Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-07-2016, 05:57 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Dr4Film's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,308
Everyone has had "oops" with their RV's. I've owned two now and have damaged both. First one not so bad but the second required some major reconstructive surgery.

It has happened to all of us so welcome to the "OOPS" Club.

My younger sister wanted to finally go Full-Time RVing like her older brother. She found the coach she wanted in CA and drove out to purchase it. In the very first RV Park where she stayed for a couple of nights, while navigating out of the RV Park, a low hanging limb damaged both A/C's, rear luggage rack and rear ladder.

It happens!

After a while either you learn from those mistakes or if you don't your RV will self-destruct leaving you with nothing left to drive anyway.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________

__________________
2002 Monaco Windsor PBT 40Ft. (R HOME) - 30Ft. 2006 Pace Trailer (R JUNK). Trailer Has 06 VUE (R TOWD) 04 Victory Alen Ness Edition (R RYDE). Full-Timer for 14 Yr's BUT now a Part-Timer. Cummins ISC-350 With Banks Power Pack and Upgraded PRXB PacBrake.
We are at our Winter Home in Flagler Beach FL
Dr4Film is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-07-2016, 06:11 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by parkerbill View Post
Not to add insult to injury, but you both might want to consider taking a RV driving course. Just sayin...
The next time I'm down and need kicked ........ I'll give ya a call.

If you would have taken the time to read the OP was a bus driver. It was just an accident.

Sending Karma your way right now.........
__________________

__________________
1998 Tioga Class C
400 amp/hrs solar, Trimetric
Retire 2020 GLW
okcnewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 06:20 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Dr4Film's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by okcnewbie View Post

If you would have taken the time to read the OP was a bus driver. It was just an accident.
The wife was a 10 year veteran bus driver BUT not so sure about the husband. It sounded like he competed in Demolition Derby's.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________
2002 Monaco Windsor PBT 40Ft. (R HOME) - 30Ft. 2006 Pace Trailer (R JUNK). Trailer Has 06 VUE (R TOWD) 04 Victory Alen Ness Edition (R RYDE). Full-Timer for 14 Yr's BUT now a Part-Timer. Cummins ISC-350 With Banks Power Pack and Upgraded PRXB PacBrake.
We are at our Winter Home in Flagler Beach FL
Dr4Film is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 09:50 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9,167
Bus driver or not all it takes is a moment of inattention.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 10:02 AM   #19
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Satsop WA
Posts: 1,083
If I gave up after every mistake I have made I would be sitting cross legged in the middle of a field unable to move.

Forge on!
Its only a bad thing if you didn't learn from it!!
__________________
2007 Alpine Limited SE
TMan59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 10:15 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Textronics's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 234
I think we both feel really stupid about the wrecks. We are trying to learn from our errors. That's why I wasn't really offended when someone suggested RV driving course. I don't mind learning/refresher and it would help DH, too. I just don't know how to locate such a thing, but I'm looking into it.


Melody & Mike, Jake the hearing dog
Cats: Silver, Cleo, Lily, Almond, & the late Zima
2001 Winnebago Adventurer 35U
__________________
Melody & Mike, Jake the hearing dog
Cats: Silver, Cleo, Lily, Almond, & the late Zima
2001 Winnebago Adventurer 35U
Textronics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 10:28 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Theberrys's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,596
Hey Doo Doo Happens!

This was a 16K + repair bill and our insurance didn't go up, but the company did stop insuring RV's
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=AE67FF...67FFF392766057


And here is the repair.
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=AE67FF...67FFF392766057

It's the only accident we've had since buying the coach in 2007. No we did not take a Drivers Ed course

Hang in there. Combining your first long trip with a funeral may have been just too much to think about.
Sorry about your woes!

Dick
__________________
1999 Tradewinds 7372 Cat 3126
Albuquerque, NM
Theberrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 06:45 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Textronics's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 234
Wow! Based on the cost and the damage I see, I'll be surprised if they don't total ours. Yes, having to deal with the funeral was a huge factor.


Melody & Mike, Jake the hearing dog
Cats: Silver, Cleo, Lily, Almond, & the late Zima
2001 Winnebago Adventurer 35U
__________________
Melody & Mike, Jake the hearing dog
Cats: Silver, Cleo, Lily, Almond, & the late Zima
2001 Winnebago Adventurer 35U
Textronics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 07:02 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
rjsupersonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 443
Statistically speaking you should be good for a long time I've had several close calls in the last 6 years, my last one was in Montana heading west they had only one lane open the rest blocked by traffic cones and some guy pulling a travel trailer merging from the on ramp attempted to merge into us. I had no place to go hit the brakes hard then swerved left took out about 7 traffic cones but no damage good times
__________________
2007 National Sea Breeze
rjsupersonic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 07:13 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
burfurd's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cookeville, TN
Posts: 413
The only driving course I am aware of is at Lazy Days in Seffner FL and is given several times per week. My wife and I both went through it when we traded for our 4th motor home. It is a really good course and is free. Try to schedule as far in advance as possible prior to your arrival there. They do have a campground there but does fill up sometimes. Off season is the best time to go there.

Look up Lazy Days online for more info.

burfurd
__________________
K4WQK
2012 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH Diesel Pusher, TireTraker TPMS
'08 Honda CRV Protect-a-Tow
burfurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 09:14 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theberrys View Post
Hey Doo Doo Happens!

This was a 16K + repair bill and our insurance didn't go up, but the company did stop insuring RV's
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=AE67FF...67FFF392766057
Dick,
That was some pretty impressive repair work. Did the Insurance pay for the parts only? Looked like it was done in someones front yard.

The paint and finish work sure looked good when done.

dj
__________________
07 Newmar VTDP 3330
02 Kaw Vulcan Nomad 1500 on CruiserLift
16 GMC Acadia w/Air Force One & Blue Ox Avail
Beyond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 09:15 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Textronics's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 234
That's a bit of a trek since we live in Oklahoma. What I've found so far costs about $500 ea. That's out of our budget.


Melody & Mike, Jake the hearing dog
Cats: Silver, Cleo, Lily, Almond, & the late Zima
2001 Winnebago Adventurer 35U
__________________
Melody & Mike, Jake the hearing dog
Cats: Silver, Cleo, Lily, Almond, & the late Zima
2001 Winnebago Adventurer 35U
Textronics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 09:24 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Lisablue85's Avatar
 
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theberrys View Post
Hey Doo Doo Happens!

This was a 16K + repair bill and our insurance didn't go up, but the company did stop insuring RV's
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=AE67FF...67FFF392766057


And here is the repair.
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=AE67FF...67FFF392766057

It's the only accident we've had since buying the coach in 2007. No we did not take a Drivers Ed course

Hang in there. Combining your first long trip with a funeral may have been just too much to think about.
Sorry about your woes!

Dick
OUCH! How'd THAT happen?
__________________
Lisablue85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 10:24 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Theberrys's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisablue85 View Post
OUCH! How'd THAT happen?
We pulled up to the pump to get fuel only to find out they were out of diesel. I had to back up to get away from the island because there were several other people getting disappointed coming in from the other side. When I pulled forward to go around the building, tail swing caught the exhaust pipe on a low pole and pulled off the rear cap. I didn't feel anything and only found out when a lady came running through the lot flagging me down. We stayed the night and a mobile guy came out the next morning and reattached the rear cap and we were on our way after we found a place to buy fuel.

Dick
__________________

__________________
1999 Tradewinds 7372 Cat 3126
Albuquerque, NM
Theberrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Accidents and Tickets! Bigd9 Just Conversation 16 01-16-2015 08:15 PM
Help w/ Trip Itinerary for Our First BIG Trip PhxLady Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10 07-08-2012 07:50 AM
'95 Vectra first big trip JamesT Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 7 08-08-2008 11:39 AM
first big trip report Lil'Darlin1972 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 19 04-18-2007 06:42 PM
First big trip--update Gary the Wombat Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 08-29-2006 05:05 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.