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Old 03-14-2017, 05:24 PM   #29
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Tony- will you please lost the particulars of your god tracking unit and whether u recommend that model or a different one?

This is so sad; I hope the unit is located, as do we all!
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:04 PM   #30
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WBCCI Numbers would help, but in time can be removed. If it is an old one it may show the number "ghosts" if removed. I have numbers on all four sides of my trailer, albeit 4" on the sides . That makes it easy to spot at rallies.
The best bet would be to place large numbers on the roof that could be spotted by drone, aircraft, or helicopter. Most thieves would not take the time to look on the roof for tell tale identification. Also, I had my local police etch all windows with the VIN, for free.
None of the are fool proof, but they will slow down the crooks.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:56 PM   #31
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Darn sorry...We live in a rural area and see anything made from alum walk off to the scrap yards for some fast Cash.. I would sure call all salvage yards within a 100 mile area...
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:00 PM   #32
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I checked out TrackR...had a slow frustrating exchange with their online support person (Pauline). My initial question was simply, can the TrackR device be set up to send an alert if the item to which it is attached has been moved? Never got a direct answer after several exchanges with Pauline. But short answer is the TrackR works on Bluetooth technology. It sends alerts to your smart phone. So once you get beyond about 100' you are not gonna get anything. Get back within 100' and press the locator button on your phone, it will return an alert signal. It will NOT send an alert if someone moves your item. If the thief takes your item (your trailer, for ex) and you are not within 100' when you attempt to find it, you are out of luck!@


My SPOT GPS device does not have that problem. It uses the GPS to detect ANY movement, and if movement is detected it sends a warning to all my e-mail accounts. It is super sensitive. Goes off in high wind situations.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:33 PM   #33
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Stolen Airstream

Sadly, it's probably in Mexico now. Good luck, I hope you retrieve it. Your not far from the border and we all know how honest the "Federally's are!
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:41 PM   #34
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Very sorry to hear this. My Sovereign vanished completely two years ago.

There was quite a lot or rare musical equipment in it and I could give the Police the serial numbers. I scoured Ebay for that equipment while friends watched out for the trailer, but nothing popped up.

I have GPS tracker in the new unit. It is set up with a "GPS Fence" so that if it wanders more than 50 yards I get a text and calls with the coordinates every five minutes. I check in on the status online regularly just for reassurance.


What GPS tracker are you using for this?
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:10 PM   #35
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I know how it feels to have something nice stolen. Commercial surveillance cameras are on a 90 day loop. Unfortunately it may be an acquaintance of yours. I've had a wife, girlfriend, and male friends steal from me. I can count on one hand, with three fingers removed, the people I trust...sad. I feel your pain Vashi.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:00 PM   #36
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Very sorry to hear that your trailer was stolen. I hope they are caught and you get it back soon.

I agree that the Spot Trace is the way to go. You can get them for $50 and then $99 per year for the service. Sends me an email everyday and a text letting me know the asset is where I left it, with a god map of where it is. Will also send a text and an email immediately when the unit is moved.

It works great, is super small, and can be hidden where people can not see it or know it is there. No one could find mine, unless they fore the unit apart. I know that people can steal anything, but we also use a wheel locking device called the Brahma Wheel lock.

Her is a link, I think it is another level of defense

http://brahmalock.com/?gclid=CjwKEAj...PG3xoCZfzw_wcB
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:00 AM   #37
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You have my deepest sympathies. I hope you recover your Airstream quickly and there's no damage. I also hope that the leeches that stole it are recovered also, beaten severely about the head and shoulders.

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Old 03-15-2017, 07:43 AM   #38
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I'm sorry to hear this. Horrible. I suggest posting it EVERYWHERE. Post to every group you belong to and ask them to repost. I've seen other rigs recovered this way. Good luck.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:02 AM   #39
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I have found that by going to groups which get out there and into all areas are the best source for "eyeballs." Put a reward, photo, poster, flyer out to your Postal Delivery, Post Offices, Meter Readers, Ag CO-OPs, etc. These Folks see behind trees, buildings and remote areas. Good luck!
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:23 AM   #40
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My SPOT GPS device does not have that problem. It uses the GPS to detect ANY movement, and if movement is detected it sends a warning to all my e-mail accounts. It is super sensitive. Goes off in high wind situations.
TrackR is only for short distance. the use case is not for trailers. it more for people, wallets and keys
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:39 AM   #41
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Very sorry to hear about this. Theft is on my mine quite a bit. This is a wake up call for me. I need to address this soon.

I would say if your trailer was towed any distance at all, hundreds to thousands saw it. Some may have taken pictures of it. During a trip up north a few weeks ago my wife and noticed a very old AS being towed by a somewhat old pickup. We took turns passing each other during the trip and finally had a chance to see this Beauty up close at a roadside rest. It was the center of attention as a lot people looked at it and even took pictures of it. My point here is to say, if it was flat towed, a lot of people noticed it. Even over the road truckers notice Airstreamer's as we travel across the country. I've had truckers come up to me at truck stops to say how much they like my trailer. I'm not sure of how you could contact the over the road truckers but they may recall seeing your AS. You would think they have forums that connect them to each other. It may be worth joining one of their forums to post pictures of your missing AS. Good luck my friend!!!
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:51 AM   #42
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So sorry for your loss! When I read your post, it reminded me of an ad I saw last weekend in the local paper that seemed odd at the time. Not saying it's yours, but would be happy to send to you. I'm new here as well - can a person do a private message?
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