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Safe place to park boat at Grand Casino??

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I'll be staying at the Casino for the first time later this month over a weekend and was wondering if your boat is safe parked there?

Thanks,

Nick

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The only time I ever parked there was about 10 years ago to go eat the buffet. Having left the boat uncovered, we came back out to find our tackle boxes and a cooler gone. Haven't gone there since and put the cover on more often.

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We park are boats right next to the hotel every year over night on our way to Canada and we have never had a problem. I have been hearing of alot more thefts up there lately though. Just to be safe might want to put all of your fishing stuff in the room or truck.

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i would put everything that isnt bolted down inside your room - then i would remove everything that has any value even if it is bolted down. not even your trailer tires are safe this year......

do not put your gear in your truck the glass is faster then taking your boat cover off. bring it into the room with you

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i would put everything that isnt bolted down inside your room - then i would remove everything that has any value even if it is bolted down. not even your trailer tires are safe this year......

do not put your gear in your truck the glass is faster then taking your boat cover off. bring it into the room with you


I think it would be easier sleeping in my truck.. grin.gifgrin.gif I won't get to the casino until after 11:00 pm anyway.

Nick

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They've got pretty tight security. Many parking lot patrols.

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They've got pretty tight security. Many parking lot patrols.


Finally some good news!

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persoanlly i would feel safer with my boat parked at the casino that at many of the hotels around. there are security gaurds patrolling the lots as well as more cameras than a walmart parking lot. you wont find that at other motels/hotels.

that being said, use common sense. a uncovered boat is a tempting sight for thieves, many times they wouldnt even need to break stride much to walk off with a depth finder or tackle box. for the thieves of oppurtunity covering will deter them. for the small number of others the only thing you can do is take everything out and bring it in the room with you. for me stopping on the way to canada i may go that route just to make sure my trip is a good one. on the way home i'd probably take my chances with just covering it and relying on security to prevent any thefts.

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No matter where I go I toss all my valuable stuff in my Tanoue Cover and lock it up. Out of site and out of mind.

There is no place what I consider safe anymore.

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They like you to park in back anyway with all the other trailer-type rigs. You would think it would be safe, but you just never know.

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I would not park in the "trailer parking" as it does not have video surveillance like the ramp in back. You'll get a little note showing you where the trailers are suppose to park but you should be able to rest easy. Of course, take everything out that's not bolted down smile.gif

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That casino is in a bad part of town, the boat ramp there on 169 too. There are alot of kids around, if it is not locked up good and out of sight, you will be replacing it.

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