Stolen Motorhomes

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  1. lou020

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    The motorhome groups on facebook seem to be reporting a motorhome stolen on a daily basis now.The majority are taken off driveways at home.
    It wont be long before there is more stolen motorhomes on our roads than legally owned ones.
    Iv'e bought one of those cheap sim/gps trackers off ebay,just waiting for it to arrive, iv'e also got a wheel clamp + a steering wheel lock/bar.
    What devices do you have to prevent your van being stolen ?.
     
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    That's my Motorhome and my house, what you can't see is the piece of fishing line going from the van through the window and I tie it to my wife's toe every night, gives me a bit of an early warning(y)
     
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  3. Wildbill

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    I just hope that they will feel sorry for me and replace it with a better one :rofl:
     
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    Hardened steel chain or cable similar to those used by VOSA through the front or rear wheels and around the suspension. Having a tag axle I chain the two rear wheels together with a CISA slide bolt combination padlock. Chain ,(plastic covered) and lock are about£200.00 from a good locksmith. You cannot easily crop the hexagonal chains or the locks.
     
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    make the wife sleep in it.
     
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    I just stick a picture of the wife in it scare any one off
    good job she doesn't come on her :sneaky:
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    Im having an alarm and a tracker fitted to my new one which was requested by my insurance company. I would have had alarm fitted but probably not a tracker although I'm pleased to be having it now. I also have a steering lock and the van is under cctv on my drive . It is also parked so as it would be difficult to get off with out toing and throwing.
     
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    Park ours on the drive with the car behind it, only downside is they get two for the price of one as they would need to break in the house to get the keys to move the car however I hide the Motorhome keys somewhere else and the downside to that is they will need to wake the wife up for the keys, she won't like that
     
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    Hi wizzer 59.
    A bit of an early warning for what ?............ LOL !
    Tea Bag
     
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    Buy a safe put keys in there.
     
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    Would have to turn the van round (a 9 point turn) and a very narrow gate that needs someone to guide you through........ plus the usual alarm and tracking system.
     
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    Not worth nicking if it has that much green gunge on it, hasnt moved for years probably no engine. Therefore go to next one.
    Good ploy. I must stop cleaning mine , too much like hard work.
     
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    They will just end up torturing the wife even more to get the combination, thinking about it not a bad idea(y)
     
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    I have turned the drivers seat to face backwards and drilled a hole in the base-plate and fitted a a lock through the hole. The seat cannot be turned round with the lock in place.
     
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    Keys well hidden, two dogs between the the front door and the keys, two vehicles between the motorhome and the road.

    Any other precautions worth taking?
     
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    Ours is parked in such a way that it is extremely difficult to get it off the driveway, and certainly not possible in a hurry. Someone in the house will notice it doing a 9 point turn to get it off the driveway :D
     
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    I've got one of the little cheap GPS trackers and used it when I had to put our MH in storage for a few months while we had builders in.

    It was effective, and could get a signal and GPS fix through the steel roof, which was impressive but it wasn't perfect.

    I had to visit it about every three days to change the battery and because I had also set it to report "shock" or movement it would send me a text every time I got in or out of the vehicle, which on the cheap payg sim card I had cost about 40p a time!

    I did buy a little power unit for it so it could be wired in but decided a cheap little GPS unit probably had a very cheap lithium battery in it and there was a greater chance of it catching fire while being charged than there was of the MH being stolen!
     
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    When I decided to have a Tracker fitted I discovered that to be of use, it had to be approved by my insurance company. On further checking there are a limited number of suitable trackers that are approved and they MUST be fitted by the recognised fitter. It does all sound like a job for the boys but had it done anyhow.
     
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