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Old 04-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #11
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Re: STOLEN out of BERKELEY- 95 e350 Sportsmobile 4x4 Champag

Any update on this? I think it's everyone's nightmare...
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:28 PM   #12
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Any update on this? I think it's everyone's nightmare...
Makes me think of hiding one of these somewhere on my rig. http://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-trac ... 7AodyQwAyg
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Re: STOLEN out of BERKELEY- 95 e350 Sportsmobile 4x4 Champag

As an aside, the theft of large outboard powered boats has gotten so bad in south Florida that insurance cos are requiring gps trackers such as Spot Trace as a condition of insurance. $99 for unit, $99/year for plan
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:19 AM   #14
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Any update on this? I think it's everyone's nightmare...
Makes me think of hiding one of these somewhere on my rig. http://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-trac ... 7AodyQwAyg
I've been looking for a GPS tracker for my vehicles but they all seem to fall short in one way or another.

This one seems useless for any type of vehicle that's not a plastic toy car like the one in that video. I'm certain that's why they didn't use a real car for the demo.

Instructions says: Place device with logo facing up and do not place under any metal.

So Wth are you supposed to discreetly install it then?
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Any update on this? I think it's everyone's nightmare...
Makes me think of hiding one of these somewhere on my rig. http://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-trac ... 7AodyQwAyg
I've been looking for a GPS tracker for my vehicles but they all seem to fall short in one way or another.

This one seems useless for any type of vehicle that's not a plastic toy car like the one in that video. I'm certain that's why they didn't use a real car for the demo.

Instructions says: Place device with logo facing up and do not place under any metal.

So Wth are you supposed to discreetly install it then?
Special compartment under the PH top? I didn't look to see how large the device is though. Or you could drive a Fiero or Saturn?

I remember looking at LoJack years ago when that was the big thing. Pretty much all the thief had to do was drive into a metal garage, and that attenuated the signal enough to beat the system.


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Old 04-19-2014, 07:04 PM   #16
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Re: STOLEN out of BERKELEY- 95 e350 Sportsmobile 4x4 Champag

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Instructions says: Place device with logo facing up and do not place under any metal.

So Wth are you supposed to discreetly install it then?
Under the "plastic" hood on your van.
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Last time I was in the local So Cal AAA office dealing with some policy changes they offered me a free GPS locator. I asked how it worked and he told me it plugged into the OBDI port. OK not only would I lose my ScanGauge connection but where would any competent thief look first. I declined. I think my Ravelco no hot wire device will thwart most drive away thieves and once a would be thief with a tow truck realizes its a 6.0 PSD he will find more lucrative pickings elsewhere. That only leaves the really stupid and desperate drug fueled van-jackers to worry about.
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Instructions says: Place device with logo facing up and do not place under any metal.

So Wth are you supposed to discreetly install it then?
Under the "plastic" hood on your van.
Cool. Let me know how that works out for you
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Last time I was in the local So Cal AAA office dealing with some policy changes they offered me a free GPS locator. I asked how it worked and he told me it plugged into the OBDI port. OK not only would I lose my ScanGauge connection but where would any competent thief look first. I declined. I think my Ravelco no hot wire device will thwart most drive away thieves and once a would be thief with a tow truck realizes its a 6.0 PSD he will find more lucrative pickings elsewhere. That only leaves the really stupid and desperate drug fueled van-jackers to worry about.
Best idea ever. Gonna put 6.0 stickers on my van.

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I suspect that it might be the other way around and chop shops are making a lot of money of diesel parts for the 6.0.
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