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Post by biggles999 on Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:47 pm

hi guys,

Whats the general opinion on these as theft deterrents  ?  I need to take action on this but not sure of what to buy or how much to spend ?


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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:07 pm

Perhaps you should read this article as discussed on here earlier this week...

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Post by boxerman on Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:14 am

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Post by Bad Penny on Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:15 pm

Boxerman, that's brilliant, I want one.
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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by pat and jim on Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:41 pm

Afternoon all 
I like a hidden power cut off switch no power not going any wears 
Also Im told they fit stick on number plates on over the original 
I have my number in big letters on the roof 
Police can have fun playing finde the motor home from there helicopters 
God bless 
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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by biggles999 on Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:15 pm

great stuff guys but doesn't answer my problem     confused3
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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by Paulmold on Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:19 pm

biggles999 wrote:great stuff guys but doesn't answer my problem     :confused3:y
What is your problem , I don't think you've told us?

Edit- I see you put 'wheel clamp' in the sub-title. Unfortunately the subtitle does not appear in any post , it's a glitch of this site and should never be used because most members automatically go to ' posts since last visit' and will never see that sub-title. So please tell us what you would like to know about wheel clamps.

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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by rose49f on Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:33 am

I have an immobiliser, a top of the range wheel clamp, a steering lock and inside motion alarm. The van lives at the bottom of the garden.And l had men with torches on night looking over it. The police said l can do no more except get a tracker. They are mostly looking for easy pickings so won't be bothered with having to get the clamp off. If it was a new van it would be different matter but mine is an 06 model. Where is your van kept and how old is it
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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by pat and jim on Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:32 am

Morning all 
If you're that worried and you're van is not being used soon
I would remove the drivers side front weel and lower it onto
 a block
If thay want It thay have to bring a jack a weel and a set of 
Bolts and a spanner
I can never understand people storing a caravan and leaving
 the weels on witch would be better stored at home in a shed
In take precautions van on drive behind locked gates and two 
Cars parked behind 
And it's insured 
I've done my bit the rest is down to the insurance 
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Post by boxerman on Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:45 am

Jim's post reminded me.
A friend used to work at a caravan factory. He said that while the caravans were in the factory and yard, they just had thick plywood circles for wheels.
Real wheels were only fitted as they were being dispatched. A motorhome would probably be to heavy for this idea though.

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Post by Paulmold on Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:51 am

If you do suffer a van theft, how much loading do insurance companies put on you when you go to insure your next one? Perhaps Dave (dbroada) could enlighten us as he was a recent victim.

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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by biggles999 on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:15 pm

I wanted to put a wheel clamp on it, but so many on the market I thought I would ask you guys for opinion.

I park it right up against my front house window on my parking space I live in a small private close off the main road, each house has its own space
thanks Paul for your advice on sub title 

the van has a Thatcham 1 alarm fitted cobra globe 3100
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Post by Paulmold on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:23 pm

I've also been looking at wheel clamps and I've found a lot have a maximum tyre width of no more than 215. My Sussex tyres are 225 and the only ones I can find (apart from Bulldog full clamp which weigh a ton) that fit that width are the Bulldog Euroclamp 4x4. It's got a good Sold Secure Gold rating.

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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by fenderbender on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:35 pm

I use an SAS defender wheelclamp, adjustable to most wheel sizes, insurance recognised and a big heavy thing.
Its also a bit of a finger trapper so ive found out the hard way to take care fitting and removing.
Works well though.

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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by chrisk on Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:34 pm

When we bought ours 18 months ago I googled wheel clamps and bought the best a melinco one done the same got streering wheel clamp, then I found in the paperwork found a tracker had been fitted so I paid to get that activated, along with imboliser and alarm feel it is a bit secure.
I saw the thread about insurance imboliser and alarm checked the paperwork and mine are right thatcham cat.
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Re: Anti Theft devices

Post by steve00136 on Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:58 am

I read on this forum a few years back that many vans are stolen by dragging them onto a low loader. Leaving the steering in full lock makes this very difficult - apparently.

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