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Old 02-25-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Man Launches RV Into River

The man was trying to demonstrate to a potential buyer that the RV could launch a boat from a ramp -- when something went terribly wrong.


The rest of the story.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:23 PM   #2
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The man was trying to demonstrate to a potential buyer that the RV could launch a boat from a ramp -- when something went terribly wrong.

The rest of the story.
At least the roof got washed. Probably for the first time by the looks of it. LOL
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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WAIT A MINUTE!!!

I've seen a movie with something similar in it . . .



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Old 02-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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I've done a few recoveries like these and regardless of age or condition it's a write off so in essence a sale in this case was completed if it was insured
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No wonder RVers have a bad driving reputation and make people laugh at us with these pictures.
I've launched my boat probably 50 times or more with a motorhome and never had a problem, and do it faster than most do with their pick ups. The long rear overhang on a MH is an advantage because often you don't have to even get the rear wheels in the water. But if you're incompetent, don't launch a boat with any vehicle
Certainly don't back the wheels of the end of the ramp.
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I agree with one of the comments under the picture, It appears the rig was driven into the river cab first. Can't launch a boat that way.
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Or just maybe the loading ramp in question was on the side of the inlet (in front of the MH) where the picture was taken from?
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I've heard of people mounting hitches on the front bumper too...they say it makes it easier to launch...I wouldn't think so. I've launched boats hundreds of times with a truck, and wouldn't mind using a motor home to do it. But I'd still back it in.

You also see lots of folks losing their cars, trucks and vans into the water launching boats.
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I used my old class C to launch my Hobie 16 countless times, Hardly got the rear wheels wet. When it goes south it goes south fast!

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I agree with one of the comments under the picture, It appears the rig was driven into the river cab first. Can't launch a boat that way.
When reading the article, they were attempting to launch a boat into a river. A river generally has a current in some direction and in the article, one person stated that they have never seen a motor-home floating down a river.

I believe that the article and photo are real. However, I don't intend on trying to launch any boat with my HOME. That's what trucks are for.

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I agree with one of the comments under the picture, It appears the rig was driven into the river cab first. Can't launch a boat that way.
Yep. Sure can. I have a buddy whose old motorhome was rigged up with a hitch in front. He launched a fishing boat many times by pushing it in the water from the front. It was a small boat and trailer so there was no need to push it in too far.

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Whenever me and the wife wanted a few laughs, we would just grab some camp chairs and head down to the local boat ramp. It's great way to spend a Sat. evening when the intoxicated boat owners try to get their "toys" back on dry land.
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