Numbers on our roof - what are they?

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  1. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    Probably a dumb question, but we have a series of large black numbers (and letters I think) on the roof of our MH. We think the previous owners had a tracker installed. Are the numbers part of this? Sister and brother in law have just had their MH nicked, so trying to up our security.
     
  2. rb62

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    part of post code of previous owner?
     
  3. PP Bear

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    It's so plod can possibly locate it after some thieving bugger has it away. Think it's a great idea :)
     
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    Usually done so that police helecopters can identify stolen vehicles easily if reported to them.
     
  5. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    DOH! Didn't think of that. Yes I think its their complete post code. Not a great deal of use when we're about 250mls south!
     
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    But on the other hand, it's still useful as ID
     
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    Excellent idea as long as it is not your own postcode as that tells anyone on a motorway bridge that you are on holiday and that your house is empty and awaiting burglars! The best advice seems to be to have your registration on the roof but that assumes that the police have the resources to look so probably only any good if yours was registered in an even year.
     
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    Does it look like this..............

    Roof.jpg

    .............................If so ........Worry
     
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    If you've got room for large letters, you've got room for more solar panels (y)
     
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    Mine has the vehicle reg in foot high red letters, previous owner was a policeman!
     
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    Is that not a problem with low bridges?
     
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    :doh:
     
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    And if it is over large X it's so the helicopter can land on you.
    We are all so helpful on here.:nerd:
     
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    He's on form today, maybe he's in a good mood coz it turned out to be a bad dream.........
     
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    Surely that would be a big H Joy unless its a target X marks the spot :D
     
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    It has an X & a H in it :Eeek:
     
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    So you could either be fired at, or landed on from a great height. :LOL:

    I'm with Jim, ie, space for more solar. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Oh yeah... doh.... xxx

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