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  1. Don Madge

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    A friend needs a tracker fitted to his new motorhome for insurance purposes, can anybody recommend a company please.:Smile:

    I understand some tracker companies seem to go out of business very quickly.:Eeek:

    Don
     
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    Hi Don

    The very best on the market today... our very own Eddie Van Bitz <here> Go to the bottom right-hand corner of their home page and it will direct you to their Phantom Tracker System - superb system !

    At around £500 not cheap BUT worth every penny of it for peace of mind!
     
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    I'll happily second that - go to VanBitz. I have the "Phantom" system fitted and it not only does what it says on the can, but provides great peace of mind too.
     
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    New tracker

    New tracker came in at work today been trying it out and seems a good product. Go to Get My Caravan back with Metis Tracker cost is £400 can be used in motorhomes of course and no yearly subscription either. When you change vans just put it into your new van with no problem.
    We tried it out and tracked it online watched it go round Crosshands no problem so boss ordered some in for stock so must come recommended. :thumb: :BigGrin:
     
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    Would I want it back after being stolen?


    NO!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. dylan

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    Well John from what I understand you are notified straight away that it is moving so they wouldn't have time to trash it. You keep tracking whatever vehicle and you/police pick it up before anything horrid happens to it. We tracked every second of our vehicle and could have caught it without problem.:Smile::thumb:
     
  7. stagman

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    Think you will find the best is actually the Tracker been in business a long time ,been on our works vans nearly 2yrs and is an absolute nusance.:Angry:
     
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    Contact Vanbitz.

    When we upgrade to a yank, I'll only ever be going there for "all" my security needs. I'll not even bother to phone around for other options. I've known Mr & Mrs "Van Bitz" since 97', They are the only company I'll go to.
     
  9. Smile

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    Trackers now a waste of time ?

    Hi Don :Blush:

    Before you pay out for a tracking system you should tap in "Tracker Jammers" into google. I have a tracker system fitted and untill now felt quite safe, but now wonder if the £99 a year sub is a waste of time because as usual the theives seem to be one step ahead.Your friend should spend his £500 on a top of the range alarm and other security measures, I have just added roof markings linked to a database and now have two wheel clamps

    Regards Smile:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi All

    I have to second and third the recommendation for Eddie Vanbitz tracker and alarm system. Real peace of mind and the fitting is unobtrusive and very professional.

    Kevin and Tricia

    :thumb:
     
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    In what way a nusance dude?

    Been thinking about getting one myself...............:Cool:


    Boo
     
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    'cos the gaffer knows exactly where you are when you shouldnt be..:cry::BigGrin:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Boo
     
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    we had Minor Planet trackers in our workvans..every time the boss tracked us online he had to pay a fee......being a tightwad he stopped using 'em..:thumb:
     
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    All I will say is my unit recover millions of pounds worth of vehicles a year that are fitted with a tracking device of one kind or another.

    There are several types... Some just transmit a signal that we pick up on special bits of kit. The other main type pings back a GPS co-ord to the companies Ops room who can plot it on a map.

    I have the latter ( an RAC Trackstar ). I too have used Eddie in the past and would use him again.

    Yes there may be ways around it but I still have one fitted to my vehicle
     
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    Signal jammers have been around for a number of years, we have discussed the potential use of them with Thatcham, and their opinion is that they do not represent a problem.

    I guess it is a little like you can buy things to pick locks, but we all still lock our houses and vehicles. This stops the majority of people the majority of the time.

    Eddie
     
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    Hi, Navman

    What unit are you refering to ?

    Braunston

     
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    I think hes a policeman
     
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    Is he ? as it would be interesting to know a bit more about the Unit he was refering to,

     
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    yep I am a cop and I work on the helicopter section.... and we recover quite a bit of kit every year :Smile:
     
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