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Stolen RVs Report. Let’s find these for their owners

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 26, 2021

THE STOLEN RVs

This 2021 Forest River Heritage Glen Wildwood 273RL was stolen from Safe Harbor RV storage in Cypress, TX (Houston area) on November 9. It was tracked via a locator to 8805 Dodson St. in Houston at 9:21 p.m., but was not located by police. The license plate is Texas B41-7693. Please contact 281-203-7745 if you have information. Posted November 21, 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.

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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.

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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 crimestopperlady@comcast.net. 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, cherjljj@aol.com.


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.

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John
2 months ago

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.

Marybeth Almand
3 months ago

It seems that the quantity of stolen RVs is taking up some of the slack for the shortage of legal Rvs.

Ken
3 months ago

There’s a tamale hut trailer on Hwy 3, north Poulsbo and one in Gardiner, WA

Doug
4 months ago

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.

Jane
7 months ago

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.

Travis
6 months ago
Reply to  Jane

Thanks for posting the update. Glad they found it!

John
2 months ago
Reply to  Travis

So good to hear good news in todays world.

Eunice
8 months ago

The 2019 Sunseeker was recovered by CHP. It was found burnt out in Desert Hot Springs , CA.

Stan Hughes
8 months ago

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. 

Eric
7 months ago
Reply to  Stan Hughes

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.

Locked out Joe
8 months ago

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.

Malcolm Belisle
8 months ago

Opportunistic thieves broke into enclosed RV storage buildings during the winter storm in Texas. At the time of entry, the roads were closed due to icing and there were rolling electrical blackouts which defeated the security camera system. Several other storage buildings nearby and an Ace Hardware were burglarized the same night. Fortunately, the thieves were looking for camping gear only (not the RV, as roads were difficult) and I only lost $2500 in gear and supplies. Lake Travis area of central Texas.

Leo Regnes
9 months ago

Adding a date to each stolen RV listed would enable readers to skip to the latest ones, rather than the need to read every one each week.

Donald N Wright
9 months ago

Trouble is, most of the RV’s pictured look just like thousands of other RV’s. Same color, same shape.

Frank
10 months ago

If any are found or recovered could we have a report on those just to have a good feeling that its not all bad.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
10 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Thanks, Frank. There’s a report in today’s newsletter about a lost RV that was found. The owner reached out to us, otherwise we wouldn’t have known about it. It would be very time-consuming to try to track down the status of the stolen RVs that we report, unfortunately. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Kathleen C
10 months ago

Call me naive or whatever but how do they register a stolen trailer?

Ron T.
8 months ago
Reply to  Kathleen C

Easy, steal a valid plate from another trailer.

Gary Stone
6 months ago
Reply to  Kathleen C

Most of the time they don’t bother. Thieves take the RVs out to the country and use them as meth labs. Or they’re parked in downtown homeless areas, spray painted and used as shelters for vagrants.

John
2 months ago
Reply to  Kathleen C

They register as homeade, get a plate and pray they don’t get pulled over.

Ron J. Moore
10 months ago

And these are only the ones covered here….wonder how many across the country. Is it true that that little metal tag on the rear is the only true identifier?

Stan P.
11 months ago

Don’t talk about fat people like that! How rude Brian

h goff
7 months ago
Reply to  Stan P.

i think he stated a fact, not an opinion.

Ed Nopp
11 months ago

A few comments as to what security measures were in place on the rig might be appropriate. That could be used as a learning tool.

Brian Holmes
11 months ago
Reply to  Ed Nopp

Like fat people are hard to kidnap my 16,000 lb fifth wheel would be to so I’m not to worried. Security measures are out there but most people just don’t consider them, and we all know the 4 inch angle grinder can defeat any of them.