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Right in the middle of a home improvement project you realize you need to go to Home Depot to get something to finish the job. Depending on your age, you might do the following...

In your 20's:
Stop, Shower, change clothes cause you might like the cute girl running the register.

In your 30's:
Stop, wash hands and change clothes cause the cute girl at the register might be the kid sister of someone you know.

In your 40's:
Stop, change shirt, shoes and put on hat. The cute girl at the register might know your daughter and you don't want to embarrass her.

In your 50's:
Stop, wipe hands on shirt, put on hat. After you get back to your car realize cute girl at register was only being polite.

In your 60's:
Stop, no hat needed any more, girl at register might be cute but you don't know because you don't have your glasses on.

In your 70's:
Stop, wait to go to Home Depot when your prescription is ready at Walgreens. Cute girl at register reminds you of your granddaughter.

In your 80's:
Stop, start again, then stop again. Remember you needed to go to Home Depot. Go to Walmart instead and can't remember what you needed. Went to school with the old lady greeter at the front door.

In your 90's:
Fart and think someone called your name.
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Pete, it must be a big relief to know the trailer is OK. I bet a trailer like that cost over two thousand dollars!
I gave 34K for it new in Dec. 2005. Been payed off for 3 years or so.
Probably time for a new one but no payments is a good thing

Ordered my Michigan oversize permit yesterday morning at 8am
Still haven't gotten it
I'm hoping to unload today.....got 267 miles to go.
$417.00 spent on permits so far (MI. not included)
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Tried to edit in a picture above but guess i'm not smart enough to figure it out.
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Pete, I am curious. I have a question about your trailer. What sort of realistic useful life does a trailer like that have? How many miles or is it measured in years.

Obviously the things like wheels & tires and wheel bearings and brakes get replaced every so often. I am sure the air bags need maintenance and replacement. The pivot attachment has wear and maintenance. What else wears out on a flat bed trailer? Is it just rust and corrosion that ultimately kills a trailer?

I know almost as much about simi-trailers as I do nuclear power. I understand the basic concept but not much about the real long term operation of either.

I presume at some point it is logical to replace the entire trailer with a new one rather that repair an old one. But unless it is damaged in an accident is would seem like it is logical to keep fixing little wear items. Obviously it is a business and not an emotional attachment like and old 911.
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So your rig is not an 18 wheeler is is a 22 wheeler.

I bet that crane causes some nice wind drag.
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My wife took off work today, tomorrow and Tuesday. Since Monday is a holiday she gets a extra extra real long weekend.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RKDinOKC View Post
Right in the middle of a home improvement project you realize you need to go to Home Depot to get something to finish the job. Depending on your age, you might do the following...

In your 20's:
Stop, Shower, change clothes cause you might like the cute girl running the register.

In your 30's:
Stop, wash hands and change clothes cause the cute girl at the register might be the kid sister of someone you know.

In your 40's:
Stop, change shirt, shoes and put on hat. The cute girl at the register might know your daughter and you don't want to embarrass her.

In your 50's:
Stop, wipe hands on shirt, put on hat. After you get back to your car realize cute girl at register was only being polite.

In your 60's:
Stop, no hat needed any more, girl at register might be cute but you don't know because you don't have your glasses on.

In your 70's:
Stop, wait to go to Home Depot when your prescription is ready at Walgreens. Cute girl at register reminds you of your granddaughter.

In your 80's:
Stop, start again, then stop again. Remember you needed to go to Home Depot. Go to Walmart instead and can't remember what you needed. Went to school with the old lady greeter at the front door.

In your 90's:
Fart and think someone called your name.
about the time i turned 30, i skipped right to about 50.
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If I am in the middle of a project it does not bother me one iota to go to the store while I am sweaty and dirty. I only clean up enough to not get the seats in my car dirty.
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yep. i get just clean enough not to mess up the car i am taking and leave. i might put my hair back into a pony-tail, once my hands are clean.
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That puts you in the 50's category. Along with myself I might add.
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If have OCD:
Stop, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, turn around three times, wash hands, clean house.
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My wife has been mad at me for going to the parts store while wearing old grease stained clothes. More than a few of my shirts are designated as yard work or car work clothes. Sometimes the clothes look dirty but that is all stains from previous projects. I simply don't see the purpose in changing into a nicer t-shirt to go the the auto parts store and then have to change back again after I get home.
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well, the 951 lives. it did blow a bit of gas soaked paper towel out the tail pipe. and it does seem that the whole adventure was initiated due to a loose oil filler cap. thanks for the support, guys.

let the hazing begin....

d.
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Time for you to finally move up to changing your car's blinker fluid. Isn't DiY grand?
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already changed the blinker fluid. the gas soaked paper towels lubricated the muffler bearings. i should be good to go.
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