Motorhome Alarms

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  1. jo-ca

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    Hi all, can any of you recomend a good alarm system for a motorhome.
    Has anyone had stikeback growler alarm fitted. We have spent a lot of money buying the van, so we would like good protection. Thanks in advance. John.
     
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    You've answered your own question.

    All you need to do now is ring Vanbitz for a quote. (y)
     
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  3. jo-ca

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    £1000 + for a growler. As anyone out there had one fitted.
     
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    The Vanbitz Strikeback with Growler is the way to go.
     
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    Yes.

    Lots of us.

    It's expensive for a reason.

    If you want cheap don't expect quality.
     
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    Had Growler fitted on our old van and now on our new(ish) van and never had a problem or a false alarm.
    Expensive but excellent bit of kit and both were very well fitted.
    Like Nick said, just call VanBitz and don't forget your discount.

    Richard.
     
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    Had growler on both vans no false alarms would not be with out it! (y)
     
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    Another vote for strikeback growler
     
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    Had a Strike-back in my old R-V. The Alarm (Devils Wail?) Volume was Awesome. If you where inside when it went off you did not want to linger!. It had the External loop as well. Which is a deterrent if you are parked up and do not want to put all the chairs etc back in the locker.I used to run an extension though the "A" frame on the Smart Car as an extra precaution, when travelling.

    Did however have some issues with False Alarms. But to be fair Strike-back had us back and worked on it, eventually replacing the unit (brain) FOC even though it was actually just out of warranty.

    The new to us Rapido, has alarm fitted new by Brownhills, which is more than adequate, just no External loop, which is sad.

    Biggest issue is that Nowadays alarms going off tend to be ignored by the Public / other campers. which IMHO makes a tracker a better Bet?

    I have fitted (Hidden) one, which I can track in real time on my Android Phone, No fee`s.

    Pete.
     
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    Vanbitz head and shoulders above the alternatives that I have looked at.
    Fantastic support & real peace of mind.
     
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    We had the Growler fitted on our last van. Fantastic bit of kit.

    You really do get what you pay for.
     
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    Link doesn't work @Jim
     
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    Another one for strikeback growler, however you have to use it to make it work. I see so many MH'ers with them fitted at meets, shows etc and they never switch them on day or night. We switch ours on every night before going to bed regardless where we are. Why pay so much and not use it.
     
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    Our present van came with a Vanbitz strike-back alarm already installed.

    It's a very tidy installation, something I am very fussy about and can find nothing to complain about. Very professional installation.

    I particularly like the facility to arm it when sleeping or if we go out and the dogs are left on guard duty.

    had no problems with it .. it's loud, and it works.. no false alarms so far.. what else can you say about an alarm.
     
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    Another vote for the growler system on our van.

    Plus the name has potential for humourous conversation with others, such as down the MOT station etc ;)
     
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    I'm waiting to have a Growler fitted on my new van
    Looked at 'cheaper' options, but they were designed mainly for cars and only had a single internal flashing LED
    The Growler comes with external flashing LED's, which in my opinion is the ultimate deterrant. I'd rather deter a potential attacker, rather than scare them off with a loud siren, once they've broken in.
     
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    My take. I would only fit an alarm if its an insurance company stipulation...most take no notice of alarms sounding. Does not deter smash and grab thieves. Fit a safe and secondary dead locking.... + dummy flashing led's
     
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    Lol happily lock you in Motorhome with a Growler sounding and see how long you can last? See if you can ignore a Growler's internal siren system.

    Or, are you saying that if you saw a Motorhome, being burgled with an alarm sounding you would do nothing, turn your back and walk away?
     
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