Trackstar - Massive Discount For Funsters

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  1. Jim

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    All excited, your off on your holidays. First stop the supermarket to stock up on bacon and beer. With a trolley full of shopping, you come out of the store and stand in shock. your motorhome has gone, stolen! Are you going to see your motorhome ever again? How are you going to get home? Holiday ruined, possessions lost, weeks or months of delay while your insurers haggle over how much they are going to pay you.

    Motorhomes are rarely if ever stolen by joy riders, they are stolen to sell on or ship quickly out of the country. With a tracker fitted, your motorhome could be located in seconds, you could be putting your beer in the fridge in less that a couple of hours and continuing with your holiday

    We seem to have had quite a discussion about Trackers of late which prompted me to shop around and see if I could get a deal for funsters. While some are happy to leave it to their insurers to sort out; the more I think about it the more the tracker appeals, this coupled with insurance deductions and I am definitely getting one fitted. So I set about finding a deal for Funsters..

    It seems that any system worth having costs around £300 for fitting and the first years monitoring fee and no one would budge on that price.... except Eddie from VanBitz :thumb: who has agreed for a limited period only to supply and fit the award winning Trackstar to Funsters for just £249, this includes the fitting and the first years monitoring subscription. Check around like I did, this is a fantastic deal that won't be around for long and is strictly funster only.

    To get a system fitted at this fantastic price follow these simple instructions.

    1. Pay a £50 Deposit using this link Trackstar Deposit

    2. Fill in this booking Form. You will then be contacted by VanBitz and a suitable fitting date agreed.

    3. Travel to VanBitz, have the Trackstar professionally installed and pay the £199 balance on completion. You can even make it a mini break by staying on VanBitz award winning campsite.



    Full details of the Trackstar system is on Eddies site here

    Thanks Eddie, you're a star:thumb:
     
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  2. CHRI$

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    £249 fitted:Eeek:what a bargain:thumb:
    well done eddie:thumb:
    and well done jim:thumb:
     
  3. Chris

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    Really good.

    I would go for it but I don't really have the time to get up to Taunton until probably late Summer as all the school holidays are taken up with going away.

    Having read all the posts though I think I will go for it at full price when I have the time:thumb:
     
  4. Popeye

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    Thanks Jim and good work, and thank you Eddie for coming to the party and laying on a good spread. Put me down for one of those. I've read here recently how good they are. Better put my money where my mouth is.......Griff.

    Of course the spin off here is that I'll want more than just the tracker, I'll end up with solar panels and New Batteries. I can see Eddy now rubbing his little hands together and trying to conceal his big smile.
    :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Well done Jim and Eddie ... :thumb:

    also, not forgetting the fella that started it all off .... motorhomelover..
     
  6. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Almost wishes i never had one now. all the excitement ...seriously though we have a tracker and it does give you peace of mind knowing you will have your home back with all or at least most of your belongings back is worth the money for us never mind the hassle we would have looking for a place to stay while the insurance took a few weeks to sort something out.
     
  7. haganap

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    Can I ask some questions please Eddie.

    My parent's live in Watchet, so could tie something in as it's my annual trip sometime in May... Is the offer for a limited time? Can you pay the deposit and have fitted later?
    As Im sure you would understand, the deal is only good if Im coming that way as I would have to add on another £100+ for fuel otherwise.

    Or do you fit at shows?

    For a layman, how much would it cost each year after fitting and my first year had finished? is it gaurunteed to stay at the quoted price for the future years? or might they double it and leave me high and dry?

    Can it be taken with you when you change the van or is it not cost effective to do that?

    Lastly,

    How much insurance discount can one expect for having one fitted?



    I like the idea of one, but want one fitted because I want one fitted and not because im called dumb stupid or ignorant for not having one :RollEyes:
     
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  8. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    To be fair to Jim he has been nagging at me for ages about sharpening the pencil and trying to do a "special deal" with Trackstar!

    Eddie
     
  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Without doubt a great deal, but, as you say above ( with careful editing ) thefts are few and far between. Personally I don't want something else to go wrong and something else to keep paying for and if it gets nicked, then like GJH we get to choose a new van. Simples.

    "OK dear let's do the check list - Alarm/Tracker/Breakdown cover/Insurance/Medical Insurance/Phone Insurance/Pet Insurance/Burial Insurance/Van insurance/iPos Insurance/Spectacles Insurance. Yes we can go".

    In reality no-one needs more than the incomparable Motorhome Security Handbook.
     
  10. Drew

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    A question from a layman:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    "until further notice units sold from January 2011 are not CAT5 approved"

    what does this mean in terms of the units effectiveness and are there any insurance implications?

    I'm sure it is probably something and nothing but I am curious.

    Drew:Cool:
     
  11. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    Of course:Wink:

    To be fair I have no idea how long the deal will be offered. I don't envisage that the deal will have finished by May though. If you want to be 100% sure pay your £249.00 now, and a unit will be allocated to you, but not activated so you loose nothing on the monitoring period.

    Yes I understand but also don't forget that your getting an award winning system, installed for you by an award winning specialist motorhome installation company and staying free of charge on an award winning campsite while the work is done :Wink: Some things are worth travelling for, and you save loads of money and get to see your parents:Smile:

    No absolutely not. Not good for your motorhome, your personal possessions, our staff. We have two clean, organised workshops with all the tools and expertise to deal with any eventuality at Cornish Farm. Irrespective of the weather the job is undertaken in a controlled environment. I liken it to when I had my vasectomy, if the Doctor had said "It's a lovely day lets do it in the car park" I would have been happy in the theatre!:Rofl1:

    The £249 includes the first year subscription monitoring. If you wish you can pay Trafficmaster an additional £299 as a one off payment and then you will not pay another penny all the while you own the motorhome.

    Depends on what deals are around at the time:Laughing: Jim is very persuasive and protective of his Funsters you know:thumb:

    Lastly,

    I am not qualified to give insurance advice or recommendation:RollEyes: (FSA quote) However discounts of up to 30% can be expected with mainstream motorhome insurer's, but you must get qualified advice.

    I am used to being called names as I am married :Rofl1:

    Eddie
     
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  12. Drew

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    OK second question,

    It depends on a mobile phone signal to the O2 network, I know for a fact that where my van is parked I can just about get a signal on Vodaphone and O2 doesn't work. If the vehicle leaves in one direction all mobile signals are lost, in the other we have them.
    However what about jammers? do they exist and do they work? is it something that we should be aware of and how would one prevent such technology making trackers non-effective?

    Sorry I have an enquiring mind:Eeek:
     
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  13. Drew

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    Perhaps I should read it all and then post the questions but I'm getting forgetful in my old age so this works better for me

    Question 3

    If theft is not verified and a false alarm has occurred
     Trackstar will require a date of birth and mother’s maiden name to confirm that you are
    the authorised vehicle driver.
     If these cannot be provided, Trackstar will call the Police.
    or
     If they are provided, the UK Customer Service Desk will advise the registered vehicle
    driver to have a health check carried out on their system.


    Would this require a return to your lovely (although I haven't had the pleasure yet) award winning campsite?

    :BigGrin:
     
  14. Drew

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    OK read to the end and it says that jammers won't work with this system:Cool:
     
  15. andyman

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    The system is GSM based, I always thought you could jam a moblie phone system. I think blockers are illegal in the UK, but if someone is steeling you bus I doubt they would be bothered.
     
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  16. eddievanbitz

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    There is no evidence of jammers effectively being used to foil tracking systems that have resulted in the loss of the vehicle.

    When there is no GSM signal the unit cannot send the information, however, the info is sent as soon as the signal is restored, also the GSM data requires very little signal to operate in comparison say to a picture message or a voice telephone call.

    In essence most tracking devices work in the same way. A GPS device knows where the box is and the GSM bit sends the information to a control room.

    In the case of Trafficmaster, it is sent to a purpose built £10,000,000.00 control centre with hundreds of staff to ensure that the very best service can be provided for you. Trafficmaster is the biggest selling stolen vehicle location system on the markets

    • Trackstar deploys the latest GPS Stolen Vehicle Tracking technology to immediately locate and track your vehicle, liaise with the police and recover your vehicle in the shortest possible time.
    • Trackstar pinpoints the location of a stolen vehicle every 20 seconds. If your vehicle is moved illegally we locate it using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in your Trackstar vehicle tracking unit. If your vehicle is moved without the use of its keys, the unit will notify us and we will contact you immediately.
    • Trackstar is the only Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover and BMW approved Stolen Vehicle Tracking & Recovery product, and is approved for installation throughout the UK automotive industry.
    • In just 6 months Trackstar recovered a total value of £1,082,062 worth of BMW's alone; with the shortest recovery time of only 8 minutes!
    In essence we have seen so many smaller tracking companies go bust, we decided a long time ago that we would stick with one of the two big players. So it was RACTrackstar or AA Tracker as they were known then.

    With respects if you don't want a tracking system fine, this deal has been set up to be an excellent deal for those members who have either been told that they have to have a tracking devices as a condition of insurance, or have decided that they don't like the idea of someone breaking into their home, stealing their motorhome keys and driving their motorhome away (this is of course now, due to increased vehicle security the easiest way to steal a vehicle)

    The deal was not meant to try to persuade you to believe in tracking systems if you don't:Wink:

    Regards

    Eddie
     
  17. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    Most problems are explainable, being low loaded but the control centre not notified, in the caravan version the caravan being towed but the motion sensor not correctly switched etc.

    But ultimately yes, if there was a malfunction that couldn't be resolved long distance we would have to inspect the system. However, I can count on one hand how many times this has been necessary since the late nineties that this has had to happen. We have tens of thousands of motorhomes that we have installed security systems in, and a good percentage of these have tacking

    Is that three or four:Rofl1: I too am getting old

    Eddie
     
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    10 years or so ago, we had out VW Type 4 stolen in Rome, and the Rome Police were about as useful as the proverbial chocolate teapot, although I called them some far stonger names at the time.......under my breath of course.

    My question now is.....Does this sytem work abroad, and what would those local Police have to do to retrieve my motorhome?

    I'm sure I'll think of more in the fullness of time.....
     
  19. hilldweller

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    So I hope you didn't mind my comment on tracking.

    Security.

    If anyone reads through the whole of FUN they will see almost zero drive away thefts of motorhomes but they will see many petty but disturbing burglaries.

    So I will say again, because it's a service to FUNsters......

    Jim's Book on Motorhome Security is ten times more valuable than all the trackers put together.
     
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    I'm sure your commission cheque from Jim will be in the post shortly:Wink:
     
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