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Old 09-09-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Stupid mistakes!

Well after our 2nd trip out with our new to us MH great weather, great views of the lake we came home without any problems until we got home, DW opened the gate and I drove through trying to miss the trees on the left side and didn't see the Limb on the right opps scrapped the front cap and put a dent in the side between the roof and side wall no holes but put some caulk on a seam just to make sure Sure feel stupid about this one
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Ouch! About all we can do when this happens is to lick our wounds... shake it off... and move on. Oh yeah... and write the check.

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Old 09-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Ouch! About all we can do when this happens is to lick our wounds... shake it off... and move on. Oh yeah... and write the check.

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Welcome to the "I Had My First Incident Club".

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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There are two types of RVs. One that has had an accident, and one that will have an accident.

It doesn't sound like it was too bad, and that's a good thing.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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Wish I could say I have not been there and done that.. I truly wish I could say that.

But... Welcome to the club.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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I am a two time member of that club.

Expensive lessons learned but we all have to make it through that first couple of years of inexperience driving these big buses.

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I am a two time member of that club.

Expensive lessons learned but we all have to make it through that first couple of years of inexperience driving these big buses.

Don

I didn't know we had a club! First season with mine I made a left leaving the driveway, not realizing that the rear would swing "that" far right . . . A tree jumped out and bit me! I think it only cost me about $300 to get the side of the rear cap re-attached.

About a month later backing in and making real sure to watch out for the attack of the tree I barely nudged a 4" X 4" post that held a non-working DirecTV dish with the left rear corner. I didn't do any real damage UNTIL I tried to pull forward.

I learned how to fix it myself after that fiasco. (and I took down the post and replaced it with an orange cone with a solar light stuck in the top of it which works well to guide me now)

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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We are also "tree incident" club members. If it makes you feel any better the club is a big one full of members with equally embarrasing "duh" moments. Our incident was a curved palm tree in SC that took off the entire back-end slide topper. Oh, I remember it well....
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oops

i take it your next stop was for a chainsaw. been there done that, but only caught a window awning. thought i was lucky.
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Been there!

Done it again too!

Where is that club application form?
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As I always say (and the regulars here are probably tired of seeing it)

There are only two types of RVers

Those of us that have done dumb stuff and,

Those that won't admit it.
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i take it your next stop was for a chainsaw. been there done that, but only caught a window awning. thought i was lucky.

Naah, that tree is my friend now . . . I just never make a left coming out of the driveway.
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Lesson to be learned here is if you hear a noise or feel you are getting close to something/anything SOTP immediately and access the situation even if its on the highway. Don't ask how we know and I know it sounds simple but somewhere **** will happen.

Sign us up for the repeat affenders club !
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We got some driving lessons from a friend that ran a truck driving school. The latest buzz word is

Get
Out
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Look

That is real easy to think about when getting into new situations but sometimes not so easy when we get comfortable with situations we see often.
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