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Posted: 11/03/19 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well it finally happened. A 13 year & 1800 plus road nights streak has been broken.

2 nights ago we were in our most used MD SP. It happened to be one stormy night. I guess thieves don't care much about the weather. What is really strange is the item stolen.

They stole the right side bed rail cap off our truck. Did it as neat as can be. No damage to paintwork prying it off. Nothing. Now I have to source a replacement for a 2006 Chevy long bed. Bet this is going to cost a few hundred for something that simply snaps on.

First case of theft in that park in at least 3 years.


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Posted: 11/03/19 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That stinks real bad! Two years ago at an Indiana State Park we had a 2 foot step ladder stolen from under the TT. I normally kept it in the bed of the truck, but I was using it outside and when done, slipped it under the trailer. Went inside. Came out about an hour later and it was gone! That took some dare! From that point onward, if we were not actually using "it", "it" was put back up when we went inside. Yea, it gets real old folding and unfolding lawn chairs. But I've lost faith in my fellow campers after loosing the ladder.

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Posted: 11/03/19 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any possibility that it just blew off? A friend of mine had one leave his Silverado going down the interstate.


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That does suck....Someone else didn't feel like sourcing a new one so they took matters into their own hands...

Camping for 30+ years and all I had go was a pair of sneakers while in Myrtle Beach...


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Sorry to hear that... they do cost a little money.

Since 1992 (year started RVing) this is the first year I have had problems.
Gas... 3 times, I am very sure. Guessing 2 gallons the first time, but about 5 the last time. 2nd time, think my furkid scared them off. IL (State park, camphost right across the street) and NC, private campground.

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Ah, where are Tony and the boys when you need them?

We went to a special interest festival camp years ago, where a female friend had her purse stolen. She knew who had taken it, although she hadn’t seen the theft itself, and went to one of the organizers, a guy named Tony. At breakfast in the dining hall the next morning she pointed him out to Tony, who said he’d take care of it. 5 minutes later, Tony flanked by these two big bruisers walked up behind the accused, and announced that a theft had occurred, that the perp was known, and that smart people knew that thefts simply do not happen here, and finally that he expected the goods would be back in the victim’s hands within the next 15 minutes. Never looked at the guy, never said who or what, just said his piece and walked away. BTW, Tony is Italian, very Italian.

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Sounds like they needed it to repair one of their trucks.
The only thing we ever saw was two drunken broads ("women" would be too nice a term) steal firewood from our neighbor. I confronted them as they walked down the road and one of them sheepishly exclaimed "Well they have so much..".
Later I saw the ranger run them out for something else.


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Just as ridiculous was the theft of two hub caps off my trailer this year. They were on when we got there or I would've noticed. Also after running close to 8000 mi with them on this year they didn't just fall off during a 60 mi trip. Both on the same side and the wife told me the dog growled after I went to sleep that night but she just figured he heard an animal outside and didn't want to wake mne





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Bipeflier wrote:

Any possibility that it just blew off? A friend of mine had one leave his Silverado going down the interstate.

Yep had one do just that on an 02 GMC. $106 a pair clicky

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Thieves steal things that they can quickly convert to cash. A plastic bed rail doesn't fit that bill, Hubcaps maybe. Electronics, jewelry, generators, bicycles definitely.


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