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High River family says RV stolen while rebuilding flood damaged home

04/10/2015 11:08 EDT | Updated 06/11/2015 05:59 EDT
A High River family hopes thieves will return their fifth-wheel trailer, because they need to live in it this fall.

"It's a loss because we've already been through so much," said Amanda Bekkering.

"Our house was flooded two years ago. We re-modelled, but the black mould came back. So we had to demolish the house," she said.

Bekkering says since the 2013 flood, she has "used every insurance policy except for life." 

She and her husband Corey Doherty, their three children and three dogs have been living in rental accommodation while they rebuild their Hampton Hills home.

But their lease is up in October and their plan was to live in their RV. Bekkering says it was stolen on Tuesday from the lot they were storing it on.

"They had taken it right through the back chain-linked fence," she said.

The family posted an ad on Kijiji on April 7. In it, the family tells the thieves to "keep the quads, TVs, etc ... but please for the love of God leave the camper somewhere where it can be returned." 

The ad has received close to 90,000 views. Bekkering is overwhelmed by the response.

"We have people calling us, driving on the highway saying, 'I'm driving behind a fifth wheel right now, what is the plate number? I'm going to call the RCMP and see if this is your trailer.' It's just amazing," she said.

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