We just switched from DP to truck and 5th wheel.
Backing my 5er into its spot for the first time, I had my neighbor guide me in. He left, I got out to assess my position and noted that I was too close on one side to put the slides out. I thought, "I don't need his help again for this small manouver". So I put one of my chock blocks over about a foot to the right and thought "I just need to pull out and then back up against the chock block and voila"!
I pulled out and backed up. Thought I was in the right spot and backed till I stopped.
I got out and looked.
I stopped alright! Right up against my rock retaining wall and bent my rear ladder under the 5er. I guess I hit the chock block on the edge and because I have a gravel pad, it simply rolled the chock block out of the way.
No body damage, just damage to the ladder and my ego!.
I pulled forward, went back and pulled the ladder back into some visible look of straightness and went on line to see where I could get a new ladder!
However, it doesn't end there....
The following weekend we had planned our maiden voyage to the hot springs.
Getting on the ferry, I was a bit worried about my hitch on the back of the 5er as with the steep drop to the ferry landing and rise to get on the ferry, I thought it might scrape a bit.
Slowly I negotiated the entry....almost on....then an eery scrape at the last few feet. It only lasted a second and I looked at my wife and said "We're On" and both rejoiced with the thought!
I go to get out of the truck to view the scenery and just as I shut the door and turn around there's a fellow standing in front of me and says "I think this might be yours" and hands me the bottom 4' section of my rear ladder!
We laughed and I thanked him and said "I probably didn't need that anyways" and threw it in the back of the truck.