Rooftop security

Submitted: Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 10:04
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In preparing for our big trip, have realised that for 3 months of travelling we will have storage bags in the basket on the roof and also lots of items in the back of the ute which has a canvas canopy. In the outback, no probs, but in towns, parking at shopping centres etc. might be dodgy.

Is there a netting type product out there with locks or something which I could throw over to ensure goods arent lifted, or is there another angle to solving this problem?
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 10:13

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 10:13
A Rotweiler in the back would be a good deterent.
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Reply By: Member - John B (QLD) - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 10:47

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 10:47
Hi vcbb we just travelled for 10 months had no issues. We used a roof bag where we padlocked zips shut . No dust or water . However we met a couple that were asleep in their rooftop tent while a wallet was stollen out of the 4wd beneath them they were at a caravan park in nt. cheers

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 11:24

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 11:24
Always travelled with a roof rack and just a tarp over the top.
Plenty of ropes sort of slow them down if any one is tempted.

Really a sharp knife is all that is required to slit the tarp or cut the window rubber on the car, or break a window. 30 seconds at most and they will be in if they want too.

Had a friend who got broken into in Moorocco in a camper van. Middle of a full camp site at night, 6 vans done in half an hour by slitting the window rubbers. Every one sleeping inside didn't even hear of feel a thing. Security is illusionary at best, or depends on what you count as valuable :o).

Best security you have is to be around and keep an eye on the vehicle if you are worried about a particular place.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:07

Friday, Mar 09, 2007 at 18:07
Very dodgy indeed, 1947 ....no problems, 2007 they'll take it even if they don't want it
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