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Old 01-05-2018, 03:46 PM   #21
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Hopefully they were on their way to a junk yard and it was close by. Very dangerous situation. Can't believe it could even move.
If I can just get it to the fairgrounds, I know I can win the demolition derby and win enough to get me a new one.
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:51 PM   #22
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Camper racers sing this song,
Doo Dah! Doo Dah!
Nurse this sucker all day long,
Oh the Doo Dah Day!

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Old 01-05-2018, 04:54 PM   #23
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That was my first idea, too. But then I had the thought that most people with the wherewithal to properly recycle an end-of-life RV (as opposed to just letting it rot away somewhere) wouldn't attempt to move it on a highway. A flatbed trailer or calling a professional scrapper would be much safer.

We may never know...
Good luck trying to sell a trailer for scrap as no one will take it unless you pay them
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:06 PM   #24
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up grades

I took this one in Edmonton .It had BC plates on it.looks like they are full timing in it.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:24 PM   #25
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My home built, rescued from a church after it failed a state police inspection. Did some mechanical work then bought an old aluminum camper (not as bad as the one in first post) unscrewed the walls and took the insides out for my camper. Sold the scrap aluminum and trailer for more than I paid by a few bucks.

Slept 9, has shower, toilet, microwave, storage up the wazoo, 90 gallon water capacity and got 6 mpg loaded or empty. Had a big engine and a really low 1st gear. That Colorado trip did about 7 passes over 10,000 feet. Slowly (both up and down) but did them. Wolf Creek was the most fun, dear wife was a having kittens. There was also a little dirt route between Gunnison and Buena Vista was pretty nice too. Smartest thing I did was install a second window washer tank to spray water on the radiator for those long climbs. :-)


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Old 01-05-2018, 05:28 PM   #26
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Good luck trying to sell a trailer for scrap as no one will take it unless you pay them
That's what I meant when I said it takes a person with wherewithal ("the money or other means needed for a particular purpose").

When a friend offered to take an '89 Toyota motorhome with a badly leaking overcab compartment and weak drivetrain off my hands, I signed over the title and said, "it's all yours." I want to make sure I am not left holding the short straw at the end!
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:19 PM   #27
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"But honey, I got such a good deal on this trailer!"
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:44 PM   #28
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NO No just some duck tape.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:26 PM   #29
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Not sure if anyone noticed, but toward the end of the video it appeared the holding tanks ruptured!
Heres to hoping it wasnt the BLACK tank!
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:29 AM   #30
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Needs a right rear tail light.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:47 PM   #31
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Not sure if anyone noticed, but toward the end of the video it appeared the holding tanks ruptured!
Heres to hoping it wasnt the BLACK tank!
If you look closely at the middle of the tape the road has wet looking streak in the middle of the road if that is what you are seeing. Re-watched the video and you are right. It is a tank at the end and I see TP. Yuck! Good eyes.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:55 PM   #32
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That's nothing a few rolls of duct tape can't fix good as new... ish. In the hands of a professional of course
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:34 PM   #33
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This rig may not pass inspection. Click for video to see it actually rolling/sliding down the road. And I think I disagree with calling the driver a brave soul. Other adjectives come to mind. ;-)

Perhaps they need a high quality sealant on the seams. It might be a bit leaky as is.

John
My but was really dragging on that trip. I've since proped up the rear with match sticks and elmers.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:15 PM   #34
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Here in PDX they’re called ‘Zombie RVs’. People can’t scrap them so they end up being acquired by homeless folks. They move from area to area when people start complaining or when there’s a police crackdown.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:28 PM   #35
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awww, just wedge a skateboard under the back, no problem!
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:05 AM   #36
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Believe it or not that Ford F-250 and slide-in camper is in Chile, South America now. Young couple I follow on UTube
Traveling from Alaska to Argentina in it.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:07 AM   #37
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I took this one in Edmonton .It had BC plates on it.looks like they are full timing in it.

Believe it or not that Ford F-250 and slide-in camper is in Chile, South America now. Young couple I follow on UTube
Traveling from Alaska to Argentina in it.
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