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IH Travelall Missing!
PLEASE Help find my Truck! PDF Print E-mail
Written by janman   
Friday, 30 April 2010 13:49

My International Harvester Travelall 4x4 project has been stolen or illegally sold from a storage yard in Apache Junction, AZ. The police are investigating, but I am turning to your eyes for help. Please look through the stories and pictures on this site and if you see or have seen my truck, please contact me ASAP. I can be reached via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thank you for any help you can give

---Jan

 
Travelall Project Vanished PDF Print E-mail
Written by janman   
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 17:09

Since May of 2004, I have kept an International Harvester Travelall in storage in Apache Junction, AZ. On Friday, April 16th, 2010 I went to the yard to catch up on rent and make arrangements to bring it home before the next year's rent was due at the end of May. To my surprise, my truck was nowhere to be seen. I walked around the outside of the fence to see if it had been moved, but it was nowhere on the property. Nobody was at the office so I called and left a message.

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My assumption was that the management had sold it because I hadn't made my payment in 2009. Had that been the case, I would have grudgingly accepted the fact. At least for a moment. When I read my rental agreement, I noticed that it said that they would hold it until payments or arrangements were made, but it said nothing about selling it. Plus, the yard has never even been close to capacity, at least since I started renting space there. I had driven by within the last year and it was parked in the same place that it had been for quite a while. I was mad at myself for not making arrangements of some sort or even calling to verify its status. Well, I wouldn't know anything until I heard from the management.

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The storage manager called me on Sunday, April 18th. She asked me to describe it and took my information and then asked me to bring out some pictures. I emailed them to her instead of making the 45 mile drive again. She called me back a few minutes later and told me that she had NEVER SEEN MY TRUCK on the property. EVER! She told me that she has been the manager there for 3 years, and that my truck has never been there. She went on to tell me that she has NO RECORD OF ME EVER HAVING STORED ANYTHING THERE. I don't exist in their customer records, anywhere!

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I explained to her that I made all of my payments in person, so I would have paid HER at least twice in the last 3 years. She countered by telling me that she meets with a lot of people so can't remember everybody. She suggested that perhaps the previous owners/management had sold it to recoup back rent. I explained that I hadn't owed them anything, so they would have had no reason to sell it. I further explained again that I had personally made payments to her in the last several years and that I had seen it on site within the past 12 months. She stuck to her story that she had never seen it and that there was no record of me in their files.

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I asked what she thought my next steps should be and she said she didn't know. I asked if she thought I should call the Apache Junction Police Department to file a report. She got a bit defensive then, but still stuck to her story. She told me that if wanted to do that, go ahead, but I should call her to let here know when they would be coming. Yeah, I'll do that for you, lady. 

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I called the AJPD on Friday, April 23rd and filed a report with Officer Reeder. I am awaiting his findings. In the meantime, I went to my bank and had them print copies of all the checks I made my payments with. Guess what? Two of them were within the last 3 years. 

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So while I wait, I am putting out an APB of my own. Please look through the pictures and articles and contact me if you have seen my truck. Whether you've seen it in the Simon Sez Storage yard, or somewhere else in the last year, please send me an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Thanks for looking.

 
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