Caravan Guard Gear Guide: Motorhome Thatcham Category 1 Alarm upgrades

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  1. Paul Clarke says:

    It makes sense to invest in an alarm system

  2. Paul Clarke says:

    It makes sense to have one!!

  3. Paul Clarke says:

    We’ve had a Cobra A4615 fitted to our Bessacarr Hi Style which does the business for this size of vehicle. However, in the article this model only shows the siren, control unit and 2 x ultra sonic sensors for the interior. The system is wired to the two front doors via the standard fit push pins for the interior light which takes care of the cab entry. Included in the kit which cost £500 all inclusive were door contacts for the habitation door a door contact for the offside pod door. When in use we can disable the interior ultra sonic sensors but still have fully functioning door contacts all round. A good buy. As for battery drain, we take the vehicle out at least once a month for a run anyway.

  4. Brian Knight says:

    I agree. Battery drain is very significant if your Motorhome is in storage & reliant on the engine battery to keep the alarm going. I’ve found that 4 weeks is as long as I dare leave it without taking it out for a run (which is good practice anyway to prevent tyre/brakes/suspension & bearing damage).
    I invested in a solar panel to avoid panic if I strayed over my 4 week limit.

  5. Terry Acreman says:

    Standard car alarm is not suitable for ANY campervan/motorhome you need a dedicated combination unit with minimal battery drain

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