Attempted robbery on services (1 Viewer)

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Thanks renewal due in less than 4 weeks will chat to them. Found wording in policy don't see an issue. It asks you to contact them if leave more than 36 hours so if you are ill etc you just need to notify them or arrange for someone to do so appreciate issue for sole travellers.
I think the reply to that went along the lines of when you notify them of that fact they then declare the vehicle will be uninsured until you are back in it.

Yes that would be a good idea and leave the GB off the side of the plate
But then to be legal you have to have a 'GB' sticker
 

BMM

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Yes that would be a good idea and leave the GB off the side of the plate

Wish I'd have seen this before buying my new plate
plate.asp
 

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I've already got an Irish plate ... WFZ 8707 ... can't decide whether to put it on the camper or not ... seeing as we currently have two V5Cs (3500kg and 4250kg) can't decide if doing so is worth loosing the 'chose a weight' benefit. :D

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I've already got an Irish plate ... WFZ 8707 ... can't decide whether to put it on the camper or not ... seeing as we currently have two V5Cs (3500kg and 4250kg) can't decide if doing so is worth loosing the 'chose a weight' benefit. :D
I'm going to put my new plate on and go for the pepper spray and baseball bat option if I have any problems
 

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one thing you can do is thread your seat belt through the door handle and then secure them.

its as good as a strap from both doors.
 

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I did this in several languages displa in the windows. No idea if it helps, but never yet had any problems. :)

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SuperMike

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. So when they see you go out shopping they break in to steal the Beretta - clever one:D

Nope only put it out when parked up for the night. During the day when we go out, I rely on other methods. And It would seem you actually believe the notice. Excellent then I hope the scum do as well.:whistle:
 
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I'm going to put my new plate on and go for the pepper spray and baseball bat option if I have any problems
just in case you haven't binned it, pepper spray is the same offence as carrying a gun.:) No idea why ,they must be frightened.
I bin mine at Dunkirk & get a new one on way back.(y)

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just in case you haven't binned it, pepper spray is the same offence as carrying a gun.:) No idea why ,they must be frightened.
I bin mine at Dunkirk & get a new one on way back.(y)
Its the firing mechanism that causes it to be a section 1 firearm.
Thats the uk police cs spray.

For info

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Its the firing mechanism that causes it to be a section 1 firearm.
Thats the uk police cs spray.

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v. The word “firearm” has taken on a meaning far removed from that in everyday use. There are “firearms” as defined by section 57(1) of the 1968 Act, and “real firearms” as defined by section 38(7) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. The former will often be “lethal barrelled”, but they can also be “prohibited weapons”6 or “component parts”7 or “accessories” of a firearm.8 By the time that the Firearms Act 1937 came into force, there were two types of “prohibited weapons”,9 whereas there are now eight under 1 Report of Committee on the Control of Firearms; 15th November, 1918. 2 See Chapter 4, paras.4.63 and 4.64. 3 Firearms Act 1920, section 6. 4 1934-35 Report of the Departmental Committee on the Statutory Definition and Classification of Firearms and Ammunition [Cmd. 4758]. 5 By the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1936. 6 Section 57(1)(a) of the Firearms Act 1968. 7 Section 57(1)(b) of the Firearms Act 1968 8 Section 57(1)(c) of the Firearms Act 1968. 9 See section 17(1) of the Firearms Act 1937 7 section 5(1),10 and two under section 5(1A).11 Most prohibited weapons are barrelled and lethal, but a device that discharges a noxious thing such as electricity from a stun gun, or CS gas, or pepper,12 is also a “prohibited weapon” and thus a “firearm”.13 Some items are “firearms” notwithstanding that they are designed for purposes other than causing damage to persons or property (e.g. some signalling kits). Sensibly, the Secretary of State has taken the view that devices listed in the Home Office Guide (such as ‘captive-bolt stunning devices’ and ‘nail guns’) “should not be regarded as firearms within the definition of the Act” (but this may not be what the 1968 Act actually provides).1
 
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I presume that because this thread is three years old and a lot of the posters are no longer members, they have now given up motorhomeing.

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I presume that because this thread is three years old and a lot of the posters are no longer members, they have now given up motorhomeing.
Maybe. I cannot believe I posted on it about being grateful for the warning in May 2017. Then in March 2018 we were caught by the metal implement up the door handle trick in Spain.
Refuse to let it put us off though, why should scum deprive us of our lovely holidays.?
 

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v. The word “firearm” has taken on a meaning far removed from that in everyday use. There are “firearms” as defined by section 57(1) of the 1968 Act, and “real firearms” as defined by section 38(7) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. The former will often be “lethal barrelled”, but they can also be “prohibited weapons”6 or “component parts”7 or “accessories” of a firearm.8 By the time that the Firearms Act 1937 came into force, there were two types of “prohibited weapons”,9 whereas there are now eight under 1 Report of Committee on the Control of Firearms; 15th November, 1918. 2 See Chapter 4, paras.4.63 and 4.64. 3 Firearms Act 1920, section 6. 4 1934-35 Report of the Departmental Committee on the Statutory Definition and Classification of Firearms and Ammunition [Cmd. 4758]. 5 By the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1936. 6 Section 57(1)(a) of the Firearms Act 1968. 7 Section 57(1)(b) of the Firearms Act 1968 8 Section 57(1)(c) of the Firearms Act 1968. 9 See section 17(1) of the Firearms Act 1937 7 section 5(1),10 and two under section 5(1A).11 Most prohibited weapons are barrelled and lethal, but a device that discharges a noxious thing such as electricity from a stun gun, or CS gas, or pepper,12 is also a “prohibited weapon” and thus a “firearm”.13 Some items are “firearms” notwithstanding that they are designed for purposes other than causing damage to persons or property (e.g. some signalling kits). Sensibly, the Secretary of State has taken the view that devices listed in the Home Office Guide (such as ‘captive-bolt stunning devices’ and ‘nail guns’) “should not be regarded as firearms within the definition of the Act” (but this may not be what the 1968 Act actually provides).1
Thats a tad more than i remember !
 
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I remember avoidance being a really good option
I can remember our unarmed combat - sorry - self defence instructor showing us how to easily disarm a man who was up close with a hand gun. Pity I never got the opportunity to prove the theory...

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I can remember our unarmed combat - sorry - self defence instructor showing us how to easily disarm a man who was up close with a hand gun. Pity I never got the opportunity to prove the theory...
I recently had an incident with a "gun" at work. I got there. All was controlled. I asked about "A gun?" they pointed out this red rubber "gun". police were already en route. I tried explaining to them it was solid rubber, red and incapable of doing anything except erasing pencil but the ARVs insisting on turning up !
 
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Sorry to hear of your close shave and sad that this kind of thing goes on. Hope you have a great time from now on.
Mobile phone close at hand and video or photo the scrotes.
We have stopped at many spots in the middle of no where and apart from once being told we couldnt or shouldn't have stopped there never had any problems.
 
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Sorry to hear of your close shave and sad that this kind of thing goes on. Hope you have a great time from now on.
Mobile phone close at hand and video or photo the scrotes.
We have stopped at many spots in the middle of no where and apart from once being told we couldnt or shouldn't have stopped there never had any problems.
I should imagine they are home now given this thread is 4 years old:rolleyes:

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Aug 18, 2014
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Can I get them in Santander or Bilbao ?
I would have thought so? just google 'Armeria' to find one near you. Or google 'spray de pimienta' or 'Aerosol de pimienta' local to you.
In France they sell it in larger service stations.I bought one near Bordeaux it was in the counter at the till.Next time they were all hanging up with the stuff they have on display for truck drivers.

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Funny you should say that I was talking to a guy in the services before I left and he said that they get it alot in there because it's not a toll section, he said they only seem to target motorhomes cars and waggons from the UK. I think it's called the a7
Ive said for years you are safer parked out in the middle of nowhere alone than you are on a campsite or aire with other campers ..... thieves want an easy life and easy pickings.
 
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theives are businessmen why ride around all night looking for one vanj on a deserted aire when you can ply you trade in a place with many customers

That has always been our attitude.

If they do come across a lone MH, if it is away from habitation it is likely to be occupied. How do they know it is not well protected and what are the chances of rich pickings?

It is all too 'fly-by-night' to bother.

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