Stolen Jayco Heritage Camper Trailer

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 16:58
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Well our family caravan experience has been very short lived. It was stolen from our nature strip on Monday night 10/3/2014. We have only owned this caravan for 3 months! We made the flyers below to get the word out that we are offering a cash reward for information leading to the recovery of our camper trailer.
We really hope it turns up, thanks for looking.




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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 17:19

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 17:19
Sorry but I can't help. Add the STD code to the number. I found four variants of Melton in Vic (2), Tas (1) and SA (1).

Where are you?

Phil
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Reply By: Member - string - Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 18:20

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 18:20
Mate, Im so sorry for you and yours. There's not much we can do, but sympathise. But, be sure, we'll keep a good eye out for it in our area and in our travells.
I still believe in corporal punishment !!!!

Let's hope for the best,


kind regards

String
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 19:36

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 19:36
You are welcome to post this flyer to the ExplorOz Facebook page and invite others to share it around. Best of luck getting it back. Did you have a coupling lock in place? Did they circumvent this, or load it on a truck do you think? Makes you wonder about people...
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Reply By: Robson C - Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 21:07

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 21:07
Thanks for the replies.

It was stolen from West Melton, in the Western Suburb of Melbourne. A neighbor advised another caravan was stolen just around the corner of our homes today!

I could not find a lock to suit because it had an American Hitch, so I purchased the heaviest, best quality padlock I could find. I also used chains and other heavy padlock but it appears it was no trouble for those thieves.

Its such a rare caravan so it should be easy to identify. Fingers crossed it turns up somewhere.

Here is the flyer with post code added.



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Reply By: bigcol - Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 23:08

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 23:08
Post that flyer on Facebook

I know a couple of rare cars that were stolen and recovered because some had shared the photo and recognised the cars
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Reply By: Robson C - Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 08:38

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 08:38
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2014 at 12:28

Saturday, Apr 05, 2014 at 12:28
Well, I can say it isn't the only 1 in Australia.

For the last few weeks I have seen 1 set up in a front yard in my suburb, and I even stopped to look at it a while ago and found it was an American Jayco, from somewhere around Las Vegas I think. Slide out left hand side section and a right hand access door.

I read this thread last night, so printed the flyer ready for an early morning sleuth job.

I can report back that the one in my suburb is not yours. Some differences in wheel arch, wheels, gas cylinder, side and rear blinker light, front boot lid profile, decorative striping, and some checker plate front and rear. Apart from that, pretty similar.

I can't imagine the sale/resaleability would be easy on a right hand door camper, so possibly the theft was opportune by a grub not too briefed on his wagons, and it might still be around locally. I hope you get it back.
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Reply By: The Landy - Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 09:30

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 09:30
Unfortunately this has become almost an everyday occurrence as an experience we had a little over twelve months ago highlighted.

Our next door neighbours had their Goldstream Pop-top that was parked outside taken one night. A truck came along, hitched it, didn’t bother to take the cover off and left the jockey wheel down as they drove away. It took little more than a couple of minutes for the two people involved.

Clearly they had identified it well in advance.

It had a better outcome due to the fact I’m an avid late night reader and heard it happening so was able to follow them and got the police involved as the chase ensued. They fled leaving the van and the stolen vehicle they used to take it.

But best to ensure that any trailers outside your property (or inside for that matter) are wheel-clamped and secured by at least one other means to make it more difficult to steal, and possibly it may pay to fit a motion alarm. And whilst it may never prevent theft, the more difficult you make it to do so; the less likely they are to try.

Good luck, I hope you can recover it and I have posted it to a Facebook page, perhaps that may assist!
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Reply By: Graeme - Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 18:22

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 18:22
Total oxygen wasters who feed on the honest hard working people in this world. Anything else I would say will be moderated.
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Reply By: BunderDog - Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 19:56

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 at 19:56
Our neighbour had his van stolen a few years ago, his next van is stored in a locked shed with the wheels removed.
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Reply By: Robson C - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:18

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:18
Thanks for doing the super slewth job Andrew.

Where did you see it?
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Reply By: Robson C - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:20

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:20
Ahhh, I just realised your in QLD.

If I ever see it, I will identify it. I did a lot of work to it and have an excellent memory for details.

Lets hope I get the chance.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:30

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:30
Have you registered it here ? :http://www.stolencaravanregistry.com.au/
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Reply By: Robson C - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:54

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:54
Yes I did with $2000 reward offered for information leading to the recovery.

Do you think $2000 was enough?
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