable seat unit has the ability to create an superb travel system.The B-Smart 3 from Britax is intended to be both sporty and tasteful – just right when about town but capable of handling adventurous rough terrain, by means of its puncture resilient tyres and all round suspension. The B Smart can be utilised like any ‘traditional’ pram for the newborn baby by means of the optional carrycot, this will simply fit directly onto the chassis using the simple ‘click and Go’ system. The comfortable seat unit will tilt back fully and is suitable from birth, and includes an apron. The lie horizontal seat unit can be positioned on the chassis to permit baby to face the parent and can simply be reversed to face away as baby gets older. The B-Smart has been designed with the full intention that a baby infant car seat, from the Britax Baby-Safe car seat range or one of the 2 carrycot options can be effortlessly and swiftly fitted to the chassis.B Smart PushchairThe frame has been built from lightweight (just 11.7kg) strong aluminum with a soft touch height variable handle; the three wheels have been fitted with quick release systems and puncture resistant tyres. The front wheel has a lockable swivel system, and the short wheel base makes it very maneuverable. All round suspension has been added for a smooth and comfortable ride and a secure parking brake locking both back wheels has a ‘press on’ and ‘press off’ sandal friendly system.B-Smart Seat UnitThe reversible seat unit is appropriate from birth and can be positioned on top of the chassis to face rearwards or forwards also using the new ‘click & go’ system, the seat is padded for the comfort of the little passenger. The backrest can be altered to your child’s favoured position as well as a lay horizontal position. The adjustable padded 5-point harness will keep baby or toddler safe. The front bumper bar is detachable from the buggy, and that buffer bar fabric is easily detached for cleaning. The material has been finished with a reflective piping for extra safety, whilst the substantial removable hood is totally rainproof as well as a viewing window. The height adjustable foot rest section has been finished with a sturdy wipe clean surface; a large basket has been fitted below.Folding your pushchairThe folding of the pushchair is with a convenient rapid release system to a compact size with the wheels in place, this can be reduced further by removing the seat unit.Optional AccessoriesThrow-over raincover, Cosytoes in colours to co-ordinate, selection of carrycot or Baby sleeper (suitable for use in the car) or the range of Britax Baby-Safe car seats (adaptors are essential for the Baby-safe and Baby-Safe Plus). The Baby-Safe SHR has the adaptors already fitted.

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5-year old American girl dies after visiting the dentist

Friday, September 29, 2006

Diamond Brownridge, a 5-year old girl from Chicago, Illinois, has died after a visit to the dentist. Children’s Memorial Hospital officials say that the girl was rushed to the hospital when she never woke up after being sedated for a dental procedure. She had been in a coma, on life support, since being admitted to the hospital early in the weekend.

“She passed very peacefully and beautifully,” said the hospital in a statement that the family issued.

Ommettress Travis, the mother of the girl, was asked not to remain inside the room while dentists were operating on the girl to repair two cavities and to have at least two caps replaced. Travis says after thirty minutes she was asked to come back in and found Brownridge not breathing, in the dentist chair.

Hicham Riba, a specialist and professional in anesthesia, who was also licensed, was the dentist in charge of the procedure.

“My family and I are so sad. May God bless Diamond and her family. Every time you have a tragedy like this, you pray more. I don’t think I will ever go back to a normal life after an experience like this,” Riba said in a statement on Wednesday, September 28.

According to the family, the girl had been given at least a triple dose of medicine that sedated her. Those drugs include: nitrous oxide gas, a single dose of an “oral agent” and an IV.

A judge has ordered that all equipment and materials used during the operation be protected and examined. The girl’s medical records have also been ordered to be examined.

There is no word on whether or not any charges will be filed against Riba or any of the dentist’s staff.

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South Korea: Fire in hospital housing elderly people kills at least 37

Friday, January 26, 2018

Fire broke out on Friday morning and destroyed the bottom two floors of a six-story hospital in Miryang, South Korea, killing at least 37 people, most of them elderly. More than a hundred injuries were reported, with eighteen people in critical condition. This is the highest death toll from fire in South Korea in almost a decade.

The fire is believed to have started at about 7:30 local time, according to fire chief Choi Man-woo. It originated on the ground floor in the emergency room as per various officials. The hospital has 98 beds and a medical staff of about 35, and specializes in long-term care of elderly patients. It adjoins a nursing home, all of whose 94 residents were evacuated. Staff carried some patients out of the hospital on their backs.

One patient, Jang Yeong-jae, who told his story to JoongAng Ilbo, said he escaped by removing a screen from a window to get to a ladder placed by firefighters. He described people “running around in panic, falling over and screaming as smoke filled the rooms”. The majority of the victims died from smoke inhalation and are believed to be elderly, said the head of the city’s public hospital, Chun Jae-kyung. A doctor, a nurse, and a nursing assistant have died, according to the fire service; it took three hours to put out the fire.

In a press briefing, Seok Gyeong-sik, the director of the hospital, apologized to patients and their families. Son Kyung-chul, its chairman, stated that there were no sprinklers because the facility was small. Sprinklers are being installed in the nursing home, where a new law requires them by June 30.

Last month, 29 people died in a fire in a gym in Jecheon; the owner and the manager were arrested for safety violations. In 2014, a blaze in a nursing home in Jangseong left 21 dead. The President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, responded to the Friday fire by calling an emergency meeting of his staff, and promised that the cause would be found rapidly “to prevent the recurrence of the fire in the future”.

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Rosemary Cousin, Greens candidate in South Gippsland, Australia, speaks to Wikinews about democracy, transport, forests and other local issues

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Nominations were declared on September 21 for South Gippsland Shire’s upcoming council elections, to be held by post from October 5-22. A total of 24 people in the Australian council’s three wards have put themselves forward to stand as candidates. The shire has been governed by administrators appointed by the Victorian state government since August 2019, when the council was sacked after a state government inquiry found “high levels of tension” within the council.

Wikinews interviewed one of the candidates standing in this election, Rosemary Cousin, via email. Cousin is endorsed by the Australian Greens, and is contesting the Tarwin Valley ward, which elects three councillors to the South Gippsland Shire Council, and includes the towns of Leongatha and Mirboo North.

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