Alarming Mh on camp sites

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Having read the security security handbook about alarms I thought I would ask if any of you just lock the doors rather than alarm the vehicle when going abroad, why I ask is Susie my little yorkie need to go out at least once during the night to wee sometimes twice, usually around 2am and 6am.
    She is 13 now so I don’t think I could train her otherwise.
    I like to put the alarm on if we are anywhere dodgy but to alarm it, it beeps twice for the alarm and to put the internal sensor on it beeps three times which sounds quite noisy outside the vehicle.
    Well in the middle of the night in an Aire or other quiet campsite I would hate to wake others by alarming my vehicle but don’t want to leave the alarm off in case anyone tries to break in.:Confused:
     
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    Leave the dog outside


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    Alarm the van always:thumb:
     
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    I use the VanBitz strike back alarm

    I have the internal and external alarm fitted by VanBitz..strike back.. Part of paying the large amount for a top notch system is that we can alarm the outside while we sleep... The flashing red lamp in my grill and one of my rear lamps is there to warn off any chancer that the RV alarmed... What is the point of having it if you do not use it:Doh:

    Ezzie has to go out in the night sometimes ..but I am sorry if they want to park so close to me in an Aires then they have to suffer my alarm bleeps and my genny in the day light hours.

    I have deadlocks as do most Winnibago's do.. The cab..Ford E350 super duty cab has central locking, but we also have a red cab alarm light flashing on the dash.. But we tend to fit an external window cover to hideaway items like satellite equipment. But me..use it.. Silly not to

    Bob:thumb:
     
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  5. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    AAAAWWWW cruel man have you seen the poor wee :Laughing: thing???
     
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    Don't you mean the poor thing wee-ing.....?

    :Rofl1:
     
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    It is a rat

    That is not a dog it is a rat...:Rofl1::Rofl1: Ezzie has three for breakfast (or is it Weetabix!)

    Now a St Bernard is a real dog.. All 75 kgs...try putting that on your lap.. Pooh bags take on a whole different meaning for us

    Bob:Blush::Blush:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: she is all of 3.5 kilos. I bet your poo bags are bigger than her and susie would come out best in a fight, she would get stuck in ezzie's throat :Rofl1::Rofl1:


    see she is bigger than our van, in the picture anyway!!!!!
     
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    Very true

    It is always the small ones that bark at Ezzie... She is a bit of a dope as all that have met her soon found out.. ... It is a dog thing :BigGrin:

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Hi, I have never used my alarm either on sites or aires, but I don't think your beeping would worry me. We do leave the dog ( a Lab) outside unless it is very wet or cold, He sleeps in a covered cage and seems quite happy, at least he has never complained.:Rofl1:
     
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    surely the dog is as good as any alarm
     
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    Just spent 4 months touring Belgium, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic with 3 Yorkies. Never once put alarm on at night. The only site I felt was dodgy was in Vienna so I had straps across the front doors but dogs would bark in the night anyway so wasn't that worried
     
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    my thoughts too... unless the the perps. use knockout gas :Wink: :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Jim NOT the GAS again pleeeeeeeeeeeease:Wink:

    Mel:thumb:

    trish-n-tez we use Aires all the time in France we never use campsites .......we do not possess an alarm.........so for a few minutes switch it off let your dog out and reset when you get back in....I certainly would not complain......its not a problem.....do not worry, stay safe, have a good holiday and safe route...
     
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    Always alarm the doors and disarm the interior sensors when we go to bed!:Smile:
     
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    Susie is too small to frighten anyone off, she doesnt bark when someone knocks at the door:Smile:
    Not really a good guard dog
     
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    We always set the alarm wherever we are camped - disable the interior of course!
    Even if we're surrounded by barbed wire fences and have an armed guard patrolling!!:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    We like to feel safe and secure while we sleep!:Smile:
     
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    if you know the make you may be able to download the installation instructions.

    it may say how to turn off the 'bleep' and activate an alternative function...lights etc.
     
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    excellent idea, thanks for that, I will look tomorrow, that would be better:thumb:
     
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    We designed "beeps" into our system (Strikeback) for night time activation and we refer to it as a "warn away function"

    The logic to this was way too many door locks being damaged with a screwdriver, only for the thief to bugger off when the alarm sounded. Ergo: Had they known about the alarm the motorhome owner wouldn't be forking out potentially hundreds for damaged doors and locks.

    This is the advantage of us all at Van Bitz being motorhome owners and actually using our vans for holidays etc

    So, external LED warning lights and a distinct warning noise when armed in the night mode to send thieves to motorhomes with no alarm or a car alarm fitted!

    Eddie
     
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