Saturday, July 15, 2017

What's in a Junker's Truck?

What's in a Junker's Truck? I saw this question recently and thought I would share what is in my truck. 

A vehicles purpose is to get you from Point A to Point B. My truck serves as a farm truck, flower delivery truck, making supply and post office runs, and of course junkin', so it has many jobs. Every mile it makes is for a specific purpose and it has 202,000+ miles on it and still going strong. 

Gypsy Farm Girl - gone junkin'

First off - ALWAYS my Yeti style tumbler with unsweet tea or water! I don't leave home without something to drink and many times my path does not take me near a store and it's cheaper to take my homemade tea anyways. I love how my cup keeps my drink cold all day in the Texas heat - it really is amazing to leave a drink in the closed up truck and come back to ice tea! 
gypsy farm girl tumbler wrap
A recent pic of my floor board - sunglasses, staple gun, pliers, a comb, note pad for taking orders on the road, and craisens. I always pick up the little random feathers I find as well.

  • ratchet straps
  • bungee cords
  • old sheet or blanket
  • tarp
You never know when you are going to slip up on furniture or other things that need tying down and protecting or you have a load of feed and it starts raining. When I pull out the ratchet strap at a sale, I always get "you've done this before."
gone junking
The back seat of my truck has been folded down for several years, to carry more stuff. Angea and I were loaded down, headed to our booth recently. A piece of plastic covers my back seat, because I could easily carry flowers, plants, junk, or any number of things and I attempt to protect the seat. 
Junker's truck

I have a bucket with bungees, floral wire, old towels, and a flash light. Said bucket can also be used, if I need to pick up flowers and keep them in water till I get home, or emptied and carry small items that you need to pick up from somewhere. When we are headed to our booth, there's also a bag with nails, screws, tacks, and extra tags and cards and a step stool.

Junk truck
On this particular occasion, I was delivering a casket spray and then headed to the farm to haul some calves, so my truck has many jobs. 
Gypsy Farm Girl
My truck is usually dirty due to driving in the pasture... the calves were trying to help wash it one afternoon this week! 
Feed and furniture!  After we got a truck with a bed cover, I found several pieces of furniture that wouldn't allow the cover to close all the way. It didn't take long to figure out that a bungee or hay string would loop through that black handle and hook to the bumper and keep it closed. Where there's a will, there's a way!

Occasionally this sweet girl insist upon going and you'll notice the leashes on the dash in one picture. 

A few other things you will find in my truck:

  • jumper cables (Daddy gave me a pair when I turned 16 and said you'll never know when/if you need them, but be prepared.)
  • gloves
  • wet wipes
  • hand cleaner
  • tape measure
  • duct tape
  • a bag with an extra change of clothes and shoes
  • mud boots
  • wire
  • wire cutters
  • screw driver 
  • hammer
  • scissors
  • knife
  • tire tool
  • hoe
  • shovel
  • cell phone charger
  • napkins / paper towels
  • spoon (occasionally you pick up some ice cream along the way and need a bite or 10 before you get home!)
  • card reader (if I need to meet customers and take mobile payments.) 
  • baling wire (on a farm, almost anything can be fixed with baling wire or duct tape!) 
  • a few other random farm tools

rustic camper and truck pillow

I think that's the gist of it! Anything that's in your vehicle that I should add to mine? 

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