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Old 09-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #57
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One of our mistakes has been to listen to the GPS when we questioned the choice she suggested. We have had some very interesting tours of the downtown, narrow street, business districts of some very big cities compliments of that instrument of torture.

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Ah yes.

We were brand newbies in a new 40DP w/toad, faithfully following our GPS directions to a CG in backwoods Wyoming.

She had us turn down a side street in this small town and it quickly turned into a narrow dirt road heading out into ranching country. After following the road for a mile or so looking for the CG, she proudly announced... "You have reached your destination!"

We got out of the rig... looked around at nothing but ranch land and this narrow dirt path we were on and all we could do was laugh out loud. Had to unhook and do about a 20 point turn with the coach to get turned around.

Another time at Three Fingers CG near Forrest City, Iowa we pulled in to check in without reservations. It's one of those self registration places so we cruised through the park in our full rig to look for a site.

We didn't find anything open in the back part of the CG so wanted to take the road on around to loop to use a pull through in the front. There were no signs so we followed the dirt "road" which took us over a little culvert bridge which crossed their pond.

After getting set up, we took the pup for an evening walk... backtracking the way we had looped through with the coach and toad.

I almost passed out when I saw that there was a "Foot Traffic Only" sign on the culvert/bridge we had crossed. Turns out it was only on one side of the bridge. Sure glad it could handle 34,000 pounds more than the sign said.

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Ah yes.


I almost passed out when I saw that there was a "Foot Traffic Only" sign on the culvert/bridge we had crossed. Turns out it was only on one side of the bridge. Sure glad it could handle 34,000 pounds more than the sign said.

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How'd you get out?
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How'd you get out?
We didn't! We're still here. Help!

No, that "bridge" actually led to a dirt "path" along a cornfield which took us back to the entrance. I learned to do a better job of scouting from that point forward.

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That gave me a great laugh!
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Took out an ATM machine with the back when it was swinging in a turn. Fortunately this was long ago
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Took out an ATM machine with the back when it was swinging in a turn. Fortunately this was long ago
Made me laugh, sounds like something I would do
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Hope you grabbed the cash.

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Well since we being Honest here, I'll say when I had a 5th wheel I caught a over head wire in a KOA and the crank up TV antena acted like a cross bow after pulling the wire as hard as it could the wires won and the TV antena broke off at the base plate and shot like a arrow into a parked cars windshield but the owner told me to forget it the sliver all over her wind shield would wash off and I had the more expensive repairs. Then I did similar in our current MH so I replaced it with the Bat Wing digital antena which does not crank up to work, problem solved. Then we also installed a Satilite dish. However I find it hard to get up and down on my knees when on the roof which has cracked my two roof AC covers when I used them as support to stand up on the roof. I think it best I stay off the roof from now on! I am a jet engine mechanic now consultant but seem to break anything that breaks easily.

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Well since we being Honest here, I'll say when I had a 5th wheel I caught a over head wire in a KOA and the crank up TV antena acted like a cross bow after pulling the wire as hard as it could the wires won and the TV antena broke off at the base plate and shot like a arrow into a parked cars windshield
Sweet, wish that was on video
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On our 1st trip out with our new to us 96 Itasca, we stayed the weekend down in Branson, MO. It rained hard the last night we were there and when I went to put the slide out in, I just held in the button. About half way in I had a waterfall coming inside. Didn't realize that the topper had become a swimming pool which stuck to the slide out and came inside under the seal.

I now check the slide out topper every time no matter it it rained or not.
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On our 1st trip out with our new to us 96 Itasca, we stayed the weekend down in Branson, MO. It rained hard the last night we were there and when I went to put the slide out in, I just held in the button. About half way in I had a waterfall coming inside. Didn't realize that the topper had become a swimming pool which stuck to the slide out and came inside under the seal.

I now check the slide out topper every time no matter it it rained or not.

Hmmm. My topper also collects water when it rains! Not much, but, maybe I should pay more attention to this when I pack up. Thanks for sharing.
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A couple of years ago while returning to IA from TX I hit a truck tire tread and busted some of the dump pipes, unknown to me. The dump station was nasty mess. When I rebuilt the conector is now inside!
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Recently on a trip to Austin in our motorhome, we experienced extreme heat inside while traveling. I know it is hot in Texas but 95 in the coach with both coach and chassis air running is ridiculous! My DW asks, "Should heat be coming out of the floor registers?" No! Well, i must have hit the coach heater switch which is just below the defrost fan switch. Much better now!
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The $1400 Shelf

Last summer I wanted to make more room in one of my Class A basement compartments so I thought I'd add a wood shelf. The sides of the shelf would be attached to the basement door braces and the back to one of the frame rails. To make the shelf stronger I attached a metal bracket to the back of the shelf and started fastening the bracket to the frame rail with metal screws.

As I was drilling my 2nd or 3rd hole in the frame rail, I heard what I thought was water spilling out of the rear of the coach. When I checked to see what was leaking, the water was green.

I had drilled through an engine coolant line.

The line ran through the frame rail to the dash heater, and now the coolant was running down the frame rail and onto the road.

Long story short -- $600 tow & $800 coolant line repair.

Now any time I pull out a drill, the DW panics -- with good cause.
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