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sorry for your loss im just waiting to pick mine up from the dealership benimar T 350

any suggestions on security for mine as she is also a Ford Transit

looks like wheel clamp i purchased was not enough
would there be a way of having a removable steering wheel
as ive seen this option on some but do not know where to find a kit

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Looks as if your best bet would be a tracker.

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sorry for your loss im just waiting to pick mine up from the dealership benimar T 350

any suggestions on security for mine as she is also a Ford Transit

looks like wheel clamp i purchased was not enough
would there be a way of having a removable steering wheel
as ive seen this option on some but do not know where to find a kit

thanks



Don't worry, just enjoy using it, its very rare for a motorhome to be nicked, I wouldn't bother with a tracker either.


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I paid for 5 years coverage with Cobra when I bought my Bess last year - £350.

Now Im selling the Bess they want £300 to transfer the tracker over in one day; or £340 to do this with a gap between 1 MH and the other. But I do get to keep the balance of my subscription


If I want a new tracker fitted and 1 year coverage it'll be £550


Luckily my new MH has a Cat 1 Thatcham alarm etc so no need for a tracker for insurance purposes


I have a REALLY good Nemesis wheel clamp for sale if anyone is interested


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I have often thought that for extended period of storage one could jack-up the MH, insert axle jacks and take off one or more wheels.

A more obvious disincentive than alarms and trackers.

If one takes off all 4/6 wheels there would be no stress on the sidewalls during that period.

Is there any reason why this would not work? Bit of a chore, but would it work better than other devices? For long-term only of course.

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I'd be inclined to take the engine out in case they steal the wheels of another MH and put them on yours.
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Why not take the wheels off and engine out . . . or do you think that might be too much ?
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If they are determined to steal your van then it will be nigh on impossible to stop them. Tracker I am told helps. Or you could buy a van that is much too unusual and easy to notice.


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If they are determined to steal your van then it will be nigh on impossible to stop them. Tracker I am told helps. Or you could buy a van that is much too unusual and easy to notice.


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I hope that mine being 'unusual' is a deterrent - it is probably a) the only 'A' Class in Poland (not seen others) and b) the only RHD MH here.

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get a decent alarm fitted, and have visible evidence that you have one! Modern vehicles have immobilisers as standard, and can't easily be started without the key - make sure your keys are safely stored away at home and away.

if you have a swivel on the driver's seat, consider getting a simple padlock for the turntable to lock it in "reversed" position, thus making it impossible to sit & drive it.
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