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Old 05-10-2008, 01:32 AM
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Just wondering why no one has alarms on their trucks

Just wondering why no one has alarms on their trucks when we pull up anywhere other lco's are and we hit the alarm buttn and it chirps the other lco's always laugh. Just stupid not to all our vehicles have alarms with ignition kill even the old 84 dodge(I can kind of see why people laugh when they here the alarm on that one) But theives will steal anything.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:52 AM
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I'll never pay for another alarm again. Done it 3 times until I found out the savings on insurance was only about 9 Dollars per year. I don't even lock my truck anymore, accept for overnight. If somebody wants something bad enough they are going to get it anyway. I haven't had a car stolen yet, and the cost of the annual savings and deductable don't seem to offset the cost of the alarm. I'll probably change my view when something gets stolen, but for now the alarm is a waste.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:57 AM
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we don't have alarms for insurance savings. they only cost $200 and they stop the vehicle from being stolen. Plus if the alarm gets set off we always know to check the camers from the night before.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:00 PM
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I am being forced to get an immobilizer on one of my trucks, it's not so bad since the government is going to pay for it. But I was thinking of also getting an alarm system, a really good one to. I was thinking I could leave crap on my trailer, chained of course, and the between the immobilizer and the Alarm system, things would be pretty safe and I wouldn't need to unload my trailer all the time.

What do you think of this, is it feasible?
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:55 PM
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quick cut off switch on main battery cable ... alot cheaper and won't start neither
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:23 PM
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I don't ave an alarm on my truck, but I did put one on my trailer. can't touch it and me not know.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:48 AM
Jason Pallas Jason Pallas is offline
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We have hidden kill switches on all our trucks and they get flipped on (off) at every lawn. After we had a truck and trailer and all the equipment stolen from a jobsite we installed them.... should ave had them then! In Detroit, they steal about a dozen rigs a day from jobsites alone...... that's just in the city itself (not including the surrounding suburbs). As the economy gets worse, so does theft - and the economy can't any worse than it is here in Detroit. INSTALL THOSE KILL SWITCHES!
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:37 AM
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I just prefer to live around humans. No need to put an alarm in a truck that has never been locked and the keys stay in the ignition.
If I had to do that I would probably consider locking my house first, that is if I could find the key. Havnt seen it since I moved in.
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