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userTerry Mushroom
Posted: 27 April 2021 6:11 PM
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Does anyone have any tips, hints, warnings about catalytic converter cages? (I have a Benimar Mileo 202 2015 registration on Fiat base).

Today I witnessed one being stolen in public car park in full view of shoppers. Which set me thinking, particularly about my Benimar parked in my drive!
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 27 April 2021 6:37 PM
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Welcome to the Out&AboutLive forums, Michael.

Over the years thare have been a few discussions here about the theft of catalytic converters.

https://tinyurl.com/kw9xzx7z

This 2019 forum thread is probably the most recent

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/Fiat-Ducato-Cat-lock/51254/

though I’m not sure how up to date the information will be now, nor whether all the links provided in 2019 still work.
userKeithl
Posted: 27 April 2021 6:39 PM
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Hi and welcome,

One option would be to fit a 'CATLOC' https://www.catlocks.co.uk/fiat

Keith.
userTerry Mushroom
Posted: 27 April 2021 7:18 PM
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Thanks
userTerry Mushroom
Posted: 27 April 2021 7:46 PM
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Thanks
usermtravel
Posted: 28 April 2021 2:38 PM
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A good insurance that covers thefts Instead ?

Max
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 28 April 2021 3:00 PM
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While insurance may cover (some of) the cost of replacing a stolen catalytic converter, the knock-on effect may subsequently prove financially unpleasant. This 2020 “The Guardian” article refers

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/feb/01/catalytic-converter-thefts-hybrid-car-insurance-toyota-prius

Besides products fronm Catloc, there’s this Armacat item.

https://garrisonlocks.co.uk/van-locks-security-products-c1/armacat-catshield-catalytic-converter-protection-c3/armaplate-fiat-ducato-2006-onwards-armacat-p331



userTerry Mushroom
Posted: 28 April 2021 5:58 PM
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Again, thanks for the information.
userTerry Mushroom
Posted: 28 April 2021 6:14 PM
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Have looked at CatClamp MAXX at £275 + VAT plus £85 + VAT fitting fee at one of their their installers. They offer a deal if you insure your home through Comfort Insurance. (Which I do.)

http://www.catsafe.org.uk/index.html

Have tried to contact them all day by phone - leaving message to ring me back - but no reply. Have also emailed.

There's a considerable price difference so am dithering. Am prepared pay for value but lack of response doesn't encourage me!

usercurdle
Posted: 28 April 2021 6:23 PM
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@Derek Uzzell: The Guardian article deals mainly with hybrids. Are conventional diesels being targeted in the same way? Are you aware of any thefts specifically from motorhomes? In South Africa VW Golf and Polo owners are having their headlights stolen in seconds.
usercurdle
Posted: 28 April 2021 6:31 PM
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Sorry Derek, just spotted your earlier link to the Motor home thefts.
userTerry Mushroom
Posted: 28 April 2021 8:01 PM
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HOURS LATER

Have just discovered that the company supplying CatClamp MAXX in UK appears to be no longer trading!
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 29 April 2021 8:12 AM
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Evidently the Fleet Talk Ltd company that was handling the “CatClamp” products in the UK was dissolved in October 2017.

(The internet’s much like Count Dracula - out of date stuff often lives on indefinitely.)
userTerry Mushroom
Posted: 30 April 2021 2:29 PM
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The recorded message on the phone line still works. Very odd!
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