Stolen Motorhomes......How do They Work it??

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Tootles, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Tootles

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    So, a MH gets nicked. As a vehicle, it's about as much use as a choccy fireguard, unless there is some way of returning it to service with a new ID. Say it was a Fiesta, or a Mini, well, fine, you could 'clone' a scrapyard special, but a motorhome? There cant be that many MHs in yards, surely?? OK, so lets say that a proportion of vehicles 'disappear' onto Le Continont, or even to Ireland, that dosent cover the numbers being nicked, therefore a large proportion must still be in this country. Do they strip them for spares?
    If not, how do they give a stolen MH a brand new identity????? :Eek!:
     
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    Well think about it..
    A good many MH's have the base chassis type as the make in the log book. Mine has Pug etc .. No mention of Miller ..

    Not gonna put any more info on here but will pm you how its done
     
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    far too easily, but as John said not to be posted on an open forum where anyone could read it. would potentially give some thieving git an idea on how to make big money. all i will say is that certain items sell legally on ebay that make the process too simple
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Only problem could be when they come to retax and MOT two vans with same reg number, MOT station may check VIN number as well

    Peter
     
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    I'd appreciate knowing as well please :Smile:
     
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    My chum had his LHD Transit based motorhome stolen,some weeks later the burnt out chassis was found.
    Nothing was heard until some years later the police pulled a similar vehicle.This was on a RHD chassis,and they pulled it because it was swaying from side to side,it was that that drew their attention to it not because they were looking for a stolen motorhome. They contacted him and he was able to identify over 20 points. It appears that the driver was an innocent punter who had been duped. The gang were based on a farm in the Lakes where they were stripping a building vans and caravans and selling them through a local garage, .
    So while there not be many vans in scrap yards,No problem if other members of your gang are nicking a similar base vehicle One thing that clinched it was that he concealed his business cards in obscure places-he was a probation officer!
     
  7. Puddleduck

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    If you want to find out how then think like the thief. I'm not going to say any more on a public forum.

    I use to be an auditor in a previous life - known as a forensic auditor as my job was finding out how fraud was committed, how it could be committed and how to (at least try) to prevent it.
     
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  8. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    sadly if someone wants to steal something it pretty much can be stolen even if it is screwed down.

    I think its very sad that today's society seems to show less respect for other people's property than it used to.
     
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  9. Jaws

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    Message sent
     
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    By that time the crook has sold and moved on so the innocent suffer. It's not *that* unusual for a vehicle to be tested for MOT before required - garages often MOT vehicles anew as they are sold. Tax is a different matter now there are computer links. In the past tax discs could be bought at the post office with only cursory checks. Not sure how that would work now.
     
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    Summary roadside execution of all vehicle thieves might be the best way to solve vehicle theft!
    And uninsured drivers!

    Now where's my Daily Mail?!:Laughing:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Method of execution might be to fill vehicle with gas?
     
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  13. Jaws

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    Mr Puddleduck, would you like a copy of the info sent to Yorrick and Tootles ?
     
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    I would please John.
     
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    Yes please and I'll tell you how I've seen it done.
     
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    Oh, I'm a duck not a drake!
     
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    Will you send me a copy please:Smile:
     
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