RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
PNWGirl's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,058
Since there is not an "I feel stupid" section...

I wasn't going to say anything, since I feel pretty darn stupid, but then I got to thinking 'well maybe if I say something it will help someone else not make my mistake'.

I was taking my motorhome in for service. This was only the third time I had driven it. What I forgot to take into account was that the wheelbase on my new one was longer than my old motorhome. I'll bet you know where I'm going with this.

The place where I have my motorhome serviced is pretty small parking and is always busy. There was a travel trailer parked pretty close to the entrance. So I start making my turn being very careful about that travel trailer, I looked back at my mirrors and what I forgot to take into consideration is the Pivot Point on my new motorhome is farther back than my old one was. Also they have a cement post just inside the entrance that's gray, so are the bays of my motorhome. So guess who crunched their motorhome.

In all the years that I had my travel trailer and my old motorhome I never even got a scratch on them. My third time out in the coach that I love, I crunch it.

I feel all kinds of stupid right now. I haven't even had a scratch, on my cars, since I was 18!

I hope my embarrassment will help someone else from making the same mistake.
__________________

__________________

1995 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 33L
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition toad
With Assorted fur-kids
PNWGirl is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-25-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 69
Consider your self very lucky.
In all them yrs. Your time has come.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PNWGirl View Post
I wasn't going to say anything, since I feel pretty darn stupid, but then I got to thinking 'well maybe if I say something it will help someone else not make my mistake'.

I was taking my motorhome in for service. This was only the third time I had driven it. What I forgot to take into account was that the wheelbase on my new one was longer than my old motorhome. I'll bet you know where I'm going with this.

The place where I have my motorhome serviced is pretty small parking and is always busy. There was a travel trailer parked pretty close to the entrance. So I start making my turn being very careful about that travel trailer, I looked back at my mirrors and what I forgot to take into consideration is the Pivot Point on my new motorhome is farther back than my old one was. Also they have a cement post just inside the entrance that's gray, so are the bays of my motorhome. So guess who crunched their motorhome.

In all the years that I had my travel trailer and my old motorhome I never even got a scratch on them. My third time out in the coach that I love, I crunch it.

I feel all kinds of stupid right now. I haven't even had a scratch, on my cars, since I was 18!

I hope my embarrassment will help someone else from making the same mistake.
__________________

JimmyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 04:48 PM   #3
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Pond Piggies Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 27,090
Blog Entries: 1
Ahhhh, welcome to the club. I hope it didn't do too much damage. It can always be fixed.

There isn't an RV-r amongst us that can't relate. We got our 1st crease in a rear bay door when tail swing "kissed" a Rubbermaid mailbox on a narrow rural road when I had to get over for an oncoming, rather wide farm tractor. Hadn't had the coach but a month.

It's always a sad day when the 1st scratch, crease or boo-boo happens. Just know, you're in good company.

Lori-

P.S. I test drove a newer coach last weekend. It had a longer wheelbase than our Bounder by about 40 inches. Guess who curbed the right rear PS tire the 1st time out of the parking lot?
__________________
Lori & Dave - FMA #3415 | FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2006 Fleetwood Bounder 36Z & 2014 Honda CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
"Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining." Theodore Roosevelt
NLOVNIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 04:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
PNWGirl's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,058
You are a doll, Lori, thank you. I can always count on you to make me feel better!
__________________

1995 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 33L
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition toad
With Assorted fur-kids
PNWGirl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 05:07 PM   #5
RRR
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 857
Backed around a tree on the left to get squared up and semi-level. Someone decided they didn't like that spot. Pulled out and exchanged paint and bark. That tree didn't like the paint and I never knew what to do with the bark.
__________________
2016 Bounder 34T Anniversary Edition
RRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:03 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,387
I think there is a youtube called the freedom theory. They just bought a brand new MH didnt even make it to the house from the dealer. Scraped up the hole side. Feeling better?
rvethereyet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
spdracr39's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Cabot, Arkansas
Posts: 1,408
I backed over my mechanics brand new fence yesterday. Hard to see chainlink in the back up cam.
__________________
2004 Beaver Monterey Laguna/2015 Chevy Equinox
2014 Chaparral 327RLKS 5'er (FOR SALE)
2017 GMC 2500HD SLE 6.0L Z71 4x4 Standard Bed
https://wordpress.com/posts/enjoying-life.net
spdracr39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 16,120
Skeletons abound in RVer's closets, welcome to the boo-boo club. There is only one kind of RVer, those who haven't had a duuuh moment__yet.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 625
We were on a 2 day run with the Lotus club I put together. It was a blast driving the coastal highway and doing some canyon cutting in our sports cars. My second in command lost it on an easy turn running the speed limit of 55. He wasn't paying attention and ran off the road through a double stretch of barbed wire fencing in front of 25 others. He was all right but every panel of that little fiberglass car was damaged! They totalled the car!
Bahamaniac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
harleyjt's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Posts: 2,618
Tail swing got me a couple of years ago in the gas station parking lot. I didn't realize how close I was to the the 25 ft tall brick brand sign. Right rear corner of coach hit the sign post when I turned into the pump. Nothing that $3500 wouldn't fix. Just glad for insurance and glad the sign didn't come down.
Definately a learning experience. I watch it much better now!
jt
__________________
2005 Newmar Kountry Star Gas 3742
Workhorse W24, 8.1L/Allison 5-spd
JT, Em & the boys, Kong & Baxter (rescued grey tabbies)
harleyjt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:39 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Nasdaqsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 748
That stinks but no one hurt and it can be fixed. Hopefully it's not too bad. I think we have all had those oh sh** moments at one time or another. Thanks for sharing.
__________________
2004 Beaver Monterey Ventura.
ISC350 / Allison 3000
2015 Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Blue OX RVI3
Nasdaqsam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:40 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
jacwjames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 5,273
Both my wife and I are in the club.

I was backing the RV into the driveway and misjudged the distance to a retaining wall, punched a hole in the fiberglass.

My wife was pulling out of fuel station and forgot about and didn't see the tall red metal pipe protecting the fuel pumps. As she pulled out she damaged 4 bay doors, crunched the hinge across the top of 3 of the doors (I mean flat as a pancake), and damaged the bottom of the slide.

I have a bunch more I feel stupid stories that don't have to do with RVing, but that's another story.
__________________
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 06:45 PM   #13
Member
 
Oldmso54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Winter Springs, FL
Posts: 87
Did you know that you have to check your rear view camera for alignment when you buy a used coach??
Somebody ... decided he could rely totally on the camera without having the DW get out and assist. A bent ladder, small chip in the paint, and 'that look' - corrected that process right then and there!
__________________
Shawn, Susan & Maya (aka "The Baby")
2016 Thor Miramar 34.1
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk (the "Mango Tango")
Oldmso54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2019, 07:23 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Skiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Shawnee OK
Posts: 389
did you know that roof corner of your house is lower than the side of the motor home. it will also make a nice gouge in the side
__________________

__________________
99 Itasca, Sunflyer, ISB Cummins/Allison 36L
Skiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 7 (3 members and 4 guests)
Duffey, hometool, SteveNSue
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello everyone .. Feel like newb ..been out of touch since feb /12 red feather New Member Check-In 5 09-30-2012 07:05 PM
Do I feel stupid! ! ! LoveOurRV Newmar Owner's Forum 19 07-12-2011 03:41 AM
Novice question...I feel stupid. clarkgriswold Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 4 04-26-2011 04:01 PM
New XZE Tires - "drifting" "sloppy" feel J&SW Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 16 03-11-2011 10:37 AM
Boy, Do I Feel Stupid! Gadget Man MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 12-01-2006 04:52 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.