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Old 11-28-2014, 01:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by bevandtomH View Post
Ok, as wannabes, I can't add but will relate this...
We added a new screened porch and deck to our S and B a few years ago. We had a dog run set up from the garage to the side of our old deck. The new porch/deck required me to remove the cable from the deck. I left it coiled and hanging from the garage, figuring I would restring it in the spring. Well winter comes and we get a pretty good snow storm. Get out the auger propelled snow blower and proceed to clean up the front of the house, now to the back.
Yeah, I forgot about the cable. I hit that thing and not only did it wrap itself around the auger but continues to climb up the side of the garage. Dang, that auger is strong! It's now suspended 10ft above me. DW looks out the kitchen window horrified. I could only laugh. Took the both of us to get it down.
Can't wait to see the stupid stuff I do when we go FT'ing.
Tom.....Sounds like you'll fit right in when you get around to fulltiming! Keep us posted.

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Old 12-04-2014, 08:38 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Triatik View Post
I hope this thread becomes entertaining and educational.

My newbie goof: Had the RV next to house and jacks down and level. Decided to check all engine fluid levels and the HWH jack oil level. Hmmm, noticed the oil was way low so I topped it off. Next day raised jacks, walked outside and see this huge puddle of jack oil running down the driveway. Now I know the purpose of that oil reservoir.
That's not limited to a newbie. I know some RVing folks with 30 years experience who have done the same thing. Worst part, we were parked in a very nice RV park.

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Old 03-15-2015, 06:01 PM   #17
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My goof today. Got the RV ready for its first exercise drive after our Wisconsin winter. Let it warm up, walked around outside, checked engine for leaking fluids. Got DW in and started out, it seemed stuck, thinking it had sat so long so gave more gas, then we hear this breaking sound. Look out to see the yellow shattered remains of a wheel chock. It was in front of the rear inside tire, I just didn't look under far enough. Oh well, learned to do a better job checking under the RV.

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