My recent situation

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Re: My recent situation

Postby PBratton » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:07 pm

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Re: My recent situation

Postby johncanfield » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:17 pm

Yikes! I have a 2000 model year F-250 diesel but it usually doesn't leave the Kerrville/Fredericksburg area. We've heard about lots of car thefts at La Canterra - isn't that the shopping area west of 1604 on I-10?
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Re: My recent situation

Postby Venus Pax » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:19 pm

Our truck is the F-150. I know this isn't what the more dedicated campers use to tow, but our trailer is light and this is the truck/trailer combination we could afford.

I'm curious about the fuses. How would I know which fuses to remove to keep the truck from starting? I'm wondering if this plus the club would make a decent 1-2 punch to keep them from taking off in our truck. Have any of you pulled the fuses regularly? Has this caused you any electrical problems? I just talked to my husband about that, and he's worried that this would mess up our electrical and leave us stranded.

To answer Interblog's question: The service department at our local Ford dealership said that they reached their hands under the front grill and disabled the horn so that the alarm wouldn't draw attention. They busted the handle, which he said took less than a minute, and this gave them access to the cab. He said that the reason they went through our console is because most people keep their valet keys in there. They were planning to simply drive it out of the lot. My husband said he didn't even know if we have a valet key.

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Re: My recent situation

Postby Venus Pax » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:29 pm

johncanfield wrote:Yikes! I have a 2000 model year F-250 diesel but it usually doesn't leave the Kerrville/Fredericksburg area. We've heard about lots of car thefts at La Canterra - isn't that the shopping area west of 1604 on I-10?


Yes. In fact, this is where the Six Flags park is located where our truck was broken into.

When we are home, we are normally in low-risk areas. Our vehicles stay in the garage when home and in the school parking lots when we are at work.

I realize we could stop traveling, but we don't want to. :lol:
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Re: My recent situation

Postby carlson1 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:53 pm

Venus Pax wrote:Our truck is the F-150. I know this isn't what the more dedicated campers use to tow, but our trailer is light and this is the truck/trailer combination we could afford.

I'm curious about the fuses. How would I know which fuses to remove to keep the truck from starting? I'm wondering if this plus the club would make a decent 1-2 punch to keep them from taking off in our truck. Have any of you pulled the fuses regularly? Has this caused you any electrical problems? I just talked to my husband about that, and he's worried that this would mess up our electrical and leave us stranded.

To answer Interblog's question: The service department at our local Ford dealership said that they reached their hands under the front grill and disabled the horn so that the alarm wouldn't draw attention. They busted the handle, which he said took less than a minute, and this gave them access to the cab. He said that the reason they went through our console is because most people keep their valet keys in there. They were planning to simply drive it out of the lot. My husband said he didn't even know if we have a valet key.

Carlson, what is this ravelco?


It wires in to the engine compartment. After it is installed they leave you with a button that you have to plug in before the vehicle starts. It is an anit-theft device.
They will come to you to install it. Here is the website. http://www.ravelco.com/
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Re: My recent situation

Postby Venus Pax » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:59 pm

Thank you! I will look into this!
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Re: My recent situation

Postby Jose_in_Dallas » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:02 pm

Venus Pax wrote:I'm curious about the fuses. How would I know which fuses to remove to keep the truck from starting? I'm wondering if this plus the club would make a decent 1-2 punch to keep them from taking off in our truck. Have any of you pulled the fuses regularly? Has this caused you any electrical problems? I just talked to my husband about that, and he's worried that this would mess up our electrical and leave us stranded.


I know on my owners manual it has a break down of the fuse box (what fuse is for what system). I would think you would want to find one for the fuel pump. Don't have mine handy so can't tell you. But I know I wouldn't want to be doing that regularly for fear of messing something up; what I don't know but it can't be good constantly pulling it in and out. Honestly, you would be better off getting a quality alarm installed by a reputable shop.


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Re: My recent situation

Postby SewTexas » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:20 pm

unfortunately, from this time of year through the summer we'll hear about truck thefts every night on the news. Mostly Ford and Tundras. If there is something being towed, like a Uhaul, all the better....and you can bet they are heading to Mexico.
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Re: My recent situation

Postby PriestTheRunner » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:22 pm

Ignition disabler switch could also work. Tucked somewhere convenient under the dash. Linked to the ignition fuse.

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Re: My recent situation

Postby Grundy1133 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:42 pm

this is why i never leave anything in my car that i wouldnt mind getting stolen. if that means i wont get to go to six flags, so be it. As soon as they remove their signs i'll start spending money there. :mrgreen: on an unrelated note, my girlfriend asked me once "So anywhere you're not able to take your gun you won't go in with me?" I said "Probably not unless I absolutely have to." and every day I see her she says "Are you carrying today?" i just reply "Everyday." and she just rolls her eyes. She doesn't get it... I'm hoping I'll never have to use my weapon... but if I ever do, I'm sure she won't be rolling her eyes then... Like today I went with her to go meet a guy who contacted her on craigslist who wanted to buy her car because she was scared to go alone. (understandable) I told her if she would hurry and submit her application and get her LTC and start carrying, she would feel safer everywhere she went. I know I do! Ever since I started carrying I've felt tons safer at the gas pumps, or in a parking lot at night. before I always felt exposed and defenseless. All I had was a knife to fend off anyone who decided they wanted to mug me. (When people look at me they don't exactly think 'hmm i bet hes an easy target'. 6'2" 290Lbs. not many people wanna pick a fight with me lol. :lol: )
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