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The little Hyundai Accent that could.

A little, lime green Hyundai accent had a 700lb trailer to pull, His name was Froggy.

He went along very well till the jack dropped out from under the trailer. But no matter how hard he tried, he could not get the jack to go back up into the trailer.

he pulled and he pulled. he puffed and he puffed. he backed and started off again. Vroom! Vroom!

But no! the jack would not go up!

At last he left the trailer and started up the road alone. Do you think he had stopped working? No, indeed! he was going for help.

“Surely I can find someone to help me,” he thought.

Over the hill and up the road went the little Hyundai Accent. Vroom, vroom! vroom, vroom! vroom, vroom! vroom!

Pretty soon he saw a Wal-mart standing on a side road. It looked very big and strong. Running inside finding a spanner and running to the checkout, The cashier looked down at Froggy and said:

“Don’t you see that I have a long line inside? I don’t have a barcode for the spanner you need. No, I cannot help you,”

The little Hyundai Accent was peeved, but he went on, vroom, vroom! vroom, vroom! vroom, vroom! vroom, vroom!

Soon he came to a second Wal-mart employee standing by the checkout. She was puffing and puffing, as if she were tired of working for her money.

“That employee may help me,” thought the little Hyundai Accent. he asked:

“Will you help me get a price for this spanner? This other employee hates her job too but she won’t help me and I’m kind of in a hurry, my boyfriend is stranded on the side of the road in a hot trailer and I just need this spanner!”

The second employee answered:

“I have just come in from a long, long day. Don’t you see how tired I am? Can’t you get some other employee to help you?

“WHY?!?!?!?!,” said the little Hyundai Accent, and off he went. vroom, vroom! vroom, vroom! vroom, vroom!

After a while, a manager came along hearing the fuss. he ran alongside and said:

“Will you help me get a price for this spanner? This other employee hates her job too and she won’t help me and I’m kind of in a hurry, my boyfriend is stranded on the side of the road in a hot trailer and I just need this spanner!”

“Yes, indeed!” said the manager. “I’ll be glad to help you, if I can.”

So the manager started back to where the spanner were, got a price and went back to the cashier.

Puff, puff! Chug, vroom! Off the little Hyundai Accent went!

He got back to the trailer and took the jack off, lowered the trailer back onto the hitch and got ready to go.

Slowly the trailer began to move. Slowly they drove up a steep hill. As they drove, the little Hyundai Accent began to sing:

“I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I-think-I-can! I think I can – I think I can – I think I can I think I can–“

And he did! Very soon he was over the hill and going down the other side.

Now he was on the flat plains again; and the little Hyundai Accent could pull the trailer just fine. He pulled it all the way back to Lubbock, one side road at a time.

And he went merrily on his way, singing:

“I-thought-I-could! I-thought-I-could! I-thought-I-could! I-thought-I-could! I thought i could – I thought I could – I thought I could – I thought I could – I thought I could – I thought I could I thought I could –“

Credit to THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD by: Watty Piper

So if you didn’t get it from the story we went to go pick up the trailer today, in our Hyundai Accent; A lime green hatchback one if it matters. Anyways we drove up to Amarillo to pick the trailer up just fine, it was a nice trip.

We picked the trailer up [Nice people I might add] and started back towards Lubbock. That’s when things got…fun? First of all, the car can only pull the 700 lb trailer at about 45 miles per hour, so we took a bunch of back roads. Then about halfway back to Lubbock the trailer jack drops and scrapes like crazy! we pull of and try to jack it back up to no avail, So I sit there in the trailer guarding it from getting towed while my girlfriend runs to Wal-Mart to get a spanner so I can take the jack off and we can go again. She had a “fun” time at Wal-mart…really… anyways she gets back and we take the jack off and put the trailer back on and go, slowly but surely back to Lubbock. 8 hours later [from what was supposed to be a 4 hour trip] we are now home and the trailer is sitting in the trailer area of the complex waiting until I can get a storage place to work on it. from what I can tell so far I am going to want to pull the entire frame down and start from scratch which is a bummer but it will be an experience.

A plus is that the guy who had it before me put in some ceramic tile which actually looks pretty nice, Im probably going to have to rip it out though 😦 bummer.

But hey WE HAVE A TRAILER!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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GOING TO PICK UP A TRAILER TOMORROW!

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Jumping jellybeans batman we have a bite! It’s a tandem axel camp trailer that has been gutted for some reason or another but I’m going to pick it up tomorrow!

wooooooooo I’m soo excited!

now I know what you are thinking, it isn’t pretty, I know, but it already has some form of frame that I can build on. This will save time and money having to get a frame together.

Also I can tear the siding off and sell it for scrap to get some starting cash for the project. I am debating the use of windows or just built in vents due to the whole “windows suck as insulation” bit

We will know more tomorrow! For now check out the pics!

Project Logo?

 

So I was just kind of messing around and came up with this, What do yall think?

 

Project UpCycle Logo v4.0