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Free trailer(s)

Post by Mike Simanyi » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:17 am

By Wednesday, October 31st we have to move or remove the two trailers the region owns from their current location, parked alongside the hangar at El Toro.

The tires are flat and probably cracked on the sidewalls due to sun damage, age and inflation. I likely can inflate them, but they should be replaced asap.

If anyone wants one for free, I can secure a duplicate title to transfer it from the region to you. Please email me - do not respond via PM on this forum. My email is msimanyi@gmail.com.

The nicer one of the two is the one that was used for KJ's former A Mod car. I know someone who is quite interested in it - my gardener, who I've known for 15+ years. It's possible he may know someone who wants the smaller trailer, but I'll post here just in case any of our members knows someone who may like it. It's probably ideal for gardeners, handymen, etc.

They aren't pretty, but they're lockable and a "nice price." :D

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Kevin Pao » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:25 pm

Any info on the length and width of the trailers? Also any pictures?

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Mike Simanyi » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:58 pm

I have takers for both trailers, so I'll be on site tomorrow to break them open and discard the contents. Ken Motonishi has graciously allowed us to use AMCI's dumpster for the disposal, so we don't have to order a dumpster to be delivered. If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know. My back would appreciate it. I have no idea what time that'll be going down yet, but it's likely around 10:30 tomorrow morning.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Rick Brown » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:54 pm

Mike Simanyi wrote:I have takers for both trailers, so I'll be on site tomorrow to break them open and discard the contents. Ken Motonishi has graciously allowed us to use AMCI's dumpster for the disposal, so we don't have to order a dumpster to be delivered. If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know. My back would appreciate it. I have no idea what time that'll be going down yet, but it's likely around 10:30 tomorrow morning.

Mike
I could maybe come by around 12:30, will be working in San Clemente until about noon.
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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Mike Simanyi » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:34 am

As it turned out we couldn't break open the larger trailer. Both the nifty "spanner lockpick trick" that Anthony directed me to and the biggest, bad-assest bolt cutters simply couldn't break open the Master locks that were on that trailer. The bolt cutters had a straight jaw, not anything with a "tooth" and the locks had a hexagonal shackle that made the straight jaws just slide off as pressure was applied.

So it took a Dremel once they got the unit home. Yes, it has a bunch of old cones in it. I'll be meeting them next weekend to filter through those, grab any that are decent and discard the rest.

The smaller trailer will be picked up tomorrow.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Rick Brown » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:19 pm

Well done! Your commission on the sale is in the mail.
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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Bill Martin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:57 pm

Mike Simanyi wrote:As it turned out we couldn't break open the larger trailer. Both the nifty "spanner lockpick trick" that Anthony directed me to and the biggest, bad-assest bolt cutters simply couldn't break open the Master locks that were on that trailer. The bolt cutters had a straight jaw, not anything with a "tooth" and the locks had a hexagonal shackle that made the straight jaws just slide off as pressure was applied.

So it took a Dremel once they got the unit home. Yes, it has a bunch of old cones in it. I'll be meeting them next weekend to filter through those, grab any that are decent and discard the rest.

The smaller trailer will be picked up tomorrow.

Mike
The CalClub Rallycross program could use some cones. Many are so torn up they can't stand. I'm not local but can be Mr. GoBetween if needed.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Bill Martin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:58 pm

duplicate -- msg showed up after delay

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Mike Simanyi » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:45 pm

Bill, can you come down to Orange County this weekend? I believe they're in the Orange area - their kids went to El Modena High in Orange, so it's likely best for you to meet over that direction. Alternatively if I coordinate with them to bring them to my house, I'm pretty conveniently off the 261 toll road at Irvine Blvd, or you can come down the 55 to 5 S and exit at Tustin Ranch Road.

Let me know if there's a day/time/location you (or anyone else) prefers and I'll see what we can put together for a handoff.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Bill Martin » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:46 pm

E-mailed you, via the forum, contact info for Matt Mendoza, program chair. He lives on/near Irvine Blvd not far from El Toro, so should work out.

Lemmy no if you don't get that email. Sent today 5:45pm.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Mike Simanyi » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:26 am

Matt has about 200 "Beat up" cones from us, a cooler or two and something else I can't recall. (I say "beat up" because they're pretty heavily scarred, but WAY better than what the RallyX people are using right now.)

What's more interesting is WE have about 200-250 nearly new cones that I will bring out to the event next weekend so we can cycle out the godawful cones we're currently using. And I have probably 6 or 8 fire extinguishers that we should have recharged, assuming they're the type that can be processed like that. There was a lot of stuff in the former AM trailer.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Anthony P. » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:26 am

Mike Simanyi wrote:Matt has about 200 "Beat up" cones from us, a cooler or two and something else I can't recall. (I say "beat up" because they're pretty heavily scarred, but WAY better than what the RallyX people are using right now.)

What's more interesting is WE have about 200-250 nearly new cones that I will bring out to the event next weekend so we can cycle out the godawful cones we're currently using. And I have probably 6 or 8 fire extinguishers that we should have recharged, assuming they're the type that can be processed like that. There was a lot of stuff in the former AM trailer.

Mike

We also have a few in the motorhome that we need recharging as well.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Rick Brown » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:56 pm

Anthony Porta wrote:
Mike Simanyi wrote:Matt has about 200 "Beat up" cones from us, a cooler or two and something else I can't recall. (I say "beat up" because they're pretty heavily scarred, but WAY better than what the RallyX people are using right now.)

What's more interesting is WE have about 200-250 nearly new cones that I will bring out to the event next weekend so we can cycle out the godawful cones we're currently using. And I have probably 6 or 8 fire extinguishers that we should have recharged, assuming they're the type that can be processed like that. There was a lot of stuff in the former AM trailer.

Mike

We also have a few in the motorhome that we need recharging as well.
The last time someone checked (not me), it was less expensive to buy new ones than recharge.
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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Anthony P. » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:13 pm

Rick Brown wrote:
Anthony Porta wrote:
Mike Simanyi wrote:Matt has about 200 "Beat up" cones from us, a cooler or two and something else I can't recall. (I say "beat up" because they're pretty heavily scarred, but WAY better than what the RallyX people are using right now.)

What's more interesting is WE have about 200-250 nearly new cones that I will bring out to the event next weekend so we can cycle out the godawful cones we're currently using. And I have probably 6 or 8 fire extinguishers that we should have recharged, assuming they're the type that can be processed like that. There was a lot of stuff in the former AM trailer.

Mike

We also have a few in the motorhome that we need recharging as well.
The last time someone checked (not me), it was less expensive to buy new ones than recharge.
I have a friend who does this for a living, any idea how many lbs of stuff ours holds?

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Eric Clements » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:18 pm

Anthony Porta wrote: I have a friend who does this for a living, any idea how many lbs of stuff ours holds?
5lbs

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Anthony P. » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Rick Brown wrote: The last time someone checked (not me), it was less expensive to buy new ones than recharge.
My guy is $25 and can come to our event to recharge.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Mike Simanyi » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:52 pm

I'll have them there Anthony.

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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Rick Brown » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:02 pm

Check in the RV also, may be one or two that need it also.
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Re: Free trailer(s)

Post by Craig Naylor » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:18 pm

We had one we ran from station one to Stacy with... (that was put on course...) who's pin was missing, and had already been discharged.

It was a good thing we didn't need it after all.

Should be in the MH somewhere... Not sure is it was set aside to make sure it did no go back on course. (I left before fun runs)

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