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Old 09-23-2011, 08:13 AM   #15
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We will be on the lookout for you here in Fort Worth.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:38 AM   #16
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As I have said before about these stolen Airstreams...get the word out...in the right areas. My guess would be that it is someone local in your area. You did not exactly have it on display...like a Houston business district. You are also right in the piney woods and near some real remote and wooded areas.....so,....get the ID and info out to those that get into those areas. Nosey neighbors are your best friends now. Texas has the Co-op magazine for rural electric. users. The "Thrifty Nickle" news rag.....its anywhere you look and those folks in the woods all look at it at least once before it hangs on the outhouse wall. The meter readers and post office folks. High school bulletins....kids know everything. I doubt if it will be transported out of the hiding areas. A polished Bambi will stand out like a diamond in a goats ass....they will conceal it for sure. Good luck...we are all looking for you!
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:46 AM   #17
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Brazen is just one word comes to mind for the creeps that stole your Airstream.

I had thought about this possibility. I was thinking if the AS is going to be parked for any length of time, maybe removing the wheels and putting them in the garage might prevent this sort of drive-away crime.

You've got lots of interested AS owners and interested individuals like myself on the lookout for your treasure.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #18
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Sue and I check every Airstream we see anyway. Now we are just more motivated!
Having the numbers is good. Even if the thieves try to remove them, the shadows will be there.
I need to check the statutes, but I think it's still okay to hang horse thieves and Airstream thieves in New Mexico and Texas, as it should be.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #19
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Can you tell us more about the theft? Was it at home? A storage unit? Did it have a hitch lock?
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #20
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Stolen 1961 16ft Airstream Bambi

Mike, so sorry to learn of your misfortune. During my early years with the WBCCI, I camped near your father at several WBCCI International Rallys. I remember his Bambi so very well, and know how important that its value as a legacy must be to you. I will keep an eye out as I travel the Interstates around here just in case the thief head this direction.

I am attaching two photos of Bill Scott with his Bambi on the 1999 Wagon Wheels Caravan to the International Rally in Dayton, OH.

I will be hoping to hear that your Bambi has been safely recovered in the very near future.

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Old 09-24-2011, 10:30 PM   #21
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I am attaching two photos of Bill Scott with his Bambi on the 1999 Wagon Wheels Caravan to the International Rally in Dayton, OH.
What an amazing group we have here. A new member has his Airstream stolen, and someone else who lives halfway across the country posts a couple of photos of it!

The camaraderie is wonderful.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:32 AM   #22
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Mike, as one who has gone through this pain I hate to hear of another trailer stolen in Texas. Maybe the DPS can help you there, more than HPD in Houston for me. Where was it stolen from, a public space where the thieves could scout out their options? Create a flyer asap with photos and an accurate description of YOUR Bambi, if it had a mirror polish on it then it will rule out 90% of ANY Airstreams out there, but for the public at large they need to know this. Add anything else to the description you can. There are camera systems everywhere now on the interstates (i45). You can post your flyer at truck stops in the area. I'm pretty sure that my 72 was stolen by professionals, probably Gypsies, there are a lot of them in East Texas and they are trailer people who know how to hitch and pull and can steal a trailer in minutes. They aren't intimidated by the risk of taking a pretty unique Airstream. They also know that the trailer can't be put on the road and pulled around the country like a show pony. It's probably going to be put out of sight somewhere and hard to find. Go to the local airports and post your flyer there. Small planes can spot that shiny aluminum glinting in the sunlight like a large mirror. Also I tried to let the parts and repair people know that mine was stolen and that someone may try to replace a broken lock on the door or that corner window that was broken. Good luck in your hunting and keep the thread open. I hope I'm wrong and your trailer was stolen by some idiot that will pull it across Texas and some sharp person spots it. They better not bring it this way cause there isn't a day that I'm driving that I don't keep my eyes open for my Tradewind and I think a shiny Bambi would be an easy spot.
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Scott, Sorry to hear about this, really. This sort of things deserves a long branch and a short rope. Post as many pics as possible, if he comes east, I will keep an eye out as well. Hard to miss a pretty camper like that. As I am sure it goes with any Airstream enthusiast, I notice every single airstream that i see on the road, and like RichHog said, the polished ones stick out like nobody's business.

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Old 09-25-2011, 08:16 AM   #24
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I sure hope it didnt end up in a shipping container shortly after it was stolen. Another thing to consider...theres Airstream in my area that has been 'wrapped' with pics related to the owners hotdog stand...May wnat to consider contacting those businesses also as well as auto painting facitlities.
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Has any Airstream owner installed Lojack (LoJack Security Systems for Stolen Vehicle Recovery, GPS Anti-Theft and Persons at Risk)
on their trailer? It might just be the ticket for recovery.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:12 PM   #26
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Have you thought of looking in the local trailer storage lots. They could tuck it in one and wait untill the heat is off. It is worth a look see...
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Can you tell us more about the theft? Was it at home? A storage unit? Did it have a hitch lock?
yes the theft happened at my house at about 2:30am, it had a hitch lock and blocks in front of the wheels. the only thing I heard was my airstream scraping the street as it pulled out of my driveway.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:49 PM   #28
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Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry!
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