Ladder tampering

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  1. Jimroot

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    two or three times in the last few months my front ladder clamp has been tampered with, this morning I found it unscrewed and loose forward of the roof bar.
    Luckily perhaps I also keep a cable and padlock over the same bar.

    Is this a nasty rival hoping to cause an accident, one or a few inept would-be thieves?
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    Connect a live wire from the mains to the roof bars at night
    You'll soon find the culprit then :D
     
  3. Adams0211

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    Seems a bit weird. Not sure what anyone would be trying to achieve just by loosening it. If I wanted to stitch someone up I'd remove the clamps completely. If I wanted to steal your ladders I'm sure I'd notice a padlock. You sure it's not just worked itself loose?


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  4. boarcity

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    might be worth tucking a dice underneath your door handle .if the dice is laying on the ground in the morning you know somebody is trying the doors in the night
     
  5. Luke Barnard

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    Never oil your ladder clamps!!! That way they scheech so loud when undone that nobodies going to pinch your ladders.....gets you noticed when working also.
     
  6. Jimroot

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    its not worked loose cause I check them regularly and they are kept very tight, and they are left by the 'phantom' very loose, like half undone. would have to be turned quite a lot- they do screech yet apparently not enough!ladders have a chain on too that makes a racket off the van roof if moved

    ... I'll try the dice trick- and keep a note of the day of the tampering, 'twas Friday night/Saturday morning so could be an after pub drinker prank.
     
  7. daveyboy

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    I use rhino clamps which i lock when i remember

    Either locked or unlocked and when locked it's not possible to loosen them
     
  8. Jimroot

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    Ive got the bps anvil clamps - quite tough to remove silently I'd imagine though I havent tried. Ladders are looking quite dirty and dinged up so my money is on prank/sabotage plus no sign of attempted entry yet
     
  9. boarcity

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    few yrs ago i tried to catch a thief, set up a webcam pointing at my van. night after nite i checked the footage, but all it caught was various turks and daygo , no good types ducking along in nearby bushes [but not actually at my van ]
     
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  10. Danfire

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    Sorry Jimroot...I thought you would see the funny side...I promise to leave your ladder alone from now on.
     
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