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Old 10-05-2011, 05:31 PM   #43
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I sent pictures and story to the local, and neighboring, area news papers and TV stations.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:53 PM   #44
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I sent pictures and story to the local, and neighboring, area news papers and TV stations.
How far away is that from Galveston? That's where I'd be having the cops be looking.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:03 PM   #45
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Galveston is about 5 hrs directly south of here, good idea. thanks
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:33 PM   #46
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Has anybody on this forum ever gotten their stolen AS back? There seems to have been quite a few in Texas the last couple years, unfortunately. Best of luck to MikeScott, looks like a very recognizable trailer.
There was one in Ohio(?) that was stolen, and recovered by authorities at a scrap yard. The trailer had been brought in, stripped of all the aluminum sheets, and left as a frame which was going to be picked up later. They never came back....

To me, that's even worse than someone stealing it and just selling it somewhere else or using it as a camping/hunting trailer.... I would have rather not even known if it was me.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:52 PM   #47
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You have to figure that whoever stole it knew what they were doing, ball size hitch, running lights. At first I thought some redneck had stolen mine but the more I thought about it I realized they were pros that had a plan
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:39 AM   #48
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Sorry about your trailer I had my 64 bamboo 2 stolen did signs and flyers and reached out thru this forum as you did. My trailer was sold without the title or plate for 300.00 the DMV where I lived had it logged as stolen but the mounted in the ground signs that I put everywhere are what lead to the call to get it back.
The trailer now lives in an rv storage facility with fencing and a hitch lock. I hope sincerely your trailer gets back to you.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:40 AM   #49
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Bambi 2 spell check changed to the word bamboo
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:19 AM   #50
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Sorry for you loss.
Check Craiglist in NM, too.
Most likely a target for aluminum scrap, heading south, to border scrapyards.
To everyone else: Secure your Airstreams!!!
Remove your tires and put bolt-plates with locking lugs on them.
Tongue locks DON'T work.
The criminals hook the safety chains to their bumper, and tow the trailer that way, without using the hitch!!! If it has wheels, it's gone. If you remove the wheels, they'll bring a set of their own. You have to immobilize the trailer.
GPS systems only tell you where it went, until it goes dark (even with a backup battery).
Sad, but the southern states are being victimized by hordes of criminals.
I should know. I'm a former security systems designer. I've seen it all.
If criminals worked HALF as hard in the honest world, they'd be rich.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:22 AM   #51
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Like a sunken submarine in WWII my stolen 72 Tradewind is still on patrol. Missing with no report.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:00 AM   #52
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Hey Mike, you may already know how to search all of craigslist already but I thought I'd throw my two cents in and maybe it would help...
to search all of craigslist go to search tempest: SearchTempest - The EASY way to search Craigslist
put in your info and it will search craigslists everywhere.
Good luck!
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Scott, I too surf the Craigs list all over the USA, and look at all the posting for Airstreams, I will be watchful for your trailer....So sorry to hear of your misfortune.....Like the other post, a short rope and long tree branch would be too good for the scalleywag!!!! We will definitely be on the watch......
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #54
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We never did hear from the folks up in Seattle that had their coach stolen; I still think it now resides in a foreign country.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #55
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I read about cars, bicycles, construction equipment and other things being stolen and sent over seas. I sure can see the criminal mind looking at stealing and shipping Airstreams over seas. Maybe if you conduct an internet inquiriy and check for overseas trans ocean companies you might find aorginizations that deal in american odds and ends, which ship overseas. Since I have been a member of Airstream Forums I have read about different stolen airstreams in places like Oregon, Texas, florida. etc. They are all areas that have ports with ships.

People who steal really need to harsh penalties. It just seems like there is a constant increase of stealing in this country.

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #56
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If printing money can be done on the computer, faking a registration, bill of lading, etc., should be child's play.
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