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REWARD $1000 CASH- Im looking for my stolen 2008 PJ DUMP TRAILER

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PatiosInstalled, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. PatiosInstalled

    PatiosInstalled LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Im Looking for my 2008 PJ dump trailer that was stolen from New Castle, DE on 12/07/07. It is 14' x 6.5' all black with white and red reflective strips down the middle of the side. It also has on the passenger side a spare tire mounted half way up the side (that could have been removed). Im offering a $1000 CASH reward with no questions asked for information leading to its location. I also had some hand tools along with a wacker 1550 compacting plate in the trailer. The wacker is missing its tubular cage around it. Please call the police if you think you have located it, or call me at 302-229-5356 thanks Nick

    here is a picture of it
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Good luck with catching the @#!!%$%$ that took it!!!!!!!!
  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    damn that sucks.
  4. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 502

    I'll keep my eye open for it, and would suggest you keep your eye on the online auction sites. There are hundreds of dump trailers listed on EBAY at any one time. The unfortunate part is that unless you check each serial number yourself, every dump trailer looks almost exactly the same:cry: Good luck
  5. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I live in Newark, De and have seen many trailers similar to that but they all look the same! Anything that would be more specific (tag, yes they might be that stupid!) would be great. I will definitely keep my eye out for it.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Around where I live you have to register trailers, steal a licensed one and you're as stuck as you would be with a stolen car, nobody will buy it from you because the DMV has the trailer VIN (I think serial number is the VIN) on file. I'm not 100% sure how it works because it's been 6 years since I bought mine but I do know I have a title for my trailer that's just like a car title, has a lot of the same information, even looks the same.

    A thief could try and steal it, but it would do them little good, other than they could drive it up the road so they can unload it undisturbed, but keeping it wouldn't be a good idea unless they're taking it a few states away, and even then it could be bad news.

    If someone were to steal mine before I had a chance to tag it, I would first look for the paperwork and see if I could obtain the Vin or serial number for it then report it stolen, here the local constabulary and the DMV are linked, when someone tries to register a stolen trailer it's all that bad news story all over again.

    I'm guessing not all states do this...?

    Unless someone is running a chop shop for trailers, but that doesn't make a lot of sense.
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    I occassionally letter my business trucks, but don't feel it's a need.

    But this post really made me realize that my idea to letter my cargo trailer would be a good idea after all.

    When I get my first dumper, I'll letter it too.

    Could make-or-break a theft.

    There is not time to remove letters during a theft, and thieve usually don't like being a bulletin board going down the road.

    Maybe we can help you keep an eye on Craigslist and stuff.
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    If you find who took it....toss 'em a beatin'!!!!!!! Post pics of the aftermath.
  9. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    Where was it stolen from in New Castle?
  10. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    mdvaden, I used to be in the business. You're right about the lettering it makes it less desirable to take. Even if you peel off the lettering you can still see the writing in the light.
    Topsites, not sure how it works there but here we can licence a trailer as Homebuilt. I used to build trailers and have my own stamps for punching vin numbers under my business name. No problem getting it restamped. Weight, colour, and a couple of receipts and you are good to go.
    I usually weld my name in several places on the frame.

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