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Old 12-16-2008, 11:41 PM   #121
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look for it , too, overseas, in the north of France & Belgium where I'm driving all days.
An A/S is unusual on the roads , here... and i've the tiger eye....

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Old 12-17-2008, 01:03 AM   #122
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Sorry to hear about your loss. I am traveling from AZ to NorCal and will keep an eye out.

Had a couple of ideas...
See if you can contact Craigslist and report what has happened. If someone tries to post and they catch it, maybe they will alert you.
Also, I noticed on the Vancouver C'list page, someone has a "wanted" ad for an Airstream, 16ft or less. Perhaps you can look at various cities and email these folks too. If someone contacts them trying to sell yours, they can contact you before purchasing a stolen trailer.

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Old 12-17-2008, 04:46 AM   #123
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If at all possible you might want to join other RV forums and see if they will post a picture of your trailer. You took great pics of the trailer and if I was to ever to see it on the road I would be able to spot it immediately. If these sleaze balls sell it then who ever buys it will be unaware it is stolen and will want to take it camping. It will show up sooner or later. I would not just concentrate on Europe. There is a lot of money all over the world.

I want you to get your trailer back. I wish you had another Airstream or Spartan to work on just to keep your mind off of this one. You did a great job on the stolen trailer so I know you could do another airstream. If you do another airstream and yours turns up then you will have two.

I am kind of toying with idea of getting another one. SHHHH! don't tell my wife. She would say no until she saw it then she would be all over it.

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:36 AM   #124
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Hearing of this just aggravates me to the core. I am so sorry for your loos. The &%*? folks that stole it better hope the cops find them first. I'll be keeping my eyes open around here.

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:41 AM   #125
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Also, I noticed on the Vancouver C'list page, someone has a "wanted" ad for an Airstream, 16ft or less. Perhaps you can look at various cities and email these folks too. If someone contacts them trying to sell yours, they can contact you before purchasing a stolen trailer.

Good luck.
We've been in contact with her.

As we've found wanted ads on Craigslist, we've been sending emails letting them know of our situation. So far all of the people with want ads have been gracious in offering to contact us should someone approach them with our trailer. The jaxed and crazedlist applications for searching Craigslists nationwide have been extremely helpful.

You may have noticed the little ad on the portal page linking to this thread. Janet put that together for us. THANK YOU!

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:48 AM   #126
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You may have noticed the little ad on the portal page linking to this thread. Janet put that together for us. THANK YOU!
Ditto that!
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:29 AM   #127
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We've been in contact with her.

As we've found wanted ads on Craigslist, we've been sending emails letting them know of our situation. So far all of the people with want ads have been gracious in offering to contact us should someone approach them with our trailer. The jaxed and crazedlist applications for searching Craigslists nationwide have been extremely helpful.

You may have noticed the little ad on the portal page linking to this thread. Janet put that together for us. THANK YOU!

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There is another multi-search tool called Craigslist Helper.

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I'm not as fond of the interface as I am for Crazedlist, but for some reason, Craigslist Helper sometimes seems to pick up listings that Crazedlist misses. Good luck!

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Old 12-17-2008, 12:13 PM   #128
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Gee, I live in Seattle to so I had better look for additional security, not that mine is as cherry as yours. Sorry to here that, I too will keep an eye out, eBAY too
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:35 PM   #129
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Another idea for you....YOU Could post ad up and down the western half of the US saying that yorue looking for a nice condition vintage unit(whether it be an AS or something else) ...mention that you have $15k to spend...you never know who's reading the ads...
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:46 PM   #130
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I don't think they're that stupid; monitoring this site might tip them off that this coach can never be sold; they never thought about the power of the forum. I'd say," walk away from it, make a call, get a day job like the rest of us had to do ."
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:06 PM   #131
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Operating from the premise that most thieves are dumb, as previously stated, they could have left the hitch lock on and towed it with a chain. If they cut off the hitch lock, more likely in their haste they would have left the parts on the ground (did you find them?).

The first and every time they put on the brakes, the tongue would probably have hit the back of whatever they were towing it with. If it was hidden locally, a car or truck with tongue marks on the rear might be a clue.

The "scraping" noise may have been the chain dragging, or the noise of the trailer tongue hitting the tow vehicle. If they left the stabilizers down, they would be slowed down. Were there scrape marks on the ground? If they towed with a chain, some of the stabilizers would dig a big gouge as one end of the trailer would be lower. If they didn't raise them, I would think there would be a trail of broken stabilizers, and since there's no mention of that as I recall, I expect they had a wrench of some sort to raise them a few inches. Being in a hurry, they would probably only raise them a little. If there's a dip nearby on the escape route, there may be scrape marks there from stabilizers that were only raised a few inches. It could tell you which way they went.

You've probably thought of all this, but just in case.

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Old 12-17-2008, 01:13 PM   #132
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If there's a dip nearby on the escape route, there may be scrape marks there from stabilizers that were only raised a few inches. It could tell you which way they went.
Good for you, Gene. As I posted, there are only four ways out of there; and the ferry boat would have not been a option.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:07 PM   #133
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That's horrible. She's a beauty. Will be praying you find her.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:16 AM   #134
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would that trailer fit in a container?

Once in a container it is out of sight and could be sent anywhere in the world.

Some countries require no title of bill of sale.

I feel sorry for the thieves, for this group is very tenacious and that trailer will be very easy to spot.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:19 AM   #135
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...I feel sorry for the thieves, for this group is very tenacious and that trailer will be very easy to spot.
Not me-I hope Dirty Harry finds 'em! You feel lucky, punks?
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:01 PM   #137
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These are all excellent ideas! I think we have us our very own Colombo!

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Operating from the premise that most thieves are dumb, as previously stated, they could have left the hitch lock on and towed it with a chain. If they cut off the hitch lock, more likely in their haste they would have left the parts on the ground (did you find them?).

The first and every time they put on the brakes, the tongue would probably have hit the back of whatever they were towing it with. If it was hidden locally, a car or truck with tongue marks on the rear might be a clue.

The "scraping" noise may have been the chain dragging, or the noise of the trailer tongue hitting the tow vehicle. If they left the stabilizers down, they would be slowed down. Were there scrape marks on the ground? If they towed with a chain, some of the stabilizers would dig a big gouge as one end of the trailer would be lower. If they didn't raise them, I would think there would be a trail of broken stabilizers, and since there's no mention of that as I recall, I expect they had a wrench of some sort to raise them a few inches. Being in a hurry, they would probably only raise them a little. If there's a dip nearby on the escape route, there may be scrape marks there from stabilizers that were only raised a few inches. It could tell you which way they went.

You've probably thought of all this, but just in case.

Good luck,

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Old 12-19-2008, 01:25 PM   #138
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I'd like to see some pics of the scrape marks; might help you trailer types if this happens to you.
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I feel sorry for the thieves, for this group is very tenacious and that trailer will be very easy to spot.
I guess I should have said that the keen eye of this group will have them spotted for sure and that when they are spotted the tar might not feel as good as the feathers....

sorry to whoever. Apparently I offended someone by the first statement. Using "feel sorry for" was read as "good going" I seem to offend a lot. I should just refrain from all commentary. To whoever sorry.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:29 PM   #140
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I guess I should have said that the keen eye of this group will have them spotted for sure and that when they are spotted the tar might not feel as good as the feathers....

sorry to whoever. Apparently I offended someone by the first statement. Using "feel sorry for" was read as "good going" I seem to offend a lot. I should just refrain from all commentary. To whoever sorry.
As a ex cop, ex- military cop, I agree to a point. Call us at 911; we'll take care of it, and can't wait for you to find the slimeballs; don't take the law in your own hands, though.
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