vehicle security

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 21:18
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Hi all, Was wondering in remote areas where you have parked the fourby its loaded with all your camp gear and its blatantly obvious that you have gone for a swim or bush walk or sightseeing or whatever is it safe to assume everything will be as you left it.Are some places known to be risky?Apart from the alarm system which is pretty useless in a snatch and grab in the bush is there anything else you can do?Anybody had any bad experiences? marcus
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:04

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:04
Marcus : if you have real concerns suggest u get a Quik Trac system installed in ure vehicle .. check them out ..

I have one on my unit ( Land cruiser ) and am happy to say thet every dollar spent was worth every penny !! if u know what i mean ...

And i dont even hav any financial interest in any of above !

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Follow Up By: marcus - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:35

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:35
Yes thanks Steve for all your replies but the real concern wasn't the vehicle as it has immobiliser and alarm but the hassle of trying to get all my gear back from the tanami cash converters. thanks marcus.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:23

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:23
I have Quik Trak in my Prado as I had 2 stolen last year - the only major problem is that the Tracking only works in Syd, Melb and Bris - outside these areas its just another alarm UNTIL hopefully the prick drives back into one of these Capitol Cities...
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:24

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:24
I have Quik Trak in my Prado as I had 2 stolen last year - the only major problem is that the Tracking only works in Syd, Melb and Bris - outside these areas its just another alarm UNTIL hopefully the prek drives back into one of these Capitol Cities...
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:24

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:24
I have Quik Trak in my Prado as I had 2 stolen last year - the only major problem is that the Tracking only works in Syd, Melb and Bris - outside these areas its just another alarm UNTIL hopefully the pric. drives back into one of these Capitol Cities...
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:11

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:11
well.. i may as well 4th that motion......................_____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: Member - Roger - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:19

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:19
I have an engine imobilisor and a rather loud alarm fitted to my vehicle, however if you are in a remote location and the theives really want to pinch your gear it would not help any if no one was within earshot.
In saying this I have been travelling to remote areas for the last 5 years and often have left the vehicle on its lonesome. So far we have been lucky nothing taken.
I do not leave the vehicle in a conspicous position.
Sometimes you just have to trust your luck.
RegardsDodg
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:54

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 22:54
yer its a worry sometimes but I havent heard of many horror stories, have been a tad concerned myself but never had a problem all over Oz, theres a lot of trust to be had out there
So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: Andrew - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 00:53

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 00:53
An alarm will at least minimise the amount taken..

Crooks hate noise. They'll usually do the harold holt once a racket starts up.!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 11:59

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 11:59
Sure do...and a gun shot makes a LOT of noiseSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:52

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:52
In the Land Cruiser club in Darwin a few years back a guy left his 4wheel drive at there camp spot in the middle of no where and jumped in his mates truck for a drive and returned to find it stolen !
I think he did leave his keys in it but thought it was safe due to there remote location. So always be carefull !

The worst spots are boat ramps ect as your car and belongings are easy targets, we had a new Engel fridge removed from the back of a Cruiser. #@%* !!!
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 17:42

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 17:42
Probably better off out in the bush than in the city. less crooks per square k !!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Johnad - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 00:06

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 00:06
Dont buy a Cobra car alarm!!!
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Follow Up By: Matt M - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 15:47

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 15:47
Johnad, was just wondering why you recommend not having a Cobra, installed??

I have one and would like to know if there is something I should expect in its future? Are they fault prone?

I chose mine because of the features, quality and the fact that is water proof! I didnt want to be halfway through a creek crossing and have it imobilise and leave me stranded!

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Johnad - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 18:05

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 18:05
Matt, they are a great car alarm, top quality. Read thread 5438 for more info on why Im dirty on Cobra.

John
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Reply By: Member - Paul - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 09:23

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 09:23
Did hear from a Ranger on Fraser Island that one couple arrived back from a long walk to find the whole camp - tents, cooking gear, bags etc gone! Seems that some overseas guests had decided that there gear was better than what the backpackers had - it was never recovered..
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 12:41

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 12:41
Maybe they walked back to the wrong camp site ! LOL
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