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Old 04-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Latest OOOPS!

Well, I just had to prove to myself that I was indeed human today (again for the umpteenth time).

Brought the RV home from oil change, parked, opened the front slide and remembered (after) to move the drivers seat forward.

Yup......created a project for tomorrow. A little woodworking project!!!

Popped the right molding off the right side of the slide as well as the top molding.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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More than a few times I have opened the slide and watched seat push real hard before I can stop it. I hate being tall and not be able to move the seat back far enough.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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Luckily the front of our slide doesn't come that far forward so I keep my briefcase there, but if you forget to pull the briefcase out and put the slide out............

Anyway, I did use a "foot wedgie" to put the fascia back!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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IF that is your worst boo-boo... You are better than most of us.. Way better.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #6
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Naw...Not the worst. Just the most recent!
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I'll share a "OOOPS" but it doesn't pertain the the slide. I've had one of those too though.

Latest was while replacing flush valve on toilet. I unbolted the toilet and propped it up on a few pieces of 2x4 scraps, so I could get to the hose connections on the flush valve to unhook it. As I was moving the toilet one of the 2x4 scraps fell into the floor drain and all the way down into the black tank. The scrap piece was shaped like a cigerette pack and would only go in or come out one way. Since it wasn't a straight shot down to the black tank, fishing it out was not to much of an option. I tried floating it out by filling the tank, and getting it to go out the drain by filling. Finally after filling the tank full 3 times it worked it's way into the pipe at the right angle and made it's way out. Fortunately the tank only had a little water and chemical in it when the block fell in.

I gotta tell you I was pretty relieved, knowing that hunk of wood could cause some serious problems if it stayed in. Especially if it clogged the tank to the point that dropping the tank was the only option to get it out.
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A real man would have just reached in arms length to retrieve it
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I'll share a "OOOPS" but it doesn't pertain the the slide. I've had one of those too though.

Latest was while replacing flush valve on toilet. I unbolted the toilet and propped it up on a few pieces of 2x4 scraps, so I could get to the hose connections on the flush valve to unhook it. As I was moving the toilet one of the 2x4 scraps fell into the floor drain and all the way down into the black tank. The scrap piece was shaped like a cigerette pack and would only go in or come out one way. Since it wasn't a straight shot down to the black tank, fishing it out was not to much of an option. I tried floating it out by filling the tank, and getting it to go out the drain by filling. Finally after filling the tank full 3 times it worked it's way into the pipe at the right angle and made it's way out. Fortunately the tank only had a little water and chemical in it when the block fell in.

I gotta tell you I was pretty relieved, knowing that hunk of wood could cause some serious problems if it stayed in. Especially if it clogged the tank to the point that dropping the tank was the only option to get it out.
Nothing quite like that gasping, heart-sinking feeling followed by a huge "OMG now what am I going to do" to get the blood flowing! LOL
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You know what, it just dawned on me, when I was looking to purchase an RV, I always wondered why it looked like the drivers seat leaned to the left in every photo I saw of the interior of the front cabin. I always used to think that some heavy guy always leaned on the left armrest while driving.

Now I know it's from forgetting to move the seat forward. This constant catching on it when the slide goes out starts to bend the chair to the left!
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Well, I just had to prove to myself that I was indeed human today (again for the umpteenth time).

Brought the RV home from oil change, parked, opened the front slide and remembered (after) to move the drivers seat forward.

Yup......created a project for tomorrow. A little woodworking project!!!

Popped the right molding off the right side of the slide as well as the top molding.
Been there, done that!
That is why I now have affixed a label above the slide out switch that reads:
" Move drivers seat forward"
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We haven't bent the driver's chair...yet. The DW and I have offed the trim on the slide 3 times now. I'm thinking of putting a zipper on it. Darn! Bob
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I did that same thing myself. I solved the problem with a check list and included adjusting the drivers seat first on my setup and departing ones. It is amazing how the same things you can do repeatedly repeatedly.
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LOL, Tried it John. Arm wouldn't fit. Even talked the wife into trying it.
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