Bosch Scope Lost

Michael from Clinton Mobile Technician Posted   Latest  
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On Saturday afternoon in between Roy and Clinton, Utah the tailgate of my truck fell open and I lost my labscope kit out of the back. It was in a soft sided OGIO case with Bosch embroidered on it. With it I lost all my pressure transducers, micro, low and high amp clamps, back probes, secondary testing wand and so forth. It is a real loss. I have to count my blessings as nothing else other than an electrical cord fell out. I retraced my steps within 20 minutes and did not find it. If anyone sees a like product on Craigs List or at a pawn shop that could be this one, let me know. Serial Number is: 1226VD1656.

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Dean from Albany

 

Owner
 

Mike, sorry to hear that. Hope you come up with it. 

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Lane from Louisville

 

Mobile Technician
 

Man, sorry to hear this. Wish I had more to offer up, but I do have a set of snap-on transducers that are collecting dust in my cart. Have both split adapters as well if you have some form of a snap-on scope. Would be willing to loan to you to help if you're in a pinch. I know they are not the best for the job, but they do work and are just sitting there.

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Michael from Clinton

 

Mobile Technician
 

Thanks Lane,

I have a new PICO that I was going to use along side the Bosch. I have the cable leads, probes and a 10:1 converter. I will have to replace all the transducers and amp clamps. Going into winter is not the best time but I have to count my blessings that all the other tools are still here. I do have some business insurance. I will see what they have to offer.

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Eric from Commack

 

Technical Support Specialist
 

Sorry to hear that. Most of us have lost tools over the years. I recently misplaced a ratchet and a few assorted sockets that I took to a roadside outing. I could not find them for a week and the constant mental anguish and searching was nagging. I never made it past the grief stage. Luckily I found where I stashed them. I can only imagine what you are going through. That is awful.

It made me think about paint penning my phone number on my major equipment or taping a business card to them. 

I truly hope that you recover your lost items.

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Michael from Clinton

 

Mobile Technician
 

Hi Eric,

Having some sort of ID on all the tools I have would be a good idea. I live in a dream world where everyone cares about another and doesn't take crap that does not belong to them. It is the weekend and I should be giving the person or persons who picked up the bag the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they are sincerely seeking who lost the tool. If I did have my name on everything, then it would be much easier to find me. Maybe the police will have good news when I contact them.

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Chris from Commack

 

Diagnostician
 

Man, that sucks. I think losing a tool is far worse than breaking one. The not knowing is what would kill me. I really hope your kit shows up. If I had spares, I would send them your way.

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Marlin from Estacada

 

Technician
 

Ouch! The reality is that more than likely someone is or will be trying to find the owner. My dad left a document case laying on the side of a truck a while back, and totally gave up on trying to find it. Some time later, he received a call from a fuel station manager, who had finally gotten around to opening a case which had been found lying in the ditch. He went there and picked it up with all of the contents.

BTW, what is your pickup? I have read some complaints about Ford powered tailgates opening at random.

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Michael from Clinton

 

Mobile Technician
 

Hi Marlin,

Pickup is a 2015 F150. I built a cover for the bed and there is a slight interference when closing the tailgate. I am pretty sure it just did not latch. It is not powered.

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Marlin from Estacada

 

Technician
 

Got it. I feel for you. I am sure that it feels worse than the actual cost of the tools.

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Hans from Salt Lake City

 

Diagnostician
 

Check out the local facebook groups for that area. I've seen a lot of specific lost and found groups. That stuff is pretty much worthless to anyone else, and there seem to be a lot of do-gooders around here!

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Tom from Santaquin

 

Owner/Technician
 

sorry to here i will keep my eyes open if i am in the area.

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Michael from Clinton

 

Mobile Technician
 

So the scope has not shown up but my insurance company has come through for me. I still have a substantial deductible but far less pain. A shop I sold a scope to a few years ago recently upgraded to a PICO and was willing to sell me the MTS5200 proprietary accessories and MTS5200 for a decent price. I had a PICO that I am just learning, so I ordered AMP clamps and a WPS. I am looking to get The ATG 8 channel too. I really appreciate the support and care given on here about the loss. Having friends that understand means the world. It is kind of like it being a Jeep thing, others just don't understand.

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