New Roadtrek CS stolen from Florida

Written by on January 28, 2014 in People & Places with 9 Comments

A brand new Roadtrek CS-Adventurous has been stolen from outside a Hampton Inn in Lakeland, FL, located just off the I-4 highway.

stolenrtThe owner just took possession of it and he has lost everything short of the clothes on his back at this point.

It is a Silver CS-Adventurous with a tan interior.  It is on a 2013 Mercedes Benz 3500 series chassis, VIN WDABF4CC9D5800084, with an Ontario license plate number BSYP 068.

The theft happened sometime overnight and was discovered a little before 5 AM January 28, 2014.


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  1. Pete says:

    I have a Sprinter. How did they get it? It thought the only way they could get it would be to steal the key. Is there something Sprinter owners need to do besides securing their keys?

    • campskunk says:

      other than armor-plating the doors so they can’t force your door locks and getting bulletproof glass for all the windows, there’s not much you can really do against these highly motivated thieves. the usual M.O. for these thieves is to bring an engine control unit (ECU) and security key immobilizer unit (SKREEM), break into the vehicle, swap the vehicle’s ECU and SKREEM for theirs, and drive away. it’s a 5 minute job. the motivation is the parts – they can sell the engine, transmission, catalytic converter, even the air bag, for nosebleed prices.

      • Larry says:

        Has the owner sent a copy of the police report to eBay and Craigslist? Those two sites are the places that it’s most likely to show up, either whole or in parts.

  2. campskunk says:

    see what happens when you stay in a motel instead of sleeping in your RT?

  3. John Shad says:

    Will keep an eye out from Brandon, fl

  4. Edward Howard says:

    What Campskunk said!

  5. Campskunk says:

    if i had a sprinter, i would put a kill switch in it somewhere. there’s an electric fuel pump that feeds the high-pressure mechanical pump on the motor. some hidden wiring and a switch that only you know about, and nobody’s driving that thing anywhere.

  6. Maureen says:

    When one of our family’s antique cars was stolen and reported within an hour of it being missing, the local law enforcement said it was probably in a truck in pieces and across the border…..never did find it.

  7. Mike Kaiser says:

    Kill switch won’t stop them from stealing it with a tow truck.

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