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"Stolen Trailer" N.E. Illinois

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Garagekeeper, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459


    For those of you in this part of the country, I am offering a reward
    For "information" leading to the return of my 16' Utilty/Car Trailer.
    Trailer was taken from on John's Drive in Glenview Illinois.
    Between 6:30pm 3/9/11 and 7:00am 3/10/11
    Trailer is "red" with a wood deck and has 12" high front and side rails.
    And is "heavily" reflectorized.
    "Many" side marker lights and "tiedown rings"
    "Custom mounted" and protected "Blue Dot" tail lights.
    Trailer has "black" painted chrome "Buick"Mag wheels with Denman tires.
    Also has a 2" Winch mount welded into front section.
    Swing a way lic plate mount.
    ILLINOIS Tag # 25753TC
    This is a custom built trailer and easily identified if you locate it.

    Trailer has damage.
    And "White" paint transfer on the sides from where they smashed it into the vans that were blocking it in.
    :rolleyes: John...


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  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,532

    I'll keep my eyes open in northern mchenry county.
    a**holes oughta be shot..:mad:
    I hope you find it.
     
  3. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    custom built? looks like the other 66 trailers just like it sitting on lots here in my little town. what's unique about it? looks like a red car trailer?
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I'll keep my eyes open around here even tho I doubt it'll make it this far. Honestly its pry at some shop getting a new deck wheels and paint. I hate to say it, but thats most likely whats happening.

    Nice looking wheel thing. What is that on the ground?
     
  5. TTown

    TTown Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Nothin worse than a thief......hope you get it back and will keep a look out here up nort....
     
  6. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    That is a "windmill" style electric generator that is on the ground behind it.
    I had loaned the trailer to one of my friends to carry it around to shows.

    Thanks everyone for keeping an eye out for it..

    :rolleyes: John...
     
  7. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Nice I would of never or guessed.
     
  8. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I'll keep an eye out here in JoDaviess County. Hope it works out for ya.
     
  9. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,532

    A future food for thought.

    Since trailers can be repainted, re-decked, etc. I have my initials and a personal serial number welded in the frame somewhere on mine. So I have a hopeful edge on identifing it if it were ever stolen and found.
     
  10. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    Will keep my eye out for it. Do you have any close up pictures. These style trailers are common
     
  11. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Ill watch in Carroll and Whiteside. if it makes it west to us well keep our eyes peeled...:salute:
     
  12. The Lone Plower

    The Lone Plower Member
    Messages: 97

    I'll keep an eye out in DeKalb and parts of Kane Co's.

    Unfortunatley, it's probably in another state by now... or worse, dropped at a scrap yard. Hope you get it back though.


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  13. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    I will keep an eye out in Cook and Lake County for you... Sucks when people steal your gear...

    I wrote down the tag on that trailer and I will keep it with me in case I see some scumbag running down the road with it.
     
  14. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    "Thanks everyone"

    Thanks everyone for watching out for the trailer.
    My guess it is going to be hauling a bunch of lawnmowers or scrap metal the rest of it's life.
    But you never know I may get lucky and one of you guys may spot it and I'll get it back.
    Thanks again. :rolleyes: John...
     
  15. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    here, a lot of the times, the VIN is stamped into the hitch frame. i've heard what a lot of times what happens, is the thief takes and cuts the tongue of the trailer, sells for scrap, builds a new hitch frame, and applies for a "homemade" trailer VIN and stamps that into the frame and repaints. where they get caught sometimes is the original owner has stamped or welded some identifying marks hidden under the trailer somewhere.
     
  16. TNLC

    TNLC Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Hmm, I was looking on Craigslist and saw this.

    Link
     
  17. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    hmmmmmmm looks very very similar!!!!
     
  18. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    well very easy to paint black put new lights on . look under to see if it is red if any one goes to look no one will paint the underside.
     
  19. Trane365

    Trane365 Member
    Messages: 30

    link is gone. deleted by author.
     
  20. TNLC

    TNLC Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I just checked and it's still up.