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Old 12-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #211
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---Rush to walk the dog in the cold rain. After fido finished I turn around quickly to head back inside only to catch the bedroom slide across the bridge of my nose.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #213
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Be kind to your automatic dishwasher and icemaker.
Mine is about 5 foot 4
X2 at 5 foot 6.
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I am 6 9 (five foot nine) and not anywhere near automatic.

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #215
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After market auto levelers on a class C, raised rear too high, MH rolled forward. Glad ground was soft and levelers just dug a hole, no damage. Learned that these levelers would lift wheels off the ground and reminded myself that only the rear wheels have the emergency brake applied.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:37 AM   #217
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DH and I are picking up pur first MH 28 Dec. I'm going to make this into my own Notebook and add it to all the owner's manuals we will undoubtedly receive. Thanks to everyone who has shared. I'm sure we will have something to add before too long!
What a coincidence, DW and I are picking up our first MH 28 Dec. I have been clipping the good ones into a file that I can format to our use.

I have not been able to sleep much, for me I don't get Christmas until the 28th. Hopefully on the road for a short trip the 29th.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #218
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DH and I are picking up pur first MH 28 Dec. I'm going to make this into my own Notebook and add it to all the owner's manuals we will undoubtedly receive. Thanks to everyone who has shared. I'm sure we will have something to add before too long!
What a coincidence, DW and I are picking up our first MH 28 Dec. I have been clipping the good ones into a file that I can format to our use.

I have not been able to sleep much, for me I don't get Christmas until the 28th. Hopefully on the road for a short trip the 29th.
Take along a Leatherman (or equivalent) multitool when you pick up your new coach.

We bought ours at the RV show last year and drove across the state in a rental car to pick it up two weeks later. We took only an overnight bag, stayed in a motel the night before, and had a campsite reserved 1/2 way home. To make a long story short, when I put the driver's side slide out at the campsite it hit the utility pole (I had checked the clearance and didn't realize that the slide rail extends almost a foot below the slide. What I thought would clear didn't). The slide safety overload tripped and minimized the damage (coach's fist scar!), fortunately, but there I was, a brand new rookie RV'er in a brand new motorhome with a slide 95% out refusing to move either way.

A half hour of reading the owner's manuals and I found that I could clear the fault by pushing and holding the reset button on the slide controller. Goody, goody! I'm saved! But where's the reset button? Oh, it is on the backside of the controller, and the controller is securely mounted on the wall by four small Phillips head screws. Without any tools at all, it took an hour of my best McGiver impression to find something, anything, to use to unscrew the panel for access to the reset button.

How I wished I had my Leatherman!!
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Ok gotta tell mine. The first time I pulled slides in I pulled in the super slide in living room then went to pull in the bedroom slide. After I started the rear slide I went and cranked up the engine. Let it air up and get nice and warm and headed down the road. After my first red-light I checked my drivers side mirror to realize the bedroom slide was still 10 inches out. Oops ! Therefore always check all mirrors and walk around to inspect prior to pulling out.
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Found out my slides do not operate if engine is running. Thank goodness there was no traffic and we were on a 4 lane divided highway so pulling over and pulling slide in was easy and safe. Merry Christmas from the Mystery Machine!
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What a coincidence, DW and I are picking up our first MH 28 Dec. I have been clipping the good ones into a file that I can format to our use.

I have not been able to sleep much, for me I don't get Christmas until the 28th. Hopefully on the road for a short trip the 29th.
We took possesion of our next one on Dec. 22/12 Macktee
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My wife said she is going to buy me a "bump" cap rather than patching up my skull from walking into an open slide. Four times last trip out and she is out of patience with my stupidity.
My best buddy wears a beret all the time. Serves as a curb feeler and doesn't blow off in the wind. Only saw it come off once when sailing and I retrieved it with the boathook.
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Don't leave your fiver plugged into your bumper to save the $20 to replace the outlet in your truck bed. That crunch you hear is the Bargman box cover being removed from your pin box!
Just saying that its possible.
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Don't leave your fiver plugged into your bumper to save the $20 to replace the outlet in your truck bed. That crunch you hear is the Bargman box cover being removed from your pin box!
Just saying that its possible.
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