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Old 05-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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What is the dumbest thing you have done while camping?

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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What is the dumbest thing you have done while camping?
Went back home

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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I pulled a Robin Williams. Dumped the black tank. Turned on the San T Flush and closed the black tank dump valve leaving the flush hose running to fill the tank to 2/3 full to get another good "flush".

I got distracted and some time later while sitting in the living room watching a game I saw water begin to pour off of my main awning.

Fortunately the tank had already been dumped and rinsed so the water wasn't as bad as it could have been but.....

One of those things we only do once..... hopefully.

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:52 PM   #4
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:06 PM   #5
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Was in a state park in Kentucky years ago and forgot to put the blocks behind the wheels of my pop-up. My friend pulled the car forward. I was standing to the side of the camper (directing her in) and watched in horror as the pop-up started rolling backwards towards a steep drop to God knows where. Luckily I managed to push the rear so it slid into a tree and stopped rolling. Took some effort to rehitch at a major incline but we managed and yes, found a more level site.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #6
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Unfortunately for me all my really dumb things have been done in my own drive way in front of the neighbors; and I have a shorter 50amp cord to prove it.

I finally cleaned up my act when I noticed when I went out to my MH the neighbors kids would bring out folding chairs, pop corn and cold drinks.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:45 PM   #7
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I locked my keys in the van once , had to call aaa
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:48 PM   #8
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Oh, and let's not forget the night (as newbies) that we thought the day/nite shades were both pulled down and it turned out only the "day" shade was down. Our coach has a lot of big windows and at night with only the day shade pulled, you can't see anything outside from inside... BUT, if you're outside looking in it resembles a screen at a drive in movie!

Funny now but it took us a while.......


PS... Don't tell my DW I brought this up.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:34 PM   #9
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I drove trucks for 30 years never, not once did I drop a trailer.Well, went to visit my dau. in denver and the neighborhood came to watch me park. I backed in to the driveway lowered the landing gear pulled the pin and yep unhooked the power cord. Than I decided it wasen't where I wanted it so I raised the landing gear till it just cleared the ground and backed up 6 inches. Bad move the truck stoped but the 5ver didn't, dropped the 5ver on the bed. The dumbest NOOO. I raised the 5ver with the electric legs hooked up raised the legs got in the truck pulled forward and dropped it again. Dropped the 5ver on the bed 2 times in less than 8 minutes.
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I fell off of a 4 foot ladder & broke my back! I was standing on the step that said, do not stand here! This happened while changing a outside light bulb on the Motor Home.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:54 PM   #11
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Well, there was the time I wanted to move the trailer in the yard. Raised the landing gear, removed the chocks....and forgot to close the fifth wheel. The truck box has the scars to prove it.
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Backed into our house. We arrived home on a black, rainy night; tired and ready for something to eat. DW unlocked the house, turned up the heat, turned on lights, etc. while I sat in the truck waiting for her to back me up to the hookups. I tired of waiting and contrary to her request, I decided I could back up without her___. That lesson cost me $2,000, and I still hear replays to this day.:(
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Good Greaf, Where do I start...
I fell out of my boat twice.
My dog Gypsy locked herself in my pick up with the keys in the ignition and the windows rolled up . We had no spare key....
I managed to get locked out of my coach during a rain storm. I had to crawl thru a window..
I backed over my gas grill one time.... (real story there folks)
I backed into a overhanging limb and crunched the back cap on a coach
We went to sleep in our first coach, it rained that nite and we had left the back vent open... three inches of water on the bedroom floor....
We once took a ''short cut'' up in Canada, drove 200 miles and came out where we had started that morning. (i have done this twice)
there is more but I have forgotten them ...

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Fell out of my boat and sprung my wrist. Boat was on the trailer at our campsite.

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