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Old 03-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #351
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I was sitting in a Holiday Inn with my two brothers when a State Trooper came in and told us one of our tractor trailers was wedged under an overpass. It had a large rubber tired front end loader on it. Lesson learned, or so we thought. A few months later the same thing happened, the same driver but this time he was coming from the other direction. The loader was in the street on its side. Luckily neither incident damaged the overpass enough to shut the roads down. Just lots of confusion and embarrassment. These incidents have left a real impression on me. I always check twice, three or maybe more.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #352
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I was sitting in a Holiday Inn with my two brothers when a State Trooper came in and told us one of our tractor trailers was wedged under an overpass. It had a large rubber tired front end loader on it. Lesson learned, or so we thought. A few months later the same thing happened, the same driver but this time he was coming from the other direction. The loader was in the street on its side. Luckily neither incident damaged the overpass enough to shut the roads down. Just lots of confusion and embarrassment. These incidents have left a real impression on me. I always check twice, three or maybe more.
That guy's a slow learner!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:50 PM   #353
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That guy's a slow learner!
Come to think of it, our new Driver Trainer, was for many years a truck driver had an incident with a truck mounted crane he had not folded away between deliveries (10yrs ago). Those railway bridges are built seriously strong.
Needless to say "stow crane" before releasing park brake is part of our procedure.
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Setting up camp last night. I got these pretty red led lights to mark bottom of curb slide so no one hits head. While untangling string I popped up cracked my head on slide. Just a little blood.
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Setting up camp last night. I got these pretty red led lights to mark bottom of curb slide so no one hits head. While untangling string I popped up cracked my head on slide. Just a little blood.
Funny that I read this (not funny you hit your head).....One of my friends was telling me a story about him hitting his head on one of the slides. Told me to watch out and might want to think about getting some PVC pipe insolators (foam ones).
Our first trip to campground and setting up our new MH. Well......I heard what he was saying but I guess I didn't listen. While connecting the black hose, I smacked my head against the slide...guess who won? Blood and a 1in cut top of my head. It almost laid me out.
I guess I had to learn the hard way. Heading to Lowes when I get back and getting some foam pipe warmers
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #356
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Funny that I read this (not funny you hit your head).....One of my friends was telling me a story about him hitting his head on one of the slides. Told me to watch out and might want to think about getting some PVC pipe insolators (foam ones).
Our first trip to campground and setting up our new MH. Well......I heard what he was saying but I guess I didn't listen. While connecting the black hose, I smacked my head against the slide...guess who won? Blood and a 1in cut top of my head. It almost laid me out.
I guess I had to learn the hard way. Heading to Lowes when I get back and getting some foam pipe warmers
A more "cushy" option is to use swimming pool noodles. They look just like the pipe insulators, but are thicker and more dense - more padding for the 'noggin!
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Never move your coach without your standard walk-around. You may have forgot to bring in the slide, even when only moving the coach a few feet into the barn.
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A more "cushy" option is to use swimming pool noodles. They look just like the pipe insulators, but are thicker and more dense - more padding for the 'noggin!

Even better idea...thanks!
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1. some MH will drive with slides open
2. don't store your breifcase behind drivers seat with ipad in it and pulling slide in
3. Look down to make sure step it indeed out
4. don't stand too close to slides after a rain and retracting them
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Decide to get in a little extra sleep this morning. DW, being the dear that she is decides to pack up everything to save me some time. First thing she packs is the coffee pot. First thing I wanted when I did get up was the coffee pot. DW also wanting to be a big help goes ahead and loads up the basement. Just like she puts my tools away. Nothing where I put it and not where I intended to put it and without a lick of common sense all of it shoved into the right side compartments. Left side basements are now empty and she wonders why I am a little "tizzy" (her word), my term would be much more complex, artistic and in keeping with my nautical upbringing. It would also require a precautionary rating of TV-MA, AL, NSFM.
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Thanks for sharing.
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Jeff, that is revers psychology. She now knows you will never ask her to help load up.
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Don't forget to close both black and grey valves after emptying. If you forget, you have to be really, really fast hooking up the stinky slinky next time.
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Jeff, that is revers psychology. She now knows you will never ask her to help load up.
It works!

Early in our marriage, I once washed my red sweat pants with my wife's white lingerie.

Haven't done a load of laundry in 18 years!
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