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DeWolf

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Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« on: October 09, 2017, 03:44:56 PM »
I have a Newmar 2000 DSDP. I parked one night in Walmart. Next day after I got on the road, I became aware that my diesel fuel was down about 30 gallons. (It was topped off the night before.)

My question: Is there a proximity alarm available to handle the bulk of an RV? I have talked to auto suppliers of proximity alarms and they claim nothing can handle the large vehicles.

If a proximity alarm is available, it must be able to handle the heavy mass of the vehicle, able to detect and alert me that someone is walking within several feet of the vehicle, and not be able to detect those of us that are sleeping within it.

Any thoughts out there?

Dave, 2000 DSDP and preparing to go full time.

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Re: Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 03:50:04 PM »
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I think this is what I would use. A few of these placed around the outside of the RV would scare off anyone getting too close. The alarm would wake you and the neighbors, the lights bother no one but the thief.
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Re: Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 04:38:52 PM »
How about one of these mounted over the fuel filler?  ;)

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/451134087646715447/

Or maybe a lock on the filler door or cap?

One of the difficulties with proximity alarms is that there are critters and people in campgrounds.
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Re: Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 04:44:04 PM »
maybe a lock on the filler door or cap

I went to O'Reilly Auto Parts with my fuel cap, and they matched it with a locking Ford cap
Scott
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Re: Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 07:24:15 PM »
Locking gas cap.
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Sun2Retire

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Re: Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 08:46:34 PM »
Locking gas cap.


A locking Ford gas cap
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Re: Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 03:18:35 AM »

A locking Ford gas cap

As long as it has no alarm to wake up the campground!  I was having visions of a car alarm that goes off and just annoys people.
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VallAndMo

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Re: Installing of a Proximity Alarm
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 03:30:35 AM »
Hi DeWolf,

Can you tell us which Walmart? Just curious...

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