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Old 02-21-2006, 01:57 AM
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Stupid Trailering Tricks

It's late, the board's dead, and my better judgement has faded. Therefore, I present this embarassing little tidbit in hopes of squeezing out one last spasm of entertainment for myself tonight.
As luck would have it, My 3 year supply of firewood ran low last week. With the forecast of a 2 day ice storm this weekend, my wife ordered a load of firewood. It was delivered and piled on our 6x10 flatbed trailer so I could stack it where I wanted.
Friday evening, I backed my wife's Trooper around the side of the house to the trailer, hitched up, and left in my own vehicle to avoid being late for work (night shift).
Monday morning, my wife heads out to go to work, only to return a minute later. She said I had left the key on and run her battery down. I just handed her the keys to my car, because at that instant I remembered why the key was on...






















her car was still running when I left it 3 days earlier.

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Old 02-21-2006, 02:06 AM
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wow . . run out of gas?
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:07 AM
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oooo... how full was that tank when it started?
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:19 AM
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My wife is terrible about parking her car with 1/8th tank or less so I'll fill it. For once it might have worked out in my favor, but I really have no idea what was in it. How much gas could a car burn idling for 3 days?

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:34 AM
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My wife is terrible about parking her car with 1/8th tank or less so I'll fill it. For once it might have worked out in my favor, but I really have no idea what was in it. How much gas could a car burn idling for 3 days?
That has got to be the funniest thing I have ever heard.... It is only that funny because I'm not sure how I've lived 30+ years and NOT done that yet.
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:26 AM
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:26 AM
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I have done something simular....

A few years ago I went out to lunch from work. When I got back a co worker was in the parking lot looking for someone to jumpstart his car because he left his lights on that morning. While giving him a hard time and laughing at him, I parked beside his car, left mine running and got out my jumper cables and got him going. Of course giving him a good razzing the entire time for being so dumb to leave his lights on.

3 hours later someone came to the front door of the busines stating there was a car on fire in the parking lot.
Everybody ran outside to see my car smoking and steaminging. Yes I forgot to shut it off, and it was still running and the fan had quit and it had overheated beyond believe.

Needless to say, I am still hearing about that one over 10 years later.

I managed to get another year out of that car befor the engine gave out, I wonder why?
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:42 AM
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One out of fifty times that I get out of my car I leave it in gear. Its a really bad habit. I always catch it before I get totally out of the vehicle, but its pretty bad.

Considering I get out of my car about four times a day...it actually happens pretty often.

Sometimes it pretty funny, I will go to a jobsite, jump out of my truck, and just start talking when somebody will interrupt and let me know my truck is rolling away.

One of the younger guys told me later that he just figured I was done with it for a while and said screw it.

I felt like an idiot really.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:47 AM
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Interesting stories, gladly haven't experienced that myself!
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:48 AM
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A few years ago my father did a very similar thing. His commute to work was about an hour and he would carpool with several other people. They would meet in a grocery parking lot and leave their cars there during the day. One day at work, he couldnít find his car keys and thought that he might have locked them in his car at the parking lot. He called my stepmother to drive out and investigate to see if the keys were locked inside. Unfortunately, she didnít get a chance to get to the car until about 5:00pm. The keys were in the ignition, cars still running, doors unlocked. It had been there running since about 6:30am. Some days you just got to laugh at yourself, because we are still laughing at him.
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