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Old 01-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #43
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Sorry to hear of this John. These folks were probably not pros since travel trailers tend not to be touched in our neck of the woods. Motor homes seem to be the choice of the pros and we know of one couple who had theirs broken into twice. Once at the storage facility and another time in the fenced lot at the Airstream dealer who was servicing their motor home. The pro's figure that motor homes are more beneficial due to their frequent use (they stay packed for travel), the income level of the owners (more stuff), and the abundant storage (meaning more stuff to take).

I know how well you take care of your trailer so I'm sure you are hurting about this.

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So sorry to hear about this. Our old 72 was broken into. It was totaled out from the damage. At least you still have the trailer and can get it fixed. Good luck with the insurance company.
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John, that's really great to hear. I've had USAA for 46 years, and never had a single issue. When I bought my new trailer last year I insured it with them....and wouldn't you know, the third month I owned it some jealous idiot put a huge scratch -- about 25 feet long, right down my new trailer. It was just under $6,000 to have long lower panel, and lower part of my door removed and replaced. USAA was right on top of it from the first call until it was fixed.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:48 AM   #46
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John,
Mom & I are so sorry to read about your break-in. Our thoughts are with you & Kay.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #47
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I am so very sorry this happened to you and your AS. Scary for this newbie who has to store ours at a storage facility. Happy to hear that USAA is taking very good care of you. Will be looking into that insurance if ours lets us down. Happy 2013!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:08 PM   #48
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hooray again for USAA

Just received a call from USAA. My claim for theft for about $750 was approved. I should have only received $250 after the deductible, but USAA waived the deductible and put the entire $750 in my checking account.

I just ordered an automotive alarm system and will install it in the trailer as soon as it gets here with motion sensor and siren.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #49
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Just received a call from USAA. My claim for theft for about $750 was approved. I should have only received $250 after the deductible, but USAA waived the deductible and put the entire $750 in my checking account.

I just ordered an automotive alarm system and will install it in the trailer as soon as it gets here with motion sensor and siren.
Would love to hear about your alarm system?? Brand et al?
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Would love to hear about your alarm system?? Brand et al?
The system is by Viper. I have already arranged to write an article for Airstream Life summer 2013 issue on the installation, so no details will be posted here until the issue comes out.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:28 PM   #51
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Alumafiesta?

Was doing some prep-for-Alumafiesta work today and thought about your misfortune. How are the repairs coming along?
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Was doing some prep-for-Alumafiesta work today and thought about your misfortune. How are the repairs coming along?
All fixed. We're in Van Horn, TX tonight. Planning Lordsburg, NM Sunday, night and at the rally site Monday morning. See you there.
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Consider reversing the hot and neutral and removing the ground hypothetically speaking that is.

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Sorry to hear about your trailer. The same thing happen to mine while in storage in Arlington, TX only they only damaged my door. They tried to pry the lock out of the door, broke something off in the key hole, then tried to pry between the door and the jam. I had to replace the upper door skin and dead bolt. The storage yard is also totally fenced with security cameras, and they denied any fault. My insurance did cover the repair costs minus the deductible. The police finally came and made a report only after i demanded that I would need it for the insurance claim. I hope you get fixed soon and can again enjoy it.
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At least my front window was easier to replace than a door skin.

I now have a car alarm installed. I forgot to turn it off when we went out to load for the trip. It went off when my wife closed the door. It is LOUD! I have a blinking blue light in the front, seen through the gravel guard and when I get home, I have a blinking blue light from Viper to put in the rear window. Since I'm the only one in the storage lot with an alarm, I figure that is a pretty good deterrent.
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Good idea about getting an alarm system.
Did you just buy a kit and install it yourself, or did you have it done at an alarm place?
I'm considering an alarm. Any suggestions, since you just went thru getting one on the trailer?
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