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Old 11-04-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Went into the academy no longer than 20 minutes came out and my trucks gone. Bought that f250 new in 03, she was up there in age but I took care of it.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:38 PM   #2
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Man that sucks

Assuming in San Antonio?

If so there’s no such thing as a safe f250 anywhere in San Antonio
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:38 PM   #3
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Dang man! Hate to hear that. Hope they get the bastages
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:49 PM   #4
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That would make me madder than blazes! Race to the border quick to intercept it.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:56 PM   #5
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Dat Seux's!!!!

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Old 11-04-2017, 08:59 PM   #6
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Awww man

hope you didnt lose any personal property with it
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:04 PM   #7
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:06 PM   #8
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Man that sucks

Assuming in San Antonio?

If so there’s no such thing as a safe f250 anywhere in San Antonio
Yeah, Southside is the nearest academy
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:25 PM   #9
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hope you didnt lose any personal property with it
A few items that I had in there for these next couple days.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:43 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear sucks and hurts cause she was probably paid for too!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:49 AM   #11
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That sux, I freaking hate thieves my truck has been busted into 3 times this year.


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Old 11-05-2017, 12:51 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear sucks and hurts cause she was probably paid for too!!
Yeah, long ago now to find another in the same condition will be difficult.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:20 PM   #13
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If so there’s no such thing as a safe f250 anywhere in San Antonio
Especially at an Academy during hunting season......
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:02 PM   #14
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Sounds like you've gotta leave someone in the vehicle all the time out that way. I have a customer that lost 2 in the area. One was at a hotel parking lot on the west side of town and another was at the Bass Pro Shop north of town. He lost 2 in 3 years while travelling to and from his property out west. Now he doesn't even stop.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:26 PM   #15
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I don't know anything about the truck or the seller. Just ran across it. Said it had 277k. Price seems high.


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Old 11-05-2017, 03:39 PM   #16
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Sucks man. They got my paid for ‘06 F350 a couple years ago. Bastages.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:50 PM   #17
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I have had 2 super dutys stollen in San Antonio in the past year. One from Home Depot, the other from HEB, both in broad daylight!
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:02 PM   #18
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whats the deal with them stealing them why just those?
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:18 PM   #19
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Why I drive a Dodge
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:43 PM   #20
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They don't want my 03 chevy. Cost them too much to get it home.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:26 PM   #21
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Getting so you don't let those vintage F250's out of your sight. I drive an 02 and am careful about where I park it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:31 PM   #22
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Dang. Suxs.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:33 PM   #23
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What a shame, sorry about the loss. I HATE thieves. I can't even stop into Bass Pro Shops on the way to the lease because I always worry about having bow, gun, camera, binos, and all the other crap I have in the vehicle stolen.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:41 PM   #24
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whats the deal with them stealing them why just those?
Easy to pop the locks and stiffer suspension for smuggling are two reasons


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Old 11-05-2017, 08:47 PM   #25
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My 2000 f350 has scratches where they tried to pry my door open and pop the locks. Apparently something scared them off. Wish I’d caught em. They’d be breathing out their ear hole.


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Old 11-06-2017, 07:37 PM   #26
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Went into the academy no longer than 20 minutes came out and my trucks gone. Bought that f250 new in 03, she was up there in age but I took care of it.


Man that sux


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Old 11-06-2017, 08:05 PM   #27
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Isn't the pd in San Antonio doing something? As many as y'all report being stolen I'd figure the pd would be trying to do their jobs.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #28
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Fords get stolen a lot. It’ll be used to go steal an atm or crash into gun store and burglarize it soon. Just my opinion
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:14 PM   #29
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Those older Fords don't have the computer chips in then so tracking them is impossible. That sucks - hope they catch the POS.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:07 PM   #30
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Ravelco.


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Old 11-07-2017, 08:00 AM   #31
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Hey guys,

I keep seeing threads about stolen trucks and each time I post about using the Ravelco anti-theft device. It is a wired plug system that you keep the plug with you. I have no business interest in this, just passing on how simple but effective it is.

http://www.ravelco.com/

I also use a Viper that will page you (up to 1 mile) if it has been tripped in any manner but the Ravelco I believe has prevented thieves from even messing with it. Before it was broken into 3 times, Since the Ravelco and Viper they don't even try now. Its a F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4. This is great when you have to run into Walmart on the way to the deer lease, you know instantly if someone is messing with your truck

http://www.viper.com/

Good Luck, Stay safe out there.

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Old 11-07-2017, 10:23 AM   #32
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Hey guys,

I keep seeing threads about stolen trucks and each time I post about using the Ravelco anti-theft device. It is a wired plug system that you keep the plug with you. I have no business interest in this, just passing on how simple but effective it is.

http://www.ravelco.com/

I also use a Viper that will page you (up to 1 mile) if it has been tripped in any manner but the Ravelco I believe has prevented thieves from even messing with it. Before it was broken into 3 times, Since the Ravelco and Viper they don't even try now. Its a F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4. This is great when you have to run into Walmart on the way to the deer lease, you know instantly if someone is messing with your truck

http://www.viper.com/

Good Luck, Stay safe out there.

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I keep waiting for your same post on every stolen vehicle thread! Surprised it took you so long! You crack me up Ranch Dog!
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:30 AM   #33
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Isn't the pd in San Antonio doing something? As many as y'all report being stolen I'd figure the pd would be trying to do their jobs.
They are hiring if you believe you can do a better job
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:42 AM   #34
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Some of you guys with experiance. Did insurance give you a fair value for your truck and what about extras like tools and stereo's? Mine got jacked sunday night and the insurance guy seems like they will take care of me but in not convinced.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:48 AM   #35
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Me too......

The criminal element is winning and that needs to change. Law enforcement is out numbered and underfunded and handicapped by having to fight a battle with rules against an enemy with no rules.

SSS needs to happen,...,.......when caught in the act.

They just hit our hunting camp so my tolerance has hit Zero.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:52 AM   #36
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Dang, hope you get it back
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:13 PM   #37
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I had my 2005 F-250 grey like yours stolen with everything we could salvage from our flooded house a week after Harvey. It takes a low life to do something like that! Just now getting all the insurance stuff taken care of. They did do right on paying me decent for it though.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:35 PM   #38
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With as many trucks being stolen from so many spots in SA, it would take enormous manpower dedicated to doing "stings." Basically, it would take a task force effort. SAPD may be doing just that as far as I know. Without leads to follow or "snitches" in the know, there is really little else they can do.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:09 PM   #39
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Insurance won't pay off on your truck for at least 2 weeks, just in case it's recovered. Any items in your truck or tool box that were stolen with the truck have to be filed on your home owners insurance. Mine got stolen last year in Dallas. Was recovered in Oklahoma just before the 2 weeks were up. Got my truck back, but everything else was gone obviously. Large deductible on home owners didn't cover half of the items I had in my truck and tool box when it was stolen.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:21 PM   #40
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I keep waiting for your same post on every stolen vehicle thread! Surprised it took you so long! You crack me up Ranch Dog!
LOL....I know I just copy and paste it each time ....My 2002 7.3 F250 was broken into 3 times and each time they couldn't steal it because the little gray plug was in my pocket

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:27 PM   #41
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whats the deal with them stealing them why just those?
Couple reasons; you can literally break into and drive one off using a butter knife, as mentioned the roll toward the border with them, and they strip them for parts.


I found a chop shop several years ago via lojack that was loaded with 3/4 tons. Mostly fords but there was 2 5.9 cummins trucks. We found three trucks in various phases of being cut and evidence for a dozen more. Used 2 rollbacks to haul off all the parts. I called the owner of one lifted and tricked out 7.3 that sounded like a young kid. He was elated we found it and then asked about its condition, he nearly cried on the phone when I said the firewall of the cab was cut so they could get the motor out
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:09 PM   #42
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I have an 02 F250 with the Ravelco installed. Just have to get in the habit of pulling the plug every time you get out.


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Old 11-10-2017, 04:02 AM   #43
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Just received a call from police dept. my truck was located in Laredo, Tx. Don't know what condition my truck is in, I need to call the wrecker service down there tomorrow. I will be looking into installing the ravelco assuming the truck isn't a total loss. I hope the truck is mechanically sound, don't know how long the insurance will give me to report any damages that I find other than the obvious if any.

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Old 11-10-2017, 04:14 AM   #44
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Check your truck real good for undercarriage damage.! It was probably involved in a pursuit with LE down here.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:29 AM   #45
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Just received a call from police dept. my truck was located in Laredo, Tx. Don't know what condition my truck is in, I need to call the wrecker service down there tomorrow. I will be looking into installing the ravelco assuming the truck isn't a total loss. I hope the truck is mechanically sound, don't know how long the insurance will give me to report any damages that I find other than the obvious if any.
Kind of bitter sweet isnt it? When they found mine I was kind of upset because you never know what youre getting back. But I hope for your sake its clean and they didnt tear it up.

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Old 11-10-2017, 04:56 AM   #46
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Especially at an Academy during hunting season......
yea, happens all to often at their stores, they need to provide a much better level of security for their customers.

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Isn't the pd in San Antonio doing something? As many as y'all report being stolen I'd figure the pd would be trying to do their jobs.
Couple of Police bait trucks in operation would go a long way to solving this problem, along with a lengthly jail sentence.

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With as many trucks being stolen from so many spots in SA, it would take enormous manpower dedicated to doing "stings." Basically, it would take a task force effort. SAPD may be doing just that as far as I know. Without leads to follow or "snitches" in the know, there is really little else they can do.
Might try getting a couple of bait trucks from the insurance companies. Stolen trucks that have been recovered.

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Just received a call from police dept. my truck was located in Laredo, Tx. Don't know what condition my truck is in, I need to call the wrecker service down there tomorrow. I will be looking into installing the ravelco assuming the truck isn't a total loss. I hope the truck is mechanically sound, don't know how long the insurance will give me to report any damages that I find other than the obvious if any.
Great news, glad it was recovered.

My brother had his 4x4 Dodge Truck stolen in NW Houston. It was recovered headed north bound full of foreign exchange students near Corpus. High speed chase that ended out in the pasture. No one was caught, all escaped out into the brush. This was in the early 90's, not a new problem.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:55 AM   #47
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Kind of bitter sweet isnt it? When they found mine I was kind of upset because you never know what youre getting back. But I hope for your sake its clean and they didnt tear it up.

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Yeah, happy yet sad at the same time, just got hone from work going to call my insurance to get hold of the Appraiser being he is at a conference. Want to get her home to see the damage.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:59 AM   #48
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Isn't the pd in San Antonio doing something? As many as y'all report being stolen I'd figure the pd would be trying to do their jobs.
What are they going to do, set up a sting and arrest a bunch of guys and then watch the system let them go? Or deport them after feeding them...and then catch them again next Tuesday?


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Me too......

The criminal element is winning and that needs to change. Law enforcement is out numbered and underfunded and handicapped by having to fight a battle with rules against an enemy with no rules.

SSS needs to happen,...,.......when caught in the act.

They just hit our hunting camp so my tolerance has hit Zero.
I agree. SSS
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:24 AM   #49
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Thieves target those because they are easy to steal

No chipped ignition key




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Old 11-10-2017, 11:27 AM   #50
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My buddy had his stolen same year model

I think it has something to due with ignition key chips

My buddy got his back and installed an alarm

My theory is they steal them to do crash and grab burglary on closed late nite store fronts


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