I think that the only time you would use straps of any kind, is at night when you are sleeping. I use ratchet straps when I am feeling insecure on an Aire knowing that all the banging will disturb me.Whats the point of straping the doors with seat belts the only person your kidding is yourself you dont secure your house with a belt or chains going every were
Sounds like a Major Fire Hazard to me..Whats the point of straping the doors with seat belts the only person your kidding is yourself you dont secure your house with a belt or chains going every were
to be quite honest i think 17stone behind a size ten boot will soon make a new door where a window used to be when the flames are licking your ass . hence, get out of the window, after all, they're only plastic clips holding it shut. if your vans on fire i wouldnt worry about a little damage!!!!!!
HI agree with jim on this only do my doors when parked on the drive has a extraMost European vans are really easy to get into without a key!!!. Putting a chain between the doors is a great deterrent to the thief that looks in and sees that even if he smashes a window he still might have to struggle to effect entry. However in my opinion this should only be done when you are leaving the vehicle unattended. I cannot recommend that you lock your self in by using this method, for the obvious risk that you may not be able to get out in any emergency and or it may impede your efforts to get in your seat and drive away which is often your best defence.
There are custom designed locks to fit most European vans, these are often locked with key and again may prove difficult to open in an emergency. If you do lock your self in, you should practice opening the locks quite a few times this will make it slightly easier to do if you find yourself in the dark and full of adrenaline and fumbling to get out
I have always worried about getting out of the van in event of a fire or other emergency so strapes are out of the question for me.
Anything to do with the UZI 9mm you just bought?:Cool: The Kontiki we have just bought, has Chubb locks fitted to the Driver and Passenger doors. When we are away from the Van. There is an Hasp and Staple with a sturdy lock on the entrance door.
BTW. Just travelled down through France to Spain again. Stayed on Aires. No attempts at robbery, entry, molestation etc.