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Old 07-11-2015, 10:49 AM   #15
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I wonder how they got through the hitch lock without making much noise. Usually requires cutting/grinding which is a loud affair.

I wonder if they used leverage or simply picked/drilled the lock.

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Old 07-11-2015, 11:40 AM   #16
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Not sure what kind of hitch lock this was, but I've read here somewhere that even with the hitch lever locked someone with a smaller ball than the airstream requires can just drop it on their smaller ball without unlocking the hitch lever. And away they go. Not sure how it would be secured but it got my attention.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:52 AM   #17
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I'll keep my eyes open over in New Smyrna Beach.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:54 AM   #18
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:00 PM   #19
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Mention the Unique Vent Hood

Sorry to hear about your loss, mean people suck! I had a 66 Mustang stolen from my driveway during the night; never heard a thing, never got it back.

Be sure to include defining characteristics like the unique vent hood in any descriptions you post online. It may help distinguish it from other similar trailers or spark someones memory of seeing something strange on an "old shiny trailer" going down the road.

I feel your pain and wish you the best of luck. I will keep a look out in California just in case!
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:11 PM   #20
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Check with local businesses to see if they have outdoor security video cameras that might have captured the AS being moved. Also ask your neighbors. Are there any major highways or Interstates close by? If there are, call the major gas stations and ask if you could review their video to see if they stopped for fuel. Tragic event, hope you get it back ASAP. Might ask the local TV stations to run a photo of your AS.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:37 PM   #21
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You might look in Cuba the next time you are there. Terrible situation. Did you have insurance? I have a designated value on ours that outweighs the blue book value. With all of the changes and it being a business, I would think you could do the same thing. Please keep us posted.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:50 PM   #22
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:35 PM   #23
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Stealing an Airstream used for travel/leisure is bad, but when they steal a person's business/source of income, it is unconscionable.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:03 PM   #24
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That is really, really sick.

Put the culprits in Dante's 7th circle of hell

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Old 07-13-2015, 08:24 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Fly at Night View Post
Stealing an Airstream used for travel/leisure is bad, but when they steal a person's business/source of income, it is unconscionable.

Yes, but the perp doesn't know which is which! I don't use mine for business - I use mine as a refuge from business. It is a rolling sanctuary worth far more than I paid for it. I would be crushed and deeply violated if it were stolen.

It's hard to imagine a scenario (save for something like Jean Valjean's loaf of bread) in which stealing is ever anything but unconscionable.

I hope the OP's trailer is recovered with no physical damage or loss and I'm really sorry to hear this happened to you.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:21 PM   #26
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Anyone consider putting 'tracking' devices on their Airstream?

thusly: How to Make a Vehicle Tracking Device | eHow

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Old 07-17-2015, 04:27 PM   #27
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So sorry to hear about someone stealing your AS. That is a downright mean thing to do!
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:51 PM   #28
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Anyone consider putting 'tracking' devices on their Airstream?

thusly: How to Make a Vehicle Tracking Device | eHow

or.. GPS Vehicle Tracking | GPS Car Tracker | Auto GPS Tracking
I installed a viper car alarm with motion sensing radar on my 74 Sovereign after my pickup was stolen and later recovered with two druggies passed out inside (Airstream not part of the theft event). Now I always have alarms on vehicles as preventative maintenance. I also had LoJack installed on my newer pickup. I'm betting you could get LoJack put into an Airstream since it is a 12volt vehicle.

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