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Old 03-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #43
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We had a good one and it did involve our mutt. Very first trip with our fiver, we pulled in for fuel and a take out breakfast. I finished filling and pulled away from the pumps while waiting for DW to return with bagels and coffee. Without thinking, I got out and closed the door. I realized my error about a micro millisecond too late, dumb dawg had jumped on the door switch. Keys in the ignition and her purse on the seat.
What to do? I managed to pop the cab rear slider open, boy those things are REALLY secure, and she asked a tall skinny kid for assistance. He wriggled through the opening and retrieved the keys with helpful mutt licking his face. I was very careful with the keys after that.
I have locked myself out too many times to count, but there is a spare key duct taped to the inside of my water heater access door.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #44
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Getting ready to leave an RV park I started the CRV and ran it through the gears, put in park, did some other things such as disconnect shore power, then got in the RV and pulled turning to the right of the (fortunately gravel) space. I said to my wife "I need to let this diesel warm up a bit it seems to lack power". That was at the same time I looked at the mirror and saw the furrows the front wheels of the CRV were leaving in the gravel. Wasn't like that in the good old days before memory started hiding! Now I have check lists and use them when I can find them.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #45
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Now I have check lists and use them when I can find them.
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Ah yes, the answer to all my problems, now if I could just remember where I put that darn checklist...
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While we are all confessing toad issues -- I need to put a sign on my tow bar to remind me to put the emergency brake on in my toad BEFORE I disconnect. It seems to want to roll away when in neutral. Must look funny to see me holding onto my toad and trying to get to the driver's door, LOL. Thankfully it only weighs 1840 pounds.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #47
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Have a 2008 Monaco Knight and I pull a Honda CRV. Well, I stopped on my way to Asheville to let the dog out at a rest stop. I went over and started the engine on the Honda. Ran it thru the gears and put it back into neutral. Charged the battery a bit and ran fluid into the transmission. Well, I forgot to turn the engine off.

Got to my camp and heard a noise when I went back to disconnect the car heard the engine running with the doors locked. Got my extra key and took care of the car. Car seems fine.

Has anyone ever done this?

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Just did the same thing. When my wife said that I left the car running on our days journey, I couldn't believe it.
I now leave the CR-V's door open when I'm warming the transmission for the days trip.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #48
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I have locked myself out too many times to count, but there is a spare key duct taped to the inside of my water heater access door.

Hmm, good to know, Barb...

Oh, and I think the original saying was that God looks out for drunks and fools... if you add RVérs, I'm TRIPLE blessed!
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Possible hanky alert -- Some years ago, our aged German Shepherd, Sammy, 'went hunting' with my husband. She was just along to be with him, not really hunt deer and elk. She was hard of hearing, and didn't see well by then. He stopped before heading deeper into the mountains to let her out, check the horses in the trailer etc and then headed on up the road. It was a little later he realized Sammy was not in the motorhome. So, with heavy heart, he retraced his steps to see if he could find Sammy. There she sat by the side of the road, right where he'd let her out, waiting for him.

It was her last trip. A few months later she went to the Rainbow bridge to wait.

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NAH!!!! Not yet anyway. Of course if I leave the motor running when it's on the dolly then there will be something seriously wrong with me. I did leave the parking brake on once though. Had a trucker flag me down. No serious damage but the car interior smelled a little funny for a few days.
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Once at a KOA near Acadia Natl. Pk. in Maine, after parking, I unhooked the Honda Civic and realized too late that I had failed to put the car in park or apply the emergency brake. We were parked on a slight grade and, as soon as I disconnected the tow bar, the Civic began rolling toward the MH (and me). I couldn't stop it and had to let it ease into the MH (I got out of the way just before getting pinned). No damage except to my ego. Fortunately, there were no witnesses. Still haven't told the DW. Needless to say, I learned my lesson and always now apply the emegency brake before disconnecting. / Larry
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I'll bet the people you passed really admire that little car for pushing so bag of an RV...and at idle, too.
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Also, you should not drive away from your site until the shore power cord is disconnected! I just tried to do that. But as someone posted earlier that God looks out for we that are infirmed.
My neighbors on the curb side were sitting outside and noticed what I was doing, and they jumped up and yanked out the cord. Talk about good neighbors and me being lucky. WOW, all I did was drag the cord about five feet before my DW honked the toads horn to get my attention and I stopped.
Of course I was red faced, embarrased, and thanked the neighbors for their good deed. Made the rest of the trip without any problems.
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As others have already stated, I too left the toad running in neutral for the day.
I wasn't really worried about how much gas it used, my main concern was what if I had run over a road hazard and damaged the radiator. I thank my lucky stars,
new engines aren't cheap.
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Haven't done that (yet), but I have stopped for lunch, turned on the generator for MW use, and forgot to turn it off before starting off again.
No harm done, except for fuel, and feeling stupid.
Lots of people run the generator while driving down the road. We do it sometimes, others do it all the time.
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Lots of people run the generator while driving down the road. We do it sometimes, others do it all the time.
Yes, I do that also, but this time I did not have anything running, so it was a complete waste.
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