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Old 04-23-2013, 08:12 AM   #43
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Ever notice as we get older things happen to us that only happened to people we previously considered stupid?
Okay, I resemble that remark. Last year, while at a rest area, lost my balance stepping up into our motor home and fell to the pavement with a thud and not a bounce.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #44
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one day we are going down the highway and in front of us there is a car.
i start to see the rear axel and wheel come out i. back off and beep like crazy. they just go on there way a few minites later the wheel / axel come
off the car. strage thing the car does not drop to pavement and they drive a few miles. till the lady in the back seat leans over to see why we
are beeping. then the car drops to the ground in sparks and they stop .
we pull over to tell them what happend. turns out the lady in back seat
was about 300 lbs thats why they keep going when she moves to other side car droped.
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Ever notice as we get older things happen to us that only happened to people we previously considered stupid?
If you don't mind, could you leave me out of "stupid" discussions. It's embarrassing enough when I'm alone. The world doesn't have to know! Sheesh!

Okay! I use similar "realtors lock" as DeWat. That came about after locking out and getting smart.

Our door is mid entry, not that it matters, and the door lock is a little red lever just before the inside door handle. When reaching in to open the door big foot fingers will accidentally push that lock down. The very first time it happened DW was still inside so I gently knocked and looked sheep faced when she opened the door. Looking that way had nothing to do with her question of, "What are you knocking for," because I answered "The dog thought it was cute."

The second time it happened......well, let's not go there.

So, now I keep my ignition key detached from the key ring and hang it on the batwing antenna (another story), and the door keys and other MH keys in my pocket. Well, that doesn't help if the keys are not in my pocket, so just in case I have the realtor lock box.

The third and subsequent times it has happened I have had the keys in my pocket, or I make darn sure DW is in the MH.

On the other hand, it is very, very difficult to NOT lock the door when we are going somewhere, and to make sure I have the keys. Just before she closes the door and just as her last foot hits the ground she will say, "Do you have the keys?" Sheeesh!

You would think she knows me after 52 years together.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #46
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I locked my self out one morning when I went for my walk, left the keys on the counter.
When I got back I noticed I could not get in, DW was inside asleep, so for some reason I walked around the rig, (don't have any idea what I was looking for) Then my phone rang, which I had in my pocket, and it was the DW wanting to know what the heck I was wanderiing around for. (Forgot I had the phone)
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one day we are going down the highway and in front of us there is a car.
i start to see the rear axel and wheel come out i. back off and beep like crazy.
We saw the same thing happen on I-75 last spring! A wheel with part of the axle flew and bounced and flipped across 3 lanes of northbound traffic. It then flew off the roadway onto the grass and hit a fence. It went right past us by no more than 5'. I thought our number was up. It was a miracle no one was hit by it.

My husband keeps forgetting to attach the wire for the TT brakes. We then have to find a safe place to pull over and hook them up. I keep trying to remember to remind him.... but you know how THAT goes.
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We were at Lake Pleasant RV park in Bothel Washington. I was looking up numbers to car rental agencies cause we didn't bring our car, when suddenly the A/C went out along with some lights. I looked around sure enough, many other things were out. I left the RV to check the pedestal, heard the neighbors A/C working and thought maybe I blew a Breaker. Got to the pedestal, saw my surge protector lights were on and breaker was still on. I turned it off and on anyway. DW says "it's still off" so I sat down in my recliner to ponder what to do next. Suddenly the power came back on. My thought was, resetting the breaker must have done it.
A few minutes later, the A/C and lights go off again. [moderator edit], I ask myself.
So I went outside and did the same routine I thought fixed it before. Came back in, waited and nothing. So I get up, start looking at the breaker box. All breakers are on, but I switch them on and off anyway. My wife says "What's going on, I'm dying here in this heat". I tell her "How am I supposed to know I'm not an RV technician"!
So....I go sit down in my recliner to ponder my next move and everything comes back on. This is tooooo weird for me!
I start on my car quest again and ........The A/C goes off again!
I go out to the pedestal, all on, I go in the bedroom check the panel, all on. Some things like the microwave are flashing the time and the TV lights are still on. I ask myself....self, why would some things be on and not others? Now, I'm thinking maybe a disconnect. I go over to the inside battery disconnect by the door and hit the button and Voila!!! Everything came on!!!
I sat down and everything went off, so I turned around in my chair, hit the disconnect switch and it came on.

I found the culprit.....it was me! Every time I sat in the chair or learned forward or back, the corner of the chair hit the battery disconnect switch for either on or off.

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Les,
That is entirely to funny (after the fact of course.)
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Based on the excellent examples above, I rest my case.
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Yep....The dohhhh moment!
More often than I'll ever admit to.
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I've been parking our DSDP at home for the last 11 years with the front tires completely off the ground with no problems.
I don't see a problem.
Have you ever read your owners manual? I did.
Nuff said.
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I might as well fess up on the lock out thing as well. A couple years ago we returned to Alberta after a trip and the weather turned nasty. It was freezing cold and the wind was blowing so I thought I best get down and dump my tanks. I went down to the dump station just out of town and jumped out with engine running and dumped the tanks. Our coach has keyless entry with no pad just the key fobs. With engine running when I left the coach the door closed and locked. Of course my cell phone was in the coach. I had to walk over half a mile to get to a phone to call DW. I now carry a extra key on my key ring in my pocket .
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Not on a MH, but one winter my wife's car would not unlock. The temp here on LI was cold. She took my car, as I was retired. Later, after it warmed up some, I went out, and still no good. Called the 800 number and spoke with a rep. Told him I even changed the batteries in the remote, still would not unlock. As I was standing next to her car, the remote still not working, he said try the key!! I was stuned. KEY?? Do not have to try and explain how I felt. Lock popped right up. After apoligizing profusly, he said it was not the first time he has had someone call with this problem. KEY????
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Not on a MH, but one winter my wife's car would not unlock. The temp here on LI was cold. She took my car, as I was retired. Later, after it warmed up some, I went out, and still no good. Called the 800 number and spoke with a rep. Told him I even changed the batteries in the remote, still would not unlock. As I was standing next to her car, the remote still not working, he said try the key!! I was stuned. KEY?? Do not have to try and explain how I felt. Lock popped right up. After apoligizing profusly, he said it was not the first time he has had someone call with this problem. KEY????
I'm sure glad you didn't say it was a convertible and the top was down!!
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Not on a MH, but one winter my wife's car would not unlock. The temp here on LI was cold. She took my car, as I was retired. Later, after it warmed up some, I went out, and still no good. Called the 800 number and spoke with a rep. Told him I even changed the batteries in the remote, still would not unlock. As I was standing next to her car, the remote still not working, he said try the key!! I was stuned. KEY?? Do not have to try and explain how I felt. Lock popped right up. After apoligizing profusly, he said it was not the first time he has had someone call with this problem. KEY????

Darn!!
I think I would have kept that one to myself.
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