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Old 03-13-2009, 11:27 AM   #15
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When removing the "beautiful" shag carpeting from the 1978 Argosy Minuet, I found many rivet shafts under the padding. Obviously there is no time available to sweep these up.
Same with our 67 AS: Tons of rivet shafts. Oh, and one large, convex washer that made a lump in the carpet right in front of the kitchen sink.

The one good thing I found was a nice adjustable wrench, which was trapped under the heater vent at the back of the rig. It is one of those very small ones, pretty difficult to find.


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Old 03-13-2009, 11:28 AM   #16
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While working on our 75 model...I pulled out our sofa bed and holy cow!



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Old 03-13-2009, 11:53 AM   #17
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Don & Claudia, Tell what you found on the frame of your flying cloud. I think it is neat and I will put my signature and date somewhere on my renovations, not garbage.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #18
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Once I bought an Econoline van that had a persistent rattle that the dealer "couldn't find" ... once I took off the right had door liner panel, I found a Coke bottle left inside the door and was bouncing around in there. I think it was before bottle deposit came along, so I didn't get my dime for it!
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #19
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I am not sure if these people live in a trailer but I thought that it was along the same lines as found things.


Pet cat found in used couch


SPOKANE, Washington (NBC) -- A Washington state couple got more than they paid for when they recently bought a couch at a thrift store.


The pet cat from the couch's previous owner has crawled inside the couch just before it was taken to a Spokane thrift store and stayed in there for three weeks until the couple found it.
The couple contacted the local media in Spokane who ran a story and was able to track down the owners.
The family says they are happy to have their pet back at home.

KSN.com - Also in the news - Video - Pet cat found in used couch
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #20
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Can you imagine the odor of the poor cat in the couch for three weeks?

They paid $27 for it and got more than they bargained for.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:56 PM   #21
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Rivet Not Trash, but Shows Poor Workmanship

Check out the crimp in the gas line to my refrigerator I found hidden under the floor of the compartment!
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:14 PM   #22
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How can anyone have a couch for 3 weeks and not know a cat is hidden in it? If the cat is quiet, hard to believe, the smell… Maybe the couch was thrown in with a bong.

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This is a good one. A friend had a Georgie Boy Motor Home. From the very beginning there was a persistent shimmy in the front end. The dealer tried everything, alignment, replacing ball joints and bearings, etc. Finally someone said "let's try some new tires", and low and behold, when the left front tire came off the was a Coke can stuffed inside it! Things DO NOT go better with Coke!

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Where is the QC?
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This is a good one. A friend had a Georgie Boy Motor Home. From the very beginning there was a persistent shimmy in the front end. The dealer tried everything, alignment, replacing ball joints and bearings, etc. Finally someone said "let's try some new tires", and low and behold, when the left front tire came off the was a Coke can stuffed inside it! Things DO NOT go better with Coke!

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I hope the commercial aircraft manufactures are not this lax in the cleanup.
True story from many years ago when a new fighter aircraft was beginning production. (I think it was the F-14--the story was in Aviation Week.)

Production was way behind schedule and the president of the company called a big meeting on the factory floor. He asked the workers, "What do you need to speed up production?"

A worker shouted out, "We need a fixture to turn the whole airplane over and shake it."

The president said, "You got it", and they made the fixture ASAP.

The first time a worker dropped a tool into an inaccessible place they picked up the airplane, turned it over and shook it. Not only did the offending tool come out--but also a shower of other tools, hardware, etc.

From then on they shook out all the airplanes coming down the line whether they needed it or not. And it turned out most of them needed it.

Fortunately we seldom pull negative Gs with our trailers!
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Don't know if this is a true story or not, but years ago whenever an "executive lease car" came down the line at Ford, it got special treatment. Usually a coke bottle in the rocker panel, or some other hard to diagnose rattle.

The same thing may have happened at Fisher Body and Chrysler too.
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