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Old 09-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #57
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I am a wimp. I dont ever intend to try to park in a field where I bog down to the axles. I have done that in my 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive truck and it was not fun
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #58
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We made the switch last April, from a 40' 5er to a 40' MH. That is why I balked at carrying a compartment full of planks.
I seriously doubt I'll carry more than 4 planks though. Last year we went to Alaska, moved every day until we arrived somewhere we spent 3-4 days at most. Not once did I see any of the MH's in a space where the rear was too low for the jacks to be used safely.
And I know of a park here in WA where almost every site slopes to the rear and my jacks need to lift the rear tires off the ground to level. So, I always carry blocks made of 2 X 12's cut, crossed, screwed and glued together. Get almost backed in, place the blocks in back of the rear duals and back up on to them. Then place at least three blocks as described under each rear jack and finish leveling. Even then the tires have little contact with the blocks. I talked to the manager about it and last year she said they were going to get more gravel and fix that. Still waiting for them to start!
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #59
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I am a wimp. I dont ever intend to try to park in a field where I bog down to the axles. I have done that in my 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive truck and it was not fun

Me too. I would not have driven my coach out there for anything!
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Me too. I would not have driven my coach out there for anything!
I wouldn't even drive a four wheeler or 4X4 pickup out through that slop, not alone the MH. I hate mud.
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What a bunch of wimps!

It wasn't that bad, just inconvenient. In both cases it was easy to get pulled out with a truck and a tow strap. Just put the loop at the end of the tow strap in the hitch receiver, pin it with a hitch pin, and pull. No damage, and not even mud on the coach, just muddy tires.

It's happened to me twice in seven years. That's the price you pay (in addition to $20 to $50 a night for a 40x20 foot unimproved site with no hook ups) if you want to stay on-site at a dog show where you can walk to the ring, have all your gear with you, and have your own bed and shower. The alternative is to find a hotel that allows multiple dogs, drive to the show site every day, lug all your gear, search for a spot to work, and set up/tear down every day.

It's a slight risk for a great benefit, but you'd better be prepared, and be calm enough to not freak out during the trying times: my wife has a hard time with that part! Being prepared includes an assortment of blocks (plus lots of hose and extension cords - if there is water and the rare 20 Amp electric, it's usually far away.
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[QUOTE=ShapeShifter;1723343]What a bunch of wimps!

It wasn't that bad, just inconvenient. In both cases it was easy to get pulled out with a truck and a tow strap. Just put the loop at the end of the tow strap in the hitch receiver, pin it with a hitch pin, and pull. No damage, and not even mud on the coach, just muddy tires.

It's happened to me twice in seven years. That's the price you pay (in addition to $20 to $50 a night for a 40x20 foot unimproved site with no hook ups) if you want to stay on-site at a dog show where you can walk to the ring, have all your gear with you, and have your own bed and shower. The alternative is to find a hotel that allows multiple dogs, drive to the show site every day, lug all your gear, search for a spot to work, and set up/tear down every day. QUOTE]


Ah, the things we do for our dogs!!!!
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Ah, the things we do for our dogs!!!!
Ain't that the truth!

I've often said that the dogs own the motorhome - they just let me pay for it, take care of it, and drive it (through the mud!)
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