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My son bought a steel key box with combination lock and hardened steel hasp. Put key in and attach to the towing eye or somewhere near where surfing like a cycle rack even. Hasp cannot be cropped or ground due to steel quality. Cost him about £75 but they've used it for couple of years now surfing round Bairritz area and my insurance company approved it. Put's his mobile and wallet in it but normally attached to towing eye.
BTW it is waterproof so not affected by weather
Sorry I don't have a link to the box as he bought it nearly 18 months ago now in London some lock specialist place. Mine isn't a Cali but still worth £25k as LeisureDrive conversion and is insured with Highway which is LV.Van is away at moment just gone to Europe for 3 weeks with other son and has documents in it but I recall couple of stipulations where when in use it must be parked in prominent location and box must be on view. In other words not some random small beach carpark in middle of nowhere so anyone seen using specialist equipment to remove it could be seen (it has quite a think hasp that is supposed to be grinder proof) and not used during the dark (not seem anyone surfing in the dark yet). The lads keep the code on a plastic fob inside their wetsuits to ensure they remember the code - it has 6 tumblers and the words Proximity Alarm fitted - lol. I's quite a beast but very neat - IIRC it was around at least £75 which I thought was a lot when you look at it. If I remember I'll find ino when he's back but we then go away for couple of weeks..........
It's still alarmed when you lock it with the key, if you unlock it with the key when you return and don't unlock with the fob within appox 20 secs the alarm goes off (I've done it loads of times!).As good measure make sure the steering lock is on.But that means you have manually locked, but not alarmed the van?
Won't that give the insurance company another excuse not to pay if it goes or gets broken into ?
That's reassuring, just had 5 years with a Kessy (keyless) Touareg and that is a total nightmare camping as it is very difficult to shield the key and stop the doors unlocking with a simple hold of the handle ....It's still alarmed when you lock it with the key, if you unlock it with the key when you return and don't unlock with the fob within appox 20 secs the alarm goes off (I've done it loads of times!).As good measure make sure the steering lock is on.
I wasn't after an opinion, just telling you what I do!You have left the most important part in the van and a reason for your insurance company not to pay out...!!!
Granted, might stop one or two.
I can't get my head round, why anyone would not just take their key with them and play it safe, especially with such expensive vehicles.
Each to their own I guess.