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Old 08-20-2012, 05:16 AM   #71
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Feisty today, aren't we?

Patch, write the numbers in Roman numerals, but don't put any spaces, commas, dashes, etc, between them.
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Thanks for all the OOPS! I hope your life experiences will help me to take my time, look a little closer and hopefully not repeat any of these OOPS'
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Do you think that would be a good enough reason to get a tattoo?..........
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:59 AM   #74
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Do you think that would be a good enough reason to get a tattoo?..........
As long as its in a hidden area , but then you'll have to remember where it's hidden and don't put it on your back either.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:11 AM   #75
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:24 AM   #76
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We're not the only ones that can forget the antenna. Many years ago we suffered damage to our 5th wheel when a tire blew up on the freeway. Repairs were completed and we presented ourselves to the RV repair shop to pick it up. It was still in the shop - where we'd had them address a couple other minor issues while it was there. We ended up spending a couple extra hours there, waiting for them to replace the batwing. Yup, they'd put it up inside the shop and backed it out of the shop...

You know the rest.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #77
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As long as its in a hidden area , but then you'll have to remember where it's hidden and don't put it on your back either.
Ya then you'd have to remember numbers would be in reverse! And then you would have to use a double mirror setup to get the numbers right again.

All these damn things to remember! I'm not a full timer so I have to re-learn about my RV every time I use it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:15 AM   #78
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I do not have a class A, but I wonder why, with all the technology and the price of the RVs, can't a simple position sensor (switch) be installed on the seat track to allow slide movement ONLY if the seat is moved out of the way? I know its all about the bottom line but even a warning light at the slide switch would be nice.
Gulfstream did just that. They installed a microswitch on the track and the slideout would not work unless the seat was all the way forward. It only lasted a year or so. They had so much trouble with the switch not working, they did away with it.
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My RV has no less than 4 labels around the drivers area saying "Move seat forward before activating slide". Where is the slide switch? By the bathroom! DUH!

No wonder I forget to move it forward. I have about twenty things to get sidetracked with before the slide goes out!
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My RV has no less than 4 labels around the drivers area saying "Move seat forward before activating slide". Where is the slide switch? By the bathroom! DUH!

No wonder I forget to move it forward. I have about twenty things to get sidetracked with before the slide goes out!
Don't forget, you also have to remember to read the labels.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:02 PM   #81
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I have done some dumb things in the past and it is all because I am concerned about the wrong things. One time I drove off from my own house without unplugging my electric and I was headed down the road when I glanced in the mirror and saw the cord. The reason; I was late for a shop appointment.
The latest thing is I left the steps out and hit a sawhorse traffic barrier and bent the steps.
I think I just get distracted and forget to follow my own rules then it costs me big time! Usually I get away with out to much expense, but now and then OUCH!

But for the stories you get to tell it almost makes it worth it (not!)
Also late for a shop appt. , brought passenger slide in and pinched the loose tail hose on the cat heater under the dinette. I back it out, looked at the hose and was happy to find no damage. Then I tripped over the crater I had created in the linoleum. No more hurried departures.
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My Kitchen/couch slide has not hit anything yet as the switch is right at the only spot that something may be left to crushed on the way out BUT the bedroom slide, that bugger is FAST if a bed side draw is open or worse yet I had checked both draws were shut but what I did not see in that dark hole was that the pull off panel for the mattress compressor was loose and crush. Now I had to figure how to bend the lower seal metal rail.
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Being as I started this thread and continue to do stupid things, I figure I may as well bare it all once again. Hopefully this bonehead move will act as a reminder to others.

As you will note by my signature, I've gone to the other side and changed to truck and 5th wheel.

Yesterday, I broke one of the "Cardinal Rules" of hitching up.
It was pouring rain and I was in a hurry to pick up my 5th wheel from the RV shop after having it winterized. I hitched it up, raised the front jacks and connected everything. Confirmed the handle on the hitch snapped into place, but neglected to check that the hitch locked in. I pulled ahead slightly to remove the wheel chocks and heard a bang.
Much to my shock the fifth wheel slid off the hitch and landed on the truck box.

"Man' now that was stupid" I said to myself!

I got the jacks raised and lifted the 5er off the truck box.
Luckily for me, the 5er hitch landed on the rails of my slider hitch so it 5er nose barely sat on the truck box. One small scratch in the plastic box liner on the box top rail.

However, some severe damage to my ego!
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Being as I started this thread and continue to do stupid things, I figure I may as well bare it all once again. Hopefully this bonehead move will act as a reminder to others.

As you will note by my signature, I've gone to the other side and changed to truck and 5th wheel.

Yesterday, I broke one of the "Cardinal Rules" of hitching up.
It was pouring rain and I was in a hurry to pick up my 5th wheel from the RV shop after having it winterized. I hitched it up, raised the front jacks and connected everything. Confirmed the handle on the hitch snapped into place, but neglected to check that the hitch locked in. I pulled ahead slightly to remove the wheel chocks and heard a bang.
Much to my shock the fifth wheel slid off the hitch and landed on the truck box.

"Man' now that was stupid" I said to myself!

I got the jacks raised and lifted the 5er off the truck box.
Luckily for me, the 5er hitch landed on the rails of my slider hitch so it 5er nose barely sat on the truck box. One small scratch in the plastic box liner on the box top rail.

However, some severe damage to my ego!
Ouch, you're not alone in that category. I watched a guy in a CG in Texas do the same thing except he was not as fortunate. Made a big mess of the box and tailgate.

Of course, I have Never done anything to cause broken Fiberglas, bent Aluminum or scared paint.
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