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Old 10-14-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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TRAILER STOLEN outside of el paso

We had our 31ft 1974 Sovereign LY STOLEN within the last two weeks from our land outside of Hueco Tanks State Park, east of El Paso, TX.

We are heartbroken, we restored everything in it. We took the wheels off and locked the hitch before we left it, but apparently someone found 2 wheels and dragged it off.

If anybody in the area sees it, please let me know and/or call the police.

Here are some pics, there is some damage by the front, on the passenger side:





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Old 10-14-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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Hearing this again really rattles me. I'll be sure to add it to the list of others we are always watching for here in NV, although my guess would be it went south.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:43 PM   #3
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Wow! Another stolen Airstream in Texas. And you took all the precautions to prevent theft. Sorry to hear about your loss and I hope you find the scum who stole it.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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Did ya report it stolen to the DMV.
Make, Model, and Serial number....

If yes - good!
If no - you should!
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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Thieving scum.

Dave Park recommended a GPS tracker, and I'm definitely installing one when I finally give in to temptation and get one. This one is self-contained and as Dave pointed out in another thread, you could easily put a solar charger on it to keep the unit's internal battery charged, even if the stinking thieves disconnect the trailer batteries. His recommendation was to hide it in the AC shroud, where it's well-hidden, inconvenient for them to access and has a good "view" of the sky to get its position. You can define an area where the trailer is expected to be, and get an alert on your phone and/or email in minutes if the trailer leaves that area, etc.

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Old 10-14-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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oh no! im so sorry. that really stinks. i was considering leaving mine on our land in NC; dad thought it was a bad idea - i definitely will not be doing that now :/
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:32 AM   #7
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el paso county sheriff's dept finally called me back. report has been filed, but I don't have much faith we'll ever see it again. :-(
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:36 AM   #8
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Lots of AS trailers up here, but I have not seen yours, will keep a eye out. Glad we can see the number.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:07 PM   #9
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I hate to tell you this but your trailer was stolen by scrap metal theives. I own a lot in front of the park that had a chain link fence with two large box trucks and antique cars inside a locked fence.

These lowlifes pulled down the fence and stole a 1977 Ford F350 14' box truck (ex U-Haul), my 18' dual axle trailer and a vintage 1967 Fiat 850 coupe that was on the trailer. They came back the day after I reported this to police and stole all loose metal objects lying around and did not quit robbing me until I stood on the property all night long in front of a bonfire holding an AK-47.

I had to move everything off my property and the El Paso Co. Sherriff knows these robbers operate in this area and do nothing.

Warning to all: DO NOT BUY LAND AT HUECO TANKS OR PUT ANY METAL OBJECTS ON IT OR THEY WILL BE STOLEN. THIEF IS LOCAL TO THE AREA BECAUSE THEY TORE DOWN THE REWARD SIGNS I POSTED IN NEARBY BUISNESSES.

PS: I found your post by googling "Stolen from Hueco Tanks"
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Sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep an eye out for it.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:20 PM   #11
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I hate to tell you this but your trailer was stolen by scrap metal theives. I own a lot in front of the park that had a chain link fence with two large box trucks and antique cars inside a locked fence.

These lowlifes pulled down the fence and stole a 1977 Ford F350 14' box truck (ex U-Haul), my 18' dual axle trailer and a vintage 1967 Fiat 850 coupe that was on the trailer. They came back the day after I reported this to police and stole all loose metal objects lying around and did not quit robbing me until I stood on the property all night long in front of a bonfire holding an AK-47.

I had to move everything off my property and the El Paso Co. Sherriff knows these robbers operate in this area and do nothing.

Warning to all: DO NOT BUY LAND AT HUECO TANKS OR PUT ANY METAL OBJECTS ON IT OR THEY WILL BE STOLEN. THIEF IS LOCAL TO THE AREA BECAUSE THEY TORE DOWN THE REWARD SIGNS I POSTED IN NEARBY BUISNESSES.

PS: I found your post by googling "Stolen from Hueco Tanks"
Wow!!! It's surprising that things like this go on right under the Sherriff's nose and they do nothing. Hmmmm, makes you wonder what's going on.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:49 PM   #12
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Something like this might be nice - only pay when you need it.

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...They came back the day after I reported this to police and stole all loose metal objects lying around and did not quit robbing me until I stood on the property all night long in front of a bonfire holding an AK-47...
Well there's your problem. Instead of the bonfire you needed a night scope. That would have allowed you the opportunity to solve the problem long-term, at least where this particular group of scumbags is concerned.
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