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Old 09-20-2013, 08:05 PM   #85
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We were at my Mother-In-laws and getting ready to go home. I had not left enough space between the tow dolly and the garage so I could load the car so I got out of the car to pull the MH forward. DW stood there with her hand over her mouth and not saying a word. I had not shut the car door and had caught it on the dolly. I had pulled the door totally around to the front fender. That took a lot of rope to keep the door safe for a 500 mile trip home. It was a long wait for another door so she could use her car again.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:16 AM   #86
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Traveling through Wyoming mountains north of Jackson Hole with another rv in the fall. It was getting late so we decided to pull into a basic county park and dry camp for the night. The weather was nice so we never gave any thought to snow that early in the fall. End result woke up in the morning with 4 or 5 inches of very wet snow piled up on our extended slideouts. Of course we could not pull them in so had to risk life and limb climbing up on top of the coaches super slippery top and try to get the wet snow off the covers with only a broom to work with. Most of the broom work laying on our stomachs in the slush as standing up was impossible without slipping off the top of the coach and breaking your neck. Crawled down thoroughly soaked and freezing and thankful to have made it down in one piece. What a nightmare, but lesson learned on not putting out slides if there is any chance of snow.
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That would be a time when Navy showers would be out of the question.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:45 AM   #88
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NEVER veer or swerve! Hit whatever is in the way unless it's a person or a pet ...
In all my years in the auto claim department at State Farm I saw far more death and destruction from people swerving to miss a deer than from hitting one. Yes, they will do major damage (and on rare occasion, come through the windshield), but no where near as much as hitting the big tree or bridge abutment at the side of the road, or as rolling over two or three times.

Slam on the binders and hold on!
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Traveling through Wyoming mountains north of Jackson Hole with another rv in the fall. It was getting late so we decided to pull into a basic county park and dry camp for the night. The weather was nice so we never gave any thought to snow that early in the fall. End result woke up in the morning with 4 or 5 inches of very wet snow piled up on our extended slideouts. Of course we could not pull them in so had to risk life and limb climbing up on top of the coaches super slippery top and try to get the wet snow off the covers with only a broom to work with. Most of the broom work laying on our stomachs in the slush as standing up was impossible without slipping off the top of the coach and breaking your neck. Crawled down thoroughly soaked and freezing and thankful to have made it down in one piece. What a nightmare, but lesson learned on not putting out slides if there is any chance of snow.
This is exactly one of the reasons I always carry a ladder with me. In your case, the flat retractable type would work and easily stored.
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Have you ever seen what happens when a fire hydrant gets sheered off? I have. Learned a lot about how much the back end swings that day.
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I've done a lot worst; I bought an rv. Then bought another one and now trying to sell the first!
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I had two a one time. Luckily my 33' 5er sold the same day I brought my Breeze home.
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Glad to see I'm not alone !!!

Fortunately, neither of mine are worth a great amount so carrying both isn't that big of a deal.
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This must rank right there with the best.
Hooking up the Toad we were on a bit of a downslope so I applied the E Brake until I got the tow bar arms locked. So I pulled ahead to latch, got distracted by another urgent matter, like BSing with a neighbour and, you guessed it, pulled away with the brake on.
About two hours down the road we stopped for lunch and as I'm doing my walk around, noticed one of the little Honda caps on one of the wheels missing. First thought was "that should be warranty" until I noticed the brake drums/rotors on both rear showed signs of Excessive Heat. Hmmmmm, check that E Brake. Guess What, still applied.
So, $500 later and we now have new rear brakes on our new CRV with only 2500 Km on it.
Another item to add to my Pre-Take-Off Check List.
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Closed the electric awning with the door assist handle folded back against the wall track. Snap!
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The first year I winterized my MH I disconnected the supply lines to the washer and left the valves open and pulled the drain plug out of the hot water heater.

The following spring I forgot those 2 very important items. I connected the hose to fill my fresh water tank. Being in a hurry didn't notice I left the selector valve on city rather than fill.

Got distracted with other activities, 20 minutes later i came back out to the MH to the sound of water falls.

The HWH drain didn't cause any issues but the washer connections were right above the rear furnace motor and control board. Fortunately for me the furnace worked once it had time to dry out.
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Let me start by saying I am handy with a lot of things..apparently except plumbing.
A ccouple of weekends ago I was flushing out the water heater tank in an attempt to get rid of everybody's favorite 'eggy' smell. I flushed the tank, installed the drain plug, added some bleach, replaced the TSY(?) valve and filled the tank from the city water connection. After it had set for a couple of hours I decided it was time to drain the tank so I started to unscrew the TSY valve. It was squirting a bit but I didn't think anything of it...until the 40PSI or so of air pressure in the top of the tank made the valve pop off and the water spurt out about 2 feet like a fountain...yes, I got a pretty good shower, but at least the water smelled better...
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Let me start by saying I am handy with a lot of things..apparently except plumbing. A ccouple of weekends ago I was flushing out the water heater tank in an attempt to get rid of everybody's favorite 'eggy' smell. I flushed the tank, installed the drain plug, added some bleach, replaced the TSY(?) valve and filled the tank from the city water connection. After it had set for a couple of hours I decided it was time to drain the tank so I started to unscrew the TSY valve. It was squirting a bit but I didn't think anything of it...until the 40PSI or so of air pressure in the top of the tank made the valve pop off and the water spurt out about 2 feet like a fountain...yes, I got a pretty good shower, but at least the water smelled better...
You might have already deduced this, but next time(?) you might try turning off outside water source and opening up a hot water tap to drain off the pressure before removing plug.
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