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I don't really do the ghost camping thing. I do lock the toys up every night. I have had a gas can or two disappear and beers from an ice chest but that's it. Like I said before and like others said, being so remote, so close to Mexico and so easily towed away, I am surprised more stuff doesn't disappear. I bet if that started happening, the ghost campers would start thinking twice. In my opinion, a $75 to $100 ticket is nothing to guarantee a good spot all season, however, if $75,000 to $100,000 worth of your toys disappear, that's a game changer. And on that note, what keeps someone from hooking one of these trailers up and towing it down the road or to the area near the ranger station by the shitter and leaving it and taking the spot? I bet the ranger's would tow it if it was left there .....

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7 hours ago, Chingon619 said:

See what really gets me is, I can't even sleep good at night if my piece of crap toys, that are beat to hell, aren't all tied up and locked every night out in camp 😆

drink more... you'll eventually fall asleep :dunno: 

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10 hours ago, jailbird141 said:

I am surprised rigs and trailers don't get broken into. I mean when they are left like that and there is not one person around, what is stopping the hoodlums from breaking into them? Stuff gets broke into and stolen from in front of homes and businesses and storage yards. Why doesn't it happen out there where it is so remote? 

Thieves are not dumb, they are lazy.  Rolling up on a camp, ghost or not they don't know who is with whom  or who is watching from where. Even in the middle of the night the traffic of people coming and going is pretty constant.   Even the local trash that will steal out of a neighbors yard or a local storage lot don't want to drive out to the dunes and take the chance of running into a guy like Stoney.   

Then the one thing that scares thieves the most is  It's the desert and sand is really easy to dig holes in.

Also I would bet those trailers don't have toys in them. They will be shuttled out on flat beds when the people are actually there. So that is a lot of work for them to get the trailer strip it down and sell off the parts.  Easier for them to stay close to the house and steal Cats off cars.

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Some nice Toy haulers sitting out there....where do I place an Ad to be that guy to occupy that empty rig?

Just let me sleep and use the toilet and I could occupy your rig for a few days...

 

Help me, help you..

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This happens every year. Few citations cheaper than hauling back and forth for a lot of people. I don't see them towing any rigs due to liability of what's inside. 

I know when I have "run to the grocery store" in the past I always strapped my car down in my trailer just incase. Just a friendly tip incase anyone does get towed. 

 

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I have spent a lot of midweek days out there since I retired. It wasn't until I retired I even tried to camp on Gecko. I surprised that the BLM is even out there during the midweek. That said there are plenty of ghost camps. last year being the worst I have seen. I have seen the shenanigans. Things most of you have no clue about. The fact is most what people will call ghost camps usually have 1 or 2 people but there are the trailer droppers with no one around for days. I've been camped next to them. I might have played games with their cones, I might even feed my fire with their wood. :biggrin: Regardless one constant is the BLM never fallow though and never enforce anything consistently. 

We all want to camp with our friends, so to get upset at people trying to do that is hypocritical at best. Also pulling onto Gecko Rd the day before Thanksgiving looking for a spot for your group is just being stupid.

It would be a dune season without ghost camping drama, let the season begin! 

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I agree with wanting to camp with friends. I agree with not getting to Glamis the day before Thanksgiving and wanting a spot on Gecko Rd. However, I think it is a little ridiculous to be dropping trailers this early and leaving them all season. That i a little overboard in my opinion.

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27 minutes ago, jailbird141 said:

I agree with wanting to camp with friends. I agree with not getting to Glamis the day before Thanksgiving and wanting a spot on Gecko Rd. However, I think it is a little ridiculous to be dropping trailers this early and leaving them all season. That i a little overboard in my opinion.

It kinda reminds me of the guy at the river who leaves his easy up at the sandbar... 

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I always thought it would be pretty funny to drag a whole group of dropped trailers, a good ways out into the soft sand, off of the Pads. It would be quite entertaining watching the owners show up, see their trailers and think the poor guys that moved into the space they had ghosted out did it. :toofunny: 

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21 hours ago, Realbadlarry said:

What I don't understand is with all the shitbags stealing chit out of storage lots etc... why not hit the ghost campers on Gecko.... nobody around..no cameras and they are like 30 min from Mexico... boom and gone.....

I think cameras on RVs will become more and more common. I see a lot of positive potential for them. Besides theft, think about how many lost dogs might show up on video and give the owner hope. 

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5 hours ago, SANDPSYCHO said:

I always thought it would be pretty funny to drag a whole group of dropped trailers, a good ways out into the soft sand, off of the Pads. It would be quite entertaining watching the owners show up, see their trailers and think the poor guys that moved into the space they had ghosted out did it. :toofunny: 

We choose to just drag our trailers to set up camp makes nice quiet nights less traffic maybe one ranger visit a season and no worrying about finding a spot.

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30 minutes ago, 77charger said:

We choose to just drag our trailers to set up camp makes nice quiet nights less traffic maybe one ranger visit a season and no worrying about finding a spot.

You guys do it on purpose. :lol:

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11 hours ago, wopachop said:

I think cameras on RVs will become more and more common. I see a lot of positive potential for them. Besides theft, think about how many lost dogs might show up on video and give the owner hope. 

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who is the hottie?

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11 hours ago, wopachop said:

I think cameras on RVs will become more and more common. I see a lot of positive potential for them. Besides theft, think about how many lost dogs might show up on video and give the owner hope. 

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And you can find out which buddy pissed on your wheel while helping himself to a ICB out of your ice chest... 

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On 10/14/2021 at 5:54 AM, jailbird141 said:

I don't really do the ghost camping thing. I do lock the toys up every night. I have had a gas can or two disappear and beers from an ice chest but that's it. Like I said before and like others said, being so remote, so close to Mexico and so easily towed away, I am surprised more stuff doesn't disappear. I bet if that started happening, the ghost campers would start thinking twice. In my opinion, a $75 to $100 ticket is nothing to guarantee a good spot all season, however, if $75,000 to $100,000 worth of your toys disappear, that's a game changer. And on that note, what keeps someone from hooking one of these trailers up and towing it down the road or to the area near the ranger station by the shitter and leaving it and taking the spot? I bet the ranger's would tow it if it was left there .....

Theft to some, but an insurance opportunity to most.  The few rigs I have learned about being "stolen" from a pad had very questionable circumstances involved and all had incredibly high insurance coverage. Just saying. 

And trailers that have been dumped/dropped off, etc., have been moved. Seen it many times. Nothing malicious, just moved for convience purposes I think.  

 

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12 hours ago, 77charger said:

We choose to just drag our trailers to set up camp makes nice quiet nights less traffic maybe one ranger visit a season and no worrying about finding a spot.

The first group I camped with always chose Pad 1.5, right down in the soft sand. We could always pull up any day, and drive right in. On Holiday weekends when they do the permit check just past the ranger station, I would put on the Staun deflators, drop the truck tires to 12 and 4-low crawl right in the driftys...

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Actually reading this i  think i may start a new business since i have lots of free time. 100 bucks per day/night i will pull my trailer set up camp next to yours keep your trailer or moho looking like someone is there move your sand toy around re arrange chairs maybe light  a fire at night to look like you are there.Day time i can leave a radio playing re locate your car to make it look like fresh tracks too,turn lights on in moho or trailer turn tv up loud  if needed.

 

Of course a discount for multiple rigs.can move trucks around as a bonus

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12 hours ago, Lord of the Dunes said:

People have already been rig sitting for a long time. There's probably room for a few more.

RR estates has people on the payroll, meet several, had lengthy discussions with a few.

Paid to watch the ghost camp, but legally it "is attended"

Unfortunately there is no way around the 14 day rule, thankfully the leo's seldom play that card. And I have never seen it played with the geriatric old dusty sand fleas at the RR estates. Those old folks would chit straight Gerutal if the leos ever attempted to properly deal with that issue. Hell there are regulars that have there rigs in the same spot from Oct-March, they own that piece of asphalt for 6 months. 

But the last thing any leo would ever want to deal with is the RR estate old folks. They are WAY above the law. 

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We have lots of people camped out in the same spot for extended periods of time around here too. Except here they are called homeless. Or, if you want to be PC you refer to them now as the unhoused. 

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1 hour ago, stonehenge said:

RR estates has people on the payroll, meet several, had lengthy discussions with a few.

Paid to watch the ghost camp, but legally it "is attended"

Unfortunately there is no way around the 14 day rule, thankfully the leo's seldom play that card. And I have never seen it played with the geriatric old dusty sand fleas at the RR estates. Those old folks would chit straight Gerutal if the leos ever attempted to properly deal with that issue. Hell there are regulars that have there rigs in the same spot from Oct-March, they own that piece of asphalt for 6 months. 

But the last thing any leo would ever want to deal with is the RR estate old folks. They are WAY above the law. 

Blatant lies. No one is paid to do that at Roadrunner. 

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43 minutes ago, SANDPSYCHO said:

Careful

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I said what I said. No. One. Gets. Paid. To. Stay. At. Roadrunner. I get paid to go there but that's different.

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