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Trailer dumping, you’re doing it wrong

By grump - 22 January 2014 17

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Spotted on the bike path adjacent to William Slim Drive Belconnen this morning – full trailer dumped – rego plate missing, tyres in great condition (3 of them).

Anyone lost a trailer (or a car and trailer combo, car still missing)?

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17 Responses to
Trailer dumping, you’re doing it wrong
HardBallGets 1:26 pm 24 Jan 14

PBO said :

If I took it would I be charged with theft?

If it’s not yours, it’s theft. Someone would probably need to make a complaint though.

Thumper 12:42 pm 24 Jan 14

grump said :

an update – riding past this morning, another pile of trailer shaped green waste has been added in the left foreground of this picture – an urban artwork installation in progress?

Lost trailer graveyard where all the old trailers go to die?

grump 11:19 am 24 Jan 14

an update – riding past this morning, another pile of trailer shaped green waste has been added in the left foreground of this picture – an urban artwork installation in progress?

460cixy 10:11 am 23 Jan 14

PBO said :

If I took it would I be charged with theft?

Beat me to it I was wondering the same maybe its a bait trailer. Bit like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait_car

tommo 9:56 am 23 Jan 14

PBO said :

If I took it would I be charged with theft?

More importantly, would you need to pay stamp duty?

PBO 9:00 am 23 Jan 14

If I took it would I be charged with theft?

IrishPete 7:26 am 23 Jan 14

basketcase said :

The towbar man wanted $500 to fit a towbar to my $1000 Barina, nearly spewed as the last time I got a towbar, it cost $30, but that was a long time ago 🙂

So I left an unregistered trailer (with plates removed) at the end of the street for 3 months but sadly no one pinched it, and no one complained to the abandoned vehicle inspectors.

I eventually moved it to the back yard where it is now a composting facility. Good solution to the problem as it gave me a nice warm green feeling.

Hope the executors of my estate have a decent angle grinder.

Mmmm…. rusty compost….

In my experience it’s the wiring that costs. The towbar often just bolts on.

You could fit a towbar and omit the wiring, and rely on people seeing the rear lights and indicators of the car. Not legal, but if you only use the trailer occasionally you’d probably get away with it. Not many people in Canberra use their indicators, so people won’t notice the difference. Make sure you drive at 80 in the right hand lane when you have the trailer on…

IP

p1 5:30 pm 22 Jan 14

Persephone said :

Careful what you say there, poetix! The hippys of ACTPLA say that if there is a possum living in a possum box in a tree (even if the owner of the tree put the possum box up there), it’s a protected tree, and can’t be cut down. Using that “ACTPLA logic”, that is now a protected trailer park possum.

I didn’t know that! If the tree falls down will I be in trouble for not catching it?

astrojax 4:03 pm 22 Jan 14

poetix said :

No no no…It’s a mobile home for a possum.

Don’t mess with the trailer park possums, people.

furry trash…

Persephone 3:54 pm 22 Jan 14

Careful what you say there, poetix! The hippys of ACTPLA say that if there is a possum living in a possum box in a tree (even if the owner of the tree put the possum box up there), it’s a protected tree, and can’t be cut down. Using that “ACTPLA logic”, that is now a protected trailer park possum.

poetix 3:33 pm 22 Jan 14

No no no…It’s a mobile home for a possum.

Don’t mess with the trailer park possums, people.

basketcase 3:32 pm 22 Jan 14

The towbar man wanted $500 to fit a towbar to my $1000 Barina, nearly spewed as the last time I got a towbar, it cost $30, but that was a long time ago 🙂

So I left an unregistered trailer (with plates removed) at the end of the street for 3 months but sadly no one pinched it, and no one complained to the abandoned vehicle inspectors.

I eventually moved it to the back yard where it is now a composting facility. Good solution to the problem as it gave me a nice warm green feeling.

Hope the executors of my estate have a decent angle grinder.

mp2615 3:04 pm 22 Jan 14

Yes there’s also been a loaded box trailer on the side of Ginnanderra Dr for a week or so. One of the tyres is completely shredded. It’s interesting that the trailer is pointing against the traffic direction.

p1 12:43 pm 22 Jan 14

It’s ’cause you can’t give them away…

JesterNoir 11:52 am 22 Jan 14

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