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Old 08-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Can't believe this one...

So last weekend my wife and I were walking around the Holiday Trav-L Park in Chattanooga, TN in the evening as is our habit when RVing. Love to look at all the rigs. We rounded one row of beautiful RV's to see what looked like a brand new 5th wheel. It was too dark to catch the brand. This unit was huge with all of the bells and whistles. In fact, the couple were standing on the rear fold down "back patio" that was elevated off of the ground about 3 feet. My wife remarked to me that the cables supporting the patio didn't look strong enough to hold the deck. Of course (being a man) I chimed in saying, "I'm sure it's strong enough." After all, it's brand new. Well no sooner could I get the words out of my mouth when the cables snapped and the patio with occupants crashed to the ground tipping them forward. We were all stunned! We rushed over and thankfully no one was injured as far as they could tell. The next morning we arose to see if they were able to make repairs but they had let the park. No doubt on their way back to the dealer. Not sure what went wrong but I'll not soon trust one of those suspended back patios. The timing was crazy!

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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Well then, it seems YOU caused it !!!!

That's usually a toy hauler and of the ones I've seen they had supports under them,,,,

(I sure would ) especially now !

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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That should teach you NEVER to disagree with your wife!!!

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