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Old 06-04-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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Having purchased two FG trailers within the past year, I have found unexpected "things" left in the trailers.

The first one was a nice "unexpected thing" - the sellers (members of the forum) furnished clean linens, new pillows and cases for me to use on my way home because they knew I was camping!

I've heard other stories from members on this forum. Would anyone care to share?
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Old 06-04-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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Hmmm...

In the Boler:
Tent pegs, misc trash, rope.

In the Esterel:
A portapotty, ice cream cone shaped lights (ugh!), toilet paper, original sales brochure manuals and sales receipt (cool!).

In the PlayPac:
A few rolls of carpet (former owner was gonna redo the trailer) which I ended up putting on the walls.

In an Apache pop-up:
Coleman inflatable mattress, several feather pillows

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Old 06-04-2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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In my first fiberglass trailer (13' Scamp) the previous owners left: plates, silverware, cups, bowls, salt & pepper shakes, corn cob holders, tablecloth weights, tablecloth, potholders, towels, washclothes, quilt, portapotti, pots & pans, bottle jacks, etc.

My current trailer (19' Scamp 5th wheel), plates, cups, bowls, combination microwave/toaster oven, a large plastic tub to care cords, etc in, memory foam topper, longer TV cable, etc.

I have been greatly bless with what others have left so now that my 13 footer is sold I am planning on leaving what I can in it for the next owner.

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Old 06-04-2006, 01:42 PM   #4
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In mine, a brand new porta potty, and one of those butane portable stoves. Brand new. The folks walked into thier garage and tried to give me BRAND NEW camping items like lanterns, coolers and just about everything they had still in a box.

They would not take "No" for an answer. "You'll need these!" I graciously accepted because it was important to them to "Gift" me. I gave the stove to a friend that needed it, and regifted the PP to the nice folks that bought my Coleman Colorado Pop Up.

The best gift tho, is the occasional call I get about my health. The gentleman that sold it to me is a cancer survivor too!
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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My first trailer, a 1971 Compact Junior was completely stripped bare, so the previous owner could use it as a utility hauler.

My current trailer, a 1978 Fiber Stream came completely equipped. The previous owner used it for full time living when his first wife divorced him. He put it up for sale upon re-marrying, and left everything inside:

weight distribution hitch components (except ball mount)
friction sway bar
4 ton hydraulic jack
4 each stabilizing jack stands
5 gallon water "jerry can"
5 gallon "Port-A-Way'st" dump tote
300 watt inverter
Melamine Dishes (complete service for 4)
silverware
old pots & pans
5" 12 volt Black&White TV
Twin sheets & pillow (soiled)
very old canned "goods" (pork&beans, etc.)
both black & gray holding tanks completely full
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:13 PM   #6
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What a good topic. We got, among other things, a full size tv antenna like you would put on a house. It was as long and as wide as the trailer itself. They drilled thru the side wall and inside fiberglass over the sink and kind of bolted it on. We decided to change that. And some batman curtains which I'll probably sell on ebay someday and make a fortune...pay for the trailer and all my camping trips. We kinda got the trailer from hell and paid too much for it but it is beautiful now and we love it.
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:35 PM   #7
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We agree - fun topic! Thanx for starting this, Raunie.

Our 1993 Scamp 13 was immaculate ... the best gift of all, eh? The seller included a HUGE wrench for different sized hitch-ball and newly sewn curtains of Sunbrella fabric. Later, we found in one of the cubbies a string of flamingo lights. I think I sent them back to the seller, but if I unearth them as we prepare to sell our home, they might go to Christi V for her decor (smile).

Looking forward to next posts. Happy camping - L 'n D
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Having purchased two FG trailers within the past year, I have found unexpected "things" left in the trailers.

The first one was a nice "unexpected thing" - the sellers (members of the forum) furnished clean linens, new pillows and cases for me to use on my way home because they knew I was camping!

I've heard other stories from members on this forum. Would anyone care to share?
i found 200 pennys in the built in ashtray!!!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:18 PM   #9
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Don't get me started about pennies! They were stuck in the grunge everywhere! Canadian pennies!
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:48 PM   #10
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In my Casita:

TV with VHS (we gave it to our son).

Microwave oven (we still have it in the Casita but have only used it once).

Maps of Georgia.

Water Purifier.

Sway bar.

Chocks.

Colored lanterns for the awning.

Tablecloth.

Foot mat for the door.

(I'm probably forgetting some stuff.)
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:21 PM   #11
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My sellers didn't leave me anything of value, but an extremely clean, freshly washed and waxed trailer...and I was very grateful.

They did leave me a laminated check list. The kind that's needed on what to do when first setting up and what to do to break camp and hookup to pull out. Since I was a first time trailer owner (AND DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS FORUM), I was more than pleased to have something to refer to. Coooool!
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:37 PM   #12
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This is fun!

My first Casita was trashed when I bought it, so everything that was left behind was sent to the dump including the pair of boxers I found wedged between the wheel well and the bottom of the closet.

The 78 Scamp though came fully loaded. I already had most everything that I needed but I did salvage some cool things including some pots and pans, and a brand new inflatable raft still in the box taht we used on the Frio River in TX a time or 2!!

The 84 Scamp, well most of you know its story - came with a whole lot of trash and not much treasure but I did find a neat canister sorta thing in it that I can't get the top open to and don't know what it was for orginally! Doubt it is worth anything, but it matches the decor so I might keep it for something. Oh, almost forgot the best part, there was a small crowbar and a nail puller in the trailer too- I found plenty of uses for those!
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:18 PM   #13
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Don't get me started about pennies! They were stuck in the grunge everywhere! Canadian pennies!
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:20 PM   #14
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Jaye, you're so innovative, I just know you tried WD 40 on the cannister - right?

It does fit your motif whether it opens or not!

I started this subject, and I'm really enjoying it!

Though they haven't chimed in yet, 2 of the forum members received their fg's with dirty linen, and other "assorted accessories" -- Use your imagination!
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