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User Topic: Junk in your trunk,.......
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Default  Posted: 9:53 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

What's in your trunk? Don't remember? Go outside, open your trunk and look....come back and report here,...on line, SI.

I've got various cloth shopping bags, a sweatshirt, a lawn chair, jumper cables, spare tire with changing gear that goes along with the job, windshield wiper fluid, an umbrella and a blanket.

The contents will change once colder weather appears again.

[This message edited by broken2 at 10:22 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)]

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Default  Posted: 9:55 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

I don't own a car

But when I did, way back in the day, I always kept a blanket, a first aid kit, and bags of nonperishable food/bottled water to give out to the homeless who asked for donations on the freeway on ramps.

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Default  Posted: 10:02 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

I keep a very neat car (trunk included!). My trunk's contents include:

Spare tire and tire changing kit
Trunk organizer that currently contains:
Two bottles of water
Hand-crank Flashlight
First aid kit
Zip case full of reusable grocery bags

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Status - Stick a fork in me...

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Posts: 6520 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
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Default  Posted: 10:03 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Bottles of water, diapers, wipes, stroller and blanket.

oh and a spare, jack, tire rod.

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Posts: 5256 | Registered: Jul 2012 | From: Florida
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Default  Posted: 10:09 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

I keep my shit neat and simple...

jumper cables in a hidden compartment.

that's it mang.

The only difference between a butt kisser and a brown noser is depth perception.
I'm sure WAL would agree.

Posts: 2407 | Registered: Oct 2010 | From: still BFE, but now BFE, CA
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Default  Posted: 10:14 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

At this time just a cargo blanket, towel, and spare blanket. Usually there is a set of golf clubs, but they are getting new grips right now.

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Default  Posted: 10:18 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

3 baseball bags (bats, cleats, gear, empty gatorade bottles etc..)

4 bookbag/thingys with baseball crap in it (socks, cups, undershirts, empty gatorade bottles etc.. an olfactory cornucopia of ewwwww) 1 belonging to unfoundling#3, the others.. who knows??


3 folding chairs

1 blanket

1 bucket of cleaning supplies

loose balls of varying sports

first aid kit

mommy first aid kit (tampons, change of clothes, legal drugs, hair clips/ties, non melty candy, sunscreen)

emergency roadside kit

*will look this way until baseball season ends...which is never I think

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Posts: 14861 | Registered: Nov 2006 | From: mercury's underboob
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Default  Posted: 10:19 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Just got back from a week long vacation and haven't really cleaned it out yet.

Milk crate with various tools, towels, etc

Box with the documents from my Dads estate

Empty laundry basket that was filled with papers to be recycled

Various straps and towing apparatuses because I used a bunch of different trailers last week

Subway Monsters U lunchbox filled with rocks from Ds

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2 kids 7&12

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Posts: 37370 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Michigan
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Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

No 'junk in my trunk.'

Would you like to see a photo? Hmmmm ???

[This message edited by TrulyReconciled at 11:05 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)]

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Posts: 21264 | Registered: Dec 2003 | From: Hell and back, way back :o)
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Default  Posted: 10:29 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

I don't have a trunk - just the space behind the 3rd row of seats. At the moment it contains recycling, recycling, and more recycling.

Oh no - and overdue library books! I swear I returned those last week!

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Default  Posted: 10:38 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Right now... under a the mat, hidden in various little cubbies...

Gas can
Spare tire
Tire rod
Jumper cables
An empty plastic bin to put stuff in when I shop.

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Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
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R - he finally came home
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Posts: 24591 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
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Default  Posted: 10:42 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Golf clubs.
Golf shoes.
Golf balls rolling around.
Golf hat.
Golf umbrella.
4 spent golf socks.

Posts: 1967 | Registered: Feb 2006 | From: PA
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Default  Posted: 10:55 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Ginormous hockey bag (DD is on the travel team)

Many hockey sticks (which come in handy for more than just hockey)


2 booster seats (and I don't know why)



Bag o'stuff from when BIL detailed my truck (obviously not important things since I haven't looked in the bag in a year)

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Posts: 1727 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: New Jersey
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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

No trunk but a small space behind my third row seat:

1st aid kit
Jumper cables
cleat feet- attach to shoes for walking on slippery surfaces(for work)
Kickboxing gloves- you never know when you need to punch someone.

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XH-doesn't matter
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Posts: 1379 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: PNW country
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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

No trunk but a space behind the seats in my Jeep Cherokee. I have:
a big set of tools
a hi-lift jack
A tow strap
a collapsible dog water bowl
a set of jumper cables,
some TP
and a small shovel. :)

ETA formatting.

[This message edited by h0peless at 1:11 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)]

Posts: 1731 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
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Default  Posted: 11:26 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Beach chair
Beach blanket
Camp chair
Various magazines
Gym clothes (in a canvas bag-at least they're not strewn all over the trunk)
Yoga mat
Somewhere underneath all of this is a spare tire-I hope!

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20273 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

I have a 4 door truck.
rifle behind back seat and
tie downs
WH thinks I need these in the event I see a coyote on the way to work and I pull over to shoot it (it's gone by then!)
Tie downs in case I have to tie it down. Huh?

That's about it.
I keep a really clean truck.

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Posts: 1187 | Registered: May 2010 | From: Texas
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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

In my Jeep:

* 2 picnic blankets in their own fabric carrying bags
* Six folded pool towels. There are usually ten or more
* Two pool noodles
* First aid kit strapped onto the roll bar
* My toolbox, strapped to a metal loop

In Mr. T's minivan:

* Two spears with horsehair decoration
* Two staves of different lengths
* Two broadswords with silk scarves tied to the handles
* A gym bag with at least two gis and a pair of martial arts shoes
* Ace bandages. He just tosses rolled-up ones back there willy nilly, "just in case"
* A big cardboard box which he regularly refills with heavy plastic lidded to-go coffee cups when his desk at work gets too crowded with them

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Posts: 14040 | Registered: Jun 2003 | From: Middle-of-Diddly, TX
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Default  Posted: 12:10 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

No trunk. I have a small SUV.

All that's in the back compartment is my golf bag loaded with my clubs, shoes, balls, tees, towels, and some h20.

My yoga mat is in the back seat along with my back-up umbrella.

That's about it.

ETA: Thinking I should at minimum get some kind of safety kit in there.


[This message edited by ajsmom at 12:17 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)]

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Default  Posted: 12:11 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Mr. T's minivan sounds FUN!

You can call me NIK

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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

My golf clubs and golf shoes and a couple of maps.

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Don't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you are still in Hell.

It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits.

Posts: 5432 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Munchkinland
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Default  Posted: 12:17 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Mr. T's minivan sounds FUN!

Mr. T's van sounds like a scene from the final destination flix to me.

The only difference between a butt kisser and a brown noser is depth perception.
I'm sure WAL would agree.

Posts: 2407 | Registered: Oct 2010 | From: still BFE, but now BFE, CA
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Default  Posted: 12:22 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Sounds like it's the Mr. T from the A Team

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Default  Posted: 12:24 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

In my Jetta-

One windshield wiper.
2 jackets
a blanket
flip flops
a book
an ice scraper

In my 4WD
an ice scraper
a blanket
flip flops

Hey, it's Pennsylvania - flip flop season and ice scraper season can be in the same month!

Over the winter, I got stuck in my 4wd. I was on my phone with my mom, who asked if I had boots. My answer:

"No mom, but I DO HAVE my spare flip flops!"

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Posts: 7761 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

- Jumper cables
- 6 reusable grocery bags
- an extra dog leash
- rain coat

And the obvious, full size spare tire

"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.

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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 1:04 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Mr. T's trunk sounds like prep for the Zombie Apocalypse.

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20273 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
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Default  Posted: 1:08 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

- Spare tire/jack
- Gym bag filled w/two 5-lb weights, mat, and towel
- 4 reams of hole-punch paper (we didn't need it in the office anymore so I snagged some to use for my home printer)
- junk in my trunk: a few empty plastic grocery bags, and some old grocery store receipts.

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Default  Posted: 1:24 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Minivan with the middle seats removed and the third row seats folded into the cubby under the floor (aka a giant cavern behind me).

Large 3'x4' dog bed, 2 fuzzy blankets, 4 dusty towels, dog leash, empty bread bags.

Folded blue tarp that fits the floor back there

Mountain bike, both wheels on.

3 soft plastic bike water bottles for pre, during, and post ride, bottle of gatorade

4 reusable shopping bags stuffed inside a fifth

In a cubby in the far back, tools for installing my hitch mount bike rack, chain lube and a dirty chain rag, pair of work gloves, flares, sunscreen, dustpan and handbroom, bottle of windex, roll of shop towels

Another cubby has the jack and lug nut wrench

Dead center, under the bike, a pair of 10' long 2x4s slid between the front seats (yes really, they fit inside with the hatch closed).

Home depot bag with a box of screws and rattle can of paint)

Jumper cables under the drivers seat

On the floor in front of the passenger seat I have a pastic tote with another bottle of windex, baby wipes, sunscreen, napkins, two beer bottle caps, a badly chewed rubber lacrosse ball, lots of dog hair, melted chocolate, some coins, chapstick, pens, notepad.

At least I unloaded my bag of ride gear with salty stinky cycling shoes, helmet, gloves, lycra padded shorts, jersey, socks.

Gotta get the bike and the lumber and home depot bag out. The rest stays.

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Default  Posted: 1:53 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

A couple of coats, a pillow, stroller, infant pool float, towel, jumper cables, impact wrench, small tool box, full-size spare, a jack and tire iron.

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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

3 umbrellas, a blanket, chairs, my husband work crap he still hasnt taken out.

I love my husband and kids, but there is something missing, LIKE MAYBE A LIFE!!!!!!!

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Default  Posted: 2:25 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

All I can say is thank goodness you don't want to know what's in our bedrooms.

Life with Mr. T is an adventure.

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Posts: 14040 | Registered: Jun 2003 | From: Middle-of-Diddly, TX
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Default  Posted: 2:31 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Default  Posted: 2:53 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

3 different mis-matched kid socks..... NICE!

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Default  Posted: 4:14 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

A little donut-type spare tire (BTW - did you know you should check the air in those?), jumper cables, a blanket, a lawn chair and a yoga mat.


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Default  Posted: 4:21 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

From memory:

A kite
Some bubble jars
Sidewalk chalk pieces
Empty water bottles
Spare tire stuff

Usually an emergency road kit, but I brought that with me on vacation. idk if there is anything else. I will check when I get home.

Failure is success if we learn from it.

Posts: 4202 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: michigan
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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

I have about 14 framed pictures. My Golf Bag.
3 pairs of golf shoes.
An 80 gallon reptile terrarium. A signed Larry Fitzgerald jersey.
200 CD's.
20 XBox games
A coffee maker
Two bags of clothes.
A welcome mat.
A sub-woofer (for a home theater)
A dvd player.
Two cable modems.
A box of Christmas lights.
10 tubes of Caulk.
A standing mirror.
and a razor scooter.

I think that's about it. These are all the things we couldn't fit in our Penske Truck and trailor when we moved to Washington. Uggg, I am back in Phoenix for a month, and not looking forward to making the drive again!

(ETA)--I know I am missing a lot of stuff on the list. But there is still lots of stuff in storage two. Looking forward to loading up all that stuff and trailoring it up to WA...wheeee.

[This message edited by wonderboy at 4:30 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)]

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Posts: 1296 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Everett
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Default  Posted: 5:35 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Spare tire, jack, tire iron, reusable shopping bags, big beach towel to use as a blanket, old shower curtain (great for protecting the car seats when hauling crap), jumper cables, bungee cords, ice scraper, snow brush, umbrella, couple of black plastic garbage bags (for the bodies). There's usually a snow shovel there for most of the year. I take it out for July and August.

"On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good."

Posts: 5243 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Midwest
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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Jumper cables, fix a flat, and my tri bag with all my gear on the go. And an air freshened, cuz it stinks sometimes from sweaty stuff.

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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Mr. T pities the fool who makes fun of his trunk!

My trunk has a picnic blanket and jumper cables. I'm assuming that there's a spare tire in the compartment below, but I should probably check and make sure...

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Default  Posted: 2:33 AM, July 11th (Thursday)

2 sealed boxes of prospectuses for one of our local colleges.

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Posts: 232 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: England
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Default  Posted: 9:35 AM, July 11th (Thursday)

I haven't cleaned out my trunk in 3-4 years. This is just a guesstimate of what is in the trunk since I'm at work right now.

spare tire/tire iron/jack
2 liter soda bottle filled with 50/50 mix of antifreeze
small bottle of oil left over from last oil change
good jumper cables
mini air compressor that runs off cigarette lighter
road side emergency bag with flashlight(without batteries), extra jumper cables, reflective triangle and bungee cords
a "disaster" bag that my dad put together for me (he is certain the world is going to end soon ) that I have never actually opened to see what is inside

now for the really random items:

a pastel Picasso style painting of a violin (ruined from being in the trunk for 4 years)
a set of 3 small acrylic paintings on canvas'(also ruined)
a bottle of either seed beads or glitter
a spoil of black thread
3 yards of elastic
numerous pens
a 6"x6" block of wood

Maybe it's time to finally clean my trunk?

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Default  Posted: 2:38 PM, July 11th (Thursday)

Spare tire and ecoutrements.
Bag Chairs - 2
Canvas shopping bags - many
Power steering fluid vice grips, oil, and rag. (my old car needs some help).
Snow scraper
Flip Flops
Bee Veil
Nuc Box (1/2 of a hive basically)
Bee Gloves
(the bee gear is in case someone has a swarm that I can get while I'm out and about)

Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
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