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Old 11-20-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Things Not To Do

I'm sure many or all of you did something you should not have ... Right? Wouldn't it be nice to have a list of things not to do before you do the same thing...come on all and share with me so I can learn from your mistakes. I'm sure will will make many myself and will share them also, so we can all learn.

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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Don't start your engine while camped after a big snow, before your shovel the snow off the steps, even if you are just trying to really start your genny after losing power. So, it is the middle of the night, 18 inches of snow, lose power. Went to start the genny, pretty cold so spun but need more power. Should have just used booster but thought, "Hey, I will just start the main engine, and it will spin the genny". Not a bad idea usually but when you turn the key to start engine, it pulls in the steps. When the steps have 18 inches of snow, they stop when snow becomes ice from compression and break...... so..... don't do that.

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
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Don't go to a campground with a big rig unless you have independant confirmation (not from the operator) that it can accomodate big rigs.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:01 AM   #5
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Do not bring in slides with cargo doors open...one of mine got caught between slide and door hinge and caused me to believe that my slide motor was going kaput.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:29 AM   #6
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Don't under any circumstances back into a tree, they've been there a long time and frown upon moving....
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:43 AM   #7
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Don't put a gallon of water on your counter top then hit the brakes when someone runs a red light, the water hitting the floor and popping open and splashing you while all the other going on is enough to cause a heart attack.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:51 AM   #8
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Backing into trees and fence posts happens a lot. Also watch out for those stanchions at fuel stations that really do jump in your path. If you think you may be too close, get out and look. Even if you think you have enough room, get out and look.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:01 AM   #9
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When the wife says "you're going to hit that tree", don't say that you see it because you may not see the one she's telling you about.... She just laughed at me saying " I told you there was a tree there".....
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:15 AM   #10
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Great topic...

When winterizing the coach for winter storage in theses well below freezing northern states, dont forget to remove the wine bottles.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:23 AM   #11
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Don't forget to put the TV antenna down before pulling out of the park. Oak trees love them and eat them.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:42 AM   #12
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Do not leave the Fridge unlocked while tooling down the road. Especially turning corners.
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Don't forget to release the park brake when some kind soul is trying to pull you out of loose sand with a large tractor.
Don't trust the DW when she says she has stowed everything securely for the trip.
Don't forget to unplug the power hookup before moving the rig, even just a short distance.
Don't trust a car GPS when it says "turn left here" in a large hilly city with narrow streets.
Don't leave the driving lights on when you stop for a cup of tea, in case you stop for a little longer than you thought and your house battery connect with the truck battery is faulty.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:08 PM   #14
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Make sure when you get back from a trip that each of you don't assume the other emptied the freezer. The smell can ruin a refrig after a couple of weeks with hamburg in it!

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