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Old 07-31-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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How much trash will fit in an Airstream?

Would you believe 2,000 pounds!

Attached is a photo of most of the trash and debris we pulled out of the '61 Ambassador trailer we recently acquired.

The 28' interior of the trailer was filled from top to bottom and front to back with trash and debris. I weighed some of the bags of trash to help with estimating the total poundage.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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Oh that poor Airstream (and poor you!) Now the recovery can begin...
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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Did you find Jimmy Hoffa in there?
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:31 AM   #4
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Such a nice trailer, what a shame what it was being used for.....
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Ewwwwwwwwwwwww! What a waste of a good trailer. Glad you got her so you can nurse her back to health...
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I am guessing that the phrase "Hey honey let's make a run to the dump" was never heard in the household of the PO. Any live stock in that mess?

By the way I seem to have misplaced one Nikes size 11 white. Let me know if it turns up.
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Holy Smokes!!! What a shame. Good on you for rescuing it.
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Looks like one of Judge Crater's missing briefcases in the front of the picture.
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Mouse tale...

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...Any live stock in that mess?...
As a matter of fact there was!

About 125 miles into our homeward trip with the trailer, we stopped for gas and noticed everyone staring at us and pointing at our trailer as we pulled into the station. We did look like the "Clampetts" so I chalked it up to people just gawking at our dirty trailer and proceeded to close my eyes to catch a few minutes of sleep while hubby attended to gassing up. Then the words, "Did you lose your pet mouse?", penetrated my sleep haze. I jumped up and ran out of the truck to see the tail end of a mouse disappearing into the hitch assembly. I cannot even imagine where he was hiding for the last 100 miles of our road trip while we were traveling at an average speed of 60 mph!

We poked around a bit but didn't see the mouse after that so we assumed he abandoned the trailer. We finished gassing up and proceeded the remaining 15 miles to our home. As I was backing the trailer into our driveway with hubby directing me with a flashlight, he caught a flash of movement out of the side of his eye by the trailer hitch. He moved the flashlight over to see what it was and it was our wayward mouse jumping from the hitch assembly and onto the ground. He scampered around in circles for a minute, probably trying to escape the flashlight beam focused on him. A moment later, he disappeared into the tall grass along our property line. We never saw him again.

So, mouse and trailer made it home safely!
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oh yuck, yuck and double yuck. You are a braver soul than I!
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wholly crappe!!!


can't believe you dragged all that home with you.

have you got a way to get rid of it?
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As a matter of fact there was!

About 125 miles into our homeward trip with the trailer, we stopped for gas and noticed everyone staring at us and pointing at our trailer as we pulled into the station. We did look like the "Clampetts" so I chalked it up to people just gawking at our dirty trailer and proceeded to close my eyes to catch a few minutes of sleep while hubby attended to gassing up. Then the words, "Did you lose your pet mouse?", penetrated my sleep haze. I jumped up and ran out of the truck to see the tail end of a mouse disappearing into the hitch assembly. I cannot even imagine where he was hiding for the last 100 miles of our road trip while we were traveling at an average speed of 60 mph!

We poked around a bit but didn't see the mouse after that so we assumed he abandoned the trailer. We finished gassing up and proceeded the remaining 15 miles to our home. As I was backing the trailer into our driveway with hubby directing me with a flashlight, he caught a flash of movement out of the side of his eye by the trailer hitch. He moved the flashlight over to see what it was and it was our wayward mouse jumping from the hitch assembly and onto the ground. He scampered around in circles for a minute, probably trying to escape the flashlight beam focused on him. A moment later, he disappeared into the tall grass along our property line. We never saw him again.

So, mouse and trailer made it home safely!
My Cat loves mice!


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