Stolen Caravan

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  1. DJK

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    This is just to make people aware that the Managing Director of Castlecroft Caravans of Radcliffe Keith Harrison no longer works for the company. He's also sold customers caravans mine included and done a runner with the money.

    Sorry guys if this is the wrong place to post this.
     
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  2. barsteward

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    You can runaway from your problems but they will always come back and bite you on the ar%e.
    Hopefully there will be no repercussions for yourself and the other innocent customers.(y)
     
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    Are you absolutely sure he has done what you suggest, otherwise posting could cause you problems further down the line
    Sorry to hear of your loss if that is the case, and hopefully when it is resolved you get your money back
     
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    Do you not know who bought your caravan as you still have legal title to it
     
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    The ident VIN number should have been recorded and cannot be replaced as it refers only to that van, I hope you wrote it down.
     
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    you had a contract with this company so if they were sold or stolen the company or their insurers will have to pay you
     
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    apparently the company went into receivership on the 21st September
     
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    then the OP may be screwed if the van was sold before the company went into receivership
     
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    You have to wonder if crime really doesn't pay, don't you?
     
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    Was your caravan registered through the CRiS scheme?
    If so, you may have a chance to trace it through this.
     
  11. DJK

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    Hi
    The CRiS system is Ok but it's voluntary and yes I have informed them of our loss Thanks
     
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    A little bit of news I have now got Trading Standards involved and they are looking at the case.
    The Police are checking to see if I can have a crime number so a bit more movement Thanks for your comments
    The company is still trading under the banner of Eclipse Outdoors Leisure Limited as Castlecroft Camping which is the new company that was created when Manchester Outdoors Limited went under
     
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    I was in there a couple of months ago and commented to SWBO that the place looked ready to close, big gaps on shelves etc. how right I was. Hope you get your van back.
     
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    No Badknee they are still trading
    The company the owned it 3 years ago and went under have risen under a different name well the directors have and the place never closed just carried on training.
    A couple of months ago it was on hard times.
    To be honest it's so bloody hard to find out the real facts. But now like I said with some interest from the Police and with Trading Standards going in I have a bit of faith "Not a lot" but a bit
     
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    Used to be a great place back in the late eighty`s early nineties when I was manager there.. :nod:

    Then the brothers and a loan Mr Phil ****** split the whole lot up St.Albans Branch, Wigan etc... and spent thousands on the new complex.... did well then started to go down hill..

    I allway`s said they should have stayed as they were and sold off all the derelict buildings instead of spending that sort of money... plenty big enough it was..
     
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    Yes it was a great place, we bought a caravan from them and lots of gear. I remember them when they were actually I castlecroft in the centre of Bury.
     
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    If the insurance covered the liability you suggest above they will still pay out. Assuming there was insurance in place.
     
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    Assuming the OP`s Insurance was still Valid / In force (not cancelled). Then the "van" was in the hands of the "trade". Which would (should) mean that the OP`s Insurance, are liable under the Theft terms of the policy, which (should) kick in "If no other policy was in force to cover the event".

    I recently had reason to Query this, following another post, with the CCC (who insure My M-H). That was the reply I had back. To the effect that the vehicle was still covered. and in the event of the Dealer not having cover (which they should) then the liability would default to (my) Cover.

    Hopefully if the OP can get a "Crime Number" his insurance will pay out, (possibly even more than the sale would have brought?).

    The one "fly in the ointment" would be that under terms of Receivership sometimes all such items are considered "part of the company Assets". Which is where it gets complicated.

    I would be Pushing it with My Insurer's, in that position?

    Pete
     
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    hopefully your insurance will pay, but dont hold your breath, if it was sold it wasnt stolen, the company went into recivership before you got paid, Im afrid it does not look too promising for you..

    Ive had simular done to me (with a kitchen) never got a penny
     
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    And, pray tell, VeryOldMoIceCreamInternetMan, where St Albans comes into this ? :emo:
     
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