Stolen Camper.

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  1. PeteH

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    The link for the tracker doesn't appear to work. Would be interested in one :)
     
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    Or get a Growler alarm.
    Locked or not, the thief's ears would be pouring blood after a few seconds.
     
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    This has to be a coincidence ; when was it stolen? because Wednesday afternoon I was having a cuppa outside in my Yard, when I was attracted to similar (colour/condition) VW camper being transported on a recovery Vehicle that passed my place. N524 Langon/Bazas 44.528069° 0.240199°
    I repeat This has to be a coincidence
     
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    Stolen 24 April according to the photo on Faceless
     
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    Why bother with a tracker ? Who was it on here a few weeks back stating that he had got his van back (y) but was going to be without said van for anything up to 6 mths while repairs were done and once his van is returned it goes on the stolen recovered list knocking about 10 k off the resale value :(If the van had simply been stolen and never found they would have been paid out and back on the road with in 10 weeks with a camper worth the full value that they paid ;)
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    I think you are probably Right there. the big drawback is not getting back the really Personal stuff. Otherwise just make sure the Personal effect cover is sufficient to re-equip the next `van. Keep an inventory of exactly what is in the unit.

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    Oh what a same:cry:
     
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    Got one of these works great also bought the kit to hard wire it in.
    For about £60 a bargain (y)

    Our family can also track us so it's worth it for a bit of fun for the children/grandchildren.
     
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    I also have once of these On the recommendation of someone on this site, it's a brilliant piece of kit,also have it hard wired
     
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    I have the Growler and the Non-Starter tracker from Van-Bitz. I found out the hard way how the Non-Starter works, but I won't say too much because I want to see the look on Eddie's face when I relate the story to him.

    Brilliant bit of kit, especially when coupled with the 'Growler', which is if you like a Strikeback alarm but with real teeth, and it bites too and when it bites your ears bleed.
     
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    On the web site it seems to imply the use of Google map`s?

    Pete
     
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    Yes it does, it sends google co-ordinates with a link to google maps
    Well worth. £60 with the hardware kit
     
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    Update:- Bought it`s "big Brother" for permanent installation and have just finished fitting it. It is quite sophisticated too not only can I see it parked on my driveway .on my Smart phone! (well next doors actually, it`s accurate to about 50ft) It has a remote immobilisation feature, A Panic alarm and can monitor cab conversation if you wanted too.!!!. It will send me a text if moved more than a set distance. We will see how it pans out over time!.

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    Any idea of the monthly running costs.
    thanks
     
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    I used to own a camper van prior to my upgrade to some luxury, and was part of the VW scene and an avid reader of the VW mags & forums.
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    Theft of VW campers is well documented along with what precautions can be taken/bought to help avoid it.
    It never ceases to amaze me that some owners would spend hard earned cash on their pride and joy but fail to take adequate security measures against it getting nicked.
    It takes less than a minute to get into a VW Baywindow and an equal amount of time to bypass using an ignition key. It's 1960/70's technology.
    I feel for the owner, but for the sake of a wheel lock or a cheap GSM tracker they might still have had it.
     
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    I'm interested to know what it's big brother is? Do you have a link? Presumably you use a PAYG sim card, how much do you have to pay to keep it active?
     
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