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Old 11-06-2022, 02:04 PM   #1
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Catalytic theft prevention- Concrete block??

Well my rv storage lot was just hit. 3 cats stolen but mine was missed due to being out camping. I was crawling around under it and wondered if anyones ever built a concrete form thatís low enough to back over and then park the rig with the cat converter just over the top on the concrete? Make it too heavy to move easily if at all. We have the Ford E350 chassis.

Would have to be extra careful backing in for sure. Does it sound like a recipe for disaster?

I know itís only good protection for the storage lot but thatís probably where most are stolen.

Just my low budget idea of prevention. Something to slow them down enough to change their minds.
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Easier to dig a hole for each wheel.
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Park over a hump?
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Yes, park over the hump that steals cat converters.
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Yes, park over the hump that steals cat converters.
Ha, ha, ha.....YES indeed!

If I caught someone under my rig stealing my CAT, my rage would place me in jail for mutillation, from their thighs to their toes.
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Ha, ha, ha.....YES indeed!

If I caught someone under my rig stealing my CAT, my rage would place me in jail for mutillation, from their thighs to their toes.
A neighbor caught someone trying to steal his CAT. They were under the car and he sat on their legs while his wife called the police. Being mostly under the car with their legs pinned they could not fight back. I did not see it but he tells the story repeatedly to the point of ad nauseam.
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Here's a link I posted in another discussion thread in this forum on kindof the same topic - maybe this is the ultimate solution for the stopping of catalytic converter thefts in at least the U.S. (me thinks it is):
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ing-new-jersey
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I built a mound underneath each of my RVs. I think this helps for when they are parked in storage.



But I did this to help protect them all the time:
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/move...ef-592759.html


Cost $40-$100. I think it significantly reduced the chance my CC will get stolen.


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Maybe a little bit red neck, but we don't have inspections here. I just deleted my cats.
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Maybe a little bit red neck, but we don't have inspections here. I just deleted my cats.


Claymore mines would take care of them.
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Easier to dig a hole for each wheel.
But then your tires are submerged in water.
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But then your tires are submerged in water.
I think my tires are waterproof.

OK, maybe pile a bunch of dirt up under your rig right where the cats are. Not as permanent as concrete and not likely the theifs will have shovels along with them.
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NOT sure it wud help; videos I have seen, many come with their own floor jack, so wud just have to lift car/truck and pull block, =15-30-sconds?
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NOT sure it wud help; videos I have seen, many come with their own floor jack, so wud just have to lift car/truck and pull block, =15-30-sconds?
I guess it would depend on the weight of the MH. But likely they would move on to the next one.
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