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wanderingaimlessly

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If you park it in your own driveway or property, a basic electric fence charger attached to the chassis.
Has worked for me for years, even when I lived in Miami.
It also acts as an alarm when they touch it and scream. It doesn't really hurt anything, just a sudden shock when you are not expecting it.

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Take it off yourself & go sell it like they are going to do...and replace it with a straight pipe...


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According to the EPA:

"Under federal law, catalytic converters may not be removed and replaced with "converter replacement pipes' by any person. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments even prohibit private individuals from installing "converter replacement pipes" on their own vehicles."

That being said . . . who's gonna check?

Your call.


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Thanks. I can breathe easier already.


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Scatter chicken and other left over bones around the vehicle, and post signs on it reading "Please Don't Feed the Gators or Pythons".


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rlw999 wrote:

Since I park on a gravel pad, I've been thinking about digging 8" depressions where the wheels go, just enough to lower the frame to where nothing hits the ground, but the edge of the coach body is so low that a person couldn't slide underneath.


This is a great way!


This is what I did/am doing....but a little different. Rather than dig (and get down to dirt with the possibility of getting stuck), I had a bunch of base rock laying around so I created a mound underneath the catalytic converter area. I need more to make it even harder to get under, but it's the same basic idea as yours.

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

According to the EPA:

"Under federal law, catalytic converters may not be removed and replaced with "converter replacement pipes' by any person. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments even prohibit private individuals from installing "converter replacement pipes" on their own vehicles."

That being said . . . who's gonna check?

Your call.


If you are worried, take it off, drill out the guts and reinstall.


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valhalla360 wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

According to the EPA:

"Under federal law, catalytic converters may not be removed and replaced with "converter replacement pipes' by any person. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments even prohibit private individuals from installing "converter replacement pipes" on their own vehicles."

That being said . . . who's gonna check?

Your call.


If you are worried, take it off, drill out the guts and reinstall.


Just as a practical joke on the converter thief, or what? LOL
If you're guttin the cat, why set yourself up for 2 rounds of exhaust work?


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valhalla360 wrote:

If you are worried, take it off, drill out the guts and reinstall.


That sounds like a technique for making a fake catalytic converter that doesn't actually do anything, but won't really do anything to stop someone from stealing it, they aren't going to know it's been drilled out when they steal it.

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I have a friend who put down a BIG pile of gravel under the Cat Converter where he parks his RV.

He then covered the gravel with a 4 bags of Sack-Crete concrete and wet it all down.

They may still steal his Cat, but they are going to have to work for it.

Tim





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