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Old 12-05-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: equator
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The neighbor sold her 5 acres and the new owner was advised by the back-hoe guy to bury the dilapidated single-wide on the property. Much to the consternation of the neighbors---who, though the thing was an eyesore, were concerned about the water table.


I know we have to bury livestock occasionally, but is this a common occurrence in other rural areas?


Interestingly, the mayor/waiter made the back-hoe guy dig it back up and dispose of it on his own. Free entertainment for the neighbors.
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I've heard of burning trailers, but never burying them.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Shoot, around here you could certainly find someone to dismantle it and take it to the recycling center. There's still a little value in metal siding, even though it's gone down a lot.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've known of barns and abandoned houses being burned in controlled training burns for firefighters, and sometimes what's left (organic, and sometimes stone foundation rubble) is bulldozed and buried. But that's about it. Most people sell or recycle scrap.
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:06 PM
 
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Where my farm was, the fire department no longer cared to use your buildings for a training exercise.


You could burn it yourself with a burning permit but all asphalt shingles had to be removed before burning.


So now an 87 year old bachelor neighbor has a two story barn that collapsed two years ago and plans to do nothing with it.
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Around here wood structures are usually bulldozed and burned, then the remains are buried. Assuming the trailer in question is an older one with an aluminum shell, usually there's someone willing to dismantle it for scrap. The remains are usually burned.
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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No one wanted the frame? They make good trailer beds.
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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We were burnt up in the 2015 California Valley Fire. All of our burnt up vehicles, tractors, quads, tools, horse trailer, car trailers, buildings, etc. were disposed of properly, but my neighbor fired up his tractor at dusk and buried all their burnt up debris.
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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We were burnt up in the 2015 California Valley Fire. All of our burnt up vehicles, tractors, quads, tools, horse trailer, car trailers, buildings, etc. were disposed of properly, but my neighbor fired up his tractor at dusk and buried all their burnt up debris.


wow...I hope you had insurance

that must have really sucked......ive seen it happen on tv but not in person -
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Here in upstate NY I hear stories of buried old single wides all the time. Can't vouch for them though. Supposedly there is a single wide buried in my own backyard. My neighbor told me her late husband had the honor of doing the job. She says if you look real carefully you can see bits of the trailer sometimes being thrust back out by the earth. I look and look on each walk, but haven't found evidence yet. I have found lots of buried car parts; bumpers, seats, headlights, tires, etc.
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