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**STOLEN** White 4Motion Ocean - Banbury Area

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tedgina

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T6 Ocean 150
Hi absolutely gutted for you and your family i cannot imagine how you felt when saw it was gone,lets how some how it returns to you .will keep an eye on reg nos near me
 
Meoncoast

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Sorry to hear your news. Such a bummer so early into your campervan life.
Let us know how your insurance company deals with the loss.
 
B J G

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Wheel clamp is an obvious deterant

wheel clamp is a good deterrent
They got the keys.
Friends had their house wrecked, kitchen cupboards ripped off the walls, bedrooms given the same treatment etc etc. in the search for their Son's Focus ST keys. Car recovered some miles away in a back lane, unmarked but house wrecked.

Worth getting the word out locally as it may be parked to check for a Tracker.
 
Wild Bob

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Bolton
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Hi - Sadly, my first post is to report our new Ocean has been stolen after about 8 weeks of ownership from Bloxham, just south of Banbury.

Registration is KW17VUG. It is a 4Motion, white with a black awning and a two bike rack on the tailgate. We’ve just fitted new Bridgestone Blizzak winter tyres.

Somebody climbed a 6’ brick wall, broke the glass door of our conservatory, found the keys and presumably just drove it away sometime in the last 24 hours while we were away from the house.

I will of course be very grateful to hear from anybody who sees the van.

Thanks


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sorry to hear about your loss.
 
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Thanks very much everybody for all of your support.

I thought that you might like to hear about our experience on the day after the van was stolen.

In the midst of the negatives of the situation, I have been impressed with responses from Thames Valley Police, Direct Line and Aviva insurance.

Two PCs came around initially late last night, made some useful observations and took my statement. Today I have seen both a crime scene investigator and another person who spent an hour and a half going door to door around neighbours.

Direct Line insure our house. Their out of office team had somebody here in about 3 hours to deal with the broken window and secure the property with a timber panel.

I’ve been even more impressed with Aviva, arranged through Comfort Insurance.

Over the course of the day they have given me clear guidance on the documents they needed. To my complete surprise they then called this afternoon to let me know that they have already concluded that they will be reimbursing the full price that we paid 8 weeks ago and that we should expect cleared funds within the next 2-3 days. Hugely impressive!

I’ve paid out for comprehensive insurance for over 40 years now, and have never had a vehicle stolen. It’s a big relief to have had such a good experience, especially given the value of the vehicle.

Now all my wife and I need to do is recover our equilibrium and work out where we go from here...

I find myself drawn to consider alternative VW conversions that might be rather more discreet and therefore less attractive to thieves?

I suspect that we will pause and reflect before heading back into all of the considerations of models and spec and age and budget and then trying to find the right one, etc, etc.

Thanks again for your warm support!


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Elmo the Ocean

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Gutted for you although it sounds like you went with the right insurer.

A question on the Ghost system. When the scum get the keys and can’t drive off, they either threaten you to deactivate the system if you are present or trash your house if you’re not. I think having the right insurance policy is a much better / safer investment. I know it’s defeatist but that is sadly the world we live in.
 
Loz

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If they can find your keys, they can also find the key to the bollard or clamp.

what seems ironic in this situation is that normally you would expect a cheaper premium if you vehicle is parked on a driveway rather than the street. But on your driveway they know exactly which house the keys are in!
 
BeagleMum

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Most of the thefts we hear about are from outside people's homes, and very likely first involve the theft of the keys from inside the home. This suggests a pre-planned operation.

The Autowatch Ghost, while an excellent method to prevent theft, seems unlikely to deter an attempted theft and entry to the home. Wheel clamps are a superb visual deterrent, but fairly easily overcome, and I find it hard to imagine myself or my wife going through all that faff to lock each time we park the van on our drive.

However, a rising bollard is both an excellent visual deterrent, and if correctly fitted, hard to overcome, and it's easy to operate. Cost is about £1500 plus installation.

When away from home, spinning the driver's seat and deadlocking the doors is an excellent deterrent.
We have 2 wheel clamps fitted also a steering wheel clamp. We think it’s worth the inconvenience of putting them on / taking them off in the hope the clamps will be a visual deterrent to any scumbag that doesn’t respect other people’s property & think if they want something they can just take it. The keys to the clamps are kept on separate key rings to the vehicle keys.
 
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If they can find your keys, they can also find the key to the bollard or clamp.
That would depend on how the bollard is operated.
what seems ironic in this situation is that normally you would expect a cheaper premium if you vehicle is parked on a driveway rather than the street. But on your driveway they know exactly which house the keys are in!
Less risk of an errant driver smashing into your van when parked on a driveway.
 
BeagleMum

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Thanks very much everybody for all of your support.

I thought that you might like to hear about our experience on the day after the van was stolen.

In the midst of the negatives of the situation, I have been impressed with responses from Thames Valley Police, Direct Line and Aviva insurance.

Two PCs came around initially late last night, made some useful observations and took my statement. Today I have seen both a crime scene investigator and another person who spent an hour and a half going door to door around neighbours.

Direct Line insure our house. Their out of office team had somebody here in about 3 hours to deal with the broken window and secure the property with a timber panel.

I’ve been even more impressed with Aviva, arranged through Comfort Insurance.

Over the course of the day they have given me clear guidance on the documents they needed. To my complete surprise they then called this afternoon to let me know that they have already concluded that they will be reimbursing the full price that we paid 8 weeks ago and that we should expect cleared funds within the next 2-3 days. Hugely impressive!

I’ve paid out for comprehensive insurance for over 40 years now, and have never had a vehicle stolen. It’s a big relief to have had such a good experience, especially given the value of the vehicle.

Now all my wife and I need to do is recover our equilibrium and work out where we go from here...

I find myself drawn to consider alternative VW conversions that might be rather more discreet and therefore less attractive to thieves?

I suspect that we will pause and reflect before heading back into all of the considerations of models and spec and age and budget and then trying to find the right one, etc, etc.

Thanks again for your warm support!


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So pleased you’ve received good service after such a horrible experience.
To have been messed about with insurance / police etc would have been like having your vehicle stolen all over again.

We are encouraged by Aviva’s response, we have been insured with them for many years & thankfully never had a vehicle stolen.

Best wishes and good luck with whatever decision you make re your future purchase.
 
Volkywagen

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Thanks very much everybody for all of your support.

I thought that you might like to hear about our experience on the day after the van was stolen.

In the midst of the negatives of the situation, I have been impressed with responses from Thames Valley Police, Direct Line and Aviva insurance.

Two PCs came around initially late last night, made some useful observations and took my statement. Today I have seen both a crime scene investigator and another person who spent an hour and a half going door to door around neighbours.

Direct Line insure our house. Their out of office team had somebody here in about 3 hours to deal with the broken window and secure the property with a timber panel.

I’ve been even more impressed with Aviva, arranged through Comfort Insurance.

Over the course of the day they have given me clear guidance on the documents they needed. To my complete surprise they then called this afternoon to let me know that they have already concluded that they will be reimbursing the full price that we paid 8 weeks ago and that we should expect cleared funds within the next 2-3 days. Hugely impressive!

I’ve paid out for comprehensive insurance for over 40 years now, and have never had a vehicle stolen. It’s a big relief to have had such a good experience, especially given the value of the vehicle.

Now all my wife and I need to do is recover our equilibrium and work out where we go from here...

I find myself drawn to consider alternative VW conversions that might be rather more discreet and therefore less attractive to thieves?

I suspect that we will pause and reflect before heading back into all of the considerations of models and spec and age and budget and then trying to find the right one, etc, etc.

Thanks again for your warm support!


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Don’t let this put you off Peter! The California is a superb vehicle, get another, up the security and enjoy. Don’t let some lowlifes who can’t be arsed to earn some coin properly for a living put you off. Chin up :thumb
 
pjm-84

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Also sorry to hear this Peter.
We went through it with an X5 which some **** heads tried to steal off our drive on Christmas eve 2013. We ended up putting another alarm system on the vehicle to overcome the issues with the BMW system. The theft attempt failed but the car suffered damage (To you sir £7k)
 
GillianC

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House alarm linked to a monitoring system which notifies the police as well as an audible alarm. Hopefully they won't hang around to try and find the keys. Set it at night when asleep too. Plus the noise that three dogs make when they hear something outside!
 
Dipps

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Thanks for the heads up - I was going to buy but this has seriously put me off - I think I will rent when I need a vehicle
 
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T6 Ocean 150 4Motion
Hi - Sadly, my first post is to report our new Ocean has been stolen after about 8 weeks of ownership from Bloxham, just south of Banbury.

Registration is KW17VUG. It is a 4Motion, white with a black awning and a two bike rack on the tailgate. We’ve just fitted new Bridgestone Blizzak winter tyres.

Somebody climbed a 6’ brick wall, broke the glass door of our conservatory, found the keys and presumably just drove it away sometime in the last 24 hours while we were away from the house.

I will of course be very grateful to hear from anybody who sees the van.

Thanks


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Sorry to hear
I will keep an eye out in the Nederland’s
Tage
 
Tony hylton

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Luxembourg
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T5 SE 180 4Motion
Hi - Sadly, my first post is to report our new Ocean has been stolen after about 8 weeks of ownership from Bloxham, just south of Banbury.

Registration is KW17VUG. It is a 4Motion, white with a black awning and a two bike rack on the tailgate. We’ve just fitted new Bridgestone Blizzak winter tyres.

Somebody climbed a 6’ brick wall, broke the glass door of our conservatory, found the keys and presumably just drove it away sometime in the last 24 hours while we were away from the house.

I will of course be very grateful to hear from anybody who sees the van.

Thanks


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