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Old 05-22-2007, 09:11 PM   #113
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In our 1st SOB we bought from a 3rd party who had purchased it from an estate. It had been parked for 7 years prior to that when the parents fell ill. No one from the family had touched the MH since. It came fully stocked when we bought it with everything you could ever want in a MH, kinda like stepping into a time warp, unfortunately it was all old and smelly and deteriorated. But the best thing we found was when I had pulled the front kitchen cabinet face frame and found an envelope with $800 worth of American Express Travelers checks already signed the first time, just waiting for the counter signature.

My wife got on the phone with AE and found that they were still valid. So our next task was to track down the family. Turns out we found the son who had the same name as the father and was also the executor of the will. All he had to do was sign the checks and the money was his. We didn't get so much as a thank you from the family

When we bought the 74 AS trailer it had been used as a deer camp for about 10 years. It was total trash inside. We did find an old Playboy magazine and an assortment of beer cans, etc.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:41 PM   #114
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We found a bottle of Coppertone Suntan Lotion. Judging by the bottle design, it's from '64 - '65.
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:22 AM   #115
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I found a dead toothbrush in a slot under the bath sink and a cracker box w/crackers still inside, hidden in an overhead cabinet.No, I didn't test 'em for freshness .
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:44 AM   #116
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100s of the leftovers from pop rivets.
2 PO letter stick on address labels.
Original PO was from Louisiana, kinda fun to look them up and share info.
A brochure from Alberquerque<sp Ballon Fest from 1989, cool since we are going this year.
Lots of creative repairs.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:39 AM   #117
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We didn't get so much as a thank you from the family
No good dead goes unpunished
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:15 AM   #118
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let see here.. When restoring our 53' Flying Cloud we found a nickle from 1953, which we found to be the coolest thing. A aluminum Smokey the Bear coin..... and a whole bunch of dead mice
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:34 AM   #119
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A Picture of the PO and a spider ring

When I was tearing out the front gaucho, I jumped about 6 feet when I thought I spotted a huge black spider. On closer inspection it was some sort of Halloween costume ring but it sure looked real. I also found a photograph of two men standing on a rock in the middle of a koi pond in some place the looked like the northwest. Since Airylle orginially came from Washington state and had only 2 POs I'm thinking it was a picture of the first owners. I keep the picture in her restoration album with pictures of her on the set of Wild Hogs, pictures of the fire that nearly destroyed her and the "before" pics.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:03 PM   #120
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First time we used our brand new trailer we found the dealers bottle of window cleaner in the gas tank storage compartment. We keep it there as its worked out to be a nice easy spot to store it in.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:29 PM   #121
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Hi , great forum. I found the lower half of a set of false teeth. Gave them back to the old gent I bought my airstream from. Said he had been looking high and low for them.He sure looked better with a complete grill.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:25 PM   #122
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Hi , great forum. I found the lower half of a set of false teeth. Gave them back to the old gent I bought my airstream from. Said he had been looking high and low for them.He sure looked better with a complete grill.
Wow, that, I would never expect to find!
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:59 PM   #123
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:29 PM   #124
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When we brought our '49 Spartan Mansion home we cleaned out the worst of the refuse from it's life as guest house/storage shed/ doll collection site. Cleaned out many carpet samples/scraps, assorted trash, mouse skeletons, etc. Pulled remnants of the tar paper "belly pan" off to assess the frame/etc and found tons of nut shells, mouse droppings and nests and a snake skin. Best find though was under the bed. found the 4 unused original baby moon hubcaps still wrapped up in paper and a NOS Warner electric brake controller still in the box.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:50 PM   #125
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I opened the belly pan to repair a black tank/ dump valve leak. Something big fell on me. Something dried and mummified. A huge jack rabbit.

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Old 03-17-2008, 05:41 PM   #126
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I opened the belly pan to repair a black tank/ dump valve leak. Something big fell on me. Something dried and mummified. A huge jack rabbit.

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I'll bet that got your attention!
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