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Old 10-05-2021, 10:54 PM   #71
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The PNW is the epicenter of van theft and frankly property theft in general. Eastern PNW is better Iím sure but anywhere close to I5 should be concerned.

QUOTE=dhally;302576]Here in eastern PNW we haven't been too concerned about break ins or vehicle theft, but we will be venturing out more next year. Is our 2009 E250 2wd a target, or do thieves prefer Sprinters? What the heck does a thief DO with a stolen van anyhow? They can't really sell it as is.[/QUOTE]
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:40 AM   #72
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Old 10-06-2021, 04:39 PM   #73
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I'm liking the idea of a removable transfer case lever while parked in neutral. I may have to fabricate one, thanks for the idea...................
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Old 10-06-2021, 06:44 PM   #74
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I'm liking the idea of a removable transfer case lever while parked in neutral. I may have to fabricate one, thanks for the idea...................
Iím trying it right now as I eat in somewhere SC on the way to Overland East. It did want to roll 6Ē or so then stopped, chocked the wheel anyway.
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Old 10-07-2021, 10:27 AM   #75
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RFID Anti Start

This is my thought of a DIY Ravelco type system. We substitute the CPC connector with RFID controller. You get in the van and the RFID key fob allows access.



I don't really have a need for this, but if there was an interest I could probably puts something together for testing purposes.

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Old 10-07-2021, 10:40 AM   #76
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I'm lovin' this idea.....roughly how much is RFID controller?


The RFID controller would be an always on parasitic load.....?? Likely wakes up every so many ms and burns ma...hopefully.


Could also do NFC....lay your phone on a pad to enable starter.....similar idea.
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Old 10-07-2021, 10:53 AM   #77
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The RFID controller is cheap $10 -12 , plus shipping. Sure, the controller would always be on, could probably add a switch to the power, to disable for long periods, which would actually just add a security level.

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Old 10-07-2021, 11:24 AM   #78
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Point me to the RFID module..I'll prototype one......
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Old 10-07-2021, 11:33 AM   #79
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RFID Reader RFID Key Access Control with relay

It comes with one relay, need to add a second to match Ravelco circuits

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Old 10-07-2021, 11:33 AM   #80
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I'd be interested in this for my van.
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