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Old 10-09-2013, 06:13 AM
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2011-2014 F250 & F350 Theft

I know that the older pre-11 superduty had a history of being one of the most stolen and theft related vehicles out there due to the door handle design, have there been any changes made to the newer 11-14 trucks to prevent this? I have just purchased a new 14 F350 and was curious if I need to look into an alarm system.

BTW my last F350 was broken into and approx $8000 worth of items and damage was assesed, as well as I have four friends that had their 6.0 stolen so please be easy on any bashing it's just a question..
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:20 AM
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You have a $60,000 peice of property that can be moved to a unknown location by a fairly educated theif in just a matter of minutes. I have not heard that Ford has done anything to fix this but their is some aftermarket upgrades. I think a kick azz alrm would be a must do type of thing.
Please take care of that '14. Im gonna be looking for a new truck in 5 years or so....
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whats your zip code?

If you lost 8k previously an alarm would be the right way to go
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:11 AM
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After PATS, there were hardly any thefts actually.


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Ravelco is the best way to keep your truck where you left it. Alarm systems in my opinion are worthless unless it is sitting in your driveway and you have a 12 gauge ready to meet they guy outside. Plus, when was the last time you heard a alarm system go off in the parking lot and gave a rip?

Ravelco is like a multi quick disconnect to all the major components you have in the truck. Without the plug in, your truck is a huge paperweight. Virtually impossible to Hotwire. Won't stop a tow truck obviously but just put your wheels turned at full lock and it will keep them from messing with it. All wires are black and hard to trace. They claim to never had a vehicle stolen (as long as the plug wasn't left in the truck).

However, stuff in the vehicle is only safe if you hide it or take it out of the truck. Cause anyone can bust a window and grab something you left in the seat. I live in Houston and already had my truck broken into and company laptop and backpack taken. So just lock it up and hidden works best. Hope it helps. Think the revelco cost like $500 installed and they come to you to install.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:28 PM
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Thanks guys. I am located in Mississippi, suburbs of Jackson. The friends that had their trucks stolen all were in Dallas.

I will check into the Ravelco
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The only reason the superdutys or any trucks for that matter made those lists is because theft of a vehicle and theft of something out of a vehicle shows up as the same thing.
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BTW my last F350 was broken into and approx $8000 worth of items and damage was assesed, as well as I have four friends that had their 6.0 stolen so please be easy on any bashing it's just a question..
With a track record like that, and apparently the bad neighborhood for vehicle thefts to boot - I would definitely invest in a quality perimeter security alarm. Nothing will prevent somebody from towing your truck to steal it, but you can reasonably prevent anybody from driving it away. A perimeter alarm (e.g. infrared sensors inside, and static motion detection outside) will alert you if somebody even touches your vehicle, let along breaks a window or unlocks it without a key.

My 2012 F-250 Lariat has a "factory" alarm, and I'm not talking about the dealer option installed one or aftermarket one, this truck apparently came with a basic alarm stock. IF I lock the doors with the remote, let it sit a while - the come back and manually unlock the door with the key and open the door, the truck starts chiming like mad with a display that says to start the truck or the alarm will go off. Also sets off the alarm if I lock remotely and then somebody inside the truck opens the door from the inside. IT's not fancy high-tech alarm, no motion or IR sensors, but it's basic anti-theft security for the whole truck.

Tip from a high theft area -- most vehicle thefts occur by people breaking into your house and taking the keys off the kitchen table or key hook. Never leave your keys in plain sight of a window, preferably in an unusual spot. Other tip is ... don't leave $8000 worth of stuff in your truck out-of-sight. You've been broken into once, they'll be back regularly to check for a fresh batch of goodies.

Greg

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