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Old 05-07-2007, 09:01 AM   #1
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Poll of RVers Reveals Most Frequent Mishaps
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A recent online survey of more than 1,000 RVers conducted by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies identified the most frequent and sometimes amusing mishaps on the road.

The survey found that the most common mistakes RVers say they make while traveling are:

" Driving off with the steps extended

" Backing up into a post or other stationary object

" Misjudging the amount of overhead and/or side clearance space

" Not connecting the taillights correctly

" Running out of fuel.

Some responses went beyond just operational problems. Two percent of RVers surveyed actually admitted to mistakenly leaving a passenger behind at a campground, rest area or other stop while traveling in their RV.

The majority of RVers surveyed (53%) spend a month or more RVing each year and 42% travel more than 500 miles per trip.

Progressive said that less than one-third (28%) of participants bought a stand-alone insurance policy with specialized RV coverages while the majority (54%) added their RV to a private passenger auto policy and 14% didn't buy any RV insurance.

"RVs can be a fun and relaxing way to travel but, as our survey shows, it's not unusual for a few mishaps to happen along the way," said Eric Westphal, RV product manager, Progressive. "Although some of them can be pretty funny, they can also lead to costly damages. We want RVers to know that not all insurance policies are the same it's important for them to know what coverages are available that can protect them and their vehicles."
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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John;

Thanks for sharing this information. I found it most interesting. I have come close on a couple of those things.

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While relaxing at our campsite this past weekend, I could clearly hear the backing directions coming from a nearby site. "Ok....ok.......STOP!....SSSTTTOOOPPP!!!
^*@#&%! I know I'll be "the entertainment" one of these days, but couldn't resist heading over with the camera when the gusher was visible over the top of the camper. (#2 above, water faucet)

Ended up giving him some much-needed relief when I backed him up on the hypothesis that it was "all-her-fault". :-) They did get a good laugh out of the mishap and were good neighbors the rest of their stay.
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What? Don't tell me I'm the only one who's ever left the Flush King on too long and sent a geyser out the black tank vent?
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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.
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There are two types of RVers;

Those that have done something dumb,

and those that won't admit it.
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We all have done something stupid. But that is camping at a unknow park
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I'd like to know how many intentionally left someone behind at a gas station.
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When friends ask for a cash loan in the mid 5 fiqures , say $50,000 and up.And you know deep inside that they will never pay you back. And what upset me the most is that they always do it in front of my wife. A MAN GOT TO DO WHAT A MAN DOES . I just leave them at the next truck stop when I get fuel .
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George Henry, when one loans money to someone and never sees them again. IT'S WORTH IT!!!!
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I thought that leaving the antenna up would be the #1 mishap people do, I know I have.
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yes, I completely forgot about that little batwing. My first time out , almost lost it leaving a state park.
That was the time I decided to make a check list before pulling out from anywhere.
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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 DonavonP:
George Henry, when one loans money to someone and never sees them again. IT'S WORTH IT!!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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I put a cloths-pin in the antenna crank, and when I raise the antenna, I move the cloths-pin to the ignition.....can't miss it when you go to start the motorhome.
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