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Old 04-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #57
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A funny thing happened the other day. Isn't that the way these things always start?

This wasn't yesterday, but while everyone is fessin up, this was from my last RV:

I think trouble follows me!

Took the RV out to wash it today because I'm going to put it up for sale and the first thing I notice is what I thought to be leaves flying around was actually one of my thicker pin stripes. Yup! Pealed her off like a banana skin. Good luck matching that mister "I want a Monaco product".

Now. The topper. You'd think that for all the times I've washed my RV that I would remember not to spray up into the outside fridge access?
NOOOOOO. Not Me! Didn't realize it was an issue till I plugged the RV in at home and didn't hear the fridge cut in. No lights. Looked outside at the electronic fridge control switch board. Little red light is on, tested and have 12v in but no 12v out. Power to the plug is good. Can't find a fuse, but given that I have 12v to the control switch, I don't think it's a fuse. Wait.....I know what it is......it's money flying out of my back pocket!!!!

Oh....and of course....like any of the other s@%&$y things that tend to happen, it's always on a weekend when no one is available and no RV stores are open.

Hey what's that swirling up in the sky??? Is that a Locust???? Na...couldn't be.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #58
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Just last week I had a neighbor in our condo complex phone me, asking for help with a problem. She said her bathroom sink was making a funny noise and held her phone close and sure enough it was making a buzzing noise. She said I put draino down the sink but it is still doing it and could you have a look at it before I call a plumber. Curiosity was up so I walked over and knocked on her door and went in and sure enough the sink was buzzing. By now I know what some are thinking, but I bent down with my ear close to the sink and had my hand on the counter and it touched a glass that was standing there. The glass was buzzing! Her electric toothbrush was in it and somehow got turned on. She came in and said did you find the problem and I said yes I did. Man was she embarrassed. She said you must think I an the dumbest person. I said not at all we all have our days and we had a good laugh.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:00 AM   #59
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Where there should have been a dually; was a single rear wheel and his wheel was gyrating in and out of the wheel well.

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Is it possible he didn't know one blew? Geeze... how could he (or she) not know?!?!?! If the one gyrating blows on the highway I hope I'm not near him.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:08 AM   #60
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My dog always steps on the door lock button and locks me out of the truck. I quickly learned to keep a spare set of keys hidden under the truck.
Friend had that happen in his new MH. Had to break the drivers window to get in at the campground. Guess he didn't think to hide keys, I did years ago and have never needed them.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:16 AM   #61
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My check lists are getting longer and a bit more detailed. My favorite stories are when someone gets left behind at rest stops.
I haven't heard any of those stories, but do know it's not uncommon for dogs or cats to leave their RVs at rest stops and become lost. Or the person will walk them without a leash, the dog sees something and runs off.

On the NYS Thruway, some 75 miles from NYC and a few years back, a family was frantically looking for their poodle who ran out the door of their Class-A with them. It ran into the woods behind the restaurant and bathrooms. About an hour later as we were pulling out we saw them also leaving. We asked someone we saw helping them earlier, and were told they had not found the poodle after several HOURS of looking.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:19 AM   #62
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This is funny.

One time when I went to the dunes, I left my toy hauler keys at home in my cut-off pocket. Was about to cut the lock on my ramp door when the GF says: "Why don't you just use the spare keys you hid in the shore cord compartment?" Duh!
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Have you ever read your owners manual? I did.
Nuff said.
Not only did I read the owners manual I contacted:
Newmar, said no problem
Spartan, said no problem
Reyco Granning (front axle manufacturer), said no problem
Koni, said no problem
HWH, said no problem
That pretty well covers it!
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Yes, "They walk among us" but the more serious problem is that they vote.
And even sadder is that they REPRODUCE!
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Ever notice as we get older things happen to us that only happened to people we previously considered stupid?

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We spent Saturday night at a casino on our way home. While making supper we heard a loud scraping noise. At first I figured the generator was in pain. When we looked out a chap in about 30' class c was trying to bend the stop sign back into position. He cut the corner way too short, caught the side of his rig just rear of the passenger door and just kept going. Two of the lower storage doors were peeled back like a folded down bed and a huge gouge ran almost the whole length of his m/h. He found a parking spot and spent hours trying to get the doors straightened. Sure hope he won something at the casino because his repair bill will be huge.
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Ok, so this happened to me on Sunday. Took the MH to the truck wash to get it spiffed up for the weekend, just no time in my schedule to spend a couple of hours washing it. I'm driving back home up I-65 north (truck wash is about 7 miles from my house) and I happen to look in my rearview monitor and see some strange looking black thing right at the bottom center of my camera. Wait? Is that sparks?

I pull off onto the shoulder quick as I can and find my Falcon tow bar has come unhooked from it's folded position somehow and is dragging behind the motorhome. From the inside, I heard NOTHING Guess this thing is quieter than I originally thought. Anyway, no damage, but I'm still trying to figure out how that happened. I keep a close eye on that monitor so I don't think it was on the ground long
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Couple of years back we spent time in Durango, Colorado. Went for a ride to Pagosa Springs. We got to area where hot springs are traffic was almost stopped. A motorhome was pulling out from the curb, tail swing hit a light pole, if that wasn't bad enough the pole fell on a Corvette.
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Many years ago I drove a long nosed Peterbilt cross country in order to earn a living. On one occasion in Tucumcari, NM I needed to make a phone call. Pulled to the curb, set the brakes and headed for the phone booth. As part of my routine, I exited the cab and walked around in front of my truck. Made the call and while returning to the cab, walked around the curb side part of the rig, kicked the tires on the tractor and trailer, came around the rear and did the same on the roadside. Entered the cab, released the brakes, put in gear and released the clutch. Heard and slight crunch put though little of it, gave the Cat a little more throttle and soon realized something was amiss.

Exited the cab only to find that I had run over the hood of a Pontiac Fiero!!!!. Seems as if the young lady thought it would be ok to park in front of me on the wrong side of the road. I could not see the car from the my seat at it was out of the field of vision because of the hood.

Result: Me=new bumper and road lights, her: different car as her's was totaled. BTW, her insurance paid for it all.
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AND THEY DRIVE!!!!!!!!
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