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Old 08-08-2016, 10:16 AM   #1
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Stuff on the Road....

Four more days and we are off to Wyoming!

When pulling a trailer, you must be very observant of not only the condition of the road you are traveling, but what may be ON the road.

- Between Somers, Montana and Kalispell, Montana a bicycle just off the side of the road, but no place to pull over since our trailer was in tow.

- Clothing. Sometimes over a quarter of a mile of clothing. Appear to be clean and laundered. Hats and an occasionally shoe??? How does that happen?

- Wooden chairs. Run over several times and almost always on the side of the highway. Not enough left to glue back together to make a dining room set complete.

- Ladders... luckily they are mangled and off to the side of the highway after numerous hits. Usually in Urban areas. All lengths. None appear to be usable. Aluminum scrap value for highway crews.

- Seat and Couch cushions. Nice ones too! Won't they be surprised? Denver metro area on I-25 is Cushion Territory.

- A Honda generator within 1/8 mile of the RV storage on a curved part of the road. By the time I turned around... it was gone. Titan Road RV Park to the East of Roxborough Park, Colorado.

- Loose tools. Loose wrenches at intersections.

- Wallet. At a stop light we pointed at a wallet on the roof above the driver's door. He avoided eye contact, drove off on the green light and wallet fell to the pavement. Wife picked up wallet, called later when we returned home. Owner recalled 'crazy people' trying to get his attention. No reward. Kansas City, Missouri.

- Spare tires. New tires off the side of the road, obviously from a tire delivery.

- Road Gators. Along the Interstates, although most are already pushed off to the side of the road by traffic... some are large and will cause damage if your Airstream is pulled over them off of 18 wheelers.

- Spare tire from 18 wheeler dropped onto road, rolled towards restaurant and hit side of parked pickup in front of a Shoney's Restaurant in Lees Summit, MO while we were having breakfast.

- Personally. Moving a tall four drawer Oak Dresser from one home to the next, the top drawer fell out... as it was not in the dresser when we arrived at Lees Summit, Missouri from Independence, Missouri. Drove the route to look for drawer, and found it in the median. The two oak pulls showed that they skid on the pavement, grinding some of them off. Clothes was still folded and intact.

My short list. What is yours?
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