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Old 08-07-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Don't stop in St Louis... that was the mistake, especially East St. Louis it is a %$^#&@*(.
You should be fine. don't go to slums though.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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You could get floater insurance for your contents. It could be a free-standing policy or part of your homeowners policy if you let your insurer know. There will be a special premium for those contents while it is in transit.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: The Sunshine State!
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Don't stop in St Louis... that was the mistake, especially East St. Louis it is a %$^#&@*(.
You should be fine. don't go to slums though.
Hmm, next time we talk I'll ask what part of SL he was in.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: The Sunshine State!
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You could get floater insurance for your contents. It could be a free-standing policy or part of your homeowners policy if you let your insurer know. There will be a special premium for those contents while it is in transit.
VERY good to know! Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Do everything CLEARLY VISIBLE that you can do to deter thieves -- including The Club correctly positioned (according to the included instructions). The more potential thieves can see that getting your stuff will take time and work, the more likely they are to look for something much easier to steal.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SO-CAL
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2 years ago our friend moved from PA to Kansas. He stopped overnight in SL. He woke up in the morning to find his moving truck was stolen. He lost everything. Nothing was ever recovered.

Needless to saw that has me a little nervous. We are moving from PA to FL and I'm scared to spend the night in a hotel.

Any suggestions how we can help avoid this?

Thanks!
OMG!! that's terrible. well, all i can say is that the odds of that happening are extremely low. so don't stress about it. when you go enjoy your trip.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I wonder how much it would cost to install a low-jack on the truck, just temporarily? That way if it gets taken, it can be tracked down. Just a thought.........
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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lojacks are expensive
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Well, I just want to say I appreciate the OP, I took extra special care when we moved last week to position the truck under the motel window which I kept open so if nothing else the dog could hear tampering. We got where we were going with all the crap we were foolish enough to bring!
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:12 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Moonlight, what happened to you wasn't near as bad as a family friend a few years back. His brother passed away about 3 states away. Instead of sending the Hearse, the funeral homes sends their van to pick up the body. Back end was equipped like a Hearse and the cab was partially enclosed. Driver picked up my friend's brother and had to stop for the night coming back. Woke up the next morning, you guessed it, the van, with it's contents, were gone! He called the police who said he had nothing to worry about. The van had been reported deserted on the side of the road about 3 am. When police got there, the driver's door and the back door to the van were open and they said you could see by the dew on everything, that the thief took out across the fields...away from the road!
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