Stolen 5th wheeler

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  1. big map

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    Not the sort of vehicle that is easy to nick and abandoned a mile or two form reasonable size town, sounds a bit fishy to me.
     
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    Not often you hear a Fifth wheel stolen glad i have locks and tracker on mine but 50k not insured i wonder why
     
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    Just maybe not insured because it was left unattended in a lay bye with no hitch lock.
     
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    maybe..

    but 'uninsured' would imply it hasn't been insured.. period.

    'not insured' is when the terms of the policy have been broken..
     
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    If the owner is in Aus he might have had trouble getting insurance, I was talking to a Kiwi Couple recently at Brierfields they pop over every year to see the Grandkids.
    They could not get insurance for their van, while they weren't in the country, and their van was in storage
     
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    Motorhome dealer here who had one on sale had a 5 tonne concrete block plonked right in front so not possible to get to hitch & also stopped any car owners reversing in to it. :D
    I asked about it some months later when it had gone & they said the only people that buy them here are the fairground workers.

    Always amazes me some of the things that are parked up & disappear overnight ?
     
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    Itinerants for sure !!!!!
     
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    I don't understand why they left it there. If they were worried about it getting tipped over in high winds while they were with it, why would they leave it unhitched ( and surly more prone to being blown over because it's not attached to anything) and drive away
     
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    IMO something just doesn't seem right about this. It was at just as much risk sat in a layby as it was on the road, why leave it?
     
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    I concur,something not quite right ......
     
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    IF, (as they say) it was NOT insured. what would be the point of a scam?.

    MOST (not all) Of the bigger 5er`s in the UK are owned by fairground workers, OR the odd HGV "Owner/Driver" who contracts, and has the family local to the latest base. We stayed on a site in Somerset in the 90`s next pitch to a young driver, who did just that his kiddie was in the local primary, and his wife worked for the site owners in the office.

    Pete
     
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    The only scam part I could think of is ,that the "relative" took a nice big back hander to leave it insecure in a layby . But of course purely conjecture on my part.
     
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    Surely the vehicle that took it must be set up to connect to one of those for the coupling and the brakes. There can't be too many around that can do it unless it was the Itinerants who already have one and are equipped to steal another. Look around the local sites they are a lot rare than ordinary caravans.
     
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    so you left a un-insured £50000 trailer in a layby overnight, [and your'e surprised its not there this morning?]
    mmmmmmmm.
     
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    They're avin a laugh aren't they?
     
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    Reminds me of many years ago of a 50 tonne weighbridge being moved on low-loader on special transport licence only overnight travel & escorted. Left it in layby in the morning & on return at night nothing there . Never heard whether they found it.
     
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    Any tractor unit could hitch up, easier with a low ride one, don't think they would worry too much about the lack of trailer brakes.
     
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    Proly find it is still parked somewhere and the numpties just made a mistake as to where they left it !
     
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    They have a ball type hitch I though a damn sight different to the 5th wheel of Artics, so unless it was a caravan type hitch then no way could the casual person take one without the adapted vehicle which tend to be rarer than rocking horse poo. It would be a opportunity theft with an person equipped to pull one.????
     
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