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Old 04-10-2018, 10:40 PM   #1
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I don't know why, but there has been a lot of the new F250/350 and F150 stolen.
The crooks used to really go after the '01-07ish body style F250s. Never saw many of the 08+, but now all of the sudden, lots of new trucks.

If you have a new Ford, I'd highly recommend looking into some extra theft protection, especially if in big cities

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Old 04-10-2018, 10:41 PM   #2
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Is it because they are finally worth stealing again?
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:50 PM   #3
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Is it because they are finally worth stealing again?
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:57 PM   #4
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Ford is the easiest truck to break into that’s why. I have a 2018 F250 and it was broken into with 1700 miles on it. The lock cylinder is so easily broken with a screw driver now that anyone can do it. 3/4 and 1 tons are stolen every other minute bc of body and cab size. Cartels love them for that reason.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:09 PM   #5
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I own a Chevy. No one wants to steal it.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:13 AM   #6
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Not just lately. Been that way for years, especially around the valley. That's probably the most stolen truck in SouthTexas.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:18 AM   #7
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Why Ford doesn't go to a keyless fob like gm is sorta bizarre...I've seen vids on the Camaro forum where thieves have to use a trailer with a winch to drag them on & then strip them. I'm told they almost entirely cannot be started without.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:19 AM   #8
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Not just lately. Been that way for years, especially around the valley. That's probably the most stolen truck in SouthTexas.
I think I've only seen one or two 2008-2016 trucks stolen. Lots of 2001-2007s. And now see quite a few 2017+
But I will say this, it's amazing what a truck with a replacement bumper can go through.

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Old 04-11-2018, 12:26 AM   #9
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I think I've only seen one or two 2008-2016 trucks stolen. Lots of 2001-2007s. And now see quite a few 2017+
But I will say this, it's amazing what a truck with a replacement bumper can go through.

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Yep, seen a stolen Halliburton truck blazing a new sendero in Tacabaya South of Encino 10 yrs ago. That thing went from for miles.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:13 AM   #10
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That was their big selling point to me when trying to get me to buy LoJack. Finance guy was almost proud to tell me I just bought the number one stolen truck in TX lol
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:53 AM   #11
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I think I've only seen one or two 2008-2016 trucks stolen. Lots of 2001-2007s. And now see quite a few 2017+
But I will say this, it's amazing what a truck with a replacement bumper can go through.

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As far as that goes, its amazing what a minivan can go through. There was chase that ended on our property a few years ago. They went off the highway through one fence, then brush/mesquite and before it was over they crashed through 2 interior fences before the van gave up. They found one illegal and all others were gone. Poor lady had a broken arm and some ribs. As far as I know, no one else was ever found. It was crazy what that van went through and over though. I don't think I would have taken my tractor through there even after a 12 pack!
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:12 AM   #12
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From what I've heard they are stealing them for parts.
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:59 AM   #13
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Everyone wants one.
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:27 AM   #14
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Why Ford doesn't go to a keyless fob like gm is sorta bizarre...I've seen vids on the Camaro forum where thieves have to use a trailer with a winch to drag them on & then strip them. I'm told they almost entirely cannot be started without.
Mine has a keyless fob. One of my clients had one as well and they stole his. They said it was all on video and it looked like someone must have used a computer or some kind of technology to open it. He didn't "break" anything. Never found the truck.

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Old 04-11-2018, 08:05 AM   #15
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They have been the #1 truck for Illegals and coyotes smuggling people for years. All year models. I have a buddy in the Border Patrol that has bail outs weekly. Almost all are F250s.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:18 AM   #16
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A white Ford F250 is as common down here as a Mesquite, po po would wear their selves out pulling over F250 trucks. Almost ever oil field company has white F150 or F250 trucks. That is one reason they are popular to steal, they blend in.

In San Antone they will steal any of them though, they aint picky.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:39 AM   #17
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If I remember correct, in 2008 Ford finally added PATS (passive anti-theft system) which added a chipped key. Before that, they didnt have it so you just needed to turn the ignition which could be done with a big screwdriver and a hammer.

When I was buying my 06 Dodge 2500 from a small dealer in Houston, they literally had a F250 stolen from the lot a few minutes before I got there. The police hadnt made it yet. They said that was the 4-5 truck stolen from them because it was "too easy" to steal these trucks.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:43 AM   #18
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They’ve always been at the top of the stolen list

The Rim in San Antonio at 1604 & I10 is a F250 grave yard and recently the newer f150s are being stolen also.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:12 AM   #19
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They’ve always been at the top of the stolen list

The Rim in San Antonio at 1604 & I10 is a F250 grave yard and recently the newer f150s are being stolen also.

I've heard about the issues there as well as LaCantera. I've been wanting to go to Bass Pro, but afraid too. My new F250 only has 1600 miles on it and I don't want it to get jacked.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:20 AM   #20
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The Ravelco anti-theft device. It is a wired plug system that you keep the plug with you. A simple but effective device.

http://www.ravelco.com/

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I also use a Viper that will page you (up to 1 mile) if it has been tripped in any manner but the Ravelco I believe has prevented thieves from even messing with it. Before it was broken into 3 times, Since the Ravelco and Viper they don't even try now. Its a F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4. This is great when you have to run into Walmart on the way to the deer lease, you know instantly if someone is messing with your truck

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Old 04-11-2018, 09:44 AM   #21
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^^^^^^^ put the ravelco on mine.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:46 AM   #22
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If mines stolen...I'll let the insurance buy me another.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:54 AM   #23
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The Ravelco anti-theft device. It is a wired plug system that you keep the plug with you. A simple but effective device.

http://www.ravelco.com/

Attachment 904267

I also use a Viper that will page you (up to 1 mile) if it has been tripped in any manner but the Ravelco I believe has prevented thieves from even messing with it. Before it was broken into 3 times, Since the Ravelco and Viper they don't even try now. Its a F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4. This is great when you have to run into Walmart on the way to the deer lease, you know instantly if someone is messing with your truck

http://www.viper.com/

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How much does the Revelco cost plus installation
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:55 AM   #24
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The Ravelco anti-theft device. It is a wired plug system that you keep the plug with you. A simple but effective device.

http://www.ravelco.com/

Attachment 904267

I also use a Viper that will page you (up to 1 mile) if it has been tripped in any manner but the Ravelco I believe has prevented thieves from even messing with it. Before it was broken into 3 times, Since the Ravelco and Viper they don't even try now. Its a F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4. This is great when you have to run into Walmart on the way to the deer lease, you know instantly if someone is messing with your truck

http://www.viper.com/

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What is the cost of the system?
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:04 AM   #25
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I remember when Chevrolet were the most popular/easy and Fords were the hardest, but that was back in the slim jim days before the TV showed the world how to steal a truck with a pocket sized screwdriver 20 yrs ago before internet
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:34 AM   #26
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Why Ford doesn't go to a keyless fob like gm is sorta bizarre...I've seen vids on the Camaro forum where thieves have to use a trailer with a winch to drag them on & then strip them. I'm told they almost entirely cannot be started without.

If they did that they wouldn't be able to be the "#1 selling truck in the US" So easy to steal and insurance keeps buying folks new ones
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:37 AM   #27
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If mines stolen...I'll let the insurance buy me another.
Yeah it's a conspiracy theory from Ford. Make em easy to steal and can sell more replacements.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:42 AM   #28
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:47 AM   #29
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If I remember correct, in 2008 Ford finally added PATS (passive anti-theft system) which added a chipped key. Before that, they didnt have it so you just needed to turn the ignition which could be done with a big screwdriver and a hammer.

When I was buying my 06 Dodge 2500 from a small dealer in Houston, they literally had a F250 stolen from the lot a few minutes before I got there. The police hadnt made it yet. They said that was the 4-5 truck stolen from them because it was "too easy" to steal these trucks.
My '02 F150 had a chipped key and my current '05 F150 has a chipped key.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:52 AM   #30
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From what I've heard they are stealing them for parts.
Idk where you read that but they ain’t being stolen for parts. Fords are being hit for being used a drug or illegal hauler. Usually the back seat is removed to load more into the truck and then they just haul arse to somewhere and dump the truck if not caught.

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I've heard about the issues there as well as LaCantera. I've been wanting to go to Bass Pro, but afraid too. My new F250 only has 1600 miles on it and I don't want it to get jacked.
Yes you have heard right. I live not far from the rim and have been hit 4 times this year already. Most vehicle break-Ins are juveniles and stolen vehicles are drug/alien runners. The cops say that most stolen vehicles will be dropped off o the East or south side of San Antonio, sit for 2-4 days in a parking lot and I’d still there when the thieves return, it will transported to the border for use until dumped again.

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If mines stolen...I'll let the insurance buy me another.
Too bad the insurance company will give you the run around or screw you if the vehicle is found. Dealing with mine now for just a break-in. Like pulling teeth
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:17 AM   #31
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I am at Ancira Ford in Floresville now. I brought this up and the tech said I wish they would steal all the junky things. Lol
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:39 AM   #32
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If I remember correct, in 2008 Ford finally added PATS (passive anti-theft system) which added a chipped key. Before that, they didnt have it so you just needed to turn the ignition which could be done with a big screwdriver and a hammer.

When I was buying my 06 Dodge 2500 from a small dealer in Houston, they literally had a F250 stolen from the lot a few minutes before I got there. The police hadnt made it yet. They said that was the 4-5 truck stolen from them because it was "too easy" to steal these trucks.
My 2000 F150 had a chipped key.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:40 AM   #33
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:42 AM   #34
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:50 AM   #35
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How much does the Revelco cost plus installation
I would guess the Ravelco is about $500 installed and the Viper about $500 installed.

I can assure you of this, when you take your Ravelco plug with you and set the Viper. They are not driving it away. They may tow it away but they ain't driving it away. Also with the Viper if someone just accidently bumps the truck then it shows a shock symbol on the remote, but if they have opened the door then on your remote will show the door of your vehicle open and you now know they are inside your truck. You can be inside a mall and your remote is in constant contact with your vehicle.

I choose to roll like this and don't have issues anymore, The thieves move on to trucks without all this on them. The window stickers for the Viper and the Ravelco pretty much let them know it ain't worth it fool !!

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Old 04-11-2018, 12:01 PM   #36
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:44 PM   #37
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My '02 F150 had a chipped key and my current '05 F150 has a chipped key.
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My 2000 F150 had a chipped key.
Should have been more specific. The Superduty's didnt
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:09 PM   #38
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I would guess the Ravelco is about $500 installed and the Viper about $500 installed.

I can assure you of this, when you take your Ravelco plug with you and set the Viper. They are not driving it away. They may tow it away but they ain't driving it away. Also with the Viper if someone just accidently bumps the truck then it shows a shock symbol on the remote, but if they have opened the door then on your remote will show the door of your vehicle open and you now know they are inside your truck. You can be inside a mall and your remote is in constant contact with your vehicle.

I choose to roll like this and don't have issues anymore, The thieves move on to trucks without all this on them. The window stickers for the Viper and the Ravelco pretty much let them know it ain't worth it fool !!
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anybody in the sticker business? I don't really wanna spend a grand if the stickers will do the trick
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