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Old 09-03-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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Stolen Airstream... '64 Safari in Oklahoma

FYI. I don't know these folks, just found this on the local craigslist.


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Old 09-03-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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This is why I lock mine.... I hate to do it as I am the trusting type, But there are a lot of undesirables out there.. And they seem to be everywhere...

We didn't even have a front door key when I was growing up... My mom use to leave the keys in the ignition of the car when we went in the mall... What has happened...
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thats a damn shame. I Mentioned I know someone that got there race car/ tariler ect taken from a goof guys event in Tenn. I am still scratching my head at that. I keep mine locked in my back yard.


Is there any way we can get a picutre, ( I know what an Airstream looks like) But maybe the awnings or something else will make it specific a recognizable. Tell them also to contact the local scrap yards.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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I forwarded it to everyone I know with ties to camping or WBCCI.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:56 PM   #5
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Ouch- that is a terrible shame! I wonder how difficult it was to drive off with- I also wonder if there is a clever way to lock up the brakes on a trailer with the runaway-switch, activated somehow by a theft attempt? Or some other way to make it impossible to drive away with it? I really hope they get it back soon- and that the perps are caught and dealt with "appropriately".
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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Ouch- that is a terrible shame! I wonder how difficult it was to drive off with- I also wonder if there is a clever way to lock up the brakes on a trailer with the runaway-switch, activated somehow by a theft attempt? Or some other way to make it impossible to drive away with it? I really hope they get it back soon- and that the perps are caught and dealt with "appropriately".
One of the best, but not quite fool proof method to stop a trailer theft, especially if it's going to be parked for an extended period of time, is to take the wheels off.

I suppose a hidden breakaway switch perhaps underneath the trailer, totally out of sight, tied to a stake in the ground, might work too.

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:07 PM   #7
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Stolen Airstream

This trailer was taken from my property near Wewoka/Konowa/Holdenville, Oklahoma. We were gone for 24 hours. I don't have good pictures of it. Doesn't have an awning. Has crome spare tire cover on the tongue. Has some dents & holes, a new a/c, some rust on frame and white wheels.
I'm sure it was easy to drive off with. They didn't even have a hitch lock. Broke into gates with bolt cutters. I think it was just an impulsive thing for them to take. Couldn't be seen from the road, (1/4 mile long drive from gate and 1 mile from the Hwy. It makes me sick. Sure would like to find it.

You can contact me John Ford at 405-392-2164.

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This 1964 Airstream Safari was stolen on Friday August 29 from this very spot on our property near Sasakwa, OK. It belongs to some dear friends of ours who need that trailer worse than the people who stole it. Obviously it was taken by someone who knew that it had just arrived. What a crying shame! They also stole some of our things too, such as fishing equip., trolling motor, lawn equip., etc. But it's our friends' trailer that we really care about. If you see this trailer or know of its whereabouts, please contact the Seminole County Sheriff's office at (405) 257-5445 or reply to this ad with the information. Please help us find this trailer. Thanks!

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:23 PM   #8
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Alert parts dealers and junk yards?

You've probably already thought of this ... yet you may consider alerting parts dealers and junk yards in the area. A phone call to Colaw's near Joplin, MO may be good as well since they have a large inventory of travel trailer parts. They do have wrecked and abandoned Airstreams for parts. You might also keep an eye out on eBay to make sure it doesn't show up there for auction.

So sorry for your dilemma. Hopefully you've gotten word out fast enough that it will be hard for the thieves to get far with the trailer and it will make its way back to you.

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Stolen Airstream trailers and motorhomes.

You can call Airstream and report the stolen trailer or motorhome to them.

Please have a very good description of it, and an accurate serial number.

They in turn, will e-mail the dealers and service centers with that information.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:13 PM   #10
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Unfortunatley it's probably being stripped

With the current state of rampant metal thieves stripping copper out of houses, they probably saw this one rolling down the road to your house and followed it with plans of selling to a scrap metal yard. It was probably also a convenient way to carry off your other items.

Our silver family members are just stacks of aluminum sheetmetal to those scumbags.
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Hey- I think Andy might be onto a clever idea with the under-trailer (and backwards pointing) breakaway switch, at least for shorter intervals of remote parking or storage. Especially effective at night perhaps, when it would be harder to detect. The switch on my coach pivots, to point backwards, and has quite a long cable on it- might be worth trying, in addition to a hitch lock, motion alarm, disabled jack, etc.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #12
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fishing line for the trip wire and also wired to the alarm, i like it!
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:30 PM   #13
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Thanks for all suggestions.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:21 PM   #14
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This is a little upsetting. I'm here in Chandler, Oklahoma, with my 78 Argosy sitting out in the side yard unlocked and no tongue lock either. Never thought it would be a problem. I've ordered a good lock for it and am putting what I have around here on it for now.
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