Motorhome adding security

MalcMc replied on 11/09/2019 13:24

Posted on 11/09/2019 13:24

Hi All, we have a new Roller team T590; prior to collection had tracker and external door locks fitted, which we are happy with, but OH wants more, question to you all is what to add, wheel clamp or steering lock. Van is kept on drive, be very interested in advice please

peedee replied on 11/09/2019 14:29

Posted on 11/09/2019 14:29

I haven't much faith in trackers but I have fitted additional locks and a Category 1  immobiliser and alarm. I also make it difficult to get off my drive by blocking exit with my car. I wouldn't bother with wheel clamps, even the best can be cut off very easily these days. I haven't got a steering lock but good ones are apparently difficult to remove.

peedee

MichaelT replied on 11/09/2019 15:34

Posted on 11/09/2019 15:34

We have a Disklok and can recommend, easy to fit even if just popping to supermarket and Thatcham approved.  Even had a French couple asking about it when we were in a supermarket in France once.

DavidKlyne replied on 11/09/2019 16:10

Posted on 11/09/2019 16:10

I suppose it depends on what and where you think the main risks are? We are fortunate that we keep ours in our back garden, which whilst not risk free someone would have to work harder to get it out. Hopefully the Strikeback alarm, fitted by VanBitz would alert us or neighbours. We also have a Milenco door D lock on the habitation door. The answer is, I suppose is to fit things that will either slow them down a lot or make them go elsewhere. One option if its on a drive might be those barriers that fold down which might act as a deterrent.

David

seaside bill replied on 11/09/2019 16:28

Posted on 11/09/2019 16:28

If you’re concerned about it being stolen off your drive, then wheel and steering clamps will be a significant deterrent. They might be easy to cut off, but anybody doing so will make a lot of noise in the process. 

If you’re concerned about break in, I’d spend money on fitting a good safe bolted to the chassis rather than fancy locks and the like. The weak spot on motorhomes and caravans is the windows and it’s the most targeted area for thieves. Anybody with a screwdriver could be inside in a jiffy. Some folks fit a bar (or two) across the inner window frame which would restrict entry - not a good look though!

 

JVB66 replied on 11/09/2019 16:56

Posted on 11/09/2019 16:56

Our Autocruise did not have a driver airbag on the steering wheel, but i got a detachable steering wheel that was released with a key that was then hidden in the M/v when out touring or taken home when in storage, great anti theft device, it also made it much easier to swivel driver seat, we still have it at home as removed it when trading in vanwink

Ps fits 2004  era boxer  surprised

Philnffc replied on 11/09/2019 17:03

Posted on 11/09/2019 17:03

Hi

Have to agree with David and a strike back alarm from vanbitz, well worth the extra cost compared with other alarm systems. We have one fitted to our Motorhome which lights up intermittently when alarmed and has a perimeter alarm stopping people from entering close to the van and the alarm could be heard for at least a mile away, tried it out at Ferry Meadows one evening about 9pm when we first brought it and the whole site turned out to watch me trying to turn it off without reading the instruction first as you do.

The decibels are quite something when set off.

Phil

huskydog replied on 11/09/2019 17:18

Posted on 11/09/2019 17:18

A good cctv system on the front of your house , when we park ours on our drive I leave a big notice on the dash that says “cctv is watching this van and you “ 

Dorset Diver replied on 11/09/2019 17:21

Posted on 11/09/2019 17:21

As said above VanBitz Strikback Growler.  Whatever you decide a chat with VanBitz would be worth it, and if you join Motorhome Fun you will get a 10% discount.