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Old 10-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #113
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We went camping this weekend with my daughter and family. This was their first trip with a new trailer. All went well until time to leave. Both rigs were ready to go. Theirs was hooked up and running. The kids loaded their two Doxies and closed the door. We talked a minute..they went to leave and the truck was locked. The dogs had stepped on the door lock switch! No spare KEY! After some anguish we thought maybe the dogs could unlock the door...my daughter went to the window and started talking to them. Sure enough they stepped on the button again and unlocked the door! We had a great laugh.
Been lurking a while and only recently signed up. The DW and I intend to buy a Class A sometime in the future and this is great place to learn.
Took the trailer to my deceased parents house in early March. The house had been winterized so the trailer would be more comfortable than a cold house. I was meeting 2 of my brothers to clean-out some of the 40+ years of accumulation. DW made me bring the 10 month old Devil Dog (Chocolate Lab) with me. (don't you just love puppies?) Arrived just as it was getting dark and as I was backing managed to hit a 4x4 post that Pop had used for a bird feeder. This put a small bend in the end of the trailers bumper.
I had the trucks heated on full blast because it was about 28F and I was jumping in and out to check on my positioning. Mocha (the Devil Dog) locked me out! No amount of coaxing could get her to unlock the doors. As a matter of fact she curled up on her bed and went to sleep in the nice warm cab. Luckily I had my cell phone in my pocket (as well as the trailer keys) and was able to call my wife and brothers and arrange for them to meet and bring the spare keys. I fired up the heater in the trailer and waited. 2 1/2 hours (and 1/4 tank) later they showed up with the keys.
I now wind the window down partway to prevent a recurrence.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #114
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Was home alone one hot August afternoon (in Florida) and decided to clean roof on 13.3' tall fiver. Upon climbing up to the last step from top of a 13' a-frame ladder it started to fall . I quickly got my sleek 300lb 6'2" body on top of fiver before crashing down. Once on the roof I realized no one was home, and my cell phone was in the house. (I live on a dead end street also). So 2.5 hrs. later my neighbor finally came home to save me. . Did I mention it was August in Florida.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:26 AM   #115
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Was home alone one hot August afternoon (in Florida) and decided to clean roof on 13.3' tall fiver. Upon climbing up to the last step from top of a 13' a-frame ladder it started to fall . I quickly got my sleek 300lb 6'2" body on top of fiver before crashing down. Once on the roof I realized no one was home, and my cell phone was in the house. (I live on a dead end street also). So 2.5 hrs. later my neighbor finally came home to save me. . Did I mention it was August in Florida.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #116
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Was home alone one hot August afternoon (in Florida) and decided to clean roof on 13.3' tall fiver. Upon climbing up to the last step from top of a 13' a-frame ladder it started to fall . I quickly got my sleek 300lb 6'2" body on top of fiver before crashing down. Once on the roof I realized no one was home, and my cell phone was in the house. (I live on a dead end street also). So 2.5 hrs. later my neighbor finally came home to save me. . Did I mention it was August in Florida.
My Dad did the same thing cleaning the gutters on the SB, summer time in Texas. Luckily he had the water hose to keep him cool.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #117
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Chasing my grandson around the MoHo for fun I was looking down at him and my forehead caught the arm of the mirror as we rounded the front. Had a nice goose egg on my forehead for awhile. Not too many weeks after that I discovered the side edges of basement doors are quite sharp when I was crouched next to an open one and spun around and hit my head on the edge. Made a nice gash in my forehead. You already guessed the next one, yup have run into the open slides couple times also. One of these days I'll learn to lead with something besides my head.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #118
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[QUOTE=scubastevee;

[I]Slowly[/I] pulled the black tank lever and promptly got the nasty stuff all over my shoes, lower pant legs and socks. QUOTE]

But the question is, did you buy new shoes?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #119
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One of these days I'll learn to lead with something besides my head.
That's a great goal, let me know if it works out for you. I've been trying to learn that myself, and so far the lessons haven't sunk into my thick skull. The sharp edges sure have, however!
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But the question is, did you buy new shoes?[/QUOTE]

They got thoroughly rinsed at the dump station, placed into a sealed plastic bag and I gave them a good washing with bleach and cleaner when I got home. I still haven't worn them yet!

Put my hiking boots on and drove home.

I did do a little shopping for new shoes but didn't find what I was looking for.
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That's a great goal, let me know if it works out for you. I've been trying to learn that myself, and so far the lessons haven't sunk into my thick skull. The sharp edges sure have, however!
If you learn the secret, let me know.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:07 PM   #122
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I am relatively new to this life style but if I confess all of my mistakes all of the readers will be laughing for the next 20 years.

What I have learned is that is ok to get lost and learning from our mistakes has caused lots of laughter on our part!
We have done some really goofy things but no real damage to our rig or car. We have laughed our way across the USA and we have been lost more times that you can count but that does not deter us !!!! Motor on!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #123
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Tom, I am surprised that it flooded the inside of your Coach like that, did the pressure blow the seal out in the toilet? The water from the full black water tank should of went up the 1-1/2" - 2" vent pipe onto your roof..........I am not telling how I acquired this info.
Me neither!! Thank goodness for good toilet seals!

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Many years ago we were driving our Class C home from a camping trip. We were traveling northbound on I-5 in Washington State. I saw a 3 foot long 2 X 4 in my lane. I tried to straddle the 2 X 4 but I ran over one end with one of my inside dual tires. The 2 X 4 flipped up and hit the bottom of our Class C. I looked in the mirror and I saw turds rolling down the highway behind us. A car pulled up and flagged us down. I pulled over and he excitedly told me that my fuel tank had exploded. I didnít have the heart to tell him that it was my black tank that exploded.


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A few weeks ago I was getting clothes and stuff put in the DP for a 3 day camping trip. After taking some t shirts , shorts, and 2 rolls of paper towels out , I dropped one roll half way there.
After entering(door in middle of coach) putting away stuff, I exited the coach....thinking ahead I knew I wanted to check the overflow tank for the HydroHot system. This was a cargo door forward of the entrance door. I opened the door so I would remember to check it out.
I went and picked up the paper towels I had dropped, walked back around coach and walked directly into the Hydrohot door corner with my forehead. I hit so hard the next thing I saw was I was on the ground on my back, guess I was knocked out for a few....checked my head and some blood, managed to slowly get up and go to house. Mirror check showed large gash on forehead, and right eye blackening and very red.
Ended up with completely shut rt eye for a week, and a sore head. So, camping trip was canceled and stayed home in a bad mood!
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