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Old 11-30-2010, 05:39 AM   #57
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theft prevention? locking chocks? tongue lock? have these been used?
thanks in advance, would not like coming back home and it is not home.....
present home OK

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:35 AM   #58
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Tell us more about the evil doers. Glad you found it and got it home.

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Old 11-30-2010, 12:15 PM   #59
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That is the best news in the forum, I am SO happy for you....
Tell us how you found it, was it OK inside?
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:27 PM   #60
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I will tell the whole story later but I am trying to protect someone who helped me find it. I dont know if they were involved with the theft but it helped me get it back. An anonymous tip lead me to the "chop shop" and there she was! In plain view. The WB # was visible and was also how the tipster knew to alert me. I had put up flyers with the WB# in big black numbers. I called the police and they confirmed it was stolen and mine. The inside is just fine!!! They did remove the plate, my bumber stickers and it looks like they tried to buff off the WB # but are lazy so they threw a blue tarp over it. They also pulled down all the blinds and curtains etc so people couldnt look inside. Luickily I have very distinct bamboo blinds and this also made me sure it was mine(although my WB# was enough) They busted my hitch so we had to chain it and drag her home. I am now going to get a very secure thingy me do dad that will prevent theft in the future. I have 3 small wild boys so a smith and wesson is not an option yet. I am so thrilled to have her back and my daughter who dowsed for the airstream was exactly right about where it was!!! EXACTLY! I would like to see a list on the forumns of all the stolen trailers with serial numbers,WB#s and a few identifying traits. Something we can all print out in a flyer and take while traveling to spot stolen AS. Without my WB# and someone seeing my flyer I may have not found her. She was less than 10 miles from me, hiding in plain sight! AND SHES STILL HERE NOW!!!
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:50 PM   #61
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What a great outcome. I hope you also played the lottery the same day....Tim

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Old 11-30-2010, 11:37 PM   #62
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Congratulations on your recovery! It's encouraging to hear that you got her back and it's good to feel your joy. Mines been gone for 3 months now and hope and pray she'll turn back up. Good to know someone tipped you off with the clue. Once a trailer goes out your lot it could be a mile or a thousand, she's still gone. Post pics love to see you smiling with your baby.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:57 AM   #63
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I'm glad you found it. I'm the guy who had his truck stolen If you could, please email me at and tell me where it was found.

I had some very distinctive items in my truck and it may be the same people who took it.

I also read where a quad bike was recently recovered in the same area where some idiots tried to sell it on craigslist.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:16 AM   #64
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Reunited and it feels so good!

OH man! That's great!!! I know how happy and relieved you must be. I'm glad it worked out in your favor, now if they/we could find Richhogs. MPJ
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:44 AM   #65
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the lot where mine was had a bunch of cars etc and the police ran all the plates etc. None where hot except my airstream. II will keep my eyes peeled for other trailers etc. please email me directly any flyers, ID features etc Slept in the trailer last night in 20 degree weather to rechristian her. Smudged her with herbs etc! And got two locks for the hitch and tires!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:46 AM   #66
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Happy to hear of your recovery!
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:58 AM   #67
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Great news -- I can't imagine what you must have gone through when you discovered she was gone. I hope those crooks are caught get what they deserve!!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:59 AM   #68
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Fantastic! So are you going to press charges, and have the coupler repair reimbursed? I would do whatever possible to "send a message" to the larcenous world.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:18 AM   #69
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Congratulations! I hope we will hear news of capture, charges & punishment for the theives!
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:20 AM   #70
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Great to hear one was found! Gives us some hope.

Turns out a neighbor saw ours get taken, but they did not know it wasn't us. Suspect was described as caucasian, balding, with a beard. Driving a black or blue four door diesel late model pickup (2000-2005) that was "hopped up" aka loud, probably with performance parts.

I am including a copy of our flyer, I am a bit hesitant to include the phone number but am including it anyway...
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