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Old 10-26-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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A Moment of Silence and RV'ers pray needed

This happen early today in Memphis.

A 72-year-old woman died trying to stop her recreational vehicle from rolling away at the Agricenter RV Park this morning.
Sharon Bailey was attempting to hitch her RV to the back of a truck at the site off Germantown Parkway with her husband when the camper began to move, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chip Washington. Bailey ran to the front of the RV and tried to hop in the driver’s seat to hit the brakes.
The door to the camper flew open and hit her, said Washington. She fell to the ground and was crushed under the RV. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
The couple, married 51 years and from Spring, Texas, had been in Memphis since Sunday visiting Bailey’s sister, according to Washington. They were headed today to a festival in Alabama.

Things like the above can happen at anytime, so always be Safe. The news people said their recreational vehicle, meaning to say their 5th wheel. After backing up to latch hitch, truck was not in park with the engine still running. Once the landing legs cleared the ground the truck started to proceed backwards. Our thought and prayers to the family.

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Our sympathy, condolences and request for God's comforting presence to her husband and all the family. These things are big, heavy and can hurt you if you make the slightest mistake so we all need to use this tragic event as a reminder to be very careful in our travels.

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Old 10-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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Our sympathy, condolences and request for God's comforting presence to her husband and all the family. These things are big, heavy and can hurt you if you make the slightest mistake so we all need to use this tragic event as a reminder to be very careful in our travels.
Beautifully said. I can't put it in any better words. My feelings exactly.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:25 AM   #4
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Our prayers are with the family also. Folks, be careful and stay safe.
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Our Prayers are with the family as well.
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Heard a guy cursing loudly a couple of weeks ago at a campground. He backed his 5 th wheel into his site and was unhooking. As soon as he pulled the 5th wheel pin the trailer started to roll and fell on to the bed of the truck crushing the tailgate and damaging the box. He forgot to block the wheels.

My heart goes out to this womans family. Be safe.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:32 PM   #7
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As Monacoach says, always remember to install chocks, and I'll admit that I occasionally forget these myself.

Another thing to keep in mind if you are talking about a towed RV is the breakaway brake pin.

At home I park the travel trailer on pads that are at the top of a hill. Everytime I unhitch I imagine my beautiful trailer careening down that hill. Then I look at the breakaway brake pin and make sure I will remember to pull it if the trailer moves as it comes off the hitch.

Obviously this will only work for trailers, but if that's what you own keep it in mind.

As a pilot for many years, I know how many procedures and lessons are written with the blood of others before me. If we can all learn something, maybe this lady's death will not be in vain.

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God bless you in these hard times. Will be saying a prayer for you.

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