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Old 03-13-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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1972 31' Sovereign STOLEN in Joshua Tree

Sorry my first post is a sad one but I thought to reach out to you all for any advice. I recently bought 5 acres of land in Joshua Tree and fenced off 1/2 acre for my newly purchased 1972 31' Airstream to have a weekend getaway spot.
The fence was locked. The Airstream had a hitch lock and the wheels/axles chained and padlocked. They cut through the fence, cut the chains and towed it away between March 6th and March 12th. I went to the property and the Airstream was gone and our little cottage burglarized. It was there for a total of 9 days. I filed a police report and will start putting up posters with a reward tomorrow. Any other advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:26 PM   #2
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Call your insurance agent. Sorry to hear of your loss and do hope you had her insured. You might consider posting your reward info on Craigslist, backpage ect.

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Old 03-14-2017, 12:23 AM   #3
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So sorry to hear of this. Hope she is recovered.

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:49 AM   #4
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Joshua Tree is such a cool area. Every time I'm there I daydream about buying some property and wonder about just how safe it is. This pretty much answers that question. Good luck finding your rig and thanks for the heads up. I'll no doubt be a bit more security conscious in my travels after reading your post.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:31 AM   #5
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So sorry to hear that.

Sounds like you did everything you could to secure your trailer, but the burglars were determined and apparently in a remote enough area that they were undetected while completing their dastardly deeds.

🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:39 AM   #6
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OMG!! What a terrible thing to happen. I cannot even imagine your shock to find it gone. Good luck on your search.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:11 AM   #7
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Wow that sucks. We are picking up our new unit next week and our biggest fear is boondocking somewhere , leaving for the day to sightsee and have our home stolen
I have a friend of mine who found his stolen electric bike with a small tracker his brother bought him on the internet. He forwarded info to the police and they recovered it for him. I will be hiding one in our unit and most likely rig one on our new generator is well.
Again sorry for your loss, looked like a beauty .
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:12 PM   #8
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sorry to hear...what is your insurance situation?
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:20 PM   #9
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This is a great idea.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:30 PM   #10
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What a horrible thing to happen. I hope you are able to recover it. Watch Craig's husband found What turned out to be a scam. A 34 ft 199? AS for sale for 2,000.00 was in mint condition. the guy was in Washington state said he would ship it to us we could pay through amazon. My husband ask if a family friend could come look at it and pay him for it. He stopped contact immediately and some how all information lost on my husbands phone. Goodluck
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:49 PM   #11
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I'm speechless other than to say "people suck"
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:59 PM   #12
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Are there cities that the scumbags would have to drive through that may have traffic cameras that can be checked? Airstreams do stand out and your window is somewhat small to search. It would be great to get a license plate!
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:01 PM   #13
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It hurts to hear of such a thing. Really leaves you feeling a lot less trusting of people, bummer.

You could post about this theft on Airstream addicts on facebook to increase your reach,, in trying to recover it. The more eyes looking the better.

So sorry for this happening to you!

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Old 03-14-2017, 01:03 PM   #14
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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.

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