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Old 12-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #113
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If you're going to forget to release the emergency brake on the toad, it's best to do it on a gravel road, and drag it over the power cord that your host is using to run a power tool. Then when he's waving his arms wildly, wave back and shout, "Bye, thanks for having us" thru the open window.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:17 AM   #114
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New one, just this morning. Don't expect those little pegs to keep a medicine cabinet shelf in place when you clip a corner with your back tire while turning.

Home Depot LOVES me when I show up looking for a little piece of hardware to make some project "road worthy".
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #115
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Oh, I am good at this Don't replace all your batteries without making a detailed chart of how they are connected...... before you take out the old batteries.
I made a chart AND I took pictures of the batteries.

I KNOW I can't remember anything!
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #116
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Don't scrape a tree then check your mirrors for clearance. Always check the mirrors 1st and continually. Did this when close to a tree - I had clearance if the ground was level. The ground tilted the top edge of the unit into the tree.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:09 PM   #117
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What I'd like to see is your actual checklists.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #118
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What I'd like to see is your actual checklists.
Nah. We prefer to mess something up and then say, "never again."
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #119
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Unhook from orange extension cord before pulling out of the driveway. Tripped the breaker on microwave and didn't do much for the extension cord. Broke the ground and twisted the plug on extension cord.:::::
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #120
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Don't scrape a tree then check your mirrors for clearance. Always check the mirrors 1st and continually. Did this when close to a tree - I had clearance if the ground was level. The ground tilted the top edge of the unit into the tree.
We have some friends who tend to chase us all over the US. We often camp near them in Michigan, and are now camped near them in SC.. I had to give the Repair truck directions to their site the other day.

He backed into a tree.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:29 AM   #121
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When leveling the coach with the jacks be sure there are no tree limbs close to the coach's roof..... We have a nice little dent from one such limb.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #122
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Don't store soda bottles behind slide. DW put a couple 2 liter bottles behind slide. I am outside hooking up shore power and water. DW asks if the driver slide is clear. I tell her to go ahead.... Slide starts to extend nothing in the way and pow! DW screams then I see fluid dripping out of slide. I figure it must be a waterline. Turn water off and rush inside to find DW in a frazzle. Two bottles of sprite got gought and when they were crushed the became sprite bombs. It took several trips before we got all the sticky out of the coach.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #123
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This thread should be placed in a binder and provided to every new RV owner at time of purchase.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #124
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Me too about not unlocking the front end. Tires smoked. Not so bad compared to not disengaging the trany correctly, $5500 repair. Tire mistake only $550. Brake buddy overactive $1800 for new calipers, brakes, rotors. I've bought my jeep 2x over. PRICELESS! Good thing I'm having fun otherwise I don't think I'd be laughing over this
Brake Buddy cost me a whole brake system on toad. Have never used it again.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #125
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It really is amazing how it's always something. It doesn't matter who you are, somehow you are never left unscathed.

It's always:
-Oops I shouldn't have done that!
-Why did I do that?
-Why did I do that again?
-Why would that happen?
-Who would have thought that would happen?
-Why didn't I see that coming?
-Why didn't I see that?
-Why didn't someone tell me it was there?
-Why did that break?
-How do I fix that?
-Who am I going to get to fix that?
-Who put that there?
-Man that's twice I've done that!
-Man that's three times I've done that!
-When am I going to learn?
-Am I ever going to learn?
-Why didn't I listen to her?
-Where does that go?
-Why do I have parts left over?
-Where am I going to find that?
-Who makes that?
-Why would they make it like that?
-How come that's missing?
-That shouldn't look like that!
-Why does it do that?
-When did that start happening?
-What am I going to do now?
-What was I supposed to do with that?
-I can't believe I did that!

And the Peace du Resitance.......I wonder how much that's going to set me back?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #126
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So... no one else has ever walked around the corner of the RV and straight into the extended slide?

I have heard of this happening.
My youngest did that when he was three.
It's a good thing I carry a 1st aid kit.
A couple of pads of gauzes and applied pressure later he was off playing like it never happened.
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