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dmayer84
10-18-2007, 12:18 PM
Winter Haven man accused of stealing gas with trailer
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/oct/17/tow-driver-accused-stealing-thousands-gallons-gas/?news-breaking

Maristar210
10-18-2007, 12:29 PM
Very inventive. He's still an idiot, but a stealth idiot.

Lennyp04
10-18-2007, 10:39 PM
Very very good planing, but again as maristar said hes still and idiot!

Chas
10-18-2007, 10:58 PM
They caught him - he couldn't have been all that stealthy....

milkmania
10-19-2007, 12:15 AM
They caught him - he couldn't have been all that stealthy....

hell, they caught Nixon.....

but, what did he get away with too?

Willski
10-19-2007, 12:19 AM
Why would you come up with a good plan and execute with a stolen trailer???? Oh yah. He was stupid. But a crook with half a mind is better than a crook with no mind!

P-hat_in_Cincy
10-19-2007, 12:19 AM
A guy at work said he's had to replace his church van's gas tank twice over the past year from someone drilling the (plastic) gas tank and draining the fuel.
Sad...

atlfootr
10-19-2007, 06:20 AM
Winter Haven man accused of stealing gas with trailer
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/oct/17/tow-driver-accused-stealing-thousands-gallons-gas/?news-breaking

News sure do travel fast, from South to North :rolleyes:
I was pump'n gas yesterday and this guy on the other side of the tank pumps asked me if I had heard the news, I asked, what news?

:confused:

He said about this guy stealing fuel from local stations in the area ...
I had not, you guys beat me to the story -- thanks :)

atlfootr
10-19-2007, 06:36 AM
I'll try to go bye there today (where he works) and take a picture of the place 'jus fer the hellofit :D
I know where it's at ...

ski_king
10-19-2007, 08:00 AM
Hard to believe somebody could get away wit it to the point he did before getting caught. Maybe if he wasnt so stupid and greedy he may have........

Also something dosnt add up. The article state he had 3250 gallons worth of tanks in the trailer. If full that would be 19500 lbs. worth of gasoline. It dsnt look klike that trailer or truck would be able to hold or pull that much.

fintek9
10-19-2007, 08:16 AM
I'll try to go bye there today (where he lives / worked) and take a picture of the place 'jus fer the hellofit :D
I know where it's at ...
All right.... our own Giraldo Rivera on the scene!!!:)

atlfootr
10-24-2007, 06:40 PM
All right.... our own Giraldo Rivera on the scene!!!:)
OK follks, I took a snap shot of the guy's work location as I drove past this afternoon. :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
10-24-2007, 09:07 PM
OK follks, I took a snap shot of the guy's work location as I drove past this afternoon. :rolleyes:


Rexdog1 must not be buying many VW parts from him to keep him from stealing gas!:D

atlfootr
10-24-2007, 09:21 PM
I saw that, but did you also see the 3 green cylinder tanks in the back of the lot :confused:
Could those of been for the use in his second trailer :confused:

94PS190
10-25-2007, 08:40 AM
Does gas have the same density as water? 8 pounds per gallon? 8 X 3250 =26,000#. He must have had heavy duty springs on that trailer.

drbesvold1
10-25-2007, 08:51 AM
hey skidog what do u say about stealing gas out of that deep pockets tmc from his m/c at cms we would never have to go to the pump while we are there we can drink beers all day long lol jk tmc

captain planet
10-25-2007, 10:08 AM
Does gas have the same density as water? 8 pounds per gallon? 8 X 3250 =26,000#. He must have had heavy duty springs on that trailer.
No, gasoline only weighs 6 lbs. per gallon 6 X 3250=19500

atlfootr
10-25-2007, 10:48 AM
No, gasoline only weighs 6 lbs. per gallon 6 X 3250=19500 Either way you go weight wise, it'd have to be a big enough trailer to haul it in ... hence the double axel's :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
10-25-2007, 11:00 AM
No, gasoline only weighs 6 lbs. per gallon 6 X 3250=19500

Ready Reference Files

Weight of One Gallon (U.S.) of Water, Gasoline, and Ethanol (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/)


1 gallon of water equals 8.33 lbs.
1 gallon of gasoline equals 5.8 to 6.5 lbs.
1 gallon of ethanol equals 6.59 lbs.Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy. Fuel From Farms: a Guide to Small Scale Ethanol Production. May 1980. Page D-3.
Verified by: JT, 9/98

atlfootr
10-25-2007, 11:05 AM
He had 3 of these inside the trailer ...

http://tbo.com/video/xml/MGBOKWLNW7F.html

captain planet
10-25-2007, 11:06 AM
Either way you go weight wise, it'd have to be a big enough trailer to haul it in ... hence the double axel's :rolleyes:
NOt only that, he better of had a STRONG support system for the tanks he had in the trailer to keep them from coming loose. :eek3:

atlfootr
10-25-2007, 11:14 AM
I wonder wherethehell he stole the trailer from :confused:

TMCNo1
10-25-2007, 11:16 AM
Either way you go weight wise, it'd have to be a big enough trailer to haul it in ... hence the double axel's :rolleyes:

According to www.trailerseast.com (http://www.trailerseast.com), a 28' to 30' tandem axle trailer tag along trailer, with the proper weight axles rated @15k lbs. each, proper # of lug nuts per hub on those axles, wheel size and tire size/load range it can carry up to 30,000 pounds less the weight of the trailer, approximately 27,000lbs as a nominal weight carrying capacity max.