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Catalytic Converter Theft Protection

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2022, 12:20:08 pm »
Will.    Thanks thatís my concern.   The cat strap and other deterrents they will spend the extra time to get it.   When there in an enclosed yard they donít care if takes an extra 5 minutes. Itís still easy money to them.

This one looks like a better option.  My biggest concern might be cost.  Shipping can add an extra 100-130 easy.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2022, 10:06:10 am »
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2022, 01:30:43 pm »
Has there been any new info on this? Cost, availability etc?

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2022, 07:20:08 am »
I'd be curious too.  I know he spoke to several people.  I suspect, given the fitment and potential differences between units, he wants to see the RV at his shop but don't really know.

Ours worked well over an 8500 trip earlier this year.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2022, 01:19:08 pm »
Will, I imagine that not every idea to mass produce etc works out financially on paper in the end.
Itís a Great design over anything else Iíve seen. If I lived near them it would be a done deal.
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2022, 08:37:42 am »
I spoke to Eric yesterday.  He received about a dozen calls from this and other forms.  Only one local couple is having one installed.  Most others have RVís of a different year or different manufacturer.  As we know even rigs of the same year could have things installed differently from rig to rig.  It seems that since he cant offer a simple bolt-on part few are interested.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2022, 11:58:13 am »
I donít think that itís people arenít interested.  If a person has to go to his shop to get it done it eliminates much of the country. If there was a way for him to know if say a certain number of years had no changes to the 350 or 450 he could offer a generic fit. That Iíd be interested in, driving 2500 miles to have one fitted isnít an option. Unless of course I was driving thru on a trip etc.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2022, 09:57:16 pm »
If there was a way for him to know if say a certain number of years had no changes to the 350 or 450 he could offer a generic fit. That Iíd be interested in, driving 2500 miles to have one fitted isnít an option. Unless of course I was driving thru on a trip etc.
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2023, 09:27:43 pm »
So sad. Ha.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2023, 02:26:00 pm »
Thatís a great way to thin the Herd!

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2023, 07:21:57 pm »
Thatís a great way to thin the Herd!

Maybe someone can adapt a vibration sensor switch to automatically retract  the leveling jacks.

Set jacks to armed ✅
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2023, 08:46:07 pm »
Crime rates are skyrocketing to record levels.  And Catalytic Converter Theft is just one facet of a widespread phenomenon not receiving coverage.  State Farm Insurance releases press information that needs to be circulated as one example of how out of control the claims for catalytic converter thefts have become. 

Acording to the Press Release the company's claims increased 1,171% in a two-year period. In 2019, the company paid $4.6 million for 2,535 catalytic converter theft claims across America. In 2021, it paid a whopping $62.6 million for 32,265 claims.  In the first half of 2022 State Farm has received over 23,000 catalytic converter theft claims.

The data from the most recent 12-month period indicates that the ranking of the top 5 states in catalytic converter theft is currently led by California - with more than 2 out of 10 (24.5%) claims being filed in the Golden State- followed by Texas -with roughly 1 out of 10 (13.58%) of these claims- Illinois (3rd), Washington (4th) and Minnesota (5th).

Multiply those statistics by the number of companies specializing in auto insurance and the arithmetic product is probably unimaginable and should be receiving a lot more attention.
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