Immobilisers

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  1. Geordies

    Geordies Funster

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    Just wondering what is the opinion of Funsters on Immobilisers fitted into Motorhomes ?

    There is the electrical immobiliser which interrupts some part of the electrical circuit to prevent the engine starting. Either as part of an alarm system or a simple switch.

    To my mind these have the disadvantages of possibly going faulty and stopping YOU starting the vehicle and not being visible to a would-be thief who breaks in on the assumption that he can drive off in your MH, causing damage.


    The other sort is a mechanical device such as a Crooklock fitted to the steering wheel or similar, or even locking the drivers seat in the swivelled, backwards, position.

    To me these are simple and give a visual deterrent.


    Thoughts ??
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Only an opportunist/amateur thief would think that.
    A professional thief would know Immobilizers have been mandatory on ALL UK vehicles since 1998
     
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    And how to get round them within a day or two.
     
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    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    So long as it isn't a Ford, that takes a few minutes :eek:
     
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    There was me thinking that Ford were the easiest of them all
     
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