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Theft of New Caravan



 
 
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Old July 14th 03, 01:22 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Jacqui Caren
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Default Theft of New Caravan

Harry Bloomfield wrote in
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The point would be to make the sign not so obvious until it were
triggered. I doubt a thief would take the trouble to open a van he was
stealing to inspect it inside first, it would only delay the getaway. A
piece of dark board in the back window with unlit LED's forming the
word 'STOLEN' would not be too obvious from the outside, to a thief in
a rush.

A caravan with a broken door due to a thief having to break in on the
off chance their might be one of these signs in a window, would reduce
the resale value, as well as make it more obvious it was stolen.


I like the idea of the strobe light - it would make the van visible and
if placed carefully may not be visible from the towing vehicle.

One idea we had was an EMP device attached to the van wiring harness :-)

Unless switched off a very high voltage pulse would be bounced between
the 12v connectors and earth pins.

This if done right could disable the EMU or electronic ignition of
the tow car. If your engine wont run you will not get very far :-)

A cheaper version could be made as a fake 12n/12S connector set
This could be rigged to an ECD unit similar to those used by US
police to disable cars. If the fake plugs are connected to a source
the ECD unit would charge (like a very big flashgun) then discharge
back through the tow cars harness (lights).

The only drawback is when you forget and having to explain to the
local garage/AA man why your EMU has smoke coming out of it :-)

I suppose the same trick could be used with plant trailers etc...

Moral: attack is the best defence :-)

Jacqui
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Old July 14th 03, 09:11 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Steve
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Default Theft of New Caravan

One idea we had was an EMP device attached to the van wiring harness :-)

Unless switched off a very high voltage pulse would be bounced between
the 12v connectors and earth pins.

This if done right could disable the EMU or electronic ignition of
the tow car. If your engine wont run you will not get very far :-)

A cheaper version could be made as a fake 12n/12S connector set
This could be rigged to an ECD unit similar to those used by US
police to disable cars. If the fake plugs are connected to a source
the ECD unit would charge (like a very big flashgun) then discharge
back through the tow cars harness (lights).



Another (easy) solution is to reverse wire two of the pins on your car and
van (ie switch wires 4 & 6 in both the car and the vans wiring). When
plugged into a vehicle with the "standard" wiring, the cross-over will blow
the cars fuses. Again, driving without a starting ignition coil is a bummer
!

The only problem here though is if you ever want to tow with another car
you'll have to revert the wiring again.

Steve


 



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