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Old 05-07-2015, 08:04 PM   #169
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I've just read all of these posts and laughed out loud several times.
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We were at Lake Pleasant RV park in Bothel Washington. I was looking up numbers to car rental agencies cause we didn't bring our car, when suddenly the A/C went out along with some lights. I looked around sure enough, many other things were out.
I left the RV to check the pedestal, heard the neighbors A/C working and thought maybe I blew a Breaker.
Got to the pedestal, saw my surge protector lights were on and breaker was still on. I turned it off and on anyway. DW says "it's still off" so I sat down in my recliner to ponder what to do next. Suddenly the power came back on.
My thought was, resetting the breaker must have done it.
A few minutes later, the A/C and lights go off again.
WTH?, I ask myself.
So I went outside and did the same routine I thought fixed it before. Came back in, waited and nothing. So I get up, start looking at the breaker box. All breakers are on, but I switch them on and off anyway. DW says "Come On! What's going on, I'm dying here in this heat".
I tell her "How am I supposed to know I'm not an RV technician"!
So....I go sit down in my recliner to ponder my next move and everything comes back on.
This is tooooo weird for me!
I start on my car rental quest again and ........The A/C goes off again!
I go out to the pedestal, all on, I go in the bedroom check the panel, all on.
Some things like the microwave are flashing the time and the TV lights are still on.
I ask myself....self, why would some things be on and not others?
Now, I'm thinking maybe a disconnect. I go over to the inside battery disconnect by the door and hit the button and Voila!!! Everything came on!!!
I sat down and everything went off, so I turned around in my chair, hit the disconnect switch and it came on.

I think finally found the culprit.....it was me!
Every time I sat in the chair or learned forward or back, the corner of the chair hit the battery disconnect switch for either on or off.

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Buy one of these and mount it in your propane tank bay.
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I have a combination lockbox I've had for years I use.
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I went with this option instead.. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and I too locked it inside my LP storage compartment, since that one doesn't lock up! I've been driving that key around in there for a year or so and even though the lock gets a little road grime (not much) it still opens up nicely. I've had to use that key a couple of times, but only when I got to my storage bay to do some work and realized that I forgot the key.
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Dogpatch.. that is the funniest story yet!!
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Last week while getting ready to head home. I put my tow onto the car dolly, but left the parking break on. Since it locked the rear wheels and I dragged my car about 700 feet I blew the 2 wheel tire (5k old). Stupid, stupid, stupid.
To make matters worse, several people at the rv resort tried to stop, but I just kept going. BANG..
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I think finally found the culprit.....it was me!
Every time I sat in the chair or learned forward or back, the corner of the chair hit the battery disconnect switch for either on or off.

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Dogpatch.. that is the funniest story yet!!
Unfortunately one of many from my early years of learning the RV life.

Here's another:

On arriving in Seattle, we had to stop for fuel. On leaving the station, all fuel lanes lead to one exit where there was a steep drop to the highway. I was a little worried about bottoming out. (Just a little).
I got half way down the slope and I hear this horrible grinding noise. I know it's the steel skid under my hitch making a connection with the pavement.
Suddenly, we come to an abrupt stop.
"This can't be good" I say to myself.
Being rush hour, cars are watching and honking at me as I was practically blocking 2 lanes of traffic. So....I looked over at my wife who had sunk down in her seat and I booted it.

A HUGE screeching and grinding noise ensued as we bucked and slowly moved forward.
Finally we broke free and made it out onto the road.

I looked in the rearview mirror, I didn't see any parts left behind, but I did see a l-o-n-g deep furrow (gouge) in the pavement you could have planted next years corn in.
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I am going to share one with you that I still get kidded about around my buddies...Several years ago, after selling my latest motorhome, I came up with the brilliant idea that I would buy a motorhome on Ebay, drive it and enjoy it all summer and then sell it for a profit in the Fall. Well, I found the perfect coach...a 2000 Diesel Journey back in Albany, NY. for $36,000. My wife and I packed up our tow car and went back to get it and enjoy our vacation.
We spent the next week cleaning it up and making it "ours" while we bounced around the Eastern States. Finally, we decided to drive to So. Carolina and visit my wife's cousin. The route we chose took us through New York which turned out to be a poor choice. After driving all day, we were on the Bronx Expressway with cars on both sides and friendly New Yorkers welcoming us with one-finger waves. It was near dusk and my concentration on staying in my lane was at a near-high. Suddenly, my wife who had been monitoring our GPS, says "Are we a truck...?" "Well, we're not a truck" I said, "but we're about the same size as one." After driving a couple more miles and mulling it over in my mind as to why she would ask that, she spoke up again..."Are we over 10 feet tall...?" "Hell yes, we're over ten feet tall!" I exclaimed, now starting to panic..."well, we should have gotten off at that last off-ramp."I looked up as we came around a curve at 65 MPH and there loomed a low bridge. Needless to say, I hit it right square in the middle without even slowing down.
I looked in the rear-view mirror and could see cars sliding and twisting and trying to avoid the shrapnel that was coming off our roof. I immediately looked for a place to pull off but there were no shoulders. My next thought was, "all I'm going to do by stopping is to get a ticket. Keep driving...!" I was two states away from New York before I ever stopped to assess the damage. The next day, we went to a nearby Home Depot in Pennsylvania, and bought about a dozen contractor-size orange roller trays. We duct-taped them over all of the holes in our roof to keep the rain out. Our friends said they thought "Cousin Eddie" had come to visit when we got to their house.
To make a long story short, we continued our trip after we got over the initial shock of what had happened, and when we got back to Reno a couple of weeks later, we turned in our claim to the insurance company. Lo and behold, we ended up making a $21,000 profit on the coach, as they totaled it out due to the roof damage. We even told them what we had paid for the coach, but they said they were required to pay us based on the value. Life is funny sometimes....
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:24 PM   #179
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Much like Ramzfan story I got to experience the kindness of New Jersey drivers - While driving along my 45' MH with tow (Solo I might add) along the jarring, bumps, potholes, on the Tollway to Liberty Harbor RV Park, my GPS said to get in the right lane to exit. I obliged Madam GPS because she is like god when you are in a place like Jersey City Besides she was a kind voice and not expressing herself with the center finger salutes that seems to be the sign of times on the NJ highways.

I started to see the big white lane dividers on my left side and of course that means exit only lane. But Madam GPS then comes on to say "in a quarter mile take the next exit" . I immediately turned on the left hand blinkers hoping that they would shoot darts, bullets, grenades or whatever happens when MH drivers seem to turn blinkers on and clear the vehicles in the lane next to them. No such luck today I was forced to exit and wait for madam GPS to reroute me. She guided me gently through residential neighborhoods and things looked promising. I then found myself in Liberty State Park driving along a two lane brick road which made the Turnpike feel like butter. Well Madam GPS said to keep going straight and I found myself facing the Statue of Liberty Ticket Booth staging spot.

I got out to assess the situation and knew i was in trouble. I paced the width of the street and it was about 14 paces or about 42' wide. I could not turn around even with the tow car unhooked as I was longer than the street was wide.

I did finally get to meet some nice people. The Park Police came by in cruisers and asked what I was doing there. I explained my situation , I unhooked my car and they were kind enough to pull open locked gates a few hundred feet down the road so I could back in to turn around and then ran back to my tow car and re-hooked it up. Madam GPS then started to scream at me to when possible make a U turn. I gave her the center finger salute and turned her off and within minutes of using the cops directions was in my park!
Phew

PS - I did get some nice photos of the coach with the NY skyline behind though. that was kinda keen
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We were at Lake Pleasant RV park in Bothel Washington. I was looking up numbers to car rental agencies cause we didn't bring our car, when suddenly the A/C went out along with some lights. I looked around sure enough, many other things were out.
I left the RV to check the pedestal, heard the neighbors A/C working and thought maybe I blew a Breaker.
Got to the pedestal, saw my surge protector lights were on and breaker was still on. I turned it off and on anyway. DW says "it's still off" so I sat down in my recliner to ponder what to do next. Suddenly the power came back on.
My thought was, resetting the breaker must have done it.
A few minutes later, the A/C and lights go off again.
WTH?, I ask myself.
So I went outside and did the same routine I thought fixed it before. Came back in, waited and nothing. So I get up, start looking at the breaker box. All breakers are on, but I switch them on and off anyway. DW says "Come On! What's going on, I'm dying here in this heat".
I tell her "How am I supposed to know I'm not an RV technician"!
So....I go sit down in my recliner to ponder my next move and everything comes back on.
This is tooooo weird for me!
I start on my car rental quest again and ........The A/C goes off again!
I go out to the pedestal, all on, I go in the bedroom check the panel, all on.
Some things like the microwave are flashing the time and the TV lights are still on.
I ask myself....self, why would some things be on and not others?
Now, I'm thinking maybe a disconnect. I go over to the inside battery disconnect by the door and hit the button and Voila!!! Everything came on!!!
I sat down and everything went off, so I turned around in my chair, hit the disconnect switch and it came on.

I think finally found the culprit.....it was me!
Every time I sat in the chair or learned forward or back, the corner of the chair hit the battery disconnect switch for either on or off.

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Much like Ramzfan story I got to experience the kindness of New Jersey drivers - While driving along my 45' MH with tow (Solo I might add) along the jarring, bumps, potholes, on the Tollway to Liberty Harbor RV Park, my GPS said to get in the right lane to exit. I obliged Madam GPS because she is like god when you are in a place like Jersey City Besides she was a kind voice and not expressing herself with the center finger salutes that seems to be the sign of times on the NJ highways.

I started to see the big white lane dividers on my left side and of course that means exit only lane. But Madam GPS then comes on to say "in a quarter mile take the next exit" . I immediately turned on the left hand blinkers hoping that they would shoot darts, bullets, grenades or whatever happens when MH drivers seem to turn blinkers on and clear the vehicles in the lane next to them. No such luck today I was forced to exit and wait for madam GPS to reroute me. She guided me gently through residential neighborhoods and things looked promising. I then found myself in Liberty State Park driving along a two lane brick road which made the Turnpike feel like butter. Well Madam GPS said to keep going straight and I found myself facing the Statue of Liberty Ticket Booth staging spot.

I got out to assess the situation and knew i was in trouble. I paced the width of the street and it was about 14 paces or about 42' wide. I could not turn around even with the tow car unhooked as I was longer than the street was wide.

I did finally get to meet some nice people. The Park Police came by in cruisers and asked what I was doing there. I explained my situation , I unhooked my car and they were kind enough to pull open locked gates a few hundred feet down the road so I could back in to turn around and then ran back to my tow car and re-hooked it up. Madam GPS then started to scream at me to when possible make a U turn. I gave her the center finger salute and turned her off and within minutes of using the cops directions was in my park!
Phew

PS - I did get some nice photos of the coach with the NY skyline behind though. that was kinda keen
Holy cow man, we had to drive our 40' right down where you are talking about going to an expo center on the river. It was more than I could handle, so my wife took the wheel. We also exited the wrong exit, but lucky lucky lucky the rand macnally sent us through a bunch of loopty loo's and BAM back on the freeway... for the NEXT exit. It was harrowing!!!! I was stressed to all get out, that stuff freaks me out - you seemed to handle with some serious calmness.
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