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Old 04-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #41
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One would think the police knowing the time line that the TT was stolen would look into seeing if any other local businesses (gas stations, truck stops, etc.) that where open in the area had seen anything. Also, checking to see if there are any other surveillance cameras in the general area that may have caught the direction the thieves were heading.

I tend to agree with you, this doesn't sound like a "drive by" theft....., that truck was in that storage area before.

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #42
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Agreed. I also asked the gas station next door if they had a camera covering the road - no luck.

I don't know if anyone remembers my thread about the tire blow out, but I didn't have the chance to replace the other tires - I just hope this guy's karma catches up, and one of the other tires blow!

Kinda wish I hadn't just pasi a couple thousand to repair the damage from my last blow out.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #43
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Just logged on after several days of not checking the forum, that sucks, I hope they get what they have coming.

On a side note, I just recently asked my insurance company about the contents of my trailer and was informed that they are all covered under my homeowners policy. I am with State Farm btw.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #44
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One thing to keep in mind is that the thief may sell the Tt to a unsuspecting family, so just be careful if you do see it parked somewhere that you check out that possibility. I do hope it all works out for you and your family, can't even imagine!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #45
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It's probably already parked permanently on a deer lease by now.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #46
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Sounds to convenient to me, how is access gained to the storage lot? is it with a security card or keypad? If so then it is some other customer or employee of the storage facility. What bothers me is why a trailer that a thief had to spend so much time on the hitch to steal when there were likely many other trailers there without such roadblocks in the way. It wasn't random, it was planned.

I aggree with drfife, it's probably in the woods on some hunters property by now.

When we had our TT with a ProPride hitch on it I didn't think for a minute that someone would take the time to remove the hitch to steal the trailer, I thought that would be a deterrent, obviously I was wrong. I just thought thieves always picked the low hanging fruit.

Good luck to you, hope your next TT is nicer than your last.

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #47
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Could also have been turned into a meth lab somewhere............
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #48
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Sounds to convenient to me, how is access gained to the storage lot? is it with a security card or keypad? If so then it is some other customer or employee of the storage facility.

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Exactly my thoughts. I would think they could pull a report a see who accessed the lot at that specific time.
All the storage places I have been to usually assigns the codes if using keypad.
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At 12:14am Wednesday morning a black pickup truck drove directly to my TT. Either he knew the closest camera was out of service or got VERY lucky, because where he parked was also obscured by a motor home.
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Hmm, that doesn't seem like it's your fault. What's the use of having security cameras if they don't work. I would think you have a case with your storage yard.

Having a hitch lock and chaining the wheels would stop a lot of thieves from taking your trailer. If a thief is determined then no amount of protection is likely to help. They only thing you can do is try to make it harder to steal so that they hopefully go after an easier target.

I know a few months ago I saw a boot you can place on your RV tires. It's the same kind of thing that the police might put on your car to prevent you from driving. Has anyone used something like that?

Perhaps thinking outside the box here, but I'm assuming you didn't have the TT covered? A cover would be another obstacle the thief would have to overcome before driving away. Unless of course they decided to drive away with the cover on which may attract attention too.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #50
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It wasn't covered - that might not be a bad idea.

Also, there wasn't a keypad / fence around the RV storage part of the lot. When I buy my next TT, I will find a lot with secruity fencing - regardless of how much further I have to drive.

I just finished itemizing all of the contents - there's an amazing amount of "stuff" that accumulates in the camper - just a bit over $5k. I was surprised - but that does include the HA, my roadtrip grill, extra 20 lb tank, satelite stuff, all bedding, cook stuff, sewage stuff, etc.

I guess the nice thing about the list is it also will be a shopping list for all the stuff I need to replace...

As a side note of warning to others - the initial line taken by my insurance company is that "contents" are not covered. they are trying to get an exception approved because it really wasn't very clearly phrased (I am really keeping my fingers crossed). Otherwise I will need to file another claim with my homeowners insurance (and another deductable). You guys may want to check your policies.

Also, I am quite glad I got "gap" coverage, but that's yet another claim to deal with....
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