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Old 08-15-2011, 08:21 AM   #15
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I would have owned up to it also.

There are two types of RVers;

Those of us that have done dumb stuff.............................and those that won't admit it.

SO TRUE, SO TRUE.. (And, no, I'm not saying how I know that)

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:50 AM   #16
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With some great and good fortune the only things I have destroyed with my motor home belong to me!!!!!!

Reminds me I gotta call that guy about fixing the rain gutter---the one that smacked into my ladder--------I keep forgetting.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:59 PM   #17
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backed over the neighbors cat!! That was fun.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:12 PM   #18
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My husband's driving probably flipped the old dog a few times.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:31 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by sadiebug
My husband's driving probably flipped the old dog a few times.
Not his driving, must have been poor road conditions!
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #20
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I think you did the correct thing. I know I would have done the same. Can't worry about what his intensions were, you had an obligation and you took care of it. Makes you feel better all the way around.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:38 PM   #21
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You did the right thing. Once a "lady" I'll be nice, plowed into my mailbox destroying it and the post. She pulled into my driveway and called the cops. When the cops arrived she wanted them to arrest ME because according to her my mailbox was too close to the road. The cops left but she got a lawyer..... Turns out I had to spend $2,000 to prove it wasn't too close.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:31 PM   #22
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Packed away all my stuff in my driveway, went around and locked all of the basement storage bins, drove 2 miles to the storage place, parked it, got out and did a final walk around and see that somehow since I left my drive, I managed to scrape the paint on of all of the bins aft of the door on the right side. Has to be on a right turn, only 2 of them, both fairly open, can't for the world figure out how I did it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #23
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Unhooked from my fiver once and used the usual blocks under the landing gear. Some dufus (me) forgot to put out the wheel chocks. Went to rehook a few days later and backed under and when the hitch made contact with the pin away she started to go. So I floored it and it slid on and the hitch closed. Good thing no one was parked behind me. Didn`t wreck anything but the potential was huge. I did get some funny looks from other campers though.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:57 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by frederick w View Post
6 am Sunday morning, I backed over my neighbor's mail box
with my Class A.

6:30 am at Home Depot buying a post. 8:30 am mail box repaired.
Neighbor still in bed.

I should of drove around the block to park in front of house.
I should of had my back-up camera on.
I should of had by wife in back (I mean watching me).
I should not of been in a rush.

The MH was not damage as the base of the post was rotten
so it evidently went right over. Close call.

I guess it could of been worse. I could of hit a fire hydrant, car, person,
or a house.

10 am I told my neighbor what I had done. He said. " I've been meaning
to replace that rotten post. Thanks"

Stupid Fred from wenatchee, WA.. What have you done? Be honest.
You got it right, I would do the same. Morally it is right. Legally it is right, because damaging, defacing, or removing a mailbox is a federal offense.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:12 PM   #25
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You got it right, I would do the same. Morally it is right. Legally it is right, because damaging, defacing, or removing a mailbox is a federal offense.
It may be a federal offense, but nobody gives a d**n. All the boxes on our street were constantly being beat up. Called the USPS, they said maybe if i called the sheriff they could do something. Called the sheriff's office, they said " Oh that's too bad, give me you address we will make a note of it". Vandalism didn't stop until USPS said I could move my box around the corner to a less traveled street. It went on for almost a year on the ones that couldn't move their boxes.

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Old 08-22-2011, 02:57 PM   #26
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We've all done goofy mistakes. Ours got hung up on a landscaping rock the size of a riding lawn mower, a $3,000 insurance claim. Then I turn too short out of our driveway, got a garbage can wedged under my muffler and scratches down the side, another time hubby pulled rv out of storage shed, forgot to close the compartment doors.......
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #27
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Brought our new mpg home and dropped it right in front of the house because both of had to be elsewhere (two different directions, no less) in a few hours. The next day I hooked up to put it where we had decided it would stay. I neglected to crank up the stabilizer jacks. One was fine, but one was slightly bent. When we bought the trailer I had decided to replace those jacks with sturdier ones, so that gave me an excuse to get going on it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:11 PM   #28
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QUOTE=frederick w;930366]6

I altered you post leaving what I agreed with.

I should of had my back-up camera on. AND
I should of had by wife in back (I mean watching me).
I should not of been in a rush.

In addition you are legally liable for damages. Probably only depreciated value damages.

Remember you did destroy Federal property and if your neighbor gets [moderator edit] he/she could notify the DHS of this violent destructive act.
If the DHS gets involved you may get in deep "terrorist" doo doo.

Because of the condition of the post you shouldnt have to owe for the cost of the post or its labor,but I dont think arguing the point will help relations between the two of you.
Its cheap enough to pay for the whole thing to keep the peace.

If he was reasonable,he'd say "since i was going to replace it anyway you really havent caused me any damage or harm,so you owe nothing.
Problem is ...you accelerated the time scale on him in that he now has to repair the post which is now,not later as he had hoped. Maybe Later meant tomorrow? next week,next year?
Its probably not enough to make a $ claim over,but irritating to him? You bet,it just may be.
IMO Just pay for it happily to keep the peace.

ive committed a few acts of stupidity,but Ill have to think about what Im going to admit to first

Stupid Fred from wenatchee, WA.. What have you done? Be honest

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