What's In Your Rig?
We are all used to seeing local pick-up trucks and the cargo in their beds. Around here the items most often found it pick-up beds are fuel tanks, fishing gear, empty cans, coolers and dogs. However if you travel in other parts of the state you will find all sorts of other regional cargo like surf boards, wood, trash, engine parts.
Some people have vanity pick-ups that never carry anything in them but occasional rain. It’s hard to believe that people would buy a pick-up truck and never use it to haul stuff.
On a recent trip to Coos Bay I found that their regional pay load was much different than ours. Just about ever truck bed down there contains a 4-wheeler. No motorcycles, just 4-wheelers. Pick-up owners down there spend their recreation time riding the dunes. They also often have a couple on the truck and even more on a trailer they are pulling behind.
Folks down there could immediately tell I was from out of town. I have hay in my truck bed. It’s not that I drive around with bales of hay. It’s just that I haul hay so often that I’ve given up on cleaning the scraps out of the truck. The loose hay just sits there and turns to compost. I try to clean it out quarterly and add it to the garden. I’m long past due for a clean-out, but I have to get hay again today.