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Old 05-28-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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What things have you found in your trailer?

Just beginning to remove the interior today. While ripping out the carpet I found a pair of men's whitie tighties in the hidden hamper behind the toilet. 😝. What have you found?

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Old 05-28-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Wrench behind the furnace...

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Old 05-28-2015, 09:38 PM   #3
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Three long time expired credit cards when I pulled the front couch.

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Old 05-28-2015, 10:02 PM   #4
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Matchbox cars... no there were no Airstream models... drat...
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:05 PM   #5
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A red Mark-A-Lot marker between the floor plywood and the crossmember.

It had worn a perfect form fitting hole in the insulation. It still worked well after being there for forty two years.

I used it in the trailers reconstruction.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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A nice carpenter's level inside a cabinet. Since we bought the trailer new, it was a little bonus from the factory. I still use that level because the quality is better than what I had bought myself.

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Old 05-29-2015, 12:23 AM   #7
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PO didn't have the keys when I bought, I found the full set under the sink when I took the cabinets out.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:59 AM   #8
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My parents gave us their '92 25' Classic in 2001. In about 2007 I removed the pantry to add some metal to the wall. Behind the pantry, I found some packaged cinnamon rolls dated 1994! They must have had a lot of preservatives because they didn't taste too bad!!
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:36 AM   #9
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My AS came without keys too. I was vacuuming up a pile of insulation and rat droppings from under my kitchen sink and heard a metallic rattle going up the hose. Stopped the shop-vac, checked the canister, and found 2 keys on a small ring. Man, was I excited when I tested them and found they fit every lock on my trailer! That was a good find. I also found about a dozen 7.62mm rifle rounds scattered around the trailer.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:38 AM   #10
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Sprung mouse trap with clinging petrified mouse tail between the hot water tank and front bed. No sign of the rest of the mouse.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:52 AM   #11
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A packaged of rice spaghetti from Traders Joe in my sliding pantry. I know there are more treasures in my 1995 excella 1000. A package of pedigree dog food fell some where behind my pantry. I wonder what else is there and what fell behind my overstuffed dresser drawers. Also behind the shelf under the kitchen sink, I can't get to any of these places.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:19 PM   #12
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In 1972, I bought a 1960 canned ham (a wood frame trailer) -- in perfect condition (which should not come as a surprise since it was only 12 years old). In a galley drawer was a complete set of greased, new wheel bearings wrapped in wax paper...
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:52 PM   #13
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My first Airstream, a '67 Caravelle, found a curler and a token to the '67 Yakima Fair, behind the water heater.

In my current '66 Safari, a magnetic key box in the rear bumper compartment, with the other original key!
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:33 PM   #14
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Hmmmm besides finding NO flooring in the cargo bay under some corrugated tin??? Nothing. And thus the reno began!

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