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Old 01-07-2014, 02:21 PM   #11
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It's such a violation
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:31 PM   #12
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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.
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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.

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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.
Wes Sherwood, 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.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...gs-1783820.php
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:35 PM   #13
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Sorry for your situation. You are not alone in your anger. Hopefully there is glimmer of getting some things back and undamaged. I don't think there are many of us who have not been a theft victim. However, this is huge. I started marking my tools after some were stolen when our garage was burglarized.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:43 PM   #14
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It is also a good idea to take photographs of the contents of vehicles, especially working trucks, to identify losses in case of theft.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:51 PM   #15
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That is great idea for all on one's belongings!
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:06 PM   #16
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I went to one site that has a tool bag I had to get an idea on its cost, and a reviewer there that loved his listed all the tools he could put in it, and I was going "I had one of those, and one of those too, and that too......" Pretty sure my multi-page list is missing a few things yet.

And once recompiled, I do plan to take photos of everything laid out on the floor. That would be a great reminder. I do that every once in a while when I clean out my various boxes and tool bags.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:44 PM   #17
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I am so sorry to hear about your truck -- and its contents! There's almost nothing worse than having something you've worked long and hard accumulating, taken by some cretan. Let's hope Karma is working against this low-life.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:56 PM   #18
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You can hope for some satisfaction that the thief sells them to a competitor and then a week later steals them from him.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:58 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=gbaglo;41560]You can hope for some satisfaction that the thief sells them to a competitor and then a week later steals them from him.[/QUOTtell me the gps coordinates that you have when it was lost then exact time you lost the vehicle....
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