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Old 06-11-2021, 07:43 AM   #1
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We can file this under no good deed goes unpunished.

Arrived at NIRVC last night to load and fuel the coach, getting ready to depart 6/16 for a month. We load for an hour or so and then head off to Loves for fuel and DEF. Some kind soul decided to leave their couch or lazy boy on i10 which we almost missed but clipped in the front right of the coach. Light fiberglass damage around the stairs, partially ripped off the rear mud flap but still attached. We pulled over inspected and removed the mud flap, now inside the coach. Continued to Loves and back. Everything seems ok other than the cosmetic damage.

BTW was the first time driving it at night, those headlights are terrible. We are in a 19 New Aire with a 21 London Aire on the way. Any one upgraded their lights? Are the London Aire lights better

Going to have it inspected for safety today.

Very lucky could have been much worse.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:53 AM   #2
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we need proof pics.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:59 AM   #3
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Will post pics when we pick it up on the 16th.
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Old 06-11-2021, 11:56 AM   #4
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You are lucky with the minimal damage. We had a truck drop two 5 gallon buckets in front of us. Another driver clipped on and rolled it in front of me and went under the 2012 F350 dually and took out the oil filter. Ruined the engine and 3 weeks off the road for repairs. Luckily, the truck driver pulled over in front of me and he received a citation and his insurance got to put in a new crate motor....$23,800 for the repairs in October of 2014.

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Old 06-11-2021, 12:27 PM   #5

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Coming back home from NC to GA this past weekend in construction (those concrete barrier tunnels!) a semi was passing us got to swaying and we moved as far left as we could but his trailer swung over and smashed the mirror in. He tried to escape but 911 and following him we got the info and getting the RV fixed nest week. Could have been allot worse.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:35 PM   #6
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Coach checked out ok, trip to Yosemite, Redwoods, OR coast is a go. Feel very fortunate!
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:22 PM   #7
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Put these in mine. Big difference.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:34 PM   #8
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First time i drove the coach in the dark I could not see much. I had Freightliner adjust the beam and they are good now. I thought about LEDs especially since I had put them on my truck. But this works good for me. I rarely drive at night.
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Here are the pics, expect no pic of the missing rock guard. Started the trip today. Scottsdale to Barstow. Yosemite tomorrow for a few days.
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Have the headlights properly aimed. It will make a world of difference.
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:28 PM   #12
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The Ford E450 used for the C classes have some of the worst lights as well. Easy to upgrade to LEDs (takes about 20 to 30 mins) but one of the better upgrades Iíve done. You can actually see now!
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