Well, we said goodbye to the motorhome (which I refer to as ‘the trailer’) this morning. After almost exactly three years on the property, the trailer (that I purchased from a young snowboarding couple in Squamish in May 2010) to live in when I first moved to the farm got taken away.
I actually moved out of the trailer a year ago when Chris K. and I moved into the suite in the farm house on the property, but until recently, our long-time friend Melody was using it as her little get-away cabin for weekend visits. However, one of our summer projects this year is the dismantling of the pole-barn and, since the motorhome was parked, immobile, right in front of it, it was time to figure out a game plan to find it another home.
I was originally hoping to sell it, at a reduced price from what I paid for it, to recoup some funds, but I got no responses to a craigslist ad for it. After that I looked into some ‘cash-for-clunkers’ businesses (businesses that pay you for your old vehicles and recycle them for you), but apparently there are new laws that require payment to recycle old motorhomes and I definitely didn’t want to lose money on it.
It turned out to be a good thing because the trailer is still in very decent shape and the interior is like a great blank canvas with tons of potential for someone else who could use it in a stationary manner, so, I followed the advice of one of the cash-for-clunkers guys and posted it free on craigslist as long as the person taking it was willing to pay for towing. Within ten minutes of the ad going up, I got about 2 dozen emails from very interested people, including one from a friend who had another friend who wanted it as a stationary spot to rest in on the land she keeps her horses. Perfect!
And so that’s where my dear ol’ trailer is headed off to this morning. I’m really glad it’ll be put to use rather than be prematurely recycled. Bye, bye trailer!
And now, a little trip down trailer memory lane…
Really good memories <3