Originally Posted by Jim Bennett
The anger in me is building too, as I start to deal with all the hassles of listing everything stolen, and the fact I can't work on site without my tools. Plus, I need the truck to pull my construction dump trailer. I too live in a good neighbourhood, but methinks thieves prefer them.
I am sorry to hear about your Tools the truck can be replaced albeit not very easily. But to steal a mans tools and means of making a living that deserves a special sentence best left to the owner of the tools thoughts. I do think your right about thieves preferring your truck. I am thinking a good security system in the truck and some out door game cameras hidden where you park the truck might be an idea. I found these articles
Thieves find weakness in Ford trucks, police warn - Saskatchewan - CBC News
Police: Thieves targeting Ford trucks in Western Washington | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
I know not much help to know this but thought it was interesting.
As for compiling your list you may not know every tool, screw, pain, stain , caulk you had in there. However, you probably remember most of your jobs for the last year and can use that as a point to remember the little things; I.E oh when was working on Mr. and Mrs. Smiths closet I had to find my mortising chisel or router template and use the long bar clamps to hold the door etc etc. Then Think of how you did the work which electric, battery , air tools you used. Think of the longest electric or air line you had to run out to get to the work, largest amount of clamps you had to use to hold something and so on.
Just found this after talking to a friend of mine who is an insurance investigator. I cut some parts out as it was not relevant link to the entire article is at the bottom.
according to Lt. Scott Dombrowski
, of the Houston Police Department
's auto theft division.
In 2007, he said, thefts of the same models increased 40 percent, to 1,245.
The trucks, many equipped with double cabs and four-wheel drive, hold a lot of cargo and can easily cross remote areas.
Experts say the big Fords have also been easier to steal than other trucks.
"You can steal these trucks with a screwdriver," Dombrowski said.
, manager for Ford truck communications at company headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., said steps have been taken to change that.
Until the 2008 model year, computer chips were not embedded in keys for F-250s and F-350s, he said. Without the "secure lock" key, which has been standard in recent years on other Ford trucks and SUVs, the electronic ignition cannot be activated.
Sherwood said earlier Super Duty models had an anti-theft device that included a car alarm.