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Okay to leave anything in a rental car in Hawaii?

Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 11:43 AM
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Mclaught - I agree, and I'll try to refrain from being so verbose in the future.

May all our vacations be theft-free, and surrounded by the Aloha spirit no matter where we travel.

Me ke aloha.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 03:53 PM
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...and they all lived happily ever after.....
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Bottom line, don't worry. You'll be fine if you follow common sense.

Don't leave the 500 dollar camera on the front seat. Don't leave the rolex on the dash board. Leave the jewelry in the hotel safe. Nobody is going to notice in Hawaii anyway.

If you're going to put stuff in your trunk, put them in the trunk when you leave your hotel, not when you arrive at your destination. Why announce "hey, look. I'm putting something in my trunk."

The odds of you getting your car broken into are staggering. Follow common sense and enjoy your vacation.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 04:32 PM
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We had our rental car broken into on Maui years ago while we were on our honeymoon. Specifically on the road to Hana - stopped at a waterfall to take a short swim. It happened so fast. They guys were on motorcycles and popped the hatch on the rental car. The police told us that it was very common. I wouldn't leave anything in the car unless it was completely unavoidable. Sorry to be a bummer, but it did put a damper on our trip. The worst of it was that we lost the keys to our car and needed a locksmith when we got home. Uggh.
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Old Aug 31st, 2004, 04:08 PM
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I'm going to Maui in early October. I've travelled all around the US (including Oahu many years ago), Europe, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia in rental cars and have never had a problem. Is the possibility of theft in Hawaii (and specifically Maui) actually that great (i.e., greater than it would be in most places in the mainland US beside the obvious inner-city areas)?

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Old Aug 31st, 2004, 05:17 PM
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Only leave things you don't mind losing. Unfortunately, I've known many (I used to live in Hawaii) people who have had there cars/rental cars broken into while at the beach, hotel, etc. The common theme/denominator...they forgot to lock their car and/or they left stuff out in plain sight.
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Old Aug 31st, 2004, 05:24 PM
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I think it would be OK to leave a change of clothes in the car.

When we lived on Kauai we had a cell phone stolen from the cab of our beat up truck at Kipu Falls. I was really surprised that thieves targeted such a crappy vehicle, LOL.
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