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 12/09/2019 06:44

Posted on 11/09/2019 17:18 by huskydog

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 “ 

Posted on 12/09/2019 06:44

A caravan was stollen from around here recently and they were all recorded on CCTV doing it. They all wore ski masks and waved two fingers at the cameras. As far as I know the caravan still has not been recovered or anyone arrested.

peedee

huskydog replied on 12/09/2019 09:10

Posted on 12/09/2019 06:44 by peedee

A caravan was stollen from around here recently and they were all recorded on CCTV doing it. They all wore ski masks and waved two fingers at the cameras. As far as I know the caravan still has not been recovered or anyone arrested.

peedee

Posted on 12/09/2019 09:10

I'm not saying it would stop it from being stolen, but it might help in changing their mind and move on to something else 

mickysf replied on 12/09/2019 10:22

Posted on 12/09/2019 10:22

In addition to the usual I fitted a high security U lock to the rotating steel bases of the cab seat. I can now lock the drivers seat facing the habitation and with its back tight up against the steering wheel. It's well hidden and inaccessible without destroying the seat to anyone with an angle grinder. I even have difficulty removing it even with the key. Not infallible but an extra few minutes would be needed to remove it. It's just one of several little extras I've added to foil that would be thief as best possible!

peedee replied on 12/09/2019 10:49

Posted on 12/09/2019 09:10 by huskydog

I'm not saying it would stop it from being stolen, but it might help in changing their mind and move on to something else 

Posted on 12/09/2019 10:49

Agree HD but if they want it badly enough they are prepared to ignore all but the most sophisticated deterrents. One thing that is definitely worth doing is get the best anti theft deterrents you can. In my view a good Category 1 immobiliser has to be first choice.

peedee

ABM replied on 12/09/2019 12:36

Posted on 12/09/2019 12:36

I suppose, if you really want to protect your pride & joy you could always research a 1955 Daimler Ferret ex RAF armoured scout car.

They were fitted with a switch in the cab which Electrified the Whole Body  !!  You would know when an attempt on the T590 was being made / foiled from the screams I suppose  !!

Information gleaned from a report on Amberley Museums "Commercial vehicle & Communications Day" published in Vintage Spirit mag this very month  winkinnocent