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Old 11-27-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
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Strangest thing you have ever strapped to your RV?

So we are on the way home from our Thanksgiving trip and the wife says.. Hey lets stop and get a tree on the way home. I say sure why not!
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:18 PM   #2
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Love it. Wish we could have a real tree. The hubby is alergic.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:03 AM   #3
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That is just great! You saved gas and time, and now have a wonderful memory.

Before Mitt Romney gained some canine infamy, I strapped our dog's large crate to the roof of the Tahoe. Of course, the dog was riding with us inside the vehicle, but I started to snap photos of peoples' reactions. I relished the folks who started going off on me before I calmly explained that there was no dog in the crate.

Perhaps I am just perverse, but I can't help flashing back to the scene in National Lampoon's Vacation when they tied granny's body to the rocking chair on the roof.

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Old 11-28-2016, 06:21 AM   #4
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Nice picture!

I saw a tree strapped to a roof recently. It was a frosted tree and the car was going freeway speeds. I wondered if much of the the frosting would be gone when they got home.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:41 PM   #5
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My story is of an item loaded in, not strapped on.

Last year, when we were preparing to go to my high school class' 50th reunion, we decided to take the motorhome and stay overnight in the parking lot of the hall. The place was out in the country, and there seemed to be no objection.

When we got there, we found that there was an antique/used furniture/junk shop in the lower level of the same building. Grandma likes to buy pieces of furniture to refinish and either use or give away. She found a blanket chest that barely fit in through the door. (My plan B was to put it in through the flip-up emergency escape window in the bedroom.) With the slide in, the chest took all of the floor space in the living room area of our coach. We loaded the chest in just before leaving for home. Fortunately, we have a driver's door, so I could get in and out without clambering over the chest.

We got home without incident. I did some wood repair on the chest (made new trim pieces) and Grandma did her refinishing thing. She gave it to our daughter.

I reminded Grandma that she has to keep her purchases small when we are traveling in the motorhome. It's a large vehicle, but getting large items in and out is a pain.
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