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Old 08-01-13, 16:49
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This section is great but I think its importance should be increased.

This forum and its members could become an incredibly powerful tool in combating van theft - and be a great deterrent!

Instead of YOU having to go to this section - have the info come to you. Simple really. It can come to you in the form of a red alert in a PM - a text - an email etc.

This would mean news of a stolen van would spread all over the country incredibly quickly - there are members everywhere now and the amount of miles and roads we all cover on a daily/weekly basis i'm sure is staggering and would mean there are eyes everywhere.

Who better to spot a Transporter than us lot?

I'm not naive enough to think its as easy as just spotting a reg but we do mostly have a keen eye for the subtle details.


The information required for the post should be fairly extensive - as much help as poss really, subtle changes you have made etc. certainly would help when buying parts.

I personally wouldn't mind if I got an email or a text message or that the first thing I had to do when opened the forum was to read an RED ALERT about a stolen van. This information needs to be out there ASAP.

Another thing that would be great would be any success story was followed up in the same way with a big fat Green Alert


What do you guys think ? (please see post 191)
There a huge amount of work for Admin to create this system so they need to be made aware of your support and your thoughts.



21/4/13 THIS WAS SUGGESTED ON ANOTHER THREAD IN LOST AND FOUND - A BAY WAS STOLEN AND TOWED AWAY...

Originally Posted by Tallwallfitter
OK chaps. I know its a little late for this one but in the future, if you see any camper being towed or on a trailer, Take a picture if you can. This way someone might get their bus back in one piece before its stripped for parts. Just a little idea.


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Old 08-01-13, 17:00
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Awesome idea!!
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Old 08-01-13, 17:08
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I think it's about time there is a dedicated stolen section in a prominent place

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Old 08-01-13, 17:09
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I think its a great idea ......lets face it any thing we can all do to feel safer about our vans has to be a good idea it would just need to be a thread we all subscribe to ...then if your phone data is on you will know when any one posts on it x
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Old 08-01-13, 17:22
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great idea!!
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Old 08-01-13, 17:25
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I agree, Great Idea :- Van Watch UK
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Old 08-01-13, 17:27
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Absolutely brilliant idea
Surely this is what the forum is for "by the members, for the members"
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Old 08-01-13, 17:27
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Great idea!

Could we have a section, (maybe even on here), to flag up possible scams.

If a scammer gets hassled or asked enough questions they will move on.
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Old 08-01-13, 20:43
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I think its a great idea ......lets face it any thing we can all do to feel safer about our vans has to be a good idea it would just need to be a thread we all subscribe to ...then if your phone data is on you will know when any one posts on it x
I did think about the 'subscribe to thread' aswell, which is a good idea - but it took me about +3 yrs to find out about that function.
I think a combination of the two would cover all bases.

I think any system would need careful moderating so it didnt get abused and remained effective.

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Old 09-01-13, 23:35
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Great idea Jim, would we need a logo

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