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Old 04-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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Well, it pulled easy.

Musta had a Banks kit
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:35 PM   #16
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One day while driving down the road I came up upon a car that was only going about 30 MPH. But, the weirdest thing was that the car would go up and down in the front for awhile then it would go side to side for awhile. I couldn't figure out why until I passed him. He had 2 very badly bent rims on the front of the car. When the rims were wobbling the same way the car would wobble from side to side. When they were wobbling opposite it would go up and down.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #17
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We got back to Washington from Quartzsite about 10 days ago. I had checked the wheels to make sure they wern't hot somewhere in Or.

Coming into Portland with it raining very hard I lost my drivers side
wiper motor on the motor home.

The wife was pulling the utility trailer with our truck. Well we made it
home, but after parking the next day I noticed the curb side wheel on the trailer was about to fall off. The bearing had gone and was just
hanging by a little piece of wire that was all of what was left of bearing.

Just changed it out a few hours ago, as I have been waiting for it
to stop raining. Would not have gone any further.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #18
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Lately I've seen a lot of gas motorhomes in Ohio; at our state parks, parked on a slope with their jacks extended as far as they can go and their wheels 8-10" off the ground. Nothing under the wheels in case the jacks give out....

I've also seen a Keystone Cougar trailer being towed by a Ford Ranger; and it was a LARGE trailer...It was so out of whack the front tires on the truck looked as if they were gonna come off the ground.


THEY WALK AMONG US.....
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:59 PM   #19
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I have seen a diesel dually pickup locally that runs around with only the outer rear wheels on it. The inside wheels are not there. Saving on tire wear?? It has a fifth wheel hitch, but I have never seen it towing.
It't real common in snow and ice country to take off rear tires on dually pickups in the winter. Much better traction because of more weight per square inch on the road.

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My steps almost got me, twice. Saw a storage door swinging in the mirror once (hinged on the top so opens up). Was able to do a detailed inspection of the bark on a tree with the curb side mirror and open the street side slide into a pole that was a inch higher then the bottom of the slide.

My check lists are getting longer and a bit more detailed. My favorite stories are when someone gets left behind at rest stops.
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My steps almost got me, twice. Saw a storage door swinging in the mirror once (hinged on the top so opens up). Was able to do a detailed inspection of the bark on a tree with the curb side mirror and open the street side slide into a pole that was a inch higher then the bottom of the slide.

My check lists are getting longer and a bit more detailed. My favorite stories are when someone gets left behind at rest stops.
That's quite a list you have going there!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #22
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That's quite a list you have going there!
The worst of it is I'm only into my third year of ownership. Rookie mistakes but my wheels are all on tight and the coach is 100% except for a bit of road rash.

Forgot another lesson learned. Took out one of those green telephone patch panels due to how much the tail swings out on turns. Lucky for me it was plastic and I think had taken a few hits in the past.
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The worst of it is I'm only into my third year of ownership. Rookie mistakes but my wheels are all on tight and the coach is 100% except for a bit of road rash.

Forgot another lesson learned. Took out one of those green telephone patch panels due to how much the tail swings out on turns. Lucky for me it was plastic and I think had taken a few hits in the past.
Well, you haven't lived until you have locked yourself out of the moho with the motor running and the dog inside. Life is an adventure!
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I can picture the dog sitting in the driver's seat and a caption, "Okay, I'm ready, let's go!"
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I can picture the dog sitting in the driver's seat and a caption, "Okay, I'm ready, let's go!"
Confused ?? I thought Harry always drove.
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Well, you haven't lived until you have locked yourself out of the moho with the motor running and the dog inside. Life is an adventure!

I didn't do it; but the Ford dealer who worked on my coach had one of their porters bring it "up front" for me when I came to pick it up and low and behold he left the motor running and locked the doors with the keys inside....2 hours later a locksmith finally showed up.
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I had service done at a CW ( a small warranty issue ). I plugged into their shore power as we were outside against the building. I went inside to sign off on the repair and the tech assistant ( 2nd day on the job ) moved the MH to the front of the store. I went 180 miles up the road and when I opened the bay my 50 amp power cord was missing. The CW employee thought the cord belonged to them. It was 95 degrees so we drove the toad back to get it. Not a good day.
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Last month, just before leaving our winter roost, we took the coach to the local CAT dealer to have it serviced. Upon returning to the campground Donna was going to get out and move the Jeep out of the way so I could pull into the site. In the meantime one of our neighbors walked up to the driver's side window and asked how it went at the shop. While I was talking to him I didn't notice that Donna was having trouble with the entry door. Our neighbor and I finished our conversation and he walked away. I turned to Donna to see what was going on and she informed me that she thought she broke the door. Upon further inspection I discovered that something was, indeed, disconnected in the door latch mechanism inside the door. No one appeared to be in the immediate vicinity so I began to disassemble the door from the inside. Just when I almost had it completely apart another neighbor happened by and, realizing that we were locked in, was able to open the door from the outside. What failed turned out to be a $.29 spring clip that was available at out local NAPA store. Probably the single cheapest repair I've yet to make to the Hotel Monterey.
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