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Where Military Trailers go to die :(

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by johnnyc, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Mar 26, 2010
    johnnyc

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  2. Mar 26, 2010
    Snafu

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    Wait until you see the pictures of aircraft carriers with full deck of Jeeps at the end of WW II. When they get to mid Atlantic they dump them over board and a lot of them are new.(((
    Rates right there with the end of Viet Nam and all those helios that land and are dumped overboard because of no room aboard. Got to watch 7.5 million dollars worth on the nightly news being pushed overboard.(

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  3. Mar 27, 2010
    Psychojeeper

    Psychojeeper Aint 'sposed to be pretty

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    Damn,,,, thats just plain depressing.
    Well, back to planning the build for mu own scratch -built camping/hunting trailer.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2010
    mdmeltdown

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    Yea,....Uh.......I've seen those trailer pics before and the caption said it was a staging area motor pool thing during WW2, not a dump or scrap heap. Kind of like that pic that keeps making its way around the email chain with the huge alligator hanging off the back of a pickup truck. First it was in florida, then texas, then alabama.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2010
    johnnyc

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  6. Aug 26, 2010
    dakardad

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    Oh jeez... that is soooo depressing.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2010
    Eman25th

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    Thats an understatement :'(
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010
    andy howell

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    i used to have a boss that was a mechanic in the eto during ww2. he said at the end of the war they were in belgum & had to drive a lot of trucks back to the french coast. their capt told them if they even so much as scratched those trucks on the way back he would make sure the driver was the very last gi to go home. boss said when they finally got to france & turned those trucks in they pushed them up in a big pile with a bulldozer, poured gasoline on them & burnt them!
    andy
     
  9. Aug 29, 2010
    wheelie

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    Just not economically feasible to bring them all home. Would have been nice to leave them there and let the nationals have them. Also read where the manufactures didn't want the gov't selling off tens of thousands of surplus vehicles to the public after the war as it would hurt new car/truck sales. Nobody imagined any of that stuff would be collectible. Not many folks realized the collectibility of say, a '69 Chevelle either. We don't realize it but this stuff on the market today may be collectible one day. I personally doubt but, so did the generations previously. Only point being that things aren't made to last quite they used to be. Huh, that may actually make the stuff worth more if there are fewer survivors. Who knows. Anyone have a crystal ball?
     

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