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Old 01-27-2016, 01:05 PM   #1
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What anti theft precautions do you take?

My 3010DS was stolen this fall. I got it back, minimal damage but I was alarmed to see how easy it had been for a thief wielding a screwdriver to unlock the door, start the engine and drive off like they had keys. Onboard GPS doesn't track so no way to tell where they took it even after it was recovered.
There goes my logic about being locked in and safer because I could get to the cab quickly if I felt threatened. So could the menace. I'm a little concerned about how easy it would be to steal from a campsite or mall parking lot if it was unattended.

What security measures do you take? How can break ins be prevented? I know some feel that a gun or dog is a good solution but neither of those could have prevented the theft.




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Old 01-27-2016, 01:13 PM   #2
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Wow. I thought it would be harder to steal a motorhome but I guess not. Sorry this happened.
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My 3010DS was stolen this fall. I got it back, minimal damage but I was alarmed to see how easy it had been for a thief wielding a screwdriver to unlock the door, start the engine and drive off like they had keys. Onboard GPS doesn't track so no way to tell where they took it even after it was recovered.
There goes my logic about being locked in and safer because I could get to the cab quickly if I felt threatened. So could the menace. I'm a little concerned about how easy it would be to steal from a campsite or mall parking lot if it was unattended.

What security measures do you take? How can break ins be prevented? I know some feel that a gun or dog is a good solution but neither of those could have prevented the theft.




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I was wondering about that also, since my 2013 Sunseeker 2250LE (Chevy) does not have an alarm, which is amazing nowadays. I just found an old steering wheel lock (club) in the basement, if I can find the key for it I'll start using it. Thanks for the warning!
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:38 PM   #4
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Good insurance. Stay out of places that might seem a little risky.
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I was wondering about that also, since my 2013 Sunseeker 2250LE (Chevy) does not have an alarm, which is amazing nowadays. I just found an old steering wheel lock (club) in the basement, if I can find the key for it I'll start using it. Thanks for the warning!
If they have a hacksaw it'll take them maybe an extra minute to get that off. I remember seeing a 60 minutes episode or similar years ago about how useless those were.
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Best thing to do is wire in a kill switch. Later RJD
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I didn't have a motor home stolen but I did have my TV a Chevy 2500HD stolen from a Sam's Club parking lot this Summer (Trailer was not attached) it was never recovered so when I purchased my new a TV Dodge Ram 2500 I had a GPS tracking device installed and I started using my old Club on the steering wheel
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My insurance adjuster advised that the clubs and other products like it, do not prevent theft. As someone else mentioned, they only slow them down.

According to him, Ford has been well aware of how easy their truck/vans are to steal. Just recently they finally began using chipped keys. If you don't have that, a screwdriver works pretty slick.
I have had a battery disconnect installed
, might have to look at an alarm/tracking device. I was very fortunate in that they recovered it quickly. All covered by insurance but it's parking in busy parking lots etc while on vacation that has me worried. It can happen so quickly that no one would even question what was happening.
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That's what insurance is for but I never leave my keys when not there. Mine would have to be straight wired.
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With Onstar equipped vehicles, they can track it and even shut it down on request. Might want to check them out. My 2013 Silverado 2500 HD has the service.
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