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Old 05-05-2021, 03:45 PM   #1
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Ram ProMaster has no car alarm system

I confirmed that my new 2021 does not have an alarm and apparently this is standard for this model. I called several aftermarket installers and they said they could not install on my vehicle as there is no instructions on how to do it from the manufacturer. Anyone else found this and a solution?

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Old 05-05-2021, 04:03 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure if you push the Alarm Manufacturers: they'll have something that they can offer you,,,
If it's tht important to you: why not find an shop that specializes in alarm systems, and have them put one together for you?
(mine is protected by 2 verfy good guards: Smith, and Wesson!)
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:09 PM   #3
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Ram ProMaster has no car alarm system

I called several and only one said bring by and we will look at it? Others said no can do. The one who said bring it by sounded like he had never done one before but he would be willing to try.

I do have a Ruger system but need to be there for it to work.
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:52 PM   #4
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Good luck!
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:40 PM   #5
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Here are some that are universal fit.
https://www.carid.com/universal-alar...=Alarm+Systems


or this from the ProMaster forum.
https://www.promasterforum.com/threa...-system.83447/


https://www.pythoncarsecurity.com/Pr.../633/5706.aspx
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:01 PM   #6
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No Car Alarm

So after three local installers declined to put a car alarm on my new 2021 Promaster I finally found an installer 100 mi away who is willing to do it for $700. Holy smokes this is a racket. I am only considering it because he actually has done the install on other Promasters so at least he has that but the cost is out of sight. Depending on your personal situation this might be a reason to not buy a Promaster based RV. I looked and the Ford Transit comes with car alarm built in so maybe that is a plus if your interested in having that.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:18 PM   #7
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Do you live in an area where,theft and vandalism crimes are a large problem?
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:29 PM   #8
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car alarm

No not here where I live. But the purpose of the RV is to take it out on the road and so I cannot always be certain about the areas we might be staying in or leaving the vehicle in if going to be away from it. Also, there are times where we might stay at a hotel, (unlimited hot water!!!) if there are no available camp sites or boondocking. Again, never worried so much before cause there was an alarm if anyone messed with our car.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:37 PM   #9
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If you are worried about not having an alarm on your RV I think you are worried about the wrong thing.
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:20 PM   #10
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Jeff,
Not to try and dismiss your concerns; but if you're in it: nobody will be able to sneak in...
Keep the outside compartments locked op, and you'll be fine...
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Old 05-07-2021, 12:35 AM   #11
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What are you doing about the house door? Is this a class B with a rear door? If so what about that?
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:34 PM   #12
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I am looking at these for the rear and side door:


Thule Lock
https://www.thule.com/en-us/van-acce...ck-_-rv-309832


Slick Locks
https://www.americanvan.com/slick-lo...-security.html


Meroni UFO
https://www.ufomeroni.com/en/ufo-3/
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:03 PM   #13
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No Car Alarm

Ok so I have found a solution for this that is low cost and gives me the piece of mind I was looking for. I have purchased zip tie mounts and releasable zip ties that I can use to secure the two front door handles. Securing them makes it impossible to open the two front doors if you break the windows. Thus, the only way to get into the vehicle is to crawl into the smallish window you just broke. Likely a deterrent for many. In addition, I purchased a pair of alarms that are designed for motorcycles and trust me are very loud. If someone breaks my window they will trigger the vibration sensor on the little alarm mounted to the door and it will create a loud situation for them to deal with. Total cost for this solution was $40 so that works for me. The releasable zip ties can be easily zipped around the door handle and they really stop someone from pulling the lever out to open the door. The zip tie can be released which allows it to be easily taken off once I unlock and open the door from the outside. The two alarms (one on each door) have remote that allows me to arm and disarm them outside the vehicle. I know this does not protect the side and rear doors but if someone is really determined and willing to the take the risk there is no way to stop them. It is likely that forcing the doors open will also trigger the two motorcycle alarm so if they get a door open it will be loud.
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Old 05-14-2021, 11:06 PM   #14
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So did I understand that you can zip tie the front doors, exit thru sliding door and key fob lock all doors ?


Can you provide links to the items you bought ?


For the sliding and rear door, I think I will go with this deadbolt fob activated, which is better than a puck lock system.

ThunderBolt Deadbolts
https://www.thunderboltlocks.com/
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:19 AM   #15
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No Car Alarm

You can actually open your front door when ready to leave and then slip/tighten zip in place to secure door level while its open, then close and lock door with Ram key fob. With Ram key fob you can later unlock and open door from outside, then remove the zip tie for later use. I am adding a screw to secure the interior door latch back panel to the door panel so it does not come out if pulled hard. Below are the items I used. You can use others if you prefer.


Smart Electrician® 8" Black Reusable Cable Ties - 50 Pack
Model Number: 42021 Menards ® SKU: 3642526

Gardner Bender® Black Cable Tie Mounting Bases - 5 Pack
Model Number: 45-MBUVB Menards ® SKU: 3642614

Here is the alarm I am attaching to the door on each side.

Wsdcam Bike Alarm with Remote 2 Pack, 113dB Wireless Anti-Theft Vibration Motorcycle Bicycle Alarm Waterproof Vehicle Security Alarm System (Amazon) Each alarm comes with its own key fob but there are instructions for pairing both alarms to one key fob.
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:25 AM   #16
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Glad to see that you found a workable solution.
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:27 AM   #17
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so... if a thief were to pick the lock, would the door open, just as you would open, with the zip ties on ?
I'm also thinking of an alternative for night time sleeping which I saw, and will dig up.
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:27 PM   #18
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No Car Alarm

If they pick the lock they can open the door but then the alarm attached to door will go off. This all simulates what a full up car alarm would do. BTW based on the key it would appear to be difficult to just pick the lock, Not like the old days with pins on top or bottom side of key. Now its grooves on both sides. If someone is skilled enough to do that they are likely able to overcome anything put in their way.
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Old 05-15-2021, 03:30 PM   #19
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A few questions. I have read about the motorcycle alarms, but don't understand how they would sense a broken glass window ?
Can you explain where you are attaching the zip tie base ?
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Old 05-19-2021, 10:18 PM   #20
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Jeff,
Not to try and dismiss your concerns; but if you're in it: nobody will be able to sneak in...
Keep the outside compartments locked op, and you'll be fine...
Except most RVs use the same 751 key for all compartments.
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