Which alarm?

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  1. Fermenter

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    Hi all, I am considering getting an alarm fitted to my Chausson but not sure which is best and not too expensive. Any suggestion gratefully received. Thanks
     
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    Hi Fermenter, it seems you really do get what you pay for when you purchase alarms. Many of the cheap ones are just regular car alarms and they don't cope very well in a large motorhome. IMO you need as a minimum an alarm that can be armed while you are inside, you should also have your lockers alarmed. You should have LEDs front and rear which leave people in no doubt that you are alarmed. A siren inside is highly reccomended:thumb: This subject came up a couple of days ago and there was some good input. Take a look:thumb: http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/motorhome-chat/55208-motorhome-alarms.html
     
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    fully agree JIM

    I have to agree with JIM... you only get what you pay for.

    I can recommend VanBitz... professional outfit down in Taunton.. even have a camp site.

    The stike back alarm does the job.. worth contacting Eddie and his team.... OK not the cheapest alarm, but it does do what it says on the tin.

    I have also had a satellite TV dome fitted by them, A Sterling Combi Pure Wave charger / inverter / a reverse polarity change over (automatic) to save my RV's electrics in europe.. / A NASA BM1 battery monitor system../ and a battery master... plus a backup camera system.

    They do the lot... but I started out with the Alarm...why? because so many motor home owners recommend them and even Safeguard Insurance gives a discount for the alarm and the backup camera.

    I like my money, but I want to know my RV is safe and sound with the best alarm fitted.

    Bob

    p.s. no I am not on commission.:Blush:
     
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    Anyone experience of Cobra alarms?
     
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    The 'Strikeback' alarm system from Vanbitz is about the best you can get as a specialised MH security device.

    It is expensive compared to many other systems but if you value your MH then have a look at their web site.

    We take delivery of a 2008 Knaus on Friday and I'm going to get a Strikeback alarm fitted as soon as possible.

    Vanbitz are based in Taunton but there is a firm in Warrington who fit them and I intend going there to have the work done - 130 mile round trip rather than Taunton at 400 miles round trip.

    :france::france::france:
     
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    Yes, we bought our Rapido with one on, appears to work ok and meets Thatcham 1 standard.
    Just make sure that your get your paperwork sorted with the Insurance company, if you lose it, it becomes a nightmare.
     
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    Whats that got to do with an alarm?
     
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    Look forward to a brief review on the company in Warrington if possible RBD. Bit closer to me as well.

    Thanks

    Jm
     
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    it says the company does lots of things

    It says the company does a lot of things as well as alarms... Eddie and his crew know motor homes in side out and I would say RV's even more so.

    So if you are thinking of an alarm and other things then VanBitz is a good starting block.

    I thought Corbra only did car alarms?

    My insurance company Safeguard gave a discount for the alarm and the backup camera when they were aware it was fitted by VanBitz... I wonder why? but then they would not cover the RV without this kind of level of equipment (alarm wise)... do not get any paper issues for insurance companies Dave.. VanBitz has it all for the buyer and some.

    I am sure there is a lot of alarms out there that claim they do the job... But funny on MHF the one name seems to pop up over and over.. VanBitz.

    Bob
     
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    Hi
    I had one on the 76 I had, and just had one fitted on the new Bessaccar, the only prob I had was the hab door connection stopped working sometimes but they do meet the cat 1 criteria of the Ins Co. I had mine fitted for £ 299.00 which I thought was enough to spend because let's face it if the scrotes want to get in they will do. Pete :thumb::thumb:
     
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    We are having a vanbitz strikeback fitted at Leisurepower at Warrington on thursday.:Smile:
    Only 30miles away for us. We had one fitted to a previous van by Vanbitz themslves ...excellent service from them but a long way from us so glad Leisurepower fit them.
     
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    davanne - We are having a vanbitz strikeback fitted at Leisurepower at Warrington on thursday.

    Please let me know how you get on with them.

    :france::france::france:
     
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    Hi Peter £299 sounds good where did you get it fitted? Thanks Reg
     
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    Hi
    I had it fitted in Glossop near where I bought the MH, but prior to that because it was easier to have it done on site, I priced one of the same in Bispham for the same price not the same alarm, but cat 1 just the same, I will have a look on line to find the address for you. Pete :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Peter that's very helpful as I have been quoted £400
     
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    Hi
    I have found the place, Blackpool Security Centre, 4 D Moor Park Industrial Estate, Kincraig Rd Bipham, FY2 0JY, Tel 01253 596224,
    Give them a ring to confirm but they quoted me £299 fitted, I would have done that other than what I said before, If your going for it give me a PM and I will tell you the best way to it. Pete

    Ps If you want the Cobra and dont mind a run to Glossop let me know.
     
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    corba alarm

    I do aggree what other poster's say here 'you only get what you pay for But its also down to the skill of the installer ( poor made electrical joints) is one that comes to mind.
    having a Cobra cat2 to cat1 upgrade today, all doors, internal alarm, ultrasonics switchable interior all on my existing key, £300 fitted by well respected company in west sussex:Cool:
     
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    No one takes any notice to alarms I would spend my money on good locks
     
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    I have a Cobra thatcham cat 1, knocked over £100 off my insurance.
     
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    alarm

    I have a cobra fitted to my voyager, was fitted from new at cleveland motorhomes has been ok .Thatchem 1 approved it wasn`t to expensive i am happy with it.:thumb:
     
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