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Old 05-22-2020, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Road treasure thread!!

Let’s start a thread of cool things you have found on the side of the road.

I will start.

Today I found a brand new RTIC soft pack 30 still in the packaging!! Be jealous be very jealous.





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Old 05-22-2020, 11:32 AM   #2
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:33 AM   #3
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:34 AM   #4
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I’ve found free meals several times! Just had to add the gravy!


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Old 05-22-2020, 11:36 AM   #5
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12' fiberglass ladder with a little road rash about 10 years ago. I still use it weekly. Nice Eswing shop hammer I use often. That's about it for me.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:36 AM   #6
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I’ve found free meals several times! Just had to add the gravy!


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In this heat, if you will just let it sit for a day it will make its own gravy.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:40 AM   #7
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Not found on the roadside but left on the roadside


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Old 05-22-2020, 11:41 AM   #8
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Picked up a real nice hitchhiker. Friendly woman, and a hell of a cook.

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Old 05-22-2020, 11:47 AM   #9
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I only find pliers, hammers, broke down toyotas who ran out of gas, and homeless people.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:47 AM   #10
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Yup. I did say be jealous! Good job!


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Old 05-22-2020, 11:56 AM   #11
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I never pass up unbreakable tools like hammers, axes, screwdrivers and wrenches but my real weakness is straps!!! Drives the wife crazy when I stop for good nylon tie-down straps all the time. 30-40 footers off semi's are a bonus!!
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:06 PM   #12
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You can put your free bread milk and cheese in it.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:13 PM   #13
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Twin tank gas powered compressor along with 2 trailer jacks has been my best find. Probably fell off a service truck

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Old 05-22-2020, 12:13 PM   #14
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You can put your free bread milk and cheese in it.
If your lucky there will be room for your free cheese and milk in there too
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:22 PM   #15
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My wife ran into town the other day and left my tailgate down. When she got back my Gränsfors felling axe was gone. I high tailed it back down the highway and found it in the turning lane going into HEB. I couldn't believe nobody stopped to pick it up. Lucky day I guess.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:55 PM   #16
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Twin tank gas powered compressor along with 2 trailer jacks has been my best find. Probably fell off a service truck

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Woah!! That’s awesome!!!


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Old 05-22-2020, 12:57 PM   #17
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You guys poaching my stretches of road? Man I haven't found anything in a loooooong time!
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:58 PM   #18
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I never pass up unbreakable tools like hammers, axes, screwdrivers and wrenches but my real weakness is straps!!! Drives the wife crazy when I stop for good nylon tie-down straps all the time. 30-40 footers off semi's are a bonus!!
Picked one up yesterday, almost like winning the lottery...cheap scratch off I guess.

Missed out on one of those 3 ball hitches by about a minute a couple weeks ago. Would've been my best find so far
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:01 PM   #19
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'70 Superbird spoiler. Ran an ad in the Atlanta Advertiser(this was in about '79, ads were free) that I found a spoiler.

Guy called me an asked if it was a Superbird spoiler and I said it was. He came and picked it up and turned me on to a '70 RAIII 4spd Formula Firebird that I paid $1,000 for.

Guy said the spoiler fell out of his pickup. Dude had several Superbirds at his house.

We were buddies for a little while but in those day when you moved you changed your phone number and we lost touch.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:01 PM   #20
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You can put your free bread milk and cheese in it.


Are you hangry?? I’ve got a snickers.

I may or may not have found it on the side of the road as well.

Lighten up buddy. Life is good. Hope you have a great weekend. God bless.


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Old 05-22-2020, 01:04 PM   #21
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My biggest road loss was a couple years ago when I was working on my lawn mower. I had a tool box full of tools and had it sitting on my pick up bed cover. Had to run to town to get some nuts & bolts.

Got home and couldn't find my tools. Realized I left them on the truck bed cover. Drove the 5 mile road to town a couple times but the grass was 3' high on the shoulders and I couldn't find my tools.

Probably $400-$500 in tools.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:24 PM   #22
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24 ft. extension ladder on bridge at Lake Fork. Actually waited around to see if anybody missed it. Gave them 5 minutes.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:30 PM   #23
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I seen a good minner bucket the other day and a couple life jackets. I was going to fast on 45 to stop and get it with my boat in tow!
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:38 PM   #24
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I found a full box of a/c register grills before


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Old 05-22-2020, 01:46 PM   #25
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:52 PM   #26
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I've found a few nails...………...with my tires.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:58 PM   #27
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This never ever gets old!!


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Old 05-22-2020, 02:09 PM   #28
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Me: Dang! Did you see that? Hold on, I'm gonna pull over and back up.

Wife: Do you really want to be remembered as the guy that got your entire family killed over a 5 dollar ratchet strap?

Me: Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. "I guess not".
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:21 PM   #29
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Me: Dang! Did you see that? Hold on, I'm gonna pull over and back up.

Wife: Do you really want to be remembered as the guy that got your entire family killed over a 5 dollar ratchet strap?

Me: Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. "I guess not".


The real question is......

What would happen if she wasn’t in the car? Or the rest of the family.....

WOULD THE STRAP BE YOURS??


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Old 05-22-2020, 02:29 PM   #30
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Found an echo commercial gas weed trimmer. Replaced broken handle, its a beast for clearing brush and walking lanes at lease. Runs like a Deere!
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:29 PM   #31
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Picked a pair of klein wire strippers the other day.


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Old 05-22-2020, 02:43 PM   #32
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I haven’t found anything on the road in a while. But I did lose a brand new RTIC soft side cooler sometime between last night and this afternoon. I left the house and took FishCreek over to 1488, 1488 to Tomball and hit 249, ran over to 45 and then on in to downtown. I-10 to Memorial City and jumped on the beltway and back to 290, up to Telge, across to 2090 and back down to 249, and 149 to 105...was it anywhere along that route? If so, I’d really appreciate getting it back from you you can PM me if you’d like

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Old 05-22-2020, 02:48 PM   #33
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I haven’t found anything on the road in a while. But I did lose a brand new RTIC soft side cooler sometime between last night and this afternoon. I left the house and took FishCreek over to 1488, 1488 to Tomball and hit 249, ran over to 45 and then on in to downtown. I-10 to Memorial City and jumped on the beltway and back to 290, up to Telge, across to 2090 and back down to 249, and 149 to 105...was it anywhere along that route? If so, I’d really appreciate getting it back from you you can PM me if you’d like



just kidding


I was reading this and thought “ohh my gosh this might be his!!” Then you missed the toad I found it on.

Lol


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Old 05-22-2020, 03:07 PM   #34
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Several years ago I found a 150 quart Igloo with about 75 lbs of iced down jumbo shrimp. Spent a couple of days looking for the owner. Then My extended family and I ate the shrimp and I’m still using the ice chest.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:18 PM   #35
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Several years ago I found a 150 quart Igloo with about 75 lbs of iced down jumbo shrimp. Spent a couple of days looking for the owner. Then My extended family and I ate the shrimp and I’m still using the ice chest.
You hit the jackpot
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I found a brand new 110 qt Igloo in the middle of I-45 one morning. Traffic was backed up for a good ways with people going around it. I couldn't believe no one stopped. Stickers still on it.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:36 PM   #37
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24" Pipewrench
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:38 PM   #38
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Found an echo commercial gas weed trimmer. Replaced broken handle, its a beast for clearing brush and walking lanes at lease. Runs like a Deere!


If this was in 2001 and in Robertson County; you are welcome!
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:03 PM   #39
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Found this on the side of the road 1 mile from the lease, last weekend. It started first pull.
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:05 PM   #40
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Found this on the side of the road 1 mile from the lease, last weekend. It started first pull.


They threw it out because the bar is on upside down. Duh


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Found this on the side of the road 1 mile from the lease, last weekend. It started first pull.


Someone threw it away because the bar was installed upside down



Edit: Flash beat me to it
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:21 PM   #42
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I saw an echo weed eater slide out of the back of a truck. It was not hurt at all. I was unable to catch up with the person so it was mine by default.
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Back in September I found a rod and reel combo with a good old green Curado on it, all together its about a $350 combo.
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:43 PM   #44
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Found a yeti tundra 45 on the side of i20 in Fort Worth not long ago


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Old 05-22-2020, 05:06 PM   #45
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Back in September I found a rod and reel combo with a good old green Curado on it, all together its about a $350 combo.


What!!! Score!


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Old 05-22-2020, 05:08 PM   #47
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I picked up a Dewalt 12v drill in Liberty on a railroad track crossing. I also picked up a nice Pintle hitch in Orange.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:21 PM   #48
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One of my good buddies was heading to his ranch some time ago which is about 30-40 mins north of town & had a guy frantically honking / pointing...this was right when he was getting to the first gate right off 281 & they both got out.

He had left his 70 series Gold Cup on the bumper. That would have been painful or rewarding depending on your position.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:25 PM   #49
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A truck bed tool box. Someone wrote a note and stuck it to the side that said, “take this piece of $&@#, the lock never worked!” I went to Ace Hardware bought a new lock and sold it the next day on Craigslist for $150.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:26 PM   #50
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I found a tackle box full of soft plastics in Cedar Bayou one time. Jackpot!!
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