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Old 08-31-2014, 03:21 AM   #477
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Hmmmmm

See what happens when the DW is not spotting for you! I don't think his leveling jacks will correct that angle. The fridge is not level either. I wonder if his head hit the ceiling when this happened. Hope he was wearing a seat belt.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:17 PM   #478
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I just read this thread in it's magnificent "entirety". I will give each and every one of the posts the utmost respect for I know our day is in the sun is an inevitable certainty!

We just purchased a 02 HR Neptune and are getting ready to go "full time".

I do have one small tidbit to share from our trip two summers past.

We were traveling in our '93 23 foot Fleetwood Flair thru Kansas. Stopped at a rest stop and found out the temp was a high for that day in history! We are suffering in the FF..no dash air. The roof air cannot keep us even the least bit cool at this temp.(102 and rising). So I come up with the brainstorm.."Let's stop and purchase a portable standup air conditioner! THAT should cool us off!"

We pull into the hardware store parking lot, both us covered in sweat, and I trot in and find a great deal on a nice 10K BTU unit. Got to pay with VISA and
VISA CARD IS NOT IN WALLET.I run back out to the rv in a panic, open the door, let DW know whats happening and attempt to jump in to find my lost/stolen card. I lose my balance, fall backwards and end up on the parking lot pavement. Not a big deal, if I had not ripped the door completely off in the process. So,here we are, in [Moderator Edit], with the door laying along side of me on the pavement..and it's hot as Hades. After I assembled my thoughts into something other than torching the RV on the spot and renting a car and heading home, I went into the store and purchased some self tapping screws, sheet metal and a pair of tin snips and rebuilt the door in the parking lot. The owner showed us where there was some shade to park in. Now the door works better than ever!

I guess the Thing Not to Do here would be: Do not lose a grip, and make sure you eat a healthy breakfast!
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I have run into those antenna eating trees, and I have also ripped out a section of my neighbors brick wall. Very embarrassing both times. That was within the first month of motorhome ownership. Has not happened since.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:06 PM   #480
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I just read this thread in it's magnificent "entirety". I will give each and every one of the posts the utmost respect for I know our day is in the sun is an inevitable certainty!

We just purchased a 02 HR Neptune and are getting ready to go "full time".

I do have one small tidbit to share from our trip two summers past.

We were traveling in our '93 23 foot Fleetwood Flair thru Kansas. Stopped at a rest stop and found out the temp was a high for that day in history! We are suffering in the FF..no dash air. The roof air cannot keep us even the least bit cool at this temp.(102 and rising). So I come up with the brainstorm.."Let's stop and purchase a portable standup air conditioner! THAT should cool us off!"

We pull into the hardware store parking lot, both us covered in sweat, and I trot in and find a great deal on a nice 10K BTU unit. Got to pay with VISA and
VISA CARD IS NOT IN WALLET.I run back out to the rv in a panic, open the door, let DW know whats happening and attempt to jump in to find my lost/stolen card. I lose my balance, fall backwards and end up on the parking lot pavement. Not a big deal, if I had not ripped the door completely off in the process. So,here we are, in [Moderator Edit], with the door laying along side of me on the pavement..and it's hot as Hades. After I assembled my thoughts into something other than torching the RV on the spot and renting a car and heading home, I went into the store and purchased some self tapping screws, sheet metal and a pair of tin snips and rebuilt the door in the parking lot. The owner showed us where there was some shade to park in. Now the door works better than ever!

I guess the Thing Not to Do here would be: Do not lose a grip, and make sure you eat a healthy breakfast!
And your credit card??
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Sitting in my coffee cup holder.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:43 PM   #483
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Take the electical plug out even if you are only repositioning your 5er a little bit. When you back over your electical cord it will unhook the electic for you by ripping it out of the wall. Thank goodness the plug cover broke and it did not rip part of the wall out.
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I remember asking my dealer about this, and he was quite adamant about it: Never, ever attempt to do wheelies with your motorhome. Now I understand why.
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Don't be tempted to crawl into the basement to straighten stuff out when the 3 year old knows how to close the basement door.


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I can tell your for sure that it's a bad idea to remove the key from your toad, and then drive 100 miles - it hurts especially more if the tires on your toad only have 300 miles on them because you were smart to replace your worn tires.

I got to replace my front tires twice
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We have arrived at Caplillano RV Park in Vancouver. At registering, the desk clerk warned us about a pack of ferocious cedar trees on the loose in the campground. She said "Avoid them at all costs"!

While backing into our site, I saw one of them running up to the rear bumper. I slammed on my brakes and thought I had avoided them knowing how vicious they are. They still managed to take a bite at the Fiberglas bumper.
Thankfully, the previous owner had a run in with a relative of the same species before. There was already a scar there and I guess I opened the wound a bit. I had already planned on going to the RV Doctor for diagnosis of the affected area. The surgery is operable so it will likely be a few days in the hospital with recovery. Not sure if Medi-care will cover this.
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Had A/C worked on in the winter time, on the way home we were freezing. We could not get any heat from engine heater. Call outfit that did work to find Out why. They said oops, we forgot to turn valve back on, you have to run out the front generator to get to the valve. Of course it is already dark, find place to pull off and extend generator, open valve and proceed to drive on down highway, ten miles later I remember the generator is still sticking out the front. Good thing it was dark. People probably wondered what kind of motor home has a generator mounted out in front?
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Ok, this one did not cost any money but almost an heart attach. Taking the MH to a mechanic for some upgrades I arrived a little early so I had to park it across from the bays were several MH's already parked, backed in. So I skillfully approached and turned away, lining up perfectly to back in. Checking the mirrors and back camera, all was ok. I backed in between two other large MH's and all was going fine. As I was about 10 feet from the trees along the back according to the camera I applied the brakes slightly to come to a halt just right. But as I checked my right mirror I sensed I was moving way to fast so I mashed the brake, check the camera which seemed to show still about 5 feet but I could tell by looking to the right I was still moving. In a near panic now, I checked my foot was not on the gas and brake and really mashed the brake again. Now my mind was really in a panic mode as the camera still showed no imminent collision but my eyes were telling I was moving even faster. As I turned my head just a little bit more to the front I finally figured out the MH to my right was pulling out giving the allusion I was moving backwards. Life's lession, not all is what it seems!.
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