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  1. Upset

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    My camper has been stolen today from Delamere, Cheshire

    Sunlight motor home A90

    RK08LSC
    Very distinctive-
    2 tv dishes on roof.
    Union Jack on rear below camera
    Broken rear passenger side rear bumper
    Extra door security
    Austrian road tax disc 2012
    Swiss road tax 2013 in from window

    Call 07818405557
     

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    From your house or in the forest, worrying it's only down the road to me and such a lovely part of the country hope you get it back soon will keep my eyes peeled and hopefully they catch the scum bags
     
  3. mike mcglynn

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    :eek:Sorry to hear about this Ford transits seem to be so easy to steal ,
     
  4. Clarky

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    Oh dear! Another Ford.
    Could well be on its way to Ireland.
    If these Transit based MoHo's keep getting nicked it's going to push insurance prices up for us all.

    Richard.
     
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    It was taken from my rear garden, without keys. It wasn't lifted as we have low power cables next to our fence.
    I guess it was taken towards frodsham direction from delamere as its hard to turn it around.

    Had milenco habitation door lock, and cab locks. All on and ford dead locks on as well.

    No broken glass or drag marks in gravel.

    Just gutted
     
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    Sorry to hear that, think the only way your gonna stop them taking transit based MH is to disable the engine someone way, not mechanically minded but someone will know a way, too late for yourself but might help others, hope you get it back.
     
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    A simple way is to unplug the starter motor exciter wire, or put a hidden switch to it. That completely disables the engine.
     
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    Bad news. :(
    As @Clarky say.. Another Ford.....
     
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    Yeah, new it was going to be another Ford before I even looked at the images. :(
     
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    I really do feel sorry for you and hope you get it back soon.

    As regards "very distinctive", I couldn't see one of your three or four distinctive features in any of your photos so I'm afraid to many it is just another white C class motorhome, it would have to be parked up for me to spot just one of those features.
     
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    So sorry to here about your van, you must be gutted ,. There'll be plenty of funsters on the look out for it,and i'll be keeping my fingers crossed you get it back safe and sound. Mew.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. I have seen somewhere that there is a fault with some (earlier?) Transits, in that the Central locking wires are run externally, this allows them to be cut, which in turn means the doors unlock. (Found this):-

    ""A design fault on Transit models allow the locking system to be bypassed via the wiring, allowing an thief easy access to your vans contents. Once damaged in some instances the whole van will not lock, Although Ford have now addressed this problem on latest models preventing this method from working, down time and cost to repair wiring damaged by a thief can run into hundreds of pounds.""

    Hope you get a result?

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    Very sad and from what I've heard it is unlikely to be seen again. Although mine isn't Transit based it was stories like this which persuaded me to get an alarm fitted recently. You can get good alarms for about £500 upwards though I spent a bit more on mine. Of course theft of the vehicle is still rare but theft from MHs is a real threat and a good alarm will give some peace of mind when you leave the vehicle unattended.
     
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  14. mike mcglynn

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    Just as an aside these vehicles are often stolen for their parts as my daughter and her partner found out recently when their new Audi disappeared from the drive, the police found the car in bits and the body was cut up the engine had gone, along with many other cars in a storage place 40 miles away from their house, it looks like a forced labour job the police said and will involve a very large crime organisation from another country.So beware .:eek:
     
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    Makes you wonder that even having all that extra security fittings how the hell they get it away without someone hearing some kind of noise.
     
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    Trouble is, How often does an alarm go off. and no one takes notice?. Our`s sits on the drive, Alarmed (insurgence requirement), Disabled, (Hidden Switch) and Tracked. Under 24hr remote ip camera surveillance, which can be monitored world wide from my phone.

    BUT!!!. If the b*ggars want it??????. who knows?

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    OMG another Transit. I read that they are nicked using a key reader device and a lap top. The key reader allows the thief to make a copy of the key, then return at their their liesure sometime later open the door and then reprogramme the system to accept their key using a laptop plugged in to the vans system, then simply drive away. I guess the solution is to fit different locks, secure the computer port, or an aftermarket alarm / immobiliser.
     
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    When my alarm goes off I get a phone call from a control room and they can disable the vehicle remotely. Of course it isn't foolproof, no system is, but every measure helps.

    I think if I lived in area where thefts occur I think I would consider putting in some sort of bollard on the drive as well.
     
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    I'm out and about all weekend up here in Scotland, so I'l keep my eye's peeled. The last time a Transit motorhome went missing, I ended up snooping round an identical one in ASDA car park, the more eye's that are open the better. Fingers crossed that this all gets resolved soon.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    Just sickening as I was taking my daughter to hospital in London and didn't get back until late.

    Police have no leads. No one in my area saw it go which is mad as I live on a main road.

    I was targeted and nothing would have stopped it.
    The police said 4 have gone the last few weeks and only 1 recovery due to tracker.

    I just hope the insurance comes good. Had a look but nothing in my price bracket. Looks like the end of the road for our family motor homing.

    You work hard and some scum can do this makes me sick.

    Daughter is upset, she loved the camper and we had just returned back from 2.5 wks in France.
     
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