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Old 03-03-2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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A couple weeks ago, I removed the large and bulky stock rear dinette table from my Burro. I set it on edge outside, leaning against the tongue.

THAT nite, it snowed. Table edge sits in a few inches of snow, sucking up water. Well, thats a gonner.. oh well.

I have left it there, planning on measuring it then moving it to the trash.

I was away on a bidnez trip all week. When I got home on thursday.. it was gone

Who would want a soggy heavy partical board table???

Some folks will take anything.

Proves the theory that if you don't want something, set it outside and someone will steal it. Saves me a trip to the dump.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:14 AM   #2
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did you get the measurements you needed Gina?

I have a friend that told me if I ever needed to get rid of anything, to haul it out to the front yard and put a "For Sale" sign on it....someone will think because I THINK it's valuable...it must be worth stealing

He got rid of an old toilet that way
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:22 AM   #3
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Gina,
How true. But only if it's free. At the utility company where I worked, a mater reader took what he thought was a discarded lawnmower from the alley. Turns out the homeowner set it there to change the oil. It was all resolved satisfactorily with a quick phone call to the local police ! Now are you going to replace it with a lighter weight table?
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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I can't remember whether someone told me this or I read it somewhere (maybe here!), but a reputed way to get rid of your trash is to wrap it carefully in a cardboard box and put it in the open bed of your pickup. Supposedly someone will take it pretty quickly. I know that wouldn't work out here cuz EVERYBODY has a pickup loaded with tools, etc., and nothing ever gets stolen.
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
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Nah, I didn't get the measurements, but it is easy enuff to do from the inside of the trailer. Measure the catch rails for it. I don't plan on using that as a dinette anyway, so it's not an "In a hurry" thing.

They left the old battery sitting under the tongue. Thats 5 bucks in core charge!
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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I can't remember whether someone told me this or I read it somewhere (maybe here!), but a reputed way to get rid of your trash is to wrap it carefully in a cardboard box and put it in the open bed of your pickup. Supposedly someone will take it pretty quickly. I know that wouldn't work out here cuz EVERYBODY has a pickup loaded with tools, etc., and nothing ever gets stolen.
And you can leave your house unlocked and the keys in the truck! Life is good everywhere, but some places are better than others.

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Life IS good, Vivian and I really like it here! Even when buffalo eat my phone line and mountain lions leave tracks in my driveway.
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Gina:

That's strange!! I've got one sitting in my garage that could be the spitting image of the one you need. Taking up valuable space, it is. Shipping and handling only $739.99. I've no use for it.
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People will take anything. Someone I know put a nice looking room size carpet out for the garbage, and someone came by and took it thinking they were getting a nice piece of carpet. I am sure they were very surprised if they went to install it (a mentally challanged person had peed on it many times and it really reaked).
Yep, people will take anything.
Sorry you lost your table. Those tables just are no good in the rain or snow. I warped one just leaving it out over night and it was dewey outside.
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It really is no big loss. I hated it. Weighs a ton!
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Out here in California, theft is common. Private security is becoming common place in many neighborhoods. If someone steals your tools or whatever, go to the local swap meet and you may find it for sale along with everyone else's stolen property. I have never seen so many construction power tools for sale by people who do not even know exactly what they are! Welcome to the new century!
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We live on a busy country road and often put stuff out with a "Free" sign or a For Sale sign, depending on what we want. We make bets to see how long before it goes, either sold or or the free stuff taken.

One day last summer we put an old lawn mover out, that had died months ago. We put it at the end of of the driveway and went to work. We forgot to put the "free" sign on it.
Someone stopped and was putting it into his truck when my 13 year old son went outside. The fellow asked how much it was, my son knew nothing about is, so just said $30, got the money and went back inside.



Sometimes it is best to put a price on it...Then people think they are actually getting a deal!

Let me know what you do to replace your table...I hate those heavy clunkers.
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well, I have unjustly accused!

I found the table, flat on it's back, under a foot of snow! The snowplow buried it. The wind must have blown it over and the plow finished the hiding job.

Dang! NOW I have to go to the dump!
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Just put it out front with a FOR SALE sign!
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