From: Lon on 3 Jul 2010 21:54
> In article <RmPXn.2957$Zp1.518(a)newsfe15.iad>, =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote:
>> On Sat, 03 Jul 2010 18:42:44 -0400, Gary L. Burnore wrote:
>>> On Sat, 03 Jul 2010 16:29:51 -0600, Lon <lon.stowell(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Aratzio wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, 03 Jul 2010 15:15:46 -0400, in the land of alt.autos.toyota,
>>>>> Gary L. Burnore <gburnore(a)databasix.com> got double secret probation
>>>>> for writing:
>>>>>> On Sat, 3 Jul 2010 14:39:56 -0400, "Howard Lester"
>>>>>> <howardxtlester(a)verizon.net> wrote:
>>>>>>> "Gary L. Burnore" wrote
>>>>>>>> So if you got a sedan and they broke out a window and popped the
>>>>>>>> trunk from inside the car, you'd still lose it.
>>>>>>> Not if the trunk release lever is locked.
>>>>>> Didja ever look at the trunk release lock? Surrounded by plastic, a
>>>>>> simple turn with a screwdriver breaks it. & how about those like my
>>>>>> Lexus with the button in the glove compartment? Oh yeah, that'd be
>>>>>> hard to bust. NOT.
>>>>>> If someone wants your stuff. They're gonna get it.
>>>>> Locks keep honest people honest
>>>> So do Rugers.
>>> No, Rugers keep dishonest people honest when they're in close proximity.
>> That's OK. 100 yards or so is fine.
> 100 yards! sheesh, get the lasik.
There are always dobermans....
From: hls on 4 Jul 2010 11:18
If these thieves want to get in, they WILL get in .
Make sure your goodies are insured, get a good alarm system, be careful
where you park, or take your stuff with you when you go.
I have a convertible. It would be foolish of me to even lock the doors,
so I take everything into my house, or hotel if I am traveling.
I have seen people use wire cages to "seal" off the baggage area in
suvs and station wagons. Even wire security panels in the windows..
Too much sugar for a nickel..They would probably still get in if they
From: Ralph Mowery on 4 Jul 2010 11:53
"hls" <hls(a)nospam.nix> wrote in message
> If these thieves want to get in, they WILL get in . Make sure your
> goodies are insured, get a good alarm system, be careful
> where you park, or take your stuff with you when you go.
That is the way I look at it, Take it with you if you can and have good
I have seen on TV a demonstration where someone runs to the side of a car
stopped at a light or stop sign and throws a rock at the side window. It
shatters and he just reaches in and gets whatever is on the seat or pokes a
gun at you and tells you to get out. The whole thing is over in a few
From: Picasso on 4 Jul 2010 13:24
Gary L. Burnore wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Jul 2010 11:13:18 -0700 (PDT), condor_222(a)yahoo.com wrote:
>> Dear RAV4 owners,
>> I currently have a sedan with a trunk,
>> where the valuables are locked.
>> Bicycle (but it's really a tight fit).
>> Shoulder bag which is always with me.
>> Cameras. Laptop. Etc.
>> I'm thinking of getting a RAV4 for the bigger
>> towing capacity (6 x 12 trailer from UHaul),
>> and cargo area it has.
>> But you always see signs at garages, to take the
>> valuables out of your car. I'm thinking that if
>> I get a RAV4, I won't be able to leave any
>> valuables in the "trunk" anymore.
>> Years ago, a photographer friend of mine had a
>> station wagon, and parked all her camera gear in
>> the back. Theives broke in, and stole all the gear. :(
>> In broad daylight.
>> I spoke to a sales rep at a Toyota dealer last night.
>> He said that there is no privacy cover for
>> the RAV4, like there is with some hatchbacks.
> Wonder why they stopped making them. Our Rav4 had them. (2006)
>> Does anyone know of an aftermarket cover that is available?
>> On the other hand, just having a privacy cover
>> might invite thieves to break in, even if there was
>> nothing of value.
> Nah. Not usually.
>> What are your experience with valuables in the rear
>> and your RAV4 getting broke into?
>> If I get a RAV4, do I give up the ability to leave
>> valuables in the car? I will be travelling to places
>> I have never been to before, and so I will not
>> know safe the areas will be.
> So if you got a sedan and they broke out a window and popped the trunk
> from inside the car, you'd still lose it.
>> Other thoughts: If I put the bicycle inside, they
>> can see that it's a bicycle. Same for a laptop,
>> or camera. Blankets.
>> What if I put the valuables in simple apple boxes, and
>> mark them "charity" or something?
>> I welcome your experiences and advise.
>> Key search words: steal, stole, stolen, vandals, vandalism
> Search words?
From: C. E. White on 4 Jul 2010 15:28
<condor_222(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> I spoke to a sales rep at a Toyota dealer last night.
> He said that there is no privacy cover for
> the RAV4, like there is with some hatchbacks.
Go back and ask the salesman about the Tonneau Cover. Toyota refers to the
privacy cover as a Tonneau Cover. It is available for all 2 rows eat models
(not available if you get the third row seating model).