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Title: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 11, 2008, 04:59:59 PM
The Tuesday before Thanksgiving I won the high bid on a semi trailer for storage from an online auction.  I was not allowed to inspect the trailer but the pictures showed stuff on the trailer.  I do not trust pictures of things like that so I bid on it as an empty trailer.  It cost me a little over 750.00 total plus I gave a friend 150 to tow it home yesterday.  It took a while to get it because it was at a power plant and clearance was needed to get to it.  It also came with a aluminum landing and steps too.

Well when I looked in it before we pushed the steps on I saw that it is loaded with electrical contractor tools and supplies.  I will be delving into it tomorrow to see what exactly there is but there is literally a ton of copper wire on it to start with plus a couple of Knack jobsite toolboxes also.  I will post more info tomorrrow. ;)
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: Tim L on December 11, 2008, 05:07:36 PM
Nice score ! good for you.
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: Burlkraft on December 11, 2008, 06:10:03 PM
Doug....Buddy....wudda ya gonna do with them tool boxes  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 11, 2008, 06:13:28 PM
Not sure but I will probably not be keeping them. ;) :) :) :)
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: Burlkraft on December 11, 2008, 06:15:13 PM
Let me know. I sure could use one and if I bought one it would be a good excuse to come to Michigan again  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 11, 2008, 06:24:50 PM
I will.

As for the rest of the stuff I bought, I bought the trailer for storage so I need an empty trailer. ::)  I am sure there will be alot for sale. ;D
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: easymoney on December 11, 2008, 07:32:44 PM
you never know how a sale will go. i am addicted to auction sales. sometimes there is real good bargains. a few months ago i bought all the contents of a storage trailer for $50.00 i got quite a few items i could use. sold the remainder for over $1,000.00 for scrap. my latest was a bank repo sale. i got a 02 pontiac grand am that needed a good cleaning and tires. runs good for $800.00 sometimes the problem with auctions is dragging your prixes home after the sale.
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 11, 2008, 09:24:39 PM
I will takes lots of pics and post them here so everyone can join in the fun.  I am sure there will be things I will need help in naming their use so we will have fun with that too.  And when the selling starts it will be posted here as well.

You know things like this can really make your day.  It can be a little like winning the lottery. 8) :D :D
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: oakiemac on December 11, 2008, 10:32:51 PM
Doug, you sound like you are my new best friend! ;D

Need any help storing some of the "junk" let me know.
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 11, 2008, 10:42:05 PM
you never know how a sale will go. i am addicted to auction sales. sometimes there is real good bargains.  sometimes the problem with auctions is dragging your prixes home after the sale.


I hear you on that plus the 'what do you need all that junk for' routine is common too.
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 11, 2008, 10:43:22 PM
Oakiemac,  I will be thinking about you when I dive in tomorrow. ;D
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: oakiemac on December 12, 2008, 07:31:15 PM
Good luck on the dive. Let us know what you come up with.
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: Ironwood on December 12, 2008, 09:28:48 PM
At times I have bought sooo many bargin ______ (fill in the blank) at sales I got tired of carrying it home  ;D As my one economics college prof would say I exceeded my "utiles" of need, or as us humans would say,  no more utility in hauling more home.  ;D

 Ironwood
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 13, 2008, 10:16:05 PM
So far tools are lite in there.  Seeing they can walk off easy I am not surprised.  I found a sawzall and a hammer drill that work but they are needed here.  A few lineman's tools my brother has claimed.  There is alot of wire, rope, conduit, connectors, and bolts in there.  here is two jobsite boxes.  Pics will follow after I upload them. :)
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 13, 2008, 10:45:00 PM
 It is a mess in there. ;D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12213/100_0825.jpg)




(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12213/100_0826.jpg)




(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12213/100_0827.jpg)



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12213/100_0828.jpg)


Here is a shot with both jobsite boxes in it.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12213/100_0833.jpg)




(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12213/100_0834.jpg)
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: DanG on December 13, 2008, 11:01:26 PM
DanG, Doug! :o

DanG

ps: are you sure yer guy didn't pull out with the wrong trailer?
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: farmerdoug on December 13, 2008, 11:02:41 PM
It was the only one left. :D :D :D
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: isawlogs on December 13, 2008, 11:22:47 PM

 You know you in a sad predicament when you need to buy a storage trailer to empty and store the goodies in the trailer you bought for storage .  :-\   :D  :D
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: thecfarm on December 14, 2008, 08:17:00 AM
I heard of box lots at auction.But this is way better.Just like Christmas.
Title: Re: A semi storage trailer
Post by: OneWithWood on December 15, 2008, 11:54:16 AM
it's kinda like a box of chocolates... :)