When was the last time you heard someone say, "I bought this car, truck, van, boat, or travel trailer from the US Government?" I can't think of one time, and I've been on this plant for a few years. I do see former US Forest Service vehicles around, they're easy to spot as they're typically light green - people buy those up from the USFS auctions often.

Does the US Government Sell Surplus Items All the Time?

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Most of the public isn't aware the government unloads surplus items all the time - especially after a natural disaster. You'll find everything from travel trailers, boats, clothing, office equipment, furniture, manufactured homes, and even Blackhawk helicopters up for bid - like the one pictured below.

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You can find them all at the official US Government Surplus auction site. It's fairly easy to navigate and find items for sale located in Washington, Oregon, and around the country.

Where Do I Find the Travel Trailers for Sale in Oregon?

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Today, I just happened to run across 16 used travel trailers up for bid - all in Gardiner, Oregon - which is located near Reedsport, Oregon on the coast.

How were the travel trailers and campers used by the Government?

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These travel trailers and manufactured homes were used as temporary housing for victims of the massive wildfires in Oregon in 2020-2021. Now, they must go, and some of them are in pretty darn good shape.

How do I put a bid on one or more of the camper trailers?

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Make sure you read the auction site instructions thoroughly - you have to register. To find the trailers, search by location, and then select Oregon. You better hurry though, bidding is underway on the travel trailer/campers NOW.

5 Amazing Private Campsites Near Tri-Cities

You’ll find private campsites available for rent in the mountains, on farms, in the desert, on lakes and rivers. Most will run you from $19 to $40 a night. Here are just a few secluded sites available in Washington and Oregon.

Here's 3 Cool Hikes Near Tri-Cities

Badger and Candy Mountain are the two most popular local hikes, and for good reason, they're close, offer stunning views, easy parking, and they're fairly easy. But, if you're looking to freshen up your hiking experience without having to drive long distances, check out these three ideas, all within 30 minutes of Tri-Cities.