My truck was stolen twice so far.
First time I was in Fresno with my wife visiting my parents when I got a call on Christmas morning telling me that a bunch of drug dealers were in my house smashing up the place. We immediately left for home, and when we got there, the drug dealers were no longer in the house, but my truck was missing from my driveway. I called the police, and they told me that they had immediately pulled over the truck. They said that three drug dealers had been using the truck all week to deliver drugs, and that they had an unmarked police car following it the entire time. The police gave me a ride to where the truck was pulled over, and I was able to recover the truck. The drug dealers had used a screw driver and hammer to break the ignition lock. I don't know how they got into the truck.
The second time, I had taken the train to work, and had parked the truck in front of the train station. When I got back from work, there was nothing in the parking space where I had parked except a pile of broken glass. I talked with the security guards, and they said that they had neither seen nor heard anything, except that they had also seen the pile of broken glass in the parking lot. I reported the theft to the police, and they were able to recover the stolen truck, minus the $3000 worth of tools and other items that I had in the truck. The thief had broken the driver's side window in order to get into the truck.
2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 240,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.
2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
Last edited by DonWarkentin; 12-20-2018 at 10:01 AM.