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Old 02-09-2011, 08:32 PM   #11
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Hastily hooking up the 7 pin only to go around a sharp corner and the trailer brakes locked for a second...got out and found my cable sliced in half....several fuses blown and 6 feet of electrical tape later and I was going again....

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:18 PM   #12
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One fall 2 years ago, I "pack up" our seasoan site TT for the winter months. Slide in, internal stuff removed, shore power cords removed, 12V battery removed, windows / door locked, etc. etc. I'm walking away, turn my head and take a final look. Ready to thank "our lady" for another great summer season. I'm looking and notice its antena is still up. Then, I turn - to drive way. What? Its antena is still up? With our average 4 feet of snow and ice during the winter time!!!! Darn. Gotta re-install its 12V battery, power its slide out back in - to gain access to is manual antena crank. Lost time - for something I should have noticed - before putting its slide in the 1st time... Lesson learned the hard way....


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Old 02-10-2011, 08:09 AM   #13
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After picking up my camper from the dealer, I stopped at a campground to try it out. When I tried to leave, I forgot to remove the chocks. They worked well because the camper didn't budge! Now, I have a checklist.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:58 AM   #14
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ONe of our first trips out with my 2001 unit left the awning out all nice and neat and level. Big rain storm during the night. Got up the next morning and went to go outside and could not open the door! the rain had filled the awning and stretched the material so bad it sagged down and blocked the door. Lucky for us we had a second door in the bedroom and I managed to wiggle out that door! once i drained the water off, the awning was not too sagged but the main rod was bent into a u shape and was not going anywhere. I finally put the outriggers down to support the main rod and then hung on it in the middle bouncing up and down to get the rod a little more straight. Fortunately, that is one time my weight came in handy. Thank god no one was around taking pictures however! We did save the awning and it was still there ten years later when we traded it in. NEVER AGAIN

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Old 02-10-2011, 01:26 PM   #15
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Mine right here where we are parked in Aransas Pass Tx. Last year we pull in Raining and blowing. I get into my spot hook-up Electric amd Water ( I'll get the sewer later ) Ok go up and pay. (wait did I say I just hooked up a manifold for the water with the black tank sprayer) Yep you got it, luckly I super flushed the black tank. Well the over flowed toilet wasn't bad. Marti saved the day by shutting off the Water. We just needed to wash All the Towels. Well could have been a lot worse. I took the Manifold off !!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:30 PM   #16
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Shi*&^% FULL

It was our first trip never owned a Motorhome. I had a Winnebago and was leaving a Penn State Football game hung over and completely hooked on RVing...I stopped to get gas and noticed a Rv Store down the road. Went and beings it was Sunday they were closed. I was now in an Industrial Park and figured I would save gas mileage if I emptied 40 gallons of grey shower water.

I got out and pulled the Sewer Valve!!!!next thing I know I am seeing toiletpaper and footlongers flying. I was gagging and yelling to my wife. I dumped my whole black tank on some poor company's loading dock. I was scared I was going to be arrested by the DEP or something.

It was awful, the only good news was I did then empty my grey tank... I even returned my new sneakers the next day at the mall. I couldnt wear them knowing what they went thru... I wet wiped and sanitzed my ass off and drove home... I was not home 15 minutes and my label maker was out marking clearly shower water and **** pipe...

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Old 03-26-2011, 07:32 PM   #17
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Prior to buying our TT we used to rent a pop-up and go camping. We drove 2.5 hours and finally arrived ready to set up and get something to eat. After backing in and pulling forward a dozen times (with some "discussions" between my wife and I) to get the camper where we wanted it I unhooked and started leveling it. That's when my wife reminded me we didn't fill the camper with water when we pulled in.

I hooked back up and go to the water source to find that it was full of water from the last person that rented it and I had pulled the camper 150 miles full. :hihi:
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #18
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Most Embarrassing RV Moment

What has been your most embarrassing RV moment?

Mine was when I pulled up to the dump station, pulled the sewer hose out of the compartment and had it disintegrate in my hands. The plastic had separated from the wire as I pulled it out.

I am glad it did that before I hooked up and opened the black valve! Lucky for me the camp store had one in stock at a decent price. Had they known, they could have charged me alot more!
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #19
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Twenty-two years ago, my new girl-friend and I had taken my motorcycle over to Martha's Vineyard for the day. Time passed quickly and we ended up missing the last ferry off the Island. Not sure if you are familiar with the Vineyard in the summer, but, you NEED hotel reservations; thinking I'm pretty smart, I grab a tent from an Army surplus store and head for the campground on the beach. As I turn onto the access road for the beach campground, I hit sand. Sand at the beach - go figure! Stopped us dead in our tracks and sent us down an embankment. Thank heavens we were going slow and had soft sand to break our fall. Kinda killed the romantic mood for the night. But, all ends well - I married her seven years later...
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