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Norad60
29-01-2018, 11:11
Parked my euroMobil at well known shopping outlet, went to read Sunday papers with a cup of coffe, wife shopping, one hour later, pouring down, made my way to get motorhome. The rear plastic cover over the cluster of lights gone, no damage, unscrewed.
Found comment on this site for parts for EuroMobil, 300 plus....beware.

jagmanx
29-01-2018, 11:45
Bad for you

I suggest it is not worth an insurance claim (for at least 2 reasons)

Asterix
29-01-2018, 11:52
Many retailers have CCTV covering the carpark,did you make enquiries?

molly 2
29-01-2018, 11:54
Many retailers have CCTV covering the carpark,did you make enquiries?keep an eye on eBay you may be able to buy it back

oldish hippy
29-01-2018, 12:33
think about security screws would be worth doing for that sort of money for new one

sasquatch
29-01-2018, 12:40
Change all the fixings with Torx or similar bolts that may give a bit more security.

Obanboy666
29-01-2018, 13:49
Happens all the time with Landrovers. My mate recently had his rear door pinched whilst parked up 20 yards from his farmhouse.

GWAYGWAY
29-01-2018, 14:36
I went around my new van and etched the registration number on EVERY plastic panel discreetly with a very hot pointed soldering iron. very effective and easily done at a cost of NOTHING but a bit of time,all the vents, windows, lights, anything made of plastic have it.

DaveH55
29-01-2018, 15:20
think about security screws would be worth doing for that sort of money for new one

Security screws are a good idea. Trouble is sets of security screwdriver bits are widely available now. It would certainly foil an opportunistic thief tho !

Chris356
29-01-2018, 15:32
They must of seen you coming or they would have had both sides

trevskoda
29-01-2018, 17:12
I went around my new van and etched the registration number on EVERY plastic panel discreetly with a very hot pointed soldering iron. very effective and easily done at a cost of NOTHING but a bit of time,all the vents, windows, lights, anything made of plastic have it.

Paronoid.:rolleyes2:

GWAYGWAY
29-01-2018, 20:55
Security screws are a good idea. Trouble is sets of security screwdriver bits are widely available now. It would certainly foil an opportunistic thief tho !

Hope your bulbs do not blow then it might be a bit awkward, drill out I suppose then try and get new screws.?

DaveH55
29-01-2018, 21:18
Hope your bulbs do not blow then it might be a bit awkward, drill out I suppose then try and get new screws.?

Dont see how that could be. If you have the tools to put the screws in then its a simple job to take them out again surely ? They are removable and not a permanent fixing !

time4t
30-01-2018, 12:43
Dont see how that could be. If you have the tools to put the screws in then its a simple job to take them out again surely ? They are removable and not a permanent fixing !

I think that Gwaygway was referring to the cam type security screws which are one way:D

Phill

Deneb
30-01-2018, 16:08
Were the bulbs all still present/intact? Not going in to details on a public forum, but removing or smashing the rear lamp unit cover can be part of a method of unlocking Transits without a key. Largely superseded by Tibbe lock picks now and may not be possible on a coachbuilt, but the tealeaf may not have known that. Just a thought...

GWAYGWAY
30-01-2018, 21:06
Paronoid.:rolleyes2:

YUP! at least it is not a Transit.


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