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Old 05-11-2007, 05:17 AM   #15
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned leaving things behind. I've left so many things behind I can hardly count them. I use rkerber's idea of the clothes pins and I now have a whole row of them on the steering wheel. Even at that, I still managed to leave something behind 3 stops ago. I now have a check list in addition to the clothes pins.

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Old 05-11-2007, 07:29 AM   #16
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Soooo....if I leave my wife behind somewhere, I can justify it by quoting Progressive's Survey and not be held accountable?

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Old 05-15-2007, 04:32 PM   #17
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Brother it doesn't pay to leave the wives behind. They always find their way home, and then the fun begins, oh brother!
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:32 PM   #18
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My most recent oops--forgetting to release the handbrake on the toad. Hmmm, I thought the MH had more power than this. And what are those two black streaks in the grass behing me?
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:40 AM   #19
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Found out two ways to drop a fifth wheel.
1. My first hook up: Backed in, lever slamed shut and off I went down the Interstate for 65 miles. Got off ramp, stopped at stop light, took off and fifth wheel stayed. Took out my tail gate and both sides of the truck. The lever had closed on top of the slide.
2. After having truck fixed, went on trip. The campground owner came over and was talking to me as I was unhooking. Since it was close to dark, I felt I needed to do something. Well I pulled the pin (wheels not chocked) and yes, the fifth wheel rolled back taking out my tailgate and smacking the two sides again.
3. Fixed the problem. Bought a new RV.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:33 PM   #20
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Now, I've done some real bone head things over the years, but the biggest one was when we had a 24 foot fleetwood travel trailer. We were breaking camp in Louisiana and it was raining buckets. I got out of my routine and only cranked up three of the four jacks. I drove off and put a gauge in the campgrounds gravel roadway about 100 yards long. I was wondering why other campers were waving frantically at me. Needless to say, that jack looked like a pretzel and we only had three for the remainder of the trip. We were only two days out from a month long vacation. I thought that this was a preview of coming attractions, but it was the only real idiotic thing I did during the trip.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:04 AM   #21
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Back in my old pickup camper days I tried going through a bank drive-in teller. Needless to say it only went so far until the air conditioning unit came in contact with the overhead.

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Old 05-17-2007, 10:53 AM   #22
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A couple of responses back I told of my fiver instances. Well, I just remembered my RV deal two weeks ago.
Needed to fill my propane. Drove the ten miles and walked to the back of the RV while waiting on getting gas.
My Blue Ox Aventa II was not in the locked position and I had drug it down the highway 10 miles! Wore about 1" off both arms.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:53 PM   #23
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My first major bone head event was on our maiden voyage from the factor to our house. We had driven through ice, snow, wind, subfreezing temperatures, terrible road conditions..etc.

we arrived at the house 2 and a half exhausting days later. We got to the house well after dark. I had DW open the garage and take out my car since I knew it was going to be difficult to get it out with the MH in the driveway. She parked it on the street well behind the MH as I waited in the street. Once she parked it she took up her post on the passenger side as I wanted to be sure I would clear the neighbor's car which was parked across the street from my dirveway.

I made a run for the driveway (90 degree turn from a narrow street)but turned too late to make it in the driveway. I backed up to get a fresh run at it when I heard and felt the sickening crunch of fiberglass hitting steel. I mangaged to cave in the driver side car door.

I eventually got a low light rearview camera installed to see what was behind me.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:24 PM   #24
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SteveR , them rear view camera are a blessing.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:00 PM   #25
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I wouldn't call his name (ahemmm ), but someone's wife ( ) allowed him to tow his popup about 75 miles once from home to Gatlinburg CG with the front wheel dolly down..

Don't know how he made it until he pulled into the CG and the wheel drug.

That's terrible that a wife would "allow" someone to do that.......!
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:43 PM   #26
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:22 PM   #27
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ChiefJohn:
I knew someone that not only left the black tank flush on once, but twice--with the drain closed! Needless to say, they had one helluva mess all over their 5th wheel. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
My cousin did that to his new MH the first time out. Hooked up the water hose to the tank flush instead of city water inlet, then drove away in towed. When he returned water was running out of the coach, even though an alert neighbor shut off the water hydrant.
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Keep the confessions coming!!!!I am just starting out full time. I can't wait until my first goof or making the first mistake in my life. LOL Maverik

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