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#1 longhorn1

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:06 PM

After several of our members had their truck and campers stolen, I decided that I wanted something that would make it very hard to steal.  Most of us probably have $50K - $80K invested in our rigs.  I didn't like the idea that my 2013 F-250 had such a large target painted on it; they say the F-250 is at the top of the list for stolen trucks.

 

Yesterday I had Ravelco's ignition cut-off installed.  Hidden electrical connections are made in the engine compartment.  There is a plug with 16 pins that you plug in to start the car and you remove the plug when you leave your car.

 

The cost was $499.95.  Spending $500 for peace of mind when my truck and FWC cost almost $60K was a no brainer.  They have locations all across the country.  I drove 2-1/2 hours to northern Indiana to meet the installer.  The install takes 2-3 hours.

 

www.ravelco.com

 

They have a number of videos on the web site.  The company also advertises that they have never had a vehicle stolen that uses their system.

 

I also plan on purchasing another devise that covers the steering wheel and locks the brake pedal.

 

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#2 JHanson

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:30 PM

We had a Ravelco installed years ago. There's nothing to match it for simplicity (no moving parts) and security. Thieves might break in and take stuff, but unless they have a tow truck you know your vehicle will be there then you return.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:51 PM

My truck is old school. It has an ECM but no always on fancy electronics to scramble when power is lost. I'll just put a battery switch under the hood. Simple and effective most of the time. I always do that when I install a winch anyway. If the truck is left in a place where I'm concerned I just pull the fuel pump relay from the underhood fuse box and take it with me. 30 seconds to do. No relay=no fuel pump= truck no run!


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#4 Kolockum

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:46 PM

After reading Ravelco's website and looking at reviews I am really impressed. That is not a simple kill switch.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:58 AM

Scares me carrying something with me. I tend to drop a lot of stuff. Why I have a spare key hidden away.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:58 AM

I like the idea of a steering wheel lock. It is visible and a deterrent which might stop someone from even making the attempt. Could use a kill switch or relay pull as a backup :)


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:26 AM

Craig there is actually a couple of blank relay spaces I could plug it into in the fuse box. But if it isn't there they can't use it.

 

Any deterrent is better than none.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 04:04 AM

Scares me carrying something with me. I tend to drop a lot of stuff. Why I have a spare key hidden away.

 Your not alone. I have been looking at a Hitch Safe for that very reason.


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#9 longhorn1

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 04:15 PM

Apparently thieves have been freezing locks, with liquid nitrogen and using a hammer to break off the lock. With the club they just cut the steering wheel and remove. Anything we use can slow them down.

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#10 Timothy McGowen

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:50 PM

 Your not alone. I have been looking at a Hitch Safe for that very reason.

 

Thats a great idea.


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