So a Traveller Knocks on my Door

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  1. Sulli

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    Totally unprompted, I answer a knock on the front door and an Irish traveller asks me if I want to sell my motorhome, which is parked on my drive, down our road that is a cul de sac.
    So, I say no thanks, twice after she asks again, and off she trots.
    So, what happens next???
     
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    Full timing in the van
    it wont be there in the morning
     
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    If anyone was to knock on the door and ask me the same thing i would be worried. Hope its secure. Though i wouldn't have thought they would ask if it was for sale if they were going to steal it. Remember what they look like write it down , just in case.
    Unless they were just checking to see if you were in.
    mmmmm curious
     
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    I did wonder that, but why bother knocking on the door, why not just nick it?
    I also got the numberplate (not that that means much)....
     
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    Hopefully nothing will happen, I used to sell trucks and if ever I had "traveler enquiry" I could guarantee one of the trucks would have the diesel nicked, So the last time I had one round I drained all the tanks to zero and it never happened again, I also think they wanted to look at were I kept the keys, (in a locked safe), I was never sure why they would alert me in the first place?
     
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    check you still got all the keys!!!! or theres nothin else gone adrift!! apparently... its a common trick that one distracts you while another makes off with someting valuable.....:Angry:
     
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    if they come again make sure the back door is locked before you answer the front door:thumb:
     
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    To get a closer look, see if the keys are hanging by the door for a letterbox fishing attack.

    Have you got the one and only FUN Motorhome Security Handbook ?

    PS.....

    Find a length of wire, almost anything, trail it conspicuously from the MH to your house, with luck they'll think it's an alarm. And Jim failed to put that one in the Security Handbook.
     
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  9. Phill D

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    finally, make sure everything is tucked away tonight and garage locked...

    :Eeek: could try sleeping in the van with the cricket bat!!:Eeek:
     
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    Bet you wish you never asked :Eek!:
    Doubt you will sleep tonight now .
    Id get Ralph to sleep in it if it happened to us:Rofl1:
     
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    Mines parked up in a private car park next to our house and about 6 months ago I went out to the van only to see a long haired bearded traveller type gentleman lurking behind it "I'd love one of these is it for sale" he say's "no" I answer "oh right " he say's and off he went . A very nervous few nights ensued when I watched it like a hawk but nothing ever happened so maybe you have nothing to worry about ....... I suspect a sleepless night ahead :Sad:
     
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    Maybe she was interested in buying it...

    I had an Irish Traveller do the same and it wasn't at sale then but a year later it was and he bought it... cash... nothing stolen even though the he loads of kids were in our house for some time... :Wink:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I suspect this to be the likeliest scenario to be honest.
    The dog would stop most, the wife the rest and on the off chance anyone got past them I would hide behind the kids - push comes to shove I'll get unleash the MMA, but only if pushed.....:Eeek:
     
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    JJ could make your van vanish without you even realising it had gone 'till you tried to use it and you would find it's just a mirage:Eeek:
     
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    :Rofl1: take the roter arm out and put it under your piller :Rofl1:
     
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    I had a look for something to pull actually, being used to petrols I would take out a lead, but couldn't locate any likely suspects on the Ducato 2.5tdi.........
     
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    Shows OUR age Brian, :Blush: that was my immedeate reaction,,,,
    bit more difficult to take out the " CHIP" these days.
     
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    take the steering wheel off:Rofl1:

    its too late tonight to buy a steering wheel cover, we call it a "bin lid", but if you have some chain wrap it through the steering wheel then through the seat at the bottom, anything visable is good

    tommy
     
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    2.5 tdi.....easy Sulli.

    under the bonnet, left hand side of bulkhead next to brake servo.

    a small black box with a moulded waterproof plug with two/three wires underneath.

    carefully pull that out and it will go nowhere, ever !!!!!.....until you want it to. :thumb:

    what you just disconnected is the 'impact' momentum fuel cutoff switch (cuts fuel supply in an impact accident.)
     
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    In the 3 years I've had the motorhome, I've had 3 or 4 knocks at the door by Travellers asking if it's for sale, I've said 'no', written down their van number and nothing has happened. Motorhome is alarmed and has steering wheel lock on, not much more I can do.
     
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