While in Albuquerque we got to thinking about how many late model diesel trucks are getting stolen. Albuquerque is in fact the stolen vehicle leader in America. As far as trucks being stolen the Ford F250/F350/F450s are the leaders so Bob did some research and went with the Ravelco Anti-Theft system. From their website,
"The Ravelco (pronounced Ruh-vel-co) Anti Theft Device is installed in an easily accessible place beneath or flush mounted in the dashboard of your vehicle. A removable 16 pin male plug (which when not in use connects to your key chain) makes all the electronic connections. A hidden armored steel cable protects the wires from the rear of the RAVELCO base on through to the engine compartment where all the connections are made and camouflaged. When the plug is removed from the RAVELCO, it is impossible to start the vehicle. There are more than 100,000 different combinations. NO MASTER PLUGS. An impossible obstacle for even the most persistent thief. No Bells or Whistles . . . Just Results!"
In 41 years not one vehicle has been stolen speaks well for this product. Here is a picture from the manual.
A sample installation in a Ford F-350.
The male pin that goes on Bob's keychain.
The stickers they put on both windows.
We feel better now that we have this anti-theft system.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo