Hi everyone I am the guy that got my Motorhome stolen Monday Night

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  1. Spoelie

    Spoelie Read Only Funster

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    Great forum, and thanks for excepting me. Gert

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    Ford Nobel Art Motorhome (Rimor Katamarano Sound)
    Stolen from Felsted CM6 Essex Monday night at 11:10PM
     
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    Mattyjwr Funster Life Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Sorry that you are in these circumstances.

    Do you have a photo of the camper that you can share?
     
  3. DavidG58

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    Morning and welcome, sad way to start your membership

    Best of luck with recovery

    I read on FB that is was stolen without keys but driven away, I thought that was impossible these days

    Can you add anything to that?
     
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    Sorry to welcome you under such circumstances but welcome anyway. As @Mattyjwr said, a photo would be a good idea as number plates can be changed.
    Good luck with the recovery.
     
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    Hi and Welcome....sorry about the motorhome....:(
     
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    I hope you get it back soon.
     
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    Some photos of the Motorhome
    image1.jpeg image2-1.jpeg
     
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    And some more photos. And thanks again for all the help.

    image1 copy.jpeg image2-2.jpeg
     
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    The Nobel Art motorhome is not a big brand in the UK, so must be a easy spot on the road.
     
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    Sorry to hear the bad news, I've posted the theft on some Facebook groups and I'll post these photos too. Hope you get it back.
     
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    :HelloThere: & :welcome3: . . . hope you get your MH back soon :):)
     
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    Any vehicle with the dreaded OBD port can be started without the key if the villain has the correct kit.
     
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    I didn't realise that, I regularly hear about house break ins to steal keys, not sure why they bother with that if there is an easier way

    Thanks, yet again I am slightly wiser today (y)
     
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    Fords are particularly vulnerable to electronic attack

    The On Board Diagnostic (OBD) is used to override CAN bus security

    Worse still, some lazy installers use alarms that actually plug into the OBD port, which is by the steering wheel

    Plug the alarm into the OBD port, which the main dealer will unplug the first time they need to access the data, and a wireless sensor or two and you have a system that is convenient for the installer, but little use to the owner sadly

    Your alarm should be independent of the on board electronics and manufacturers security, not turned on and off using the original key to avoid electronic attack
     
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    I've personally witnessed it on a brand new Ford Focus RS - the thieving scum simply smash a window, ignore any alarms, connect their device to the OBD port & literally within seconds the vehicle can be started & driven away, it's easier still if the vehicle has a new fangled electronic steering lock.

    As a result I disabled the OBD ports on all the vehicles we own, which renders the thief's device inoperable.

    I strongly recommend others do the same.
     
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    As @eddievanbitz correctly states, a secondary immobilising alarm wired independently of the OBD port is the way to go.
     
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    How awful for you. I do hope you get it back.
     
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    Keyless entry & keyless start on some newer Fords doesn't help either, on vehicles where the clutch has to be depressed prior to starting, a chunky clutch lock is a good visible deterrent, as is a Disklok, in addition to disabling the OBD port & installing a secondary immobilising alarm.

    If I could legally connect our vehicles to 240v to shock thieves I would . . . :)
     
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    I am sorry to hear about your loss..

    Not much help I know. But deadlocks fitted to the doors is a good thief deterrent as well. Combined with a pedal lock it makes your vehicle more trouble than it is worth.
     
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