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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 4:56 pm

Hi,
Do any of you have a Tracker for your motorhome?
We are considering one but have no knowledge of them nor how successful they are.
At present we have an alarm system.

Thank you in advance
thanksverymuch
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Post by Toffee on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 5:02 pm

My advice would be to talk to your insurance company and find purveyors trackers are approved by them if you have one fitted they don't approve of you won't benefit from any discounts they offer for trackers
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Post by TeamRienza on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 5:26 pm

I have this one fitted,
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Purely for my own peace of mind and interest. I also opted for the lifetime monitoring which was not too dear. It doesn’t attract an insurance discount nor is it a cat 5 or 6 for when insurance companies dictate fitting one.

I am of course aware of the jamming equipment that some allegedly use and the posters who tell me I am wasting my time and money, but I am happy with it.

I had considered this,

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But with lifetime subscription it was about £600 and despite the high value of my van I could not convince myself.

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Post by roli on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 6:16 pm

We had a Trackstar fitted to our last van (Windsor) with a life subscription and I do know it worked
We came back from France a day earlier than planned and I remembered when we were on the ferry I phoned Trackstar and it had already triggered so I wasn’t met by a big bobby when we got back to the UK.     I don’t know the make but a number of our members have had problems with the ones AS prewire ready for activation

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Post by daisy mae on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 8:33 pm

Had a tracker on a caravan, got fed up with phone calls from tracker and we had just gone in the van ourselves. kept happening soignored after a bit, wouldn`t bother on MH.

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Post by RogerThat on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 8:43 pm

One to avoid, "HAL Locate"

While it's thatcham approved, it's also a bloody pain in the * Inappropriate Word *!

You have to send a text message to disarm it.

If you forget, it sends YOU a text, if you ignore that text the tracker company ring you up and ask you all sorts of security questions.

I'm always forgetting to disarm it...

Sometimes too, even when I do remember, the text sometimes doesn't get through. Bad mobile signal perhaps? 

Quite why it can't disarm with the ignition key is beyond me...

This tracker came fitted in my new van, I won't be renewing the subscription, cost £99 for two years.

I won't be renewing it, I'll probably get a proper Tracker instead.
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Post by Brumloz on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 10:29 pm

Could be useful to fit one, just need to find the right one.
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Post by MikeJJ on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 9:31 am

The "Hal-Locate" tracker was fitted as standard on my m/h when it came from AS.  As my insurance company did not require a tracker and offered no incentive to have one I completely removed it and saved on the battery drain as well as the annual subscritpion. But to be fair it does sit on a gated driveway most of the time.

Some T&Cs from the monitoring companies are completely worthless.  On one factory fitted system (late 2016) the company required notification the m/h was missing before they bothered to find out where it was.
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Post by woodlice on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:50 am

I have Hal locate and it can be a pain as previously stated the text doesn't always get through in time. But although they send 2 texts warning you of movement and then they ring you at least you know it's working and they are on the ball. The texts give you exact location plus vehicle voltage also you can text for this information yourself at anytime
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Post by RogerThat on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 6:40 pm

I didn't know you could request the location via text message.

What do I need to send it please?
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Post by woodlice on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 7:43 pm

Just type locate and send it to you the normal number that you disarm it with. I use it to check vehicle voltage etc
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Post by woodlice on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 7:45 pm

I leave a card over the Speedo saying the things I need to do before setting off, overwise I know I will forget!
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Post by OAPtraveller on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:57 pm

I also have Hal Locate and don’t like it. In fact I hate it.

I was in Scotland earlier this year and had lots of problems trying to disarm the tracker. It is not always possible to find a convenient place to stop when tracker sends you a text message.

I think AS are now fitting Trackstar.

I have had a Phantom tracker in the past and that was ok.
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Post by woodlice on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 11:10 pm

If your on your own in a bad signal area, I can see the problem but they will ring you and with hands free it's ok. I have no knowledge of other systems.
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Post by roli on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 9:05 am

Bulldog01 has had them out a couple of times to sort the Hal thing out.  Suspect that wont get renewed

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Post by woodlice on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 10:35 am

Bulldog, what went wrong with it?
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Post by RogerThat on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 8:36 pm

woodlice wrote:Just type locate and send it to you the normal number that you disarm it with. I use it to check vehicle voltage etc

By George!!

I didn't think it was working as I sent the word 'Locate' and nothing happened. Then about five minutes later what do you know? It replied with its current location allthumbz


That's what I learnt today!

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Post by Actionmike on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 8:56 pm

We have an Auto Matrics tracker. Excellent! You have a remote key fob to dis-arm it, when activated, you get a txt if the silent alarm is triggered. It can only be reset by AM HQ. It takes a while to get the set up right for your van, but we find it, and the service by AM HQ very good.
Check out the Auto Matrics web site.
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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 9:50 pm

Thank you for all your replies but I feel more confused than ever!Sorry everyone...
We have a Thatcham Alarm fitted to our m/h.
Insurance is due for renewal later this month but many quotes are asking for a Tracker, hence my original question...
Can anyone help please with this??

Thank you again in advance
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Post by Toffee on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 8:38 am

Is you motorbike valuation realistic, I think if you value the motorbike above 50k their is a tracker requirement, below this value you might find its not needed.
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Post by Weegie on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 12:06 pm

Our van came with a Tracker Locate pre-fitted (£199 annual subscription).

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Nice to be able to check the van's location via the website, if you're a worrier that way.

You can also "Ring-fence" the van, so that you get a notification if it moves more than 250 meters. We use this facility when it's in storage or on site (and we're away from the site).

It also records individual journeys so you can keep track of mileage and what not, again via the website.

They claim a pretty impressive recovery rate too.

Hope never to have to report on how effective it is after a theft!

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Post by shetland 33 on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 10:34 am

The "Hal-Locate" tracker was fitted as standard on my m/h when it came from AS.  As my insurance company did not require a tracker and offered no incentive to have one I completely removed it and saved on the battery drain as well as the annual subscritpion


I'd like to do that on my 2012 Nuevo ES. Any ideas as to where I can find it?
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Post by woodlice on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 1:23 pm

Just google Hal Locate they have prices etc
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Post by RogerThat on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3:10 pm

I think shetland33 meant any ideas as to where the tracker is installed in their vehicle :)

Perhaps not something we should share on a public forum?
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Post by woodlice on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 6:41 pm

Agreed, plus I've no idea anyway
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