tracker system

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  1. motorhomelover

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    we all have an interest in keeping our motorhomes safe
    i had a smart track fitted to my RV value £30K

    do you have a tracker system on your motorhome?

    if not why not ?
    do you think they are too expensive?

    what system do use? mine is real time GPS not a directional beep as on some systems

    so if the worst happens then the system knows to with in 2metrs where the motorhome is 24/7.
     
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    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    I am not disclosing my security to you

    I am not disclosing what security I have on my RV.. to many people read this site and everything we put on it ends up on the www within moments.

    Bob:Wink:
     
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    Just my tupenthworth ..

    That's why we have insurance.

    Why pay to do the insurance companies job .. and do you really want it back after the low life scum have used it.. not me.. I'd rather just have a replacement van ..
     
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    Suggest a good alarm system

    I suggest a good alarm system like VanBitz strike back.. plus a thatcham immobiliser ...


    Bob
     
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    A Tracker system usually knocks a lot off an insurance premium !!:thumb:
     
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    Are these one and the same, a 50% increase in value in less than 3 years....
    You should have a go at RBS...............:Wink::Wink:


    Callum..........:RollEyes:
     
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    That used to be my opinion too. Till I met the full timer who had his van found and was back in it just under 2 hours after it was stolen. They would not have wanted a new van minus belongings. The same would be true if you were on holiday. What would you prefer, your van back in an hour and continue with your holiday, or a train home and a replacement in 6 weeks?

    It's not like Motorhomes are stolen for joyriding they will normally look after them during the two hours it takes to get them back; if you have a tracker. I think they are worth having.
     
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  9. motorhomelover

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    silly man

    if i was a typist then hang me out to dry
    2 is next to 3 is one not allowed a typing error on here

    or are some of you just a little bit too picky :Rofl1:

    ho i am so glad we stopped public flogging anf the death penalty
    some on here would seam eager to use both :thumb::thumb:

    chill out callum youl give your self an ulser or a heart condition just chill man :Cool:
     
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    I could not put it any better myself so thank you Jim
     
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    there are some that will pick holes

    There are some that pick holes in posts regardless... I suppose it is like picking skin off after sun burn.. gives them pleasure .. typos are a way of lfe... pops meant life.

    Bob
     
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    I dont have one but I do store it at a secure site. I now have a Vanbitz alarm fitted and I think the van has an immobiliser.

    I will have to think about it some more though.
     
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    I have two fitted

    My RV comes with the Winnebago alarm and a factory fitted immobiliser.. however the UK insurance company wanted a thatch am system.. So Van Bitz fitted a strike back and I paid to have the thatch am immobiliser fitted at the same time. So I have double bubble.

    Means I have to use two fobs to get in the RV and then an extra immobiliser for the thatcham ..No one would take it.. takes to long to get into it. .. plus it is blocked in by a trailer which has so many antitheft fittings ..then a car blocking that in.

    But I do take the point about a tracker, but I looked at what was on offer and how much I wanted to spend, plus what the insurance company wanted and the discounts they offered.

    Bob
     
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    The more you think about tracking systems, the more they make sense. People don't steal motorhomes to joy ride and trash. They steal them to quickly export them or to sell them on.

    Trackers work to locate your motorhome quickly. Given the choice, I would certainly want the chance of having it back in 90 minutes than have to go through all the rigmarole of a claim and replacement and losing everything within.

    There are a number of tracking systems, I will send some emails out today or tomorrow and see if we can get a Funsters discount from any of them. I want one. :Smile:
     
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    If you want to know more about tracking systems, let me know and I can talk you through our ones.

    What you have to watch for, is the cheap ones which are useless, and the well known brands that you cannot see if the tracker is even fitted.....yes, I have seen too many from one company without anything fitted!

    Look into the tracking fees, and where that tracks the vehicle, look at the yearly fees/life cover option, and see if you can access the information yourself.

    To cover yourself for life, UK and Europe, you should pay no more than £650 (including tracker plus tracking fee for time you own vehicle) which is for a thatcham approved, dual tracked system recovery time average 2 hours, tracked within 1 metre, accurate within 30 seconds.
     
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    Trackstar the system owned by Traffic Master ( the blue camera people) will get discounts up to 30% when installed!

    With a high premium it makes the installation from £299 including 1st years monitoring a good deal.

    Trackstar is the biggest selling stolen vehicle location system in the UK and actually do the European monitoring for many of the "competitor systems" discussed on this forum:Eek!:

    Eddie
     
  18. motorhomelover

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    I agree with you BOB

    the thing is they do not seam to understand that they show them selves up in doing so

    maybe they will learn from posts like yours that they are being silly by nit picking at an others post

    thank you for your input

    Ian
     
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    TraficMaster trackstar system
    has a unit in the van that they can communicate with

    i had removed batteries for some service work and so was unsure if the tracking system was working

    I phoned the number on the card and gave them my details

    in the van i started the engine and a few moments later there was a phone ringing and the person from trackstar was able to talk to me in the van on their system

    they can see where the van is any where in Europe.

    when stored for long periods or when i am away i can tell them
    and if there was any alarm activation they can listen in to what is being said in the van , see where the van is and liaise with the police directly
    think they can remotely isolate the immobilizer and stop the van where it is

    they can get the van back with in hours of a reported theft

    unlike some other systems that only rely on a bleep directional signal

    it is a little expense for the cover it gives ok my RV is less than £30K in value some have homes worth £100K

    what is yours worth?? it must be worth the £1000.00 to have this level of security
    it seams to be a no brainier to me

    if the people who have had their motorhome stolen had paid for a system like this they may have saved them selves all the hassle
    loss of no claims bonus
    loss of use
    loss of personal possessions

    as i have said on other posts
    I have no sympathy for those who cry after the milk has been spilled
    or who bolt the stable door after the horse has bolted.

    come on people your insurance premiums are going up because the insurance companies are paying out
    stop the claim what you can culture it hits every one of us in the pocket year on year

    would you not insure your house for its full value in case of fire???

    why then do you not secure the biggest cost item next to a house you will ever buy???

    if more did have this kind of system fitted the low life good for nothing villeins would end up in jail where they belong


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    My self build Wagon in which I live is worth £500 tops.

    What tracker syrtem for me?

    At the moment I rely on an Biological Deterrant System... Anyone gaining entry with theft in mind soon changes that mind on being exposed to the carefully developed internal atmosphere which only the very strong can survive...

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