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Old 01-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Huge Motorhome - New Orleans

Did any members of this forum make an error in trying to drive in New Orleans yesterday. The motorhome was a tag MH (at least 45') plus a trailer turned onto North Peters and then tried to turn back onto Decatur. This was just about a u-turn on a two lane highway. When we walked away it had plugged up all traffic and a huge crowd has gathered just to watch.

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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I got stuck in the middle of the road in Austin last year at a yield sign that I overshot a little...it just happened to be when UT was paying West Virginia so traffic was fast, furious and non-stop....needless to say, i wasn't very popular both in and out of my coach...my wife was pretty much in the floorboard with the dog...finally a mini-van pretty much came to a stop and let me go...must've been another Tech fan!

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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Benecia Bridge

The last time we crossed the Benecia bridge I was heading for a toll lane that had one car. Two things happened, my DW saw the 'Wide Load' lane two booths over, and I saw that the one I was heading for was not open, the car was parked there! I couldn't make the turn into the wide lane without unhitching our toad.

All I can say is that the bridge workers were extremely helpful! They closed the lane immediately, directed traffic around us, and then told me that I saved $10 by unhitching and going through as two 2 axle vehicles.

Hopefully that will be my last brain fart in the motorhome for a while.

One of our friends scraped up his front door going through the same narrow lane.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
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I ran out of fuel at an intersection in Tucumcari, NM. Fortunately I wasn't in the middle of the intersection. Both fuel gauges indicated 1/4 tank, was less then 2 miles to the flying J

CoachNet had me out of there in under an hour but still rather embarrassing.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #6
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For the ones that do not know New Orleans this road was right at the edge of French Quarter.
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A couple of years ago, we spent a few nights at the French Quarter RV Resort and it was a little unnerving driving my coach downtown... following their directions and taking the leap of faith that I could actually get OUT of there once I was in.

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A couple of years ago I almost made the mistake of passing under a 12' overpass in my 12' 2" MH on a back road in Tn. I had to unhitch and back up about 75 yards to be able to turn around. Glad my DW was with me to help with traffic control. The people were understanding and friendly for the most part. I even got help from a motorist on the other side of the over pass directing traffic because I had one lane blocked.

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