HELP! Motorhome stolen.

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Ridley123, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Ridley123

    Ridley123 Read Only Funster

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    We have really taken to motorhoming since taking the plunge and buying our motorhome 4 years ago. We've done lots of touring in our second home. But, we have just suffered the nightmare of having our motorhome stolen from right outside our house, on the very eve of returning from a 5 week trip to France earlier this week.

    I'm sure the police will do whatever they can, but in the meantime we are left feeling helpless and despairing that we will ever see our van again. As a thought though, and knowing how keen-eyed other motorhomers are in spotting and waving to other motorhomers, we thought, just maybe that some of you may be able to keep an eye out to try to spot our van.

    We live in West Yorkshire, but the police tell us the van was spotted by a speed camera on the motorway just yesterday, so it is on the move to somewhere. Our motorhome is very distinctive - it's a 2007 Dethleffs Globevan on a Ford Transit base vehicle which has a dark red cab and grey sides to the living quarters. There are very few about. It also has damage to the rear, driver's side corner panel that has been gaffer-taped up pending repair. The vehicle registration is FJ07BYS.

    If anyone happens to spot our van on their travels - please report it's whereabouts to the police. We would be so grateful to have our lovely van returned to us.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
     
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  2. peter marshall

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    Hi
    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Lets hope if you get it back it's not to much damaged.Pete
     
  3. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Rotten luck, I really hope you get it back.

    If you have a Facebook account it would be a good idea to post on there, also join as many Motorhomeing Facebook groups as you can.
    Motorhome Adventures
    German Motorhome group
    And of course Motorhome Fun
     
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  4. TheBig1

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    sounds like your theft is following a familiar pattern. Steal van and park up locally to see if it has a tracker. 48 hours later drive straight to a prebooked ferry. often to Ireland, sometimes south to Spain where it will be sold after changing the plates
     
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    sounds like your theft is following a familiar pattern. Steal van and park up locally to see if it has a tracker. 48 hours later drive straight to a prebooked ferry. often to Ireland, sometimes south to Spain where it will be sold after changing the plates
     
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    Sorry to hear this. Do you have a photo?
     
  7. Bailey58

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    Horrible thing to happen, can you tell us on which motorway and direction it was heading, it may give some idea of its destination?
     
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    I'm gutted for you. Give us a picture so we can keep an eye out for it.

    Heading down the West Country today, so I'm on the lookout now.

    It's all to easy to happen, as this old clip shows. Think it's also from Yorkshire.

    Good luck in getting it back again.
     
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    Terrible news, everyone's worst dream come true.
     
  10. movan

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    Awww really feeling for you .... can you blow your avatar to a reasonable size for us please and which direction on the motorway was it going?
     
  11. Manic

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    I was going to like your post but I don't think that would be the right thing to do. Sorry and hope you get it back.
     
  12. robrace

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    Having been in the same situation I feel for you.We didn't see ours again and were gutted but on the bright side the insurance paid out within a month and we managed to get the same model as the one stolen but with lower mileage!Which having it stolen did us a favour but I wouldn't like to go through all the heartache again.
     
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    Sorry to learn about your loss - hope there is a positive outcome for you.
     
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    So sorry to hear of your plight..it must be an absolute nightmare.
    Did your M/H have any form of alarm fitted ??
     
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    Hello Im sorry to hear of your bad news,:mad: but it may be a coincidence we saw one like yours when we came off the m6 at junction 24 Ashton in Makerfield it was heading into Ashton the other day.
     
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    We lost a series of council lorries years ago, they were found, (those not cut up), in the Wigan/Ashton area by the police.
     
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    Some years back my wifes mini metro was pinched from the hospital staff car park while she was on nights at Billinge hospital ,the policeman that came to the house could tell me who had taken it ,where it would be, and the address but couldn't do anything about it:mad: he did say in so many words if you were to go there go mob handed as they were a bunch of bastards well known in the Ashton area.
     
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    It is not nice when some low life take away your property hope you get it back or the insurance pay up quick so you can get back on the road.
    As others have said see If you can post a pic so we can all keep an eye out.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your loss, a photo may help jog peoples memory. The police refusing to go get it back, what a surprise.
     
  20. DavidG58

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    If you do not get it back do not put too much emphasis on the damaged corner panel, we had a caravan stolen and never seen again, insurers very keen to get identifying features such as scratches and dents in case seen / found, then when not recovered knocked £1000 off the settlement due to declared damage :mad:
     
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