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post #1 of 14 Old 11-26-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Have you heard about the rise in tailgates being stolen?

A report from the National insurance Crime Bureau says that tailgate theft is rises quickly in the US.

Most tailgate thefts go unreported because the cost of repair is often less than the truck owner's insurance deductible. The rise has been sharp though, with three thefts in 2008 moving to more than 500 in 2012.

GM and Ford have manual locking tailgates which means that people lock them less frequently and they are easier to steal. Chrysler is one step ahead and has automatically locking tailgates, which has helped to battle against those pesky tailgate thieves.

Be careful where you park your truck, that's all I'm saying.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...efts-soar-U-S-
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if the Silverado Cheyenne gets released and comes with the carbon fiber tail gate, we'll have to worry even more as that will be a high dollar part, more than most tail gates on your typical truck



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What do people do with tail gates...



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its perfect tautology, the thefts are rising because of the ease criminals have at connecting with potential customers.

one must figure, who is in the market for a tailgat, someone who had their tailgate stolen? They are creating their own demand..

Fantastic in a sense.
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What do people do with tail gates...
It takes less than a minute to remove them and they can cost $1000 or more. I think you can figure out the rest



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its perfect tautology, the thefts are rising because of the ease criminals have at connecting with potential customers.

one must figure, who is in the market for a tailgat, someone who had their tailgate stolen? They are creating their own demand..

Fantastic in a sense.
fantastically terrible

people will do anything for money...

unfortunately.



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post #7 of 14 Old 11-28-2013, 01:38 PM
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at least thieves are getting better, better than what people used to do, like siphoning gas as one of them. that used to happen a lot, i think recession time was when it happened most.



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people still siphon gas

i caught a kid siphoning gas out of my truck last summer. I was parked up by some trails around my neighborhood walking the dog and I came back to grab my phone and caught the bugger!



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people still siphon gas

i caught a kid siphoning gas out of my truck last summer. I was parked up by some trails around my neighborhood walking the dog and I came back to grab my phone and caught the bugger!
At least you caught the guy that did it, a lot of them get away. for some it's bad enough that they get left stranded with little to no fuel to really go anywhere.

did you call the cops? what was the charge like?



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not going to lie, when we were kids we used to siphon gas all the time for our little Honda CT70s



although it wasn't even a gallon LOL
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