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Old 01-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #21
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I am so sorry John!! If I can help in any way, please call me. I'll be there shortly!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #22
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If you plug the trailer into an outlet that has the polarity reversed, it can electrify the skin. There have been many warnings about checking for hot skin after plugging into an outlet in a campground, and others have had that happen when they have plugged into an incorrectly wired source in their own garage. I know that there may be some liability, but if you reversed the polarity on purpose, through a modified power cord used just for storage.......well, just sayin'
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #23
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I am soooo sorry that happened to you. I hope they catch the guys.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #24
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John - We are sorry to hear about this incident. If we can help in any way please let us know.
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I am so sorry John!! If I can help in any way, please call me. I'll be there shortly!
Thanks, Guys, I really appreciate the offers of help,but not much needs to be done at this point. I have the trailer weatherproof and in condition to be towed for repairs and the appraiser is coming Monday.

I found a couple of additional missing items. besides the netbook, they got my little Sony T-200 camera, but they left the bag with the spare battery and the battery charger. The battery in the camera is almost certainly flat since I haven't used it for over a month, so the camera isn't even going to light up for them and won't be of any use to them.

They hit the center of the TV flat screen with something that dug up the surface and shows up as a small white spot. It is really small, but it is a constant distraction. I'll ask the insurance company to replace the set. It isn't a big set, so only about $200.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #25
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If you plug the trailer into an outlet that has the polarity reversed, it can electrify the skin. There have been many warnings about checking for hot skin after plugging into an outlet in a campground, and others have had that happen when they have plugged into an incorrectly wired source in their own garage. I know that there may be some liability, but if you reversed the polarity on purpose, through a modified power cord used just for storage.......well, just sayin'
Wouldn't work. They would have been standing on dry concrete. Probably not even a tingle.

Of course, if they were touching the trailer and reached out and touched one of the nearby roof support poles or if it had been raining, that would be a different story.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #26
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I am so sorry to hear you have been violated in such a manner.
I have often wondered if it would be better to just leave the vehicle door unlocked to limit the damage but I guess you couldn't collect insurance for the items the "human debris" steals.
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I am so sorry to hear you have been violated in such a manner.
I have often wondered if it would be better to just leave the vehicle door unlocked to limit the damage but I guess you couldn't collect insurance for the items the "human debris" steals.
I do leave the trailers unlocked and empty of anything temping. I have noticed footprints around them but never any damage to them. I learned this from the local Airstream dealer who leaves his new trailers open on the lot to save damage to the doors.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #28
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John...was you Airstream stored in a lot located right on I-35? I see one there and always wondered about its safety.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #29
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John...was you Airstream stored in a lot located right on I-35? I see one there and always wondered about its safety.
No. It was stored on US290, just east of Dripping Springs. Normally a fairly crime-free area.
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John - I've now heard about two other THLU members having their trailers damaged there too. One moved their Airstream to another facility this morning and the other one can't come to the camp-out this weekend because his 2013 Airstream is at Camper Clinic II being repaired.

Were you pleased with your visit with the adjuster today?
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Were you pleased with your visit with the adjuster today?
The adjuster and I had a glitch in commumication as to what day he/she was coming. I have to go back tomorrow morning to meet him/her sometime between 8 and 10.

The yard is putting in 24-hour security, motion detectors, more cameras, etc. I feel as safe there as anywhere..
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I feel for you - as... "there but for the grace of God..." go anyone of us who uses a storage yard. I'll be curious how USAA does for you - that's who I have for my rig, too. Best to you...
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:38 PM   #33
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Sad, indeed .... insurance coming through for you?
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Wow, John. I'm very sorry to hear about this. I'm sure USAA will take good care of you. Good luck!
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Sad, indeed .... insurance coming through for you?
I have been with USAA for about 60 years abd they have never disappointed me. I meet with the appraiser this morning at the trailer. Sad thing is that I have $500 deductible on the damage and $500 deductible on the theft. Good thing is that I can fix some things myself like installing the new door lock, hanging the new blind, and fixing the screen and save the labor that will be on the estimate from the dealer.
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The yard is putting in 24-hour security, motion detectors, more cameras, etc. I feel as safe there as anywhere..
I'm just amazed at a storage facility that is actually taking steps to improve. I guess, from their point of view, break-ins are bad for business, so it makes sense, but still - I'm pretty sure around here you'd get, "Tough luck," and that would be all they'd do.
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John... So sorry to see that this has happened. Just saw this thread today... looking forward to seeing you again this winter...
Scum of the earth that do this to anyone's property.
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Very depressing. Be aware that if your trailer is broken into while it's being serviced at your dealer's in all likelihood YOUR insurance will have to cover the damage. Most dealers are pretty clear that if it's parked on their property it's at your own risk.
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Quick Insurance Settlement

Hooray for USAA. I had a call this evening that USAA was direct depositing my settlement of nearly $1300 after deductable. Since my TV was permanently mounted, they included that as part of the vehicle damage.

I just emailed them a spreadsheet of the theft items with a URL pointing to each item where possible. They will handle theft either under the auto policy or under my homeowner's policy depending on which gves me the best return. I really like that they aren't dollar and dimeing me.

After over 60 years, I'm still happy with USAA.
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sorry to hear about your loss.I have found USAA to be the best! Im glad you are eager to get things fixed and start enjoying your airstream again.Hope we dont have any wind driven rain tonight...its raining hard here in Fbg tx and headed your way.
Good luck,hope to see you soon.
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