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How to keep cars from getting stolen from Hotels

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gary 4T950 Chevy Guy, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. I think this is just plain rotten every time we hear about someone being in a town for an event and then end up getting their car or truck stolen. Perhaps it has to come down to safety in numbers when a few or a bunch of you are staying at a Hotel. Get together with other car guys so everyone knows who is who & then work out a series of say 2 hour or 3 hour shifts shifts throughout the night taking turns where 1 or 2 guys/gals are on duty to watch over the vehicles. I am sure that if I toss this idea out that enough of you can detail it and run with it when your on a trip. Just maybe some people can prevent something like this from happening to themselves. Anyway, just my 2 cents worth tonight.
  2. drunkandgreasy
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 100

    from nunya

    I doubt anyone would do it. If a car gets gone because they dozed off on their "Shift" then its on them.

    too much liability me thinks...

  3. ciscokid
    Joined: Jan 29, 2011
    Posts: 121


    Also NEVER rule out the assumption that the security is in on it.
  4. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Should put alarm sytems in our cars ,That would throw them off .Or take a jack and remove one wheel from car or two

  5. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,707

    from Locust NC

    If you had a big group and you could work it out it is possible to hire off duty police. Most pds charge about 25 to 35 an hour with a 4 hr minimum. It would require some planning in advance but it is possible.
  6. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,707

    from Locust NC

    For the most part car alarms are useless. The general public has become so used to hearing them that they don't even look.
  7. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    We have a show in the New York Metro area that the organizer does just that. He has shifts organized. We have others in Washington DC where we scout out security friendly hotel venues. A five story below ground parking garage works quite well when the lower levels are seal off. But as said we are all responsible for our own cars. Most stuff only slows them down. We just need to slow them down so they can get the beating of their lives.
  8. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 5,818

    from KCMO

    bag your cars, and disconnect the compressor on switch. Where you goin'? nowhere.
  9. falconwagon62
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,432


    we do that at the Falcon shows I go to...Golf carts and all....and Ohio-IN-KY are CC states......
  10. Have someone stand watch from a room window above with a bow and arrow.....
    Make sure that theyre a good shot- don't miss.....
  11. A pet rattlesnake on the seat would be a good anti theft idea:eek:. Seriously it is a shame it had to come to this. I imagine the shift plan would work out best, but someone will be tired the next day and the trip home.
  12. sakelley22
    Joined: Aug 1, 2010
    Posts: 102

    from Easley SC

    I have a battery disconnect under my seat a toggle switch for the fuel pump under the dash and I take my steering wheel in the room with me when I go to shows and I still worry if a damn theif wants it the only thing thats gonna stop them is an ass whoopin from hell or a .357
  13. Emmett Customs
    Joined: Apr 8, 2010
    Posts: 14

    Emmett Customs
    from Emmett ID

    I throw a cover on mine and sleep in the back seat with a 357. I think I even sleep better than if I was in my room with the wife because less noise and no worries.
  14. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,573

    ems customer service

    ever hear of a rollback they are thieves too
  15. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    but now everyone knows the secrets of your car....
  16. RisinOutlaw
    Joined: Jul 31, 2010
    Posts: 20

    from Tucson, AZ

    They call this fireguard in the Army. Depending how many people you have, have 1 or 2 people pull 1 a one hour shift at a time. Sure you lose an hour of sleep, but it could be worth it if it saves your rig.
  17. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 829


    The thieves need to be caught and have their asses whipped real good.
  18. Fiatdude
    Joined: May 5, 2010
    Posts: 89

    from SoCal

  19. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,999


    I never travel unarmed, and hope I never have to pull my weapon. That said fellas, remember your car isn't worth taking someone else's life, no matter what a scum-bag thief they might be. Also, being the hero that holds said scum-bag at gun point until the cops arrive may create more legal trouble for you than the thief you busted!

    Sad but true! Be careful, but be smart, and don't be a vigilante!
  20. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,080

    from tulsa okla

    i had a grant removeable steering wheel on my jeep cj-7( lived in an apartment ) top/doors it was pretty much wide open..when i parked it id turn the wheels full lock one way,just make it a little harder if they tried to pull it onto a flatbed..
  21. slickhale
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 767

    from Phoenix

    a big pitbull named spike sitting in the driver seat might work
  22. Joe King
    Joined: Oct 8, 2004
    Posts: 993

    Joe King

  23. RisinOutlaw
    Joined: Jul 31, 2010
    Posts: 20

    from Tucson, AZ

    To a lot of the people around here, their cars are priceless. What if they never find the car? Theft prevention>theft recovery IMO.
  24. AJofHollywood
    Joined: Oct 3, 2008
    Posts: 640


    Chain it to the car parked next to it.
  25. K and K
    Joined: Sep 17, 2010
    Posts: 129

    K and K

    Bolt cutters are cheap and a tool that could be found in any ride that is dropping the thief bastard off. I agree with wheel removal, and an alarm that contacts your cell the moment the alarm is set off and has gps tracking capability.
  26. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,097

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Not being a vigilante----But a cwp carrier---Protecting ones property in this case, is a legal shooting, a good car thief is a dead one!---Rather be tried by 12---Than carried by 6!!;);)
  27. Ha ha, that's great!
  28. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,894


    well, an idea a friend of mine had was we could chain the hot rods together with a couple log chians. Like through the front between the leaf spring and the axle, then to the other car....then on the back do another one from rear axle to rear axle....then remove the rotor...have a gas shutoff and a hidden kill switch...also a battery shut off....maybe even take a wheel off each car and take them in the hotel with you.
  29. bowtie56jw
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 214


    take turns sitting with cars if you have to, also 9mm and a great shot is a good insurance policy!
  30. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,707

    from Locust NC

    Let me know how that works out for you. Not sure what state you're in but here protection of personal property does not authorize deadly force. My car is not worth somebodys life.
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