Stolen Motorhome

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  1. millcottage

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    Hi all can you please help find my friends motorhome stolen from Southend,Essex on Friday night29th the Reg is HX10FFB IMG_1564 (2).JPG
     
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    What a bummer ! Love to spot the number plate.
    Phil
     
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  3. MH 55 FUN

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    Sadly that'll probably be the first thing that gets changed. :(
     
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    Another Ford based vehicle by the looks. They really seem to have security issues.

    It's probably on different plates by now.
     
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    Have you posted onto fb?
     
  6. millcottage

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    hi updated photo ian.jpg
     
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    Sorry to hear of this theft. I'll certainly keep my eye's open up here in Scotland. Thieves very often think they're safe if they take a vehicle to the other end of the country, but thieves tend to be a bit thick & they certainly don't take forums or social media into account.
     
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    Hope they find it. Will keep an eye out.
     
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    Could you please ask and tell us what sort of security it has fitted. It's always a bit puzzling to hear of modern motorhomes being stolen and it would be interesting to understand how.
    I know modern scrotes are getting clever and I just wonder if sometimes a good old fashioned yellow steering wheel clamp might not be more effective.
     
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    Unfortunately Transits are known to have poor locks and an easily bypassed immobilizer
     
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    It's a Ford Transit. Less than 30 seconds and a £20 "key" and it's gone with no damage to the lock barrels.
    You can even buy the "key" on Amazon
    No harm in posting this video here - Ford know about the issue, as do the police
     
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    So a £10 steering wheel lock might have been enough to stop them! Unless they had some bolt cutters as well as the key
     
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    Still in Essex at the moment, The plate might be Irish now though same as ten other stolen vans of the same make, guess who might do that trick and reside in large numbers in Essex.
     
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    After seeing videos similar to the above last week on how easy it is to break into some Vehicles , i have ordered deadlocks for my Fiat Ducato based MH , lets just hope i cut the holes in the right place..
    Real shame about the theft of your friends MH ,, fingers crossed it turns up and in one piece
     
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    Be interesting to see your locks fitted could you post photos (y)
     
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    with the ducato and peugeot the thieves know a sharpened screwdriver punched through the door skin below the handle opens the door in 2 seconds. you can buy a stainless steel plate to prevent it and repair an attack
     
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    Large numbers in Essex at the moment from tne Emerald Isle. A number of big weddings. Dagenham and Stansted rumour has it.....
     
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    Sure will do as long as i don't make a mess :D

    I will fell happier sleeping at night while wild camping somewhere , that i have dead locks on , plus leaving the MH unattended means its "more likely" to still be there when you get back , ofc there is nothing stopping a thief from just snapping open one of the plastic windows and clearing out the MH of anything they wanted.
     
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