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viajante

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Posted: 06/27/20 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Went to the storage area, as do monthly, and when I started the motorhome it was LOUD! Looked underneath and all the pipe and catalytic converter had been sawn and removed. Really pisses me off! Spend all that money to put your rv in a supposed safe environment and POW.

Nuff said. Now I need to find a shop to replace the cat and pipe. Does anyone have a recommendation around the Roseville/Sacramento area? Thanks much for any help!


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Posted: 06/27/20 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you did call your insurer?

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Posted: 06/27/20 05:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That sucks. I’d call insurance. I had to replace the chrome tip on my DP and it was $200.


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Posted: 06/27/20 05:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lowlife thief.


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Posted: 06/27/20 05:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Call the police and make a report. They can do a DMV registration search for 2008 Itasca’s in your area and maybe get lucky. Or perhaps there’s one in your storage lot?


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Posted: 06/27/20 05:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The cat will end up at a recycler and the money paid for it will likely end up in a drug dealer's pocket. High clearance vehicles are a favorite target for cat thieves with a cordless sawzall...


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Posted: 06/27/20 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CAT buyers are thick on FB Market place in my area.
Too bad they don't put VIN numbers on Cat Converters!
New vehicle dealers get hit a lot too.

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that vin number is a great idea factory could stamp that on every big part.

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midnightsadie wrote:

that vin number is a great idea factory could stamp that on every big part.


How would the 3rd party vendors supplying the part know what VIN to stamp on the parts?

I wonder if consumers would be willing to pay the extra money to implement that kind of change?

I doubt it.

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This is probably due to the OP living in California. While other states have Emission criteria controls, California has the strictest and makes this type theft lucrative. I will bet it is going to be installed on a Motorhome that has failed the smog test. Doug

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