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SmokyOkie
12-27-2009, 10:58 AM
I just got a call from Curt, the Cabinetmaker, Seems someone stole our BBQ trailer, along with everything in it sometime between Christmas Eve and now.

This effectively puts us out of the BBQ competition business. It is about a $20,000 loss and I don;t have insurance or the money to start over again.

PLEASE be on the lookout for a Piglet Plus Backwoods smoker or a stainless steel Charbroil Chuckwagon grill.

They will most likely end up on Craig's list or somewhere.

If you see a Piglet for sale cheap, you can rest assured that it's mine.

thank you for your help.

here's a pic of a Piglet:

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/backwoods/piglet.jpg

I'm looking for inside and outside pix of the trailer. Can anyone help me search threads and find a few so that I can post them on other boards as well?

Here we go:

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/trailer%20pics/100_0492.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/trailer%20pics/100_0508.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/trailer%20pics/100_0497.jpg

californiasmokin
12-27-2009, 11:08 AM
Tim,
I can't tell you how sorry I am.That is heartbreaking news.

BA_LoKo
12-27-2009, 11:08 AM
Well, chit! I hate to hear that.

I'll sure be on the lookout!

bbqbull
12-27-2009, 11:09 AM
Thats horrible news!

I will keep an eye out for it here in Michigan as well as Craigslist around here.

BigAL
12-27-2009, 11:14 AM
Amazing! Kurt is in Tulsa, right? Local and state police notified?

Sorry to hear it guys. Hope it shows up, shouldn't be hard to identify.

Post pix here if ya got them, Tim.

Good luck.

chadd17
12-27-2009, 11:18 AM
I'll keep on the lookout here, Tim. Checking Craigs now, will check pawnshops here this week. :exasper:

Vermin99
12-27-2009, 11:23 AM
That just plain sucks,sorry to hear this. I am no where near you but do you have any pics to post so maybe others know what to keep an eye out for?

PigCicles
12-27-2009, 11:24 AM
Damn worthless basturds. You saw how worked up I got over one pork butt. This absolutely drives me insane when thievin sob's take from others.

It will show up somewhere for sale. Hopefully you'll be able to get some or all of it back.

BigAL
12-27-2009, 11:30 AM
Can we copy and paste this to other forums? I go to the smoke ring often and could post it there.

I'm gonna do it, if ya don't like it I'll delete it asap. Get the word out quick.

BigAL
12-27-2009, 11:35 AM
Posted on Smoke Ring.

Edit: also on texas bbq forum.

nascarchuck
12-27-2009, 11:54 AM
Horrible Christmas news!

Like I said on the TBBQF, post some pics and I will post everything on 2 other non BBQ related forums that I visit. The guys there are always looking at Craigs list, EBay, etc and they like BBQ too.

BluDawg
12-27-2009, 11:56 AM
Damit that really puts a burr under my saddle, somebody git a rope I say if ya find 'em drag 'em about 20 miles down a rock road behind your P/U.Two things I don't tolerate to well are thieves and liars(usually if ya find one the other is present). Tim and Curt I'm really sorry, I wish you luck and I will keep a watch on C/L down here.
Hey don't let this keep you from the comps, YOU got a WSM* a drum and a Hasty Bake. "It's the Cook not the Equipment "Now git out there and get some calls.

nascarchuck
12-27-2009, 12:13 PM
I'm looking for inside and outside pix of the trailer. Can anyone help me search threads and find a few so that I can post them on other boards as well?


I found these. Hope they will help.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z227/nascarchuck/Misc/100_0492.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z227/nascarchuck/Misc/101_0015.jpg

SmokyOkie
12-27-2009, 12:42 PM
Thanx Chuck!

nascarchuck
12-27-2009, 12:59 PM
What all was in the trailer? Do you have any type of a list of things that were stolen? Is the exterior of the trailer the same as the pics?

BYBBQ
12-27-2009, 01:06 PM
That's a shame. I can't stand a thief. Hangin's too good for them.:exasper:

I'll keep an eye out down this way.

Capt Dan
12-27-2009, 02:14 PM
God I hate thieves! So sorry to hear about this Tim. I'll keep my eyes peeled too!:tap:

PigCicles
12-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Copied to another forum. Hopefully you will get it back. We're all watching the suspect places for ya Tim.

SmokyOkie
12-27-2009, 05:25 PM
What all was in the trailer? Do you have any type of a list of things that were stolen? Is the exterior of the trailer the same as the pics?

2 EZ ups, smoker, grill,about $400 worth of Forschner knives, black Cambro,Coleman water heater, etc.

There is an air conditioner on top of it that isn't in the picture. Other than that, there are no distinguishing marks

Now wait, there is an electric tongue jack on the front, but they could easily have taken it off.

smokinok
12-27-2009, 05:29 PM
TIM: I will sure keep my eyes open as I drive around Tulsa. SO SORRY for your loss, that really sucks for sure. Let me say that you have one very nice layed out rig. I have to feel that it will be found as it is too custom built and the smoking eqpt is rare to say the least. Your smokin buddies will help you get it back.

DDave
12-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Un*&^%ing believable.:tap:

Sorry to hear that Tim. Hope you get your stuff back and they find the dirtbags who did it.

Dave

Bassman
12-27-2009, 05:59 PM
I just heard about this from another site, Tim. Hope they (you) catch the SOBs and give me a call when you do! I would delight in showing them the error of their ways.:tap:

Fatback Joe
12-27-2009, 06:40 PM
That sucks. Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the recovery.

Joneser
12-27-2009, 06:51 PM
Man, that really does blow. I'll patrol Craigslist to see if I can find anything.
try http://www.crazedlist.org/ or http://www.craiglook.comto search multiple listings at once.

Richtee
12-27-2009, 07:07 PM
Got my eyes open, Smoky. I won't be held responsible for bullet holes should I miss, right? ;{)

Buzzards Roost
12-27-2009, 07:40 PM
Sorry Tim, Will be on the lookout around this area. We had a couple stolen this pass summer they fenced through Miama, OK. But never got the trailers back.

flying illini
12-27-2009, 08:11 PM
Wow.. very sorry to hear this, Tim. Will obviously keep my eyes open and talk to people about it.

Joneser
12-27-2009, 08:16 PM
I spotted a water heater on Cl...it was posted on the 22nd from Plano TX. Not sure if it falls into the timeframe of the theft.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/spo/1521461773.html

silver-bullet
12-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Dirty basturds!! I hope they get found & strung up by their nuts!
:deadhorse::puke

nascarchuck
12-27-2009, 08:57 PM
Tim, got a guy on another forum asking if it has 2 propane tanks on the front of the trailer by the tongue?

Geek with Fire
12-27-2009, 09:27 PM
Jeez, that makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. Sure sorry Tim. What are the police telling you? Any suggestions?

I was wondering if somebody could put together a flier with all of the details, some of us guys local to you could post them in the local Q shops that we know of. Might be a long shot, but the guys around here would do whatever they could to help you.

nascarchuck
12-27-2009, 09:30 PM
Tim, I had a guy send this to me... Longshot, but who knows...


I read this after the fact. I saw one at about 4:00 at the car wash at I-20 and McCart. But I did notice that it has two propane tanks on the front tongue. It had ac and everything like the pic. It was being pulled by a white suburban like 05 model with a black ranchand on the front. If theirs did have the tanks, it looked almost exact to me then.

chef schwantz
12-27-2009, 09:41 PM
Golly, that blows. I hope they get the wetards. I'll keep an eye out up here in the tundra, but I'm hoping you guys will have it back soon.

SmokyOkie
12-27-2009, 10:20 PM
I spotted a water heater on Cl...it was posted on the 22nd from Plano TX. Not sure if it falls into the timeframe of the theft.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/spo/1521461773.html

The time factor is wrong on it, but it is the exact same as mine.


Tim, got a guy on another forum asking if it has 2 propane tanks on the front of the trailer by the tongue?


No chuck, no propane tanks, but you don't know how much it means to me to have you folks looking.

Thank you both very much for your efforts.:thumbs up:

cowgirl
12-28-2009, 12:17 PM
Dang it Tim... makes me sick! I'll sure spread the word too. Hope they catch the lowlife.

Butt Lover's
12-28-2009, 03:08 PM
This sucks and I would bet you that you have more than $20k in that trailer. I will keep an eye on the okc papers and craigslist.

Butt Lover's
12-28-2009, 03:12 PM
Was the trailer a 8x16? what brand was it?

Zeeker
12-28-2009, 03:57 PM
Sorry to here about your loss Tim. Nothing worse than a thief. I hope you recover your property...

SmokyOkie
12-28-2009, 04:37 PM
Was the trailer a 8x16? what brand was it?


8.5x18 Interstate Loadrunner Pro

ShooterRick
12-28-2009, 07:25 PM
That just sucks! I have seen this thread on all 3 forums I frequent so maybe something will turn up. Hopefully they will be found and finalized! Best wishes for a successfull outcome.
Rick

SmokyOkie
12-28-2009, 10:27 PM
I've found some good and bad news.

Insurance will cover the contents (good news),

but it won't cover the trailer (bad news)

Those of you that know us know the blood sweat and tears that went into it.

Vermin99
12-28-2009, 11:06 PM
Good news but how did you swing that? I had my trailer stolen a couple of years ago and I got butkus. Most of the stuff was recovered but I'm still out a few grand.

SmokyOkie
12-28-2009, 11:16 PM
The trailer is excluded from my personal property policy because it qualifies as a vehicle.

Everything else is covered under personal property.:shrug:

flying illini
12-29-2009, 12:35 AM
Those of you that know us know the blood sweat and tears that went into it.

Wow. Sorry to hear this. Even the custom mods you all had in the trailer are not covered?

Chargrilled
12-29-2009, 09:19 AM
It had better not be another pitmaster!!!!!! If someone has the ballz to show up at a comp with anything from that trailer!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

One thing I did notice was that Tim uses an engraver on alot of his stuff so keep yer eyes peeled! I remember some Steve Reichlen BBQ tongs, black handled. I would imagine they would have been in there also?? If anyone can ID something like that it may be possible to work this thing backwards from where they obtained such an item. Just thinking out loud. These basturds have to be brought to justice!

That trailer is forkin nice let me tell ya!!!! At least the inside is one of a kind! They may have problems covering that up??

SmokyOkie
12-29-2009, 12:32 PM
Since they're covering the contents of the trailer, I thought I would offer them this picture as part of the claim.

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac108/SmokyOkie/SmokyOkie2009/okie_art.jpg

Chargrilled
12-29-2009, 12:36 PM
good one!!! that may appraise for "a bit" more!!!!!:msn-wink::woohoo:

smokinok
12-29-2009, 12:53 PM
Since they're covering the contents of the trailer, I thought I would offer them this picture as part of the claim.

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac108/SmokyOkie/SmokyOkie2009/okie_art.jpg

VERY GOOD. A Renoir, The Mona Lisa, Van Gogh, Talucce LaTrec & a Degas. :wow:
That should raise the value a dollar or TWO.:wow::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

Butt Lover's
12-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Glad to see you can still find some humor in all this $#&t :)

SmokyOkie
12-29-2009, 10:57 PM
Laughing feels better than the alternative.:shrug:

okie joe
12-30-2009, 09:06 PM
I have checked the pawn shops....this realy sucks,,,sorry Tim,,I know how much work curt put into the woodwork.May be you can get it back.

ButcherBBQ
12-30-2009, 10:12 PM
Laughing feels better than the alternative.:shrug:

I guess in your world the only other thing that is worse would be to wake up from a dream and really be cooking on a pellet cooker.:roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
12-30-2009, 10:39 PM
I guess in your world the only other thing that is worse would be to wake up from a dream and really be cooking on a pellet cooker.:roflmaoha0:

Actually, I had a dream that they recovered it and there was an FEC 300 in it.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

I like FECs real well, I just can't afford one.

Bubblehead
12-31-2009, 12:13 AM
Reading this thread makes me feel like a shaken up beer and mad enough to punch a dog. It just plain sucks, I sincerely hope you get your gear back.

What kind of person messes with a man's BBQ?

ButcherBBQ
12-31-2009, 07:21 AM
Actually, I had a dream that they recovered it and there was an FEC 300 in it.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

I like FECs real well, I just can't afford one.

:roflmaoha0::thumbs up: I understand, it should make everyone think about keeping a better eye on our own stuff and hope it doesn't to us. Because most of us would probably be grounded if it happened to us.

SmokyOkie
12-31-2009, 11:21 AM
:roflmaoha0::thumbs up: I understand, it should make everyone think about keeping a better eye on our own stuff and hope it doesn't to us. Because most of us would probably be grounded if it happened to us.

We are.:tap::shrug:

jerry516planes
12-31-2009, 05:18 PM
:tap: I keep an eye out as well! Just wish i could do more!

SmokyOkie
01-01-2010, 02:45 PM
Would anyone be willing to place an ad or two on Craig's list under "
Wanted to buy"?

It would be a big help.

You might list a wanted ad for thermapens, Red Oregon Scientific wireless thermos, a stainless steel charcoal grill or a backwoods chubby and Piglet, or even an EZ up tent or two, also, maybe forschner commercial knives.

I would be very grateful if a few of you in say a five state area of Oklahoma would be willing to.

I would do it myself, but I don;t think an ad from Tulsa would suck in the thieves.

Anybody?

TX Sandman
01-01-2010, 02:55 PM
:censored2: Sorry to hear about this, y'all. Glad the insurance'll cover the contents, but it still sucks to lose that stuff, especially with the labor and experience that went into it.


Would anyone be willing to place an ad or two on Craig's list under "
Wanted to buy"?

Will do.

chadd17
01-01-2010, 03:02 PM
I will Tim.

Butt Lover's
01-01-2010, 04:39 PM
I will also.

Sherm
01-02-2010, 07:02 PM
The SmokeRing list has been notified.

SmokyOkie
01-02-2010, 07:47 PM
I posted a couple threads over there.

Sherm
01-02-2010, 10:04 PM
You posted on The Smoke Ring Forum. There is also an email list that hadn't gotten the word. (a google group) Members there, in turn, have cross posted the info to a few other forums and at least one news station.

SmokyOkie
01-02-2010, 10:06 PM
Thank you Sherm!:sign0092:

peculiarmike
01-04-2010, 05:44 PM
Y'all keep your eyes open!

Partyshack BBQ
01-11-2010, 10:44 PM
After talking to you on the phone I was in shock. I searched http://www.searchtempest.com for a lot of different items and came up blank.

SmokyOkie
01-11-2010, 10:52 PM
I have ads in several other cities looking for a lead.

Maybe you might place a few "Wanted to buy" ads as well?

Jake
01-12-2010, 04:20 AM
i can try to post up here but not sure, gonna do it any ways. hope u get it back bro.... bas$%$ds

lazy
01-19-2010, 12:00 AM
Sorry about your stuff. Sucks having stuff stolen! Have any of our guys on facebook posted anything? Might be worth a try as it spreads through friends.

Vermin99
01-19-2010, 01:47 AM
Any luck so far finding any of your stuff? Its a long shot but have been looking on Craigslist here.

Joneser
01-19-2010, 09:01 AM
I've spent hours looking over Craigslist with no luck, I have seen some of the feelers that have been put out.

Joneser
04-15-2010, 10:03 AM
Just kind of a bump to keep this in the front of our minds in case someone stumbles across something.
Any news on anything, Tim?
I made a couple of CL passes in the last week with nothing to show for it...

SmokyOkie
04-15-2010, 10:53 AM
I will be very surprised if I ever see any of it ever again.

The fools prolly threw away $2000 worth of Thermapens and Gurus.