In each issue of our Sunday RV Travel Newsletter we publish photos and information about stolen recreational vehicles. Here are the stolen RVs that we reported to our readers beginning in Nov., 2020.
If you have seen any of these RVs, please respond to the proper authorities. If you cannot figure which police agency to contact, send your information about the stolen vehicle to us at editor (at) rvtravel.com .
If you are aware that any of these RVs have been found, please let us know at the same email address as above.
The most recent thefts are listed first.
UPDATED November 14, 2022
THE STOLEN RVs
Crooks in Campbell County, Virginia, left teardrops for an RV dealer when they ripped off a new 2022 X Treme Sports teardrop trailer. The heist occurred November 8 at 2:00 a.m. at Timberlake RV. Security cam images suggest a 1990s model Jeep Grand Cherokee was used in the theft. Got information? Call Capt. Tracy Emerson at 434-332-9708. Posted November 13, 2022
RV service shop owners are flabbergasted: Someone stole a customer’s travel trailer from their Manchester, Maine, service overflow lot. “This is the first time one of [our] customer’s vehicles has been reported stolen,” says a representative of Scott’s Recreation. The theft of the 18-foot Forest River Wolf Pup was reported October 15, taken from a lot in the 700 block of Western Avenue. Security cam footage wasn’t available, as a power outage had knocked the system off-line. If you have information that might help solve this case, contact the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office at (207) 623-3614.
This week’s “No good deed goes unpunished” entry comes from Bedford, New Hampshire. Someone put an ad in craiglist, offering to give away a used pop-up trailer. Somebody else responded, coming and taking away the unwanted RV. At the same time, it appears they also took away the original poster’s OTHER pop-up camper. Missing between October 12 and 15, a 2004 Coach Classic pop-up. Know something? Contact Officer Proulx at (603) 472-5113, ext. 278.
This 1999 white Ford F-250 extended cab diesel truck was stolen from Lindsay, CA, between October 30 and November 1. California plates: 6B56087. If seen, please call Officer Sanchez at 559-733-6218. Posted November 6, 2022
Distinct pink—that’s the color to look for on this 1973 Holiday Rambler travel trailer. Stolen sometime since July 23, the nasty crooks took it from A Citizens Storage yard in Lithonia, Georgia. Adding insult to injury, the storage yard manager told the owner they could see the security footage—if they paid $100 per hour to view it. Contact the Lithonia detectives associated with the case at 770-482-0309. Posted October 30, 2022
Rotter thieves in SeaTac, Washington, relieved a Washington man of his new RV conversion. “Luanne” was Alexander Parker’s pet project, converting a retired ambulance into his new adventure-mobile. Before he could head out with Luanne, Parker parked the distinctive rig at a motel in SeaTac while he flew off for a business conference. While out of the area, he got an alert that his rig was moving. Sure enough, larcenists lifted Luanne. Then Parker got alerts from his credit card companies: They’d found his cards, and started a shopping spree. Luanne was stolen October 11. On October 14, the brazen crooks used Luanne to help them heist a Honda from a Zips location on 72nd at around 9:00 p.m. in nearby Tacoma, Washington. By this time, the letters LOL were spray-painted on the rig’s side. Parker is combining his search efforts with the owner of the Honda. Additionally, a gofundme page has been set up. Know something? Contact Tacoma police at (253) 287-4455 and refer to case number 22-287-02325.
Lacey, New Jersey, police say someone kyped a Keystone Bullet travel trailer from a Drew Avenue home. The theft of the 2021 rig came sometime between 8:00 p.m. October 7 and 1:45 p.m. on October 8. Phone the police with info at (609) 693-6636. Note: This image is a STOCK photo, and not the actual missing rig.
Another storage yard theft in Texas. This time crooks stole a 2018 Keystone Cougar 22 WBE. The dirty deed was done in Cedar Park, Texas, on Ronald Reagan Boulevard. A couple of distinctive marks: The rear ladder on the rig is bent. If crooks left the orange Texas plate on it, it’s personalized and reads TRBL LAW. If you have information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted October 23, 2022
When thieves prowled a Prowler travel trailer in Willis, Texas, they probably got more than they bargained for. Grandma is along for the ride. However, since Grandma died in 2016, it’s only her ashes that were inside the rig when it was stolen on September 15. The family that owns the rig lived in the RV, and was away for a couple of days when the trailer suffered an electrical problem. When they came back to the lot where the rig had been parked, no RV. Someone reported two goons came by with a truck and told them the owner wanted the RV moved, and then did so. The family is heartbroken, and the granddaughter wants Grandma’s ashes back more than anything else. We have few details on a description, but if you know something, please contact Russ (at) rvtravel.com. Posted October 2, 2022
A belated report from Franklin, New York. This week the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office asked for help in locating a Keystone Ultra-Lite travel trailer, stolen around August 14. The trailer was stolen from a residence on Case Hill Road, and last known with New Jersey plate, TXP17X. If you have information, contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 607-832-5555. Posted September 25, 2022
Grim happenings in Grimsby: Niagra Falls Regional Police in Ontario are asking local residents for security camera footage that might help them track down the crooks who stole a 2022 Grand River travel trailer. Last seen September 4 at 9:00 p.m., the 25-foot rig was ripped off right in front of a home on Elmer Street near Hunter Road in Grimsby, Ontario. At the time of the theft, the rig was wearing Ontario tag W6G017. Here’s your contact information: Phone 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1009579. Posted September 18, 2022
Crooks working in Eagle Mountain, Utah, were staying cool on August 23. Using a 2007-or-so model year Ford crew cab pickup, a man and a woman stopped at a Holiday Oil gas station near Sunset Storage. A woman passenger walked in and picked up some refreshments. She was kind enough to give her image to the store security camera. After the casual stop, the pickup then drove on into Sunset Storage, backed up to a Micro Lite travel trailer, hitched up, and casually drove off. A week later the trailer’s owner stopped into the storage facility and found his rig vamoosed. Sadly, we have no more information about the trailer, but perhaps the photos will help. Know something, call Central Utah Dispatch at (801)794-3970 and ask to speak to a deputy.
Canadian Mounties are searching for a 2016 Springdale sprung from Crofton, B.C. The trailer was stolen from a residence on Megan Street sometime in the night of August 30. No model information was provided, but it appears to be in the 20-some-foot range, and is equipped with an electric awning. Contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 with information.
Stolen, apparently from a storage yard in Moneta, Virginia. This 2006 Winnebago Class C unit disappeared with help on August 28 around 7 a.m. Not much of a description, other than white “with blue and yellow decals.” Last seen with Virginia plate VPZ-5738. Stolen from the 1200 block of N. Old Moneta Road, a security cam caught an image of a suspect. Contact Investigator Alderson at 540-586-4800.
Brazen thieves got their portraits taken in the act in Bradford, Ontario. The pair donned safety vests and hitched their mini-van up to a 2016 Jayco Hummingbird travel trailer in someone’s front yard in broad daylight. The act, caught on the owner’s security system, shows the not-so-dynamic duo sprinting into their getaway rig at about 5:00 p.m. on August 20. The suspects are evidently style ignorant, a man wearing a white mask, orange and yellow construction vest, dark pants, and dark shoes. His accomplice, a woman, wore an orange and yellow vest, tan capris, white shoes, and a black shirt with the “PUMA” logo on the front. Contact the owner, Tristan Bromwich by email, email@example.com, or the South Simcoe Police at 905-775-3311 or 705-436-2141. Posted September 11, 2022
Do they cob Cougars in Cheboygan? Evidently so, as the Cheboygan County, Michigan Sheriff is on the lookout for a 2014 26′ Keystone Cougar travel trailer. The big cat went missing from a home on Old Mackinaw Road in Hebron Township sometime around August 20. There is suspicion that crooks used a pickup truck to purloin the mountain lion. If you know something, give Lt. Andrew LaLonde a call at (231) 627-3155. Posted September 4, 2022
Here’s a stolen rig that’s hard to miss. This 40′ Salem Villa destination trailer was stolen August 20 near Harding, Minnesota. It had been set up on Sullivan Lake as a seasonal use rig. When stolen, the rig was completely tarped out in a gray covering. It was also up on blocks, and the thieves, in their hurry, didn’t even bother to disconnect the electrical wiring. Know something? The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear it. Phone (320) 632-9233. Posted August 28, 2022
August 10 saw this 1976 Boler travel trailer go missing. Taken from in front of a residence in Denver, Colorado, it was wearing Colorado plate AJPU23. If you have any information, please contact us directly by email, Russ “at” rvtravel.com. Posted August 21, 2022
Stolen in Summerland, California. This 1994 Dodge Pleasure Way, white with gold and light purple stripes, was taken July 25. Personalized plate DEDODJA, also look for scuffing on the accent stripes on right rear. Leads? Contact Derek Fehmers at 626-840-7715.
Stolen, West Seattle, Washington: This 1988 Thor Four Winds 5000 motorhome vanished in the night of August 7. You may hear it, as the owner says the muffler was missing. Know something? Seattle Police, West Precinct, (206) 684-8917. Refer to report number 22-20823. Posted August 14, 2022
Taken August 1, 2022, at around 1:00 a.m., a Forest River r-pod, RP-179. The diminutive travel trailer went missing from Westby, Wisconsin’s County Road B. Got information? Call the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at (608) 637-2123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While every stolen RV is a heartbreak, some just seem to have an extra helping of hurt. Sometime between July 1 and August 4, this 2021 Escape 21NE travel trailer was stolen from a storage facility in Arvada, Colorado. Adding insult to injury, the owner took delivery of this custom rig last fall—after waiting for a year-and-a-half to get it. Last seen with Colorado tags, AJQK88. Let’s do what we can to find this one. Contact the Adams, Colorado, County Sheriff’s Office and reference case number 2212341. Phone (303) 654-1850. Posted August 7, 2022
Amherst County, Virginia, law enforcement is on the lookout for a stolen 2004 Keystone travel trailer. Again, short on details, but what we do know is the rig was purloined on the 900 block of Buffalo Springs Turnpike in Amherst County, sometime between June 30 and July 1. A vehicle of interest, possibly towing away the rig, was a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500. The truck was described as metallic blue, and having an extended cab. Know something about this one? Call Investigator Persons at 434-946-9373, extension 7. Posted July 31, 2022
Details are thin, but sometime before July 4, someone stole this 2020 Heartland Pioneer BH305. The travel trailer was taken from the Cornerstone Campground in New Castle, Indiana. Contact the New Castle Police Department at (765) 529-4890. Posted July 24, 2022
This motorhome was stolen the afternoon of July 4 in Houston, Texas, near the Richmond Ave/Highway 6/Eldridge/Windchase area. The thieves were driving a white single cab Chevy truck with an unknown plate number. The motorhome’s Texas plate number is DTM-0224. Posted July 17, 2022
Crooks crunch in California. This 2002 Fleetwood Jamboree was kiped at a Newark, California, storage facility, and was found to be missing on June 26, 2022. A rather unusual paint job on the cabover section, and interior as well. Last seen bearing Florida tag, QR054. Vehicle VIN # is 1FDXE45S62HA71737. Know something? Contact the Newark, California Police at (510) 578-4237. Posted July 10, 2022
Whitman County, Washington, law officers are looking for information on the theft of this 2017 Rockwood Ultra Lite travel trailer. Details are a bit thin, but sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on June 17, someone hitched up and took off with the rig. The RV was stolen in the Farmington, Washington, area, and bore a Washington plate, 39261AC. Contact Randy Miller at 509-397-6266 with any information you may have. Posted July 3, 2022
Full-timer loses home when thief swipes it. A sad story from Eddy, Texas. This 1998 Starcraft Sportsman travel trailer is gone, with all of the RVer’s possessions. Taken May 14, the rig was missing the rear window and the front stone guard. The dining table and one of the dinette seats was also taken out earlier, in case you see the inside of this unit. Bearing Texas license plate 5US-364 at the time of the theft. Know something? Phone the Falls County, Texas, Sherriff’s office at (254) 803-2912 or the owner, JR Wall at (254) 654-3304.
Gone missing—This 24′ Outdoors Timber Ridge travel trailer vanished sometime between 1 and 5 a.m. on June 22 in Thurston County, Washington. Last seen wearing Washington license plate 3762AC. Know something? Contact the Thurston County Sheriff’s office at (360) 786-5500.
Looted in Livingston, Texas. This Rockwood 2902WS travel trailer was stolen from the Escapees Care Center. As you may know, the facility is dedicated to helping out older Escapees’ members dealing with health issues, so what a nasty burn. The 2018 rig was taken June 20, and, sadly, the license plate had just been received so was still inside the rig. The VIN, however, is 4X4TRLE28JZ149858. If you have anything to help with this case, contact the Polk County, Texas, Sheriff’s office at 936-327-6810, and refer to case S2200913. Posted June 26, 2022
It may be a first for us. While it may not meet the strictest sense of “recreational vehicle,” here it goes. A North Fort Myers, Florida, man says someone stole a new tiny house from his lot on U.S. Highway 41. The crook or crooks absconded with the little brown tiny house on Tuesday, June 7. By 5:30 that evening, someone spotted it on Bayshore Road near the Love’s Travel Center. The unit is similar to the one in the photo. The owner, Richard Dunmire, is a 90-year-old Korean War veteran who enjoys building tiny houses. He spent a year building this tiny house. A $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect is being offered. Know something? Contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com. Posted June 19, 2022
Does a week go by when we don’t publish a “stolen from storage yard” tale? Looks like this week is no exception. “Stolen from the area of 93 Fisher Road in Victoria County,” says the police release. Google maps says that address lands precisely at a storage facility. ‘Nuff said. A 2015 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite travel trailer, 36 footer, is now missing. Vanished around 8:46 a.m. on Monday, June 6, in Victoria, Texas. If you have info on this theft, contact the Victoria County Sheriff’s office, 361-574-8023, extension 2267. Ask for Investigator Mitch Neal. Posted June 12, 2022
Storage swiped: From Jersey Village, Houston, Texas, this 2017 Jayco White Hawk has some pretty distinguishing marks to look for. There’s a cat door/drawer on the curb side bay. It also has a Renogy charge controller mounted in the curbside basement storage area that services four panels mounted up topside. Slideout toppers, too. There was a wheel lock on the curb side when the thief tried to tow it, so there could be wheel-well or tire damage. This model 27DSRL bore the Texas plate B23-1691, and vanished May 16. Know something? Contact Officer Guzman at the Jersey Village PD. Call 713-466-5824 and refer to Case Number 2022-00005847.
Somebody ripped off this 2013 Jayco Jay Flight Swift in New Orleans. The theft took place around April 27, but it was likely broken into a couple of days earlier. It was last seen near St. Charles and 7th Street in the 11th Ward. Owner has canvassed salvaged yards and tow companies to no avail. The interior has very distinctive pink paint accent work on cabinetry. The owner is offering a $300 reward. Know something? Contact NOLA police at (504) 821-2222. Posted June 5, 2022
A conspiracy of crooks boldly rolled off with not just one, but two RVs from a Texas storage facility. The Brazos County Sheriff reports early on May 4, two men cut the fence at Karstens RV Resort and storage facility in College Station. Once inside, they used two pickups, a white extended cab with a long bed, and a black Dodge dually to abscond with two travel trailers. One was a 2020 Grand Premier, the other a 2021 Sundance. Know something? Call the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-4900 and speak to a detective. Posted May 29, 2022
Yet another storage yard swipe. This time the epicenter is Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. A 2014 Keystone Laredo 296RL trailer was stolen from a Pioneer Road storage lot. The rig’s license plate, RV108839, was mounted to a plastic storage container on the rear of the unit. Sadly, the rig was stolen “sometime prior to March 22, 2022.” Crooks have plenty of lead time on law enforcement on this one. But should you know something, please give Deputy Breister a ring at (920) 929-3390.
NOT stolen from storage yard: A 1998 14′ Coleman Bayside pop-up trailer was stolen May 14. Reports indicate crooks used a black pickup truck to purloin the pop-up from a residence in St. Thomas, Ontario. Contact St. Thomas police with information at (519) 631-1224. Posted May 22, 2022
Stolen near New Braunfels, Texas, this 1981 Airstream 28′ Excella motorhome will likely show damage on right side of front bumper. Crooks must be lousy drivers, as they hung the rig up on a “collateral damage” trailer while making their escape. When stolen it was equipped with Texas tag KXR094. The rig was ripped off sometime in early April and is listed with Comal County Crime Stoppers. If you know something, you could be in line for a reward of up to $3,500. Phone your tips to 830-620-8477. Posted May 15, 2022
On the evening of May 2, someone broke into the storage yard of North Central Bailiffs at 2900 East Boundary Road in West Kelowna, British Columbia. They cut the lock to the gate and pulled this 41-foot 2019 Grand Design Momentum 376TH (Toy Hauler) out using a newer model white truck with orange marker lights on the roof. North Central Bailiffs is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the return of the trailer. If you have a tip, you’re asked to call 250-491-1033. Posted May 8, 2022
In yet another public storage theft, this time from 7601 Crowley Road in Fort Worth, Texas, during the night or early morning of April 11, somebody rolled away with a 2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite travel trailer. The rig is tan with black trim. A black toolbox festoons its rear bumper, mounted next to the spare tire. Please contact the owner directly with information at charlietx1944 (at) yahoo.com.
Stolen from a West Seattle, Washington, neighborhood: A 2016 NuCamp T@B travel trailer on Friday, April 22nd. Vanished from near 45th and Findlay. Washington plate 38896AE. Know something? Phone Seattle Police (206) 625-5011.
This 2019 Coachmen Apex travel trailer with Florida tags LBCQ51 was stolen last week from Plant City, Florida. The thieves drove a four-door white dually pickup. If you see it, call the Plant City police. Posted May 1, 2022
Officials are searching for a TAB, teardrop-type trailer they said was stolen from St. Vincent De Paul Parish and School in Holladay, Utah, on April 15. Unified Police and the pastor whose trailer was stolen said the crime was caught on camera. “When you watch the video, you can see the suspect is in an older model, dark-colored GMC or Chevy truck,” said Detective Ken Hansen with Unified Police. If you have info, please report it here. Posted April 24, 2022
With mom set to have brain surgery in July, an Akron, Ohio, family was looking forward to a couple of trips in their RV. That is, until nasty daylight crooks rolled up, cut off the hitch lock, and took the travel trailer away. The 2011 Gulf Stream trailer vanished from Kingz Auto Sales on South Main Street. Security footage shows a white, four-door, short-bed pickup as a likely suspect, rolling into the business at 6:53 p.m. last Sunday. A reward is offered in connection with locating the crummy crooks who took the RV. Call (330) 753-5664 if you have information.
Crooked RV cat-thief is out of business. A Weld County, Colorado, deputy eyeballed a “suspicious” car—a Nissan Altima—in a motel parking lot. On closer inspection he could see “saws-all” blades, bolt cutters, and a license plate that didn’t belong to the car lying on the floorboards. Not much later the deputy dropped by a nearby RV dealership. The dealer reported someone had stolen catalytic converters from motorhomes on the lot—and they’d recorded the activity on video. The deputy, joking, asked if the suspect was driving a Nissan Altima. He was! A little later, warrant in hand, sawed off catalytic converters were found in the trunk of that car at the motel. Austin Brumfield of Wyoming is spending a little time in the county lockup, on suspicion of theft. Posted April 17, 2022
Somebody stole a legend in Williams Lake, B.C. No, the legend in question wasn’t a story, but, rather, it’s a 2001 Vanguard Legend travel trailer. The missing rig is white with blue decalls, bearing license plate WJW96C. Last seen—and security camera recorded—3:30 a.m., Monday, April 4. Somebody driving a single-cab Ford pickup backed up, hitched up, and made off with the Legend, where it was parked behind “Total Pet.” Know something? Please call (250) 398-2946. Posted April 10, 2022
Clallam County, Washington, sheriff’s deputies say they need your help to figure out what became of a 30′ Forest River Wildcat travel trailer. The out-of-area owner reported the theft of the trailer on March 29, but the actual date of the rip-off isn’t clear. Whoever did the deed may have used the trailer owner’s 1999 maroon Ford F-250 pickup, because that rig too, was missing. The missing rigs were stolen from the 14000 block of Highway 112 near Sekiu [that’s “see-que” to you non-Washingtonians]. If you know something about this, give the sheriff’s office a call at (360) 417-2262. April 3, 2022
The Onslow County, North Carolina, sheriff wants your help in tracking down a couple of RV thieves. They say that on February 27th, two men with a blue pickup rolled into Wildcat Tire at 7373 Richlands Highway near Richlands, NC. They hitched up and rolled out with a 28′ Fleetwood travel trailer. The truck was equipped with a ladder rack and bed-mounted toolbox. One suspect was dressed in a fluorescent yellow jacket and the other was wearing a dark-colored jacket with a gray hood. Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 910-989-4064 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Posted March 20, 2022
Security cam footage caught crooks in Polk County, Texas. Police say at least three men in a Chevrolet Avalanche helped themselves to a Jayco travel trailer that was in storage at the Lake Livingston Boat and RV Storage site. The whole thing came down at 1:16 a.m., February 28. Know something? Call the Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 and ask to speak with a detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP. If your information leads to an arrest, you may be in for a reward. Posted March 13, 2022
Stolen from a car dealership lot on January 23. Have you seen this one? It’s a 2009 Mckenzie ION 25S 27-foot travel trailer. It was taken from the lot at 7824 Bristol Pike (Rt 13) in Levittown, PA 19057. The police agency handling this case is the Tullytown Borough Police Department. They can be reached at (215) 945-0999. There is a $1000 reward offered in the case. Posted February 27, 2022
This vintage 1952 Franklin travel trailer was stolen from just east of Three Rivers in St. Joseph County, Michigan. It may have a vintage 1952 license plate which was inside the trailer but had not yet been installed. If you have information contact the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department at (269) 467-9045. Mention case #723-22.
This trailer was stolen January 23 from the Lacassine RV Park in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The suspect, likely a while male with a beard, was possibly in a Toyota Sequoia. If you have information, please contact the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 821-2106 or (337) 824-3850. Posted February 20, 2022
Alas, another storage facility theft. This time from Louisville, Kentucky’s Extra Space Storage on Blankenbaker Access Drive. Sometime between January 4 and February 4, somebody made off with a 2018 Winnebago Micro Minnie travel trailer—a 2108DS model. Last tagged with Kentucky plate 982484. Know something? Contact the Jeffersontown, Kentucky, police at (502) 267-0503. Refer to report 020221701. What dirty dog would run off with Minnie? He must have been Goofy! Posted February 13, 2022.
A young couple, new to the RV lifestyle, have had their lives turned upside down. During the week of January 24, someone stole their home—a 2019 Coleman travel trailer. The rig was stolen from White Spar Campground in Yavapai County, Arizona. They’d turned to RVing when their sticks-and-bricks rent skyrocketed. Not only is the rig gone, so is their livelihood, as they’re musicians and many of their instruments were on board. Know something? Contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s office at (928) 771-3260. The owners are presently “couch surfing,” and getting by. A friend has set up a GoFundMe page for them. Posted February 06, 2022.
This big Class A, a 1997 Monaco Executive, was stolen from the Black Road area near St. George, Utah. The area is just off I-15, near Exit 27. The Mojave County Sheriff’s Office says the theft happened sometime late on December 12 to early December 13. If you know something, please contact the office at 928-753-0753 or call the toll-free number at 1-800-522-4312 and use reference DR#21-047468. Posted January 30, 2022.
You spend years preparing for retirement. You put your money in your rig. Then some clown comes and takes it all away. It’s happened again, this time in Aiken, South Carolina. A retired couple had stored their 2018 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 174BH at Storage Sense. Sometime around December 23, crooks took it away. This single-axle rig has a power tongue jack, and a bike hitch on the bumper. Last seen with South Carolina tag 50632. Know something? Please contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 642-1761. Posted January 23, 2022.
Stolen early December in Westerville, Ohio. This 1996 Gulf Stream Class C is the victim of yet another storage-lot rip-off. Last seen bearing Ohio plate HNU1962. Other discernible issues include no rear brake lights or turn signals, and no left rear hub caps. Also look close for a little body damage on the right rear side. Know something? Contact the Columbus, Ohio, police at (614) 645-4545 and refer to Officer B. Drake (2237). The police report number is 21096385. Posted January 16, 2022.
Lorraine Knorr of Santa Fe, NM, was away from her RV for a short time in early December. She asked a friend to take the 2012 Jayco Eagle Super Lite to a local tire dealer for a tire change. While there, the trailer was stolen from the outside storage lot. Knorr lives in the trailer, so is now homeless. The RV’s license plate is 58588RVC. If you have seen it contact the Santa Fe police at 505-428-3710. Posted January 2, 2022.
This RV was stolen last week from Country Side Trailers in Spring, Texas. The license tag is B310758. If you have seen it please call the owner at (832) 229-9660 or the local authorities. The trailer is the family’s vacation getaway vehicle, which they were planning to use over the holidays. Posted December 26, 2021.
Here’s a stolen motorhome with some very distinctive features. The 2006 Four Winds 31C Fun Mover was stolen in Encino, California, on December 13. Features setting it apart you’ll find both front and rear. The rear area is fitted as a garage with a rollup door, and the rear bumper is fitted with two folding ramps. Up front, you’ll find a distinctive curled up front bumper. At the time of the theft, a sticker on a front window declared, “Good girls drive bichen’ toyz,” while a bevy of HD shop stickers festoon the metal around the rollup door. Custom chrome handles are on either side of the rollup door. A broken driver’s window is another giveaway. Contact the Los Angeles Police if you have any information at (877) 275-5273. Refer to incident report #211213-0581 or police report file #21-10-15565. Posted December 19, 2021.
Here’s another theft from Cypress, Texas. Taken the week of November 9, 2021, at the Safe Harbor storage facility, this 2016 IGO 293 travel trailer had a Texas plate, B082385. Plate could be gone by now, but the VIN is 5ZWTGRE2G3G1010034. At the time it went missing, it “wore” a spare tire cover with a “Topper’s RV Waller TX” logo. Contact the Harris County Sheriff at (713) 221-6000 and refer to incident report number 21110540. December 12, 2021
Amarillo (Texas) Crime Stoppers is asking for tips to help find this stolen Jayco Pop-up trailer. The RV was reported stolen from the 3800 block of SE 11th Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The trailer should have a Texas license plate with the number 5RB886. Anyone with information about the trailer is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400. An anonymous tip leading to the recovery and/or an arrest could earn a reward of up to $1,000. Posted December 5, 2021
Safe Harbor RV Storage proved to be anything but for an RVer in Cypress, Texas. Nick Carter’s 2021 Forest River Wildwood Heritage Glen 273RL vanished from that storage site on November 11. A tracker later pinged the plundered trailer to the 8800 block of Dodson Street in Houston, Texas, but police couldn’t find it. It bore the Texas license plate B41-7693. If you know anything, please contact Nick at 281-203-7745.
And yet another “stolen while stored” report. This one was taken from a storage facility in Agua Dulce, near Santa Clarita, California, on November 13. The 2019 Jayco Jay Feather travel trailer bore the California plate, 1NF6613. Contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 260-4000 with information. Posted November 28, 2021
It’s an old theft, but maybe fresh eyes will help. Montgormery County, Texas, Sheriff’s investigators say they need your help tracking down this 2017 Coachmen Apex travel trailer. Two characters drove into a U-Haul storage facilty on I-45 in Spring, Texas, on September 25 and sprang the rig. An older model Ford Expedition with black aftermarket wheel rims was the tow-away vehicle, while a white, two-door Nissan helped out. Know something? Call the sheriff’s office at 936-760-5800 or call Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #21A318062. Posted November 14, 2021
Stolen, Tucker, Georgia. It’s a big rig – 36′ of 2014 Keystone Laredo 320TG model. Vanished from a secured storage area of Cofer Brothers Lumber Co. This rig is brown and tan, and has twin roof air conditioners and three slide outs. When last seen by the owners it bore a spare tire cover with the legend, Brown’s Campers. Heartbroken family bought it so their autistic child could get out and around. Know something? Contact the Tucker, Georgia, police at 770-845-4871. Posted November 7, 2021
Vanished from the fairgrounds in Union, Maine. This mid-2000s Starcraft Antigua travel trailer has pop-out front and rear bed areas. Thieves had to lug the rig through the mud, so the owner is suspicious that the rig may be pretty muddy, possibly even damaged after its ordeal. Taken sometime between 10 p.m., October 16, and 10 a.m., October 17. Maine license tag at time of the theft: B617983. If you know anything to help with recovery, call the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at (207) 594-0429.
The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a stolen 2017 Apex Coachmen travel trailer. The RV is gray with dark patterns on the sides and has chrome wheels. It was stolen on September 25, 2021, from the U-Haul storage facility located at 24540 I-45 in Spring, Texas. The suspect left the location in an older white Ford Expedition with black aftermarket wheels. The driver of a second vehicle, a white 2-door Nissan, assisted with the theft of the travel trailer. If anyone has information on this suspect vehicle or the stolen camper, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or call Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #21A318062. Posted October 24, 2021
Bill and Debbie may be “newlyweds,” married 11 years. They were thrilled when they found the “perfect” RV for themselves and their two “Doxies.” Their very first purchase, a 2018 Forest River Wildwood Xlite, bought at the end of August, vanished October 3. Some nasty person or persons took their rig from the Sundial Mobile Home Park in Salem, Oregon. The couple hadn’t had enough time to do anything “special” about the outside of the rig. However, Bill says there was a dent above the midline on the rig’s diamond plate – driver’s side. If you know anything that will help get this rig back, contact Salem Police at (503) 588-6123. Refer to report number 21021528.
The bad guys popped in, and popped out, this time with a popup! Stolen from Pacific Grove, California, a 2004 Jayco Eagle tent trailer. At the time of loss, it was wearing a California tag, 4FG9176. Thieves made the take on Asilomar Boulevard between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. on October 6 or 7th. Quite noticeable on this rig, some damage to a storage access door on the unit’s right front corner. As well, the owner had just started to install a new wiring harness and terminal connection box. The lid wasn’t on the box yet, while the actual terminal box is mounted to the frame. If you know something, please contact the Pacific Grove Police at 831-648-3143. Refer to case PG210114. Posted October 17, 2021
Little guy – big heartaches. Stolen from the Summit Hill area in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the early morning hours of October 5. This T@G teardrop “Little Guy” trailer is a 2014 model year production. When stolen it had expired Minnesota license tags, and they have probably been replaced by now. It had a Minnesota bumper sticker with a blue heart in the middle. If you could see the inside, you’d find a queen-size IKEA mattress with a memory foam pad. Know something? Call St. Paul Police’s Dianna Olsem at 651-703-6910 and reference case number 21-208-671. Posted October 10, 2021
A couple of creeps (OK, a couple of men) stole this 2018 nüCamp T@B 320 from behind a dance studio in Sandy, Oregon, sometime early on September 20. The rig is white with silver trim. Owner Laurie Smith is heartbroken, not only at the loss of the trailer, but she was using it to relocate, and so it was filled with personal items along with plenty of memories. The VIN code is visible on the outside of the unit, and the last 7 digits of the VIN are S002422. When she last saw the trailer, there was a Gerzeny’s RV World, Lakeland, Florida, sticker on the rear of the rig. Know something? Call her at 813-601-9277.
Somebody with a short-bed, four-door pickup with mag wheels “light fingered” this brand-new Keystone Hideout 29DFSWE model travel trailer in Medford, Oregon. This one was taken from the Blue Dog RV dealership lot sometime between 7:30 p.m. September 25, and 9:00 a.m. September 26. This rig is a bunk-house unit with a single slideout on the street-side. Seen it? Call the Medford Police at (541) 774-2250 and refer to Case Number 21-15441. Posted October 3, 2021
We often struggle to find some sort of “unique” feature to help you recognize a stolen RV. Uh, this time, it’s not too difficult. This “beloved camper” was stolen in downtown Sumner, Washington. The crook showed up with a white pickup truck at 2:32 a.m. (note the precision on this!) on September 20 to make the heist. Just in case we needed more help in making the appropriate identity, here’s a list: Four windows total, one on each side. Large, front-mounted tool box. Wood storage box on the rear. And a level mounted on the left side. Washington tag 2159QC. The rig is a 10-footer, and fairly tall, about 12 feet. Don’t laugh about this one, the family who built and used it is heartbroken. Let’s help them get it back. Call the Sumner, Washington, police with information at (253) 863-6384. Posted September 26, 2021
Cruise Lite lifted in Lindale: This 2017 261BHXL model Salem Cruise Lite vanished from Lindale, Texas, possibly as long as three weeks ago. When stolen, the passenger side tail light was gone, replaced with red tape. There’s a bit of hail damage on the front cap. The license plate, when stolen, was B260473. Know something? Contact the Smith County, Texas Sheriff’s office at 903-530-3649 and refer to case number 21-21005. Posted September 19, 2021
Actually, did you see the thief who stole this RV? This Wildwood travel trailer had a wild time in Puyallup, Washington, last week. The owner spotted someone driving a dark pickup truck stealing his travel trailer. It wasn’t a midnight theft – the bold crook tried taking the rig away at 12:30 in the afternoon on September 4. The bad guy didn’t waste any time: He took out a portion of the carport the trailer was parked under, blasted through a red light, and smashed into another vehicle. Two people from the “collateral damage” unit had to be pried loose from the wreck and sent to the hospital. Meanwhile, the driver and a passenger in the truck used for the theft vamoosed from the scene. The truck’s passenger later gimped his way back to the scene and he, too, was hospitalized. He’s apparently not proving to be of much help in making an ID of the truck’s driver. Maybe the truck was stolen, too, as it had no license plates and the ignition “was damaged” according to police. The whole thing transpired near the 12300 block of Canyon Road East. Police would love to have any information you might have to help identify the driver of the not-so-getaway vehicle. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Posted September 12, 2021
This rig may be a bit harder to spot, but take a shot at it. Stolen from Craftsmen Park in Portage Lakes, Ohio. Here’s where it’s a bit tough: The owners discovered their 2014 Shasta Oasis (built by Forest River) missing August 28. However, it could have been stolen any time between July 31st and August 20th. The rig was equipped with a lock, but clever thieves, being as they are, cut the lock. We don’t have much more information available, but if you know something, contact the Summit County Sheriff, 330-643-2181. Posted September 5, 2021
Stolen from a dealer lot in Vancouver, Washington, August 17. This 2005 Chinook Eagle LT Class B rig had Washington plate ABA4633 when it vanished at 4:30 in the morning from Vancouver Ford. The crook waltzed into the lot, bored out the passenger door lock, hopped in, and hotwired away. The rig’s front bumper is a casualty, as the lout made his escape by driving straight through the gate and fence, leaving the bumper and front plate behind. Another identifier to look for is a spare tire cover with an American eagle symbol. Know something? Call Vancouver Police at (360) 693-3111 and reference case number 21-17252. Posted August 29, 2021
UPDATE: According to oregonlive.com, authorities announced Saturday that Derek Michael Rowley had been found and taken into custody in Elko, Nevada. Police said Rowley told them where the two missing boys were located. The boys were found safe with their mother at the location Rowley provided.
This fifth wheel isn’t stolen, but the two kids associated with it may be. Police are looking for a fifth wheel bearing a Washington tag 51311AE, towed by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, tag C6670T. The driver is Derek Michael Rowley (33) who is a suspect in the kidnapping of two children from Price, Utah, on August 18. Rowley is 6′ tall, scaling in at 190 pounds, and bears a crown tattoo on the left side of his neck, a scull tat on his right hand, and other tattoos on his left arm. Law officers believe Rowley is somewhere in Nevada. Law enforcement agencies ask anyone who recognizes the suspect or suspect’s vehicle to call 911 and reference Multnomah County Oregon Sheriff’s Office police report #42241. Reports can also be made online at MissingKids.org.
Bad guys have a head start on this one, but let’s see what we can do. This 2021 Forest River Wildwood X-lite was stolen sometime in mid-July. Last seen in Maricopa, Arizona. The model T228RK travel trailer was “wearing” a Navy Veteran sticker on the rear, and a Hoyt sticker on a back window. Had an Arizona temporary “paper” license U237151. If you’ve seen it, call Cindy at 480-226-1220.
On Sunday morning (August 7th) this custom-built camping trailer was stolen from the La Quinta Inn & Suites at 902 W Dillon Rd. in Louisville, Colorado. The trailer was custom built for the owner, who is wheelchair-bound. There are several distinguishing features, including a flexible solar pad, Pennsylvania plates, and a “Chris Craft” logo on the back. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Louisville Police Department at 303-441-4444 or the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at www.nococrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Posted August 22, 2021
Stolen in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. That’s the word from the Canadian Mounties looking for a new, 2021 Coleman Rubicon. Two men in what’s described as an older model, light-colored, four-door Ford pickup rolled into RV dealership Country Camping in Salmon Arm on July 25. Sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., they absconded with the new single-axle travel trailer. If you’ve got info, the Mounties would like to hear from you at 250-832-6044.
A reader from Valley Village, California, is anything but happy. Bold crooks did a daylight rip-off in front of his house on Monday, August 9. Now gone, his 24′ 2018 Coachmen Leprechaun motorhome. A neighbor spotted the theft in progress, and got a photo of a van allegedly used in the crime. Police say the license plate on the van in question is valid, and apparently not stolen. At the time the motorhome had California centennial license plates, V346B0. Note the rather conspicuous “Bretz RV & Marine” stickers up high on the rig, both front and back. Know something? Phone police at 818-754-8443.
And a little good news regarding one of last week’s “missing” RVs. Close to press time we received word from Ed and Daisy, whose Winnebago View motorhome was stolen in Florida. As we noted, the rig was later spotted in two different cities in Texas. Late in the week, Ed tells us his rig was spotted again, this time in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not just spotted, but stopped, and now in the hands of authorities. We’re looking forward to bringing you the full story. Oh, if only those motorhomes could talk! Posted August 15, 2021
Another storage lot steal. This time Lincoln, Nebraska, was the location of a now-missing 2018 Grand Design travel trailer. On Monday, July 26, somebody driving a maroon, full-size van rolled into the storage lot on Cornhusker Highway near 70th. The driver hopped out, hitched up the rig, and headed out. No other identifying information was provided, but police ask if you know something to give them a call Lincoln, Nebraska, Police at 402-441-6000.
Ed and Daisy have put a lot of heart into upgrading their 2009 Winnebago View motorhome. But somebody broke their hearts and stole their rig from a so-called secure storage facility in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. A sharp-eyed Facebook owner spotted the stolen rig in Austin, Texas, on July 30. By that time, the rig was equipped with a “new” license plate, bearing the tag number DFEZ75. The male driver was wearing a red, white, and blue cowboy hat. Then on August 5, it was spotted again – this time in Lancaster, Texas, a few miles south of Dallas. It was still bearing the same stolen Florida plate. In addition to a custom paint job, from the outside you might spot this rig by a couple of details. It has awnings on both the driver and passenger sides. The roof has solar panels, and the rig is equipped with an automatic TV satellite dish. And if somebody should offer to show you around “their” rig, Ed and Daisy’s rig has new leather dinette upholstery, upgraded faucets, new roll-down double shades, and a new Pioneer Bluetooth radio with a 10.1 color screen, dash mounted. If you spot it, call 9-1-1 first, then call Ed or Daisy at 305-984-9333.
Forrest County, Mississippi, deputies are working to find the suspect who stole a 32-foot 2017 Heartland Prowler Lynx Travel Trailer between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3. If you have any information, contact the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office at 601-544-7800 or call the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline number at 601-582-STOP(7867) for Forrest and Lamar Counties, or email Crime Stoppers at email@example.com. Posted August 8, 2021
“On Saturday, we brought our 2021 Forest River Wolf Pup camper to a tire dealer in Ramsey, Minnesota, to have new tires put on. Between Saturday evening and Monday morning, it was stolen from their parking lot. The plate is MN RW81136. We enjoyed camping in our new camper so much last year that we were already discussing plans to upgrade in a few years. This was a great first purchase for us; truly heart-broken that someone took it from us,” said the owners.
This 2016, 33-foot Forest River Flagstaff Super Light Travel Trailer was stolen last week from a storage lot in Katy, Texas. The license plate is B210140. If you see it, call 832-589-0536.
If you spot this Tamale Hut call the cops in Sequim, Washington. It was parked there being remodeled for smaller situations. “My father built this for us and someone thinks it’s theirs so help me find it,” asks owner Todd Clayburn. Posted August 1, 2021
It’s one of the last looks the owners of this 2018 Jayco Jay Flight had of their travel trailer. On July 12 they blew a tire on I-410 in the southbound lanes near San Antonio, Texas (mile post 37). After five hours of fruitless phone calling to try and get help from a tow service, they unhitched and went looking for a motel. Next day, you guessed it, the Jay Flight had taken flight. Police report they hadn’t impounded the rig, so it looks like crooks took it. Note the two entry doors on this 287BHS model, and the rather conspicuous bike rack on the front of the rig. The bikes were Trek models. The owner reports there was damage to the siding behind the curb-side wheel wells. Know something about this? Contact the San Antonio, Texas, police department at (210) 207-7273. Posted July 24, 2021
Police in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, are asking for help in identifying two males and a female connected to the theft of two travel trailers. The trailers were parked in the sales lot at Cousins RV, located on Youngfield Street. Anyone with information on the suspects or the trucks they were driving is asked to contact Detective K. Smith of the Wheat Ridge Police Department at 303-235-2980. Posted July 11, 2021
A callous thief has really thrown a monkey wrench in the new life of a couple from the Midwest. The pair sold their home on Monday, June 14, having put all their keepsakes in their travel trailer to move to Oregon to be near their grandkids. They got as far as Blue Springs, Missouri, and laid over at the La Quinta Inn. On Wednesday morning, June 16, they awoke to find their trailer and pickup truck gone. Can you help resolve this heartbreaker? The RV is a Flagstaff Micro Lite travel trailer, white in color, with an unusual spare tire cover, as you can see from the photo. The tow rig is a 2002 white Ford F-250 diesel, extended cab, with a white canopy. If you have any information, please phone the Blue Springs, Missouri, police at 816-228-0151.
Kaukauna, Wisconsin, police are looking for the people who swiped a travel trailer from a storage complex on Wrightstown Road. This missing rig is a 23′ Salem FSX, gray and white in color. The brazen crooks simply drove in to the facility, hitched up, and drove out. Their tow rig is a bit hard to miss: It’s a flat-black painted Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon, two-wheel drive from the late ’90s. The passenger side rear-most window is missing. The suspect tow rig has been seen in the Necedah and Green Bay areas. Suspects were also caught on security cam videos – their images are superimposed on the main picture. Know something? Sergeant Sheldon Pedranzan would like to hear from you at 920-832-5625. The case number is 21-027627. Posted July 4, 2021
Stolen June 6th from 12th and Nyssa in Junction City, Oregon. Hurried crooks left a scrape mark on the street until they wised up and fixed a dragging hitch, all the way out to Highway 99. This 27′ 1/2-ton Series Cougar has a marker-light level mounted backup camera, has front and rear entry doors, and bears a tag R827607. Know something? Call a heartbroken owner, Wendy, at 541-321-1549. Posted June 26, 2021
It’s another storage yard “Here today, gone tomorrow” theft story. An RVer went to City Wide Storage in Salina, Kansas, to load up his rig for a vacation – but it wasn’t there. The 2020 Jayco Jay Feather 27RL had been there the day before, but somewhere between those days, it vanished. The white and silver rig bore Kansas plate 478MZA. Know something? Call Crime Stoppers at 785-825-TIPS. POSTED June 20, 2021
This Winnebago motorhome was stolen May 14 from Broken Wheel RV in Orange, California. The license is CA 8UIT623. Police reported later that it had been spotted in Huntington Beach, CA. Someone else reported seeing it in the Apple Valley Walmart parking lot.
This Keystone Cougar travel trailer was stolen June 7 in Junction City, Oregon. The license is R827607. If you have information please call owner Wendy Erickson at (541)321-1549. POSTED June 13, 2021
Police have told the heartbroken owner they should just file an insurance claim. Let’s see if there’s any help we can provide. Stolen some time after March 21, but probably before April 30. Taken from Longhorn State Storage in Crowley, Texas. The owners dropped the rig off, and found an empty parking space on their return. Police say the secure video footage only goes back to April 30, and without a specific date of theft, there’s not much they can do. A 2016 Winnebago Micro Minnie, 2106FBS model. It’s a pretty distinctive color, so maybe somebody will spot it. If you do, contact the Tarrant County Sheriff regarding case 2021-06094. Phone them at (817) 884-3099. POSTED June 8, 2021
There’s not much to go on as to the stolen travel trailer, but security camera images may help with the crook. Elkhart, Indiana, police say a fellow with a Chevy Tahoe with black rims and fender trim made off with a Salem travel trailer. It took place Sunday, May 16, on Wyland Drive at 7 p.m. The driver was wearing a hat, a light-colored face mask, and dark clothing. Got information? Call the Elkhart Police at 574-295-7070 or Detective Runyan, #389, at 574-389-4731. POSTED May 30, 2021
A few details about a stolen 2006 Trail-Cruiser travel trailer may help in tracking it down. Steinbach, Manitoba, Canadian Mounties say the 19′ rig vanished during the night of May 8 to 9 from a property in Steinbach. The rig had a Manitoba plate, C715B, but, of course, that could be changed out. The entry assist handle near the door is missing from this rig, and the awning has a large tear in it. The rig’s serial number is 4WYT02E276120616. Know something about this one? Call the Mounties at 204-326-4452, or call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-8477. POSTED May 23, 2021
A couple of brazen crooks clobbered a Peterborough, Ontario, RV dealership Wednesday morning, May 12. At 5:21 a.m., the team in a black 2000-something Dodge Heavy Duty Mega Cab rolled into Del Mastro RV. They then turned on a cab-mounted amber flashing light and hopped out, wearing official-looking reflective vests. Within six minutes they’d hitched up to a 40-foot 2021 Keystone Residence travel trailer and rolled off down the road. Information suggests they started their morning with a healthy breakfast at McDonald’s or Tim Hortons, near the dealership. Last seen, the combo was headed east on Lansdowne in the direction of Norwood. Got info? Call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). POSTED May 16, 2021
Here’s another “missing from storage yard” entry. Taken sometime in March from the Arminio Storage Place on Ohio Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas. It’s a 2018 Heartland Pioneer travel trailer with double entry doors. Texas plate at time of theft B285181, and a Camping World San Antonio sticker on the left rear of the rig. Equipped with a carry rack on rear bumper. Know something? Phone the Fort Worth, Texas, police at 817-392-4200, and refer to file number 2100030110. POSTED MAY 9, 2021
A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for info that can point the finger to a crook in Crowley, Louisiana. Sometime in the night of April 4, bad guys got onto what appears to be an RV dealer lot in the 6000 block of Egan Highway, vanishing with a 2016 Heartland North Trail Ultra Lite travel trailer. The tan body has black and maroon accents. If you know something, dial up the tips line at 377-780-TIPS. POSTED APRIL 25, 2021
Here’s a chance to help the RVtravel.com “family.” Reader Clare Curcio sent a heart-tugging request. Clare and the family have had three RVs and love the lifestyle. When Clare recently went to put supplies in their brand-new 2020 Dutchmen Astoria fifth-wheel at a storage yard in Juliet, Tennessee, you guessed it – some rotten creep or creeps had vamoosed with the rig. Police have security cam photos, but they won’t show the family the images, only saying the bad guy was wearing a mask and is short. But he also came equipped with useful information – the entry code to the facility. He used it both to get in, and get out. The Dutchmen is a 2993RLF model, with three slides. Keep your eyes open and let us know if you spot this missing rig! POSTED APRIL 18, 2021
This brand-new 2021 Salem Grand Villa 42DL was stolen March 17 from a campground in Marblehead, Ohio. If you have information about it, please call the Danbury Township Police Department at (419) 732-2549. POSTED APRIL 11, 2021
The Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Police Department is asking for help in locating this truck and fifth wheel. They were stolen from the parking lot of the Pines Mall while the owner was in a hotel. The theft occurred during the evening of April 1, 2021. The truck is a white 1999 Dodge 3500, license plate 839KEC. The RV is a 2021 Dutchman Astoria. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090. POSTED APRIL 11, 2021
Stolen April 1 – but no April Fool’s joke. A brand-new Astoria fifth wheel, and its mated Dodge Ram 3500 dually. Ripped off the parking lot of a Holiday Inn in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the trailer has “temp” tags, while the truck is plated with Kansas tags. Pine Bluff police: (870) 541-5300. POSTED APRIL 4, 2021
Another storage lot steal: This one from Chapin, South Carolina, Interstate 26 at exit 97, went missing March 24. This 2020 Forest River Legend travel trailer bears South Carolina tag 51631KT. And in case the plate’s missing, the last four numbers of the rig’s VIN are 7492. Know something? Chapin police, phone (803) 345-6443. POSTED APRIL 4, 2021
Somebody with plans for a big restoration got them dashed in a hurry. This 1968 Aristocrat travel trailer was no more purchased and towed a few miles when the bad guys moved on it. The buyer bought the “project trailer” on March 11. The rig was towed from Petaluma down to California 37 near the Sonoma Raceway where a wheel came off. The owner parked it beside the highway and, on return, found the trailer had vanished. Know something? Contact the California Highway Patrol at (707) 253-4906. POSTED MARCH 27, 2021
Last week we crowed about no reports of stolen RVs. Now the crooks have to make up for it with a real dirty. Friday, March 12, in Denver, Colorado, an older man was seen running down the street. He was chasing after his pickup truck and travel trailer. Some nasty person grabbed his combination where it was parked at the plaza on the corner of Cornell and Parker. The suspect whipped out of the lot, and headed northwest of Parker, then went north on Havana. A frustrated bystander attempted to help the older fellow, immediately calling police, but reporting they still had not responded after an hour’s wait. The RV was the victim’s home, and with it went all of his possessions and his 10-year-old companion, a black chihuahua with accents of grey, going by the name of Waldo. Also missing, the man’s oxygen bottles. Here’s a really tough situation, and if you’re in the Denver area maybe you can help. The truck is a mid-2000s GMC Sierra, white in color with black shell. The trailer is a white Coachman Apex travel trailer, Colorado plate ABX664. Call the Denver Police at 720-913-1311. Let’s round up this creep.
With a fuzzy photo and not much to go on, here’s your chance for a cash reward. DeSoto Parrish, Louisiana, was the scene of a stolen 2013 Rushmore fifth wheel. It was taken on March 5th from the Highway 171 Stonewall area. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward if you can provide tips that lead to a recovery. Call 318-872-3956. Or you can leave anonymous tips at www.P3Tips.com.
Thieves in Smelterville, Idaho, got a two-for-one at a storage yard around February 18. Two travel trailers, a new Keystone Hideout and a 2003 Forest River Sierra, were taken from the S&S Storage Lot. Crooks first ground the lock off the storage yard’s front gate, but may have left a cell phone and receipt that were found at the scene of the crime. The storage company is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can provide leads that will help recover the rigs. Got information? Call the Shoshone County Sheriff’s office and ask for Deputy Ferraro at 208-556-1114.
Stolen from a Camping World lot in Coburg, Oregon. It’s a 2020 Heartland Fuel 265 toy hauler. Owner says it was dropped off at the dealer last week, and they just got a call from CW, announcing that the rig wasn’t there. Oregon license plate R960242. Distinctive feature? It was equipped with a Trump bumper sticker. Contact Coburg, Oregon, police at 541-682-4150.
Found on Facebook, from Kylene Bjerke: “We had to drop our camper on the side of Highway 71 on Sunday on our way back from our vacation just east of Bastrop, Texas. We couldn’t safely go any farther with the ice storm. Today (Friday, Feb. 19) was the first day we felt the roads would be safe enough to go check on it and hopefully pick it up. But it was gone. The broken lock was thrown in the grass where we left the trailer. We’ve contacted county and city Sheriffs, TXDot, all the recommended tow companies working that area, etc. Anyone with a connection to the camping world in Texas, please share this post. The Texas tag number is 5ZB 615.”
A heartbroken vintage trailer owner hopes you can hope. Stolen from Sacramento, California, on February 6, this 1965 Aristocrat vanished, taking along with it an ocean of happy memories. If you have information that might help, phone the owner at 916-870-0836.
This 2020 Cherokee Black Label Travel Trailer was stolen from a storage facility in Travelers Rest, SC, sometime between January 27 and February 2, 2021. The trailer has South Carolina plates that say “Camper” across the top with the numbers 49898 KT below.
We’ll let the owner of this stolen travel trailer speak his own mind about this one: “Some low life thinks it’s ok to steal someone else’s camper out of the driveway like it’s no big deal. To the thief that thinks they’ve gotten away with it, ‘KARMA IS A BITCH.’ You’ll never be able to enjoy or rest easy in this camper. You will be caught or haunted. To all my happy campers out there… Be on the look out for my EXPERIMENTAL. It was stolen from the 31st and K-15 area of South Wichita, KS. I appreciate everyone on the lookout. The camper network is strong. Love you all.” Know something? Give the Wichita Police a call at 316-268-4111, just in case the owner’s curse doesn’t work.
Another storage facility ripoff victim. This time from Palatka, Florida, sometime during the weekend of January 16 to 17. This 2019 Coleman travel trailer is an 18-footer. It was bearing a Florida plate, LGCF42, and had a silver “Camping World St. Augustine” sticker immediately above the license plate. Know something? Call the Putnam County, Florida sheriff’s office at 386-329-6000, or drop an e-mail to a heartbroken owner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a photo of a 2019 Forest River SF 2290 Class C unit. Taken earlier this month in Banning, California, the rig had Florida license plates, and a Camping World of Tallahassee decal. If you can help, Banning Police should be called, 951-922-3170.
This rig was stolen at an RV dealership in Little Falls, Minnesota. The 35′ tan and brown 2018 Rockwood travel trailer had a Minnesota plate RW25718. The rig was stolen from Hillmerson RV Marine Superstore on January 3, 2021, and was last spotted east of Little Falls on Highway 27, headed in the direction of Pierz, pulled by a dark-colored four-door Chevrolet truck. Know something? Call the sheriff at 320-632-9233.
Crooks have struck yet another “secure” storage facility, leaving a heartbroken family. This 2017 Keystone Outback (model 325BH) was ripped off from a storage facility in Simpsonville, South Carolina, most likely in the dark hours of January 2. While it looks like a lot of other Outbacks, it also bears “General RV” promotional decals on the rear and next to the entry door. Call the Greenville County Sheriff to share tips, 864-271-5210.
All these vehicles were stolen New Year’s Eve from a home in Rancho Cucamonga, California. License tags: Truck/camper 7B89389. Trailer 4TG7737. “They took everything!! Please keep an eye out,” the owners pleaded. If found, contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department.
Nichole Warick says she’s feeling broken. And no wonder – a crook stole the family’s 2017 Sandstorm toy-hauler travel trailer. The 28-footer vanished from StaxUP Storage in Homeland, California, and was posted on December 24, 2020. If you see it or know something, call Nichole at (951) 310-5363.
This 1999 Coleman Santee tent trailer was stolen from its driveway on Christmas Day on the south side of Indianapolis near Thompson and Arlington. A unique feature on the inside is the ticket stubs kitchen table the owners made. The colorful letters on the back right read “Happiness Jones.” If you know its whereabouts, call the Indianapolis police.
This 2017 34 Jay Flight RSBS was stolen from U-Haul in League City, Texas, between October 29 and December 5. The Jayco RV has an “In God We Trust” sticker on the back window. The black tank has a lot of spray foam on it. The right rear leveler is bent. There is white caulk on front cap and side. If you know where it is, call the League City PD.
This trailer was stolen recently in Willis, Texas. The license plate is B350362. Call the Willis PD if you’ve seen it.
This Jayco Eagle was stolen Christmas Day in Burkeville, Texas, from County Road 2132, just off of Farm to Market Road 692. The trailer is light tan with gray trim. The Newton County Sheriff’s Department is looking information that might lead to its recovery.
FOUND! Read an update in News for RVers on December 20. Here’s an older rig, stolen with a nasty backstory. An older woman with health problems out of the Sebastopol, California, bought this 28-footer earlier this year to put friends up when they come to help her with her chores. In the early morning of December 6, she noticed someone had driven up onto her property and were attempting to hitch up to the trailer. When she approached the man, he shoved her to the ground. Another person attempted to close the gate to prevent the desperado from exiting, and he simply rammed the gate. This nasty guy needs a roundup. Call the Rohnert Park, California, Highway Patrol if you know anything. (707) 588-1400.
Another RV stolen from an RV storage yard. This 2017 Jayco 34 RSBS was ripped off from a U-Haul storage center in League City, Texas. “MoneyPenney” should be easy to differentiate from other sister units. She’s got a Jayco RV club sticker on the front window side of door, and an In God We Trust sticker on the rear window. Stickers can be removed, but it’s a lot harder to fix the bent rear leveler leg, and the black water tank has a lot of spray foam coating. Check out white caulk on the front cap and side. Call the League City Police Department at (281) 332-2566.
Another “stolen from the dealership” heartbreaker. This 2017 Keystone Raptor 21ck toy hauler bearing an Indiana license plate R801AZ vanished from a Peru, Indiana, dealership. Sure enough, nobody at the dealership noticed it missing until the owners came to see how the job was coming. With that in mind, the “estimated” date of theft was November 21. Thieves not only cobbed the camper, they also took a 2018 golf cart parked in the rig’s “garage.” Call the Peru, Indiana, police if you have a lead. 765-473-5522.
This 2018 Forest River Vibe 287QBS was stolen on Oct. 30 from Evansville, Indiana Public Storage. The tag is R384FD. The storage facility had no video surveillance. If you have information, please contact the Evansville police department.
A young family who had just bought their first home got a rude welcome to the San Pedro, California, community. Tim and Ana Matson had just moved into their new home November 10, and headed off to bed. At about 5:00 in the morning, Tim heard a noise from outside and when he got to the window, watched his travel trailer going down the road – with most of their belongings inside. The white Pioneer travel trailer had a California plate, 1LT3669. Sadly, the rig was not insured. Got any information that might help? Contact the San Pedro police, Harbor Station, at 310-726-7700.
This 2016 Forest River Vibe Model # 272BHS was stolen from a fenced in storage in Springfield, MO, on November 15 at 3 p.m. It had no tags. We have no other information at this moment. If you think you have seen it, contact the Springfield, Missouri Police Department.
From Cape Disappointment to big disappointment. A Vancouver, Washington, family who’s been fixing up a vintage travel trailer has seen their trip plans to Cape Disappointment dashed — someone ripped off their work-in-progress. The 1972 Timberline, dual-axle travel trailer vanished in the night of Monday/Tuesday from their Vancouver Heights driveway. It should be an easy to distinguish rig: White with a thick green stripe; hitch painted in a rust-colored primer. The rear-passenger side sports a basketball-sized dent in the metal. The tail lights are square, aftermarket tail lights, with wires hanging down from them. The trim pieces on both sides near the front end are missing. And like every good “getting there” restoration project, there is black Gorilla Tape holding things together. Know something? Contact Lt. Kathy McNicholas at (360) 487-7400.
Here’s a cold-case file: Four years ago someone swiped this twin axle Travelux trailer. The theft was from Toronto, Canada, so by now this rig could be anywhere. But MAVIS is a very unusual restoration, with the inside quite a bit different than one might expect. There’s a $3,500 reward being offered by its owners. If you spot it or know anything that might help, phone the RetroRVDudes at 416-804-7049.
If it isn’t hard enough on medical frontliners fighting COVID-19, now comes another stumbling block for some in Rochester, Michigan. The Rochester Medical Group was operating a COVID test center in their parking lot. That is, until a couple of rotters in a dark-colored Ford F-150 rolled into the lot early in the morning of November 2. The truck, equipped with a sunroof, was quickly hitched up to the travel trailer the medical group used to help with their testing program. It contained 500 COVID-19 testing swabs, boxes of PPE, and propane tanks and heaters that staff members used to stay warm. Repeated requests to the medical group for a better description of the stolen RV went unanswered – but if you know anything, call either the Rochester Police Department at (248) 651-9621 or Rochester Medical Group at 248-844-6000.
The White Hall, Arkansas, police would like your help watching out for a stolen CrossRoads Zinger travel trailer. This 30′ rig has an electric awning. Details are slim, but if you see it or know something, call the police at 870-274-1414.
Does anyone know where these stolen RVs wind up? Is it different between motorhomes and trailers? Someone mentioned insurance fraud–which seems reasonable given how many new RVers jumped into the lifestyle during COVID, and then wanted out of their RV later. But some of the forums I’ve been tracking have showed RVs stolen out of storage lots and being driven across the country and toward (or into?) Mexico. That seems hard to do without getting caught. Finally, friends in TN told me they expect their stolen TT is now hiding in a forest as a hunting camp or meth lab, either way never expected to be found. I googled searching for where these end up, but didn’t find any credible articles yet. Hmmm…
For $29, and if you have an iphone, put an Apple Air Tag in your RV! So much insurance for so little.
I must be really naive & would love this addressed in an article of the weekend newsletter. Don’t campers need to have up to date registration? Couldn’t there be a national sweep that all campgrounds are required to verify registration & street campers, boondockers & those off the road out of the way campers checked by police? All campers required to pull truck scales for check? Those of us on the up & up would not mind a quick stop if it led to a decrease in this activity ….
My family’s 1998 Coachman Pathfinder Sport was just stolen from in front of our new house in Oakland– moved 4 weeks ago. We were in the hospital with our 20 month old for her 10th and 11th surgeries, but my Mother in Law and 6 year old were home at the time. We allegedly didn’t carry comp coverage, so we’re just screwed 🙁 Our only hope would be finding it I guess. Would love help– happy to send pics and more info as needed. Thanks campers!
Chuck, it reads like an article on ways to prevent theft that is repeated/updated yearly would be a good idea. I know that there are robust locks for towables. Simply removing the wheels on one side of any RV would stop most thieves. There are others.
So many criminals in Texas. And proof that storage places are for the most part, not worth what they charge you.
My wheelchair accessible 2008 travel trailer Rockwood Ultra lite signature camper was stolen from Goldsby OK. Please help me find it! I’m trying to get a copy from FL of the title ASAP. Tanya Emery. We were moving into it because we are losing our house due to ongoing medical problems and debts from my husbands paralysis. Text 1-405-501-1145. A white camper, pull behind. Brown and black writing. No door or walls by bathroom. Double bed on the bottom and single bed on top of that. Curtain used as a door. FULL of memorabilia from our moving with it from IN to OK shortly after we bought it in FL. Music snow globes, red recliner chair, copy machine, embroidery sewing machine, baby pictures, wedding pictures, guns etc. We’re in there to move to OK. I am soooo bummed and angry at these thief’s!!!!
Is there a market for these stolen rigs or like cars being stripped for parts. Would seem like when sold you would need a title and vin numbers to check and such. Or they just put a stolen plate on them and using as a place to live as odds of being stopped are low unless doing something stupid. And agree with some posts maybe insurance claims to make disappear
I believe there is a woman trying to sell a stolen RV. It’s a 2019 Winnebago Spirit
Hey my wife and I Mobile Boutique was stolen in Rosamond California It is a 9 x 17 INT All white dual axel with black trimming in back License Plate 4RB5385 INTERIOR IS RED WHITE AND BLACK..How do I load a picture
Hello, our travel trailer was stolen three days ago from Extra space storage, Houston TX. Can I add my trailer to this list?
Paint your license number on top of your rv in big bold letters like the school buses and install a tracking device. Might also lower your insurance.
Some of these IMO are insurance jobs . If you leave a camper along a highway to go to a motel(Not smart) or go to a motel while towing a motel, It make NO sense! Why would you do such a stupid thing?
I have booby traps in and on mine that cost nothing but common sense.
It seems that the quantity of stolen RVs is taking up some of the slack for the shortage of legal Rvs.
There’s a tamale hut trailer on Hwy 3, north Poulsbo and one in Gardiner, WA
I feel for all those that have had their privacy invaded by dirt bags. Also I like the GPS tracker idea perhaps a LOJAC device as they work on 12vt. Also I was thinking about the idea of painting the license number on the roof. Doubt the dirt bags have the stamina to climb on a roof and it makes a nice billboard from the air. NEED response from a LEO and someone from the companies that make TPO and EDPM roof material to respond.
The Denver stolen truck, trailer and little dog was so disturbing that I checked local news reports and found that Waldo the little dog and the trailer were recovered in nearby Wheatridge, CO.
Thanks for posting the update. Glad they found it!
So good to hear good news in todays world.
The 2019 Sunseeker was recovered by CHP. It was found burnt out in Desert Hot Springs , CA.
What’s the possibility of placing a GPS finder of some sort inside an RV where it’s not likely found, like some cars have? It would then be easy to track the stolen RV.
When I insured my new 5th Wheel, my Insurance Company requested that I install a Tracking device. They recommended a commercial tracking device, which was installed in less than 45 mins. The “bonus” for installing the device was a healthy annual premium reduction that exceeded the cost of installing the tracking device. I also installed the tracking device on my F-350 pickup.
I recommend that you speak with your insurance agent regarding the benefits of installing a tracking device.
Great idea. Maybe if you could figure out a way to put a database in to speed things up. Next, post this every 4 weeks or so.