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Old 06-01-2011, 08:08 PM   #41
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My most embarrassing moment came when my brand new Winnebago wouldn't start, and the slide wouldn't retract. I struggled with a screwdriver and a plastic putty knife to remove the plastic panels to insert the manual cranks and retract the slide. Figured I'd get a jump-start later. Had I known the slide worked off the chassis battery, I would have asked for a jump-start FIRST, and just pressed the button to easily retract the slide.

Evidently, the Kwikee power step destroyed the chassis battery. Ugh. I replaced the battery, and installed a cut-off so that the defective step couldn't destroy the new battery. I bragged to my friends how I fixed things and how the supplier (Kwikee) was worthless.

A few months later, I was embarrassed in front of the same group of friends when the slide wouldn't retract. They teased me about the quality of the "fix." Again, I had to use a screwdriver and a putty knife to retract the slide. Evidently, the power slide computer somehow was fried. $325 later it was fixed. Guess who manufactured it?

The Winnebago is gone, and as far as I can tell, my X23B has ZERO products made by Kwikee. I'm sure I'll be embarrassed again, and next time I hope it's *my* fault.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:34 AM   #42
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When bringing the new TT home I deliberately came in to our street from the opposite direction I normally do so I'm backing into the driveway on the driver's side instead of the "blind" side. Not used to the extra 4 feet of length which seems to be all behind the rear tires so the tail swing is more pronounced than the 19H it replaced. I have a garbage dumpster on the left side and a bus shelter for the kids on the right side. With only about 10-12 feet between the two. Thought I was over a little too far to the right and before I realized it, I had pushed the bus shelter a little bit with the trailer bumper and it started to turn and drag the shingles against the right rear side of the trailer. Ended up with a few scuffs down the right rear side of the trailer up to the awning arms. They cleaned up with some gas as they were mostly tar from the shingles, but there are some scratches that I will need to get fixed. Peeves me off that it wasn't even in the driveway yet and had been damaged. Oh well, at least it was me that did it and not someone else. My TV does not turn very sharp, so it's hard to "jackknife" the trailer into a tight parking space such as my driveway. My TV is the long wheelbase model with four full doors and the Nissan Frontier's are known for having the turning radius of a bus.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:17 PM   #43
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Fridge door...

On one of last seasons Oct. trips when it was chilly enough to run the furnace, we were packing up for the trip home and I forgot the furnace was on cuz it had not ran in awhile, I unloaded the fridge and opened the door (which when opened all the way is right in front of the furnace vent)to let it dry out some...well you guessed it the furnace kicked on and I never even thought about it until my husband came to the door to tell me something and said "the furnace is running and the fridge door is in front of it!" the heat of the furnace warped the front of the door.....thankfully it still closes and seals but my husband will never let me live that one down! He said he's just glad it wasn't him cuz he'd have to hear it from me!! :hihi:

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #44
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Yesterday, when I was picking up our HHT from storage, when I hooked up the battery, the 30 amp fuse blew. So what did I do? Put another 30 amp fuse in the fuse holder. Yep, it blew too. I was SURE the positive was on the righthand side. WRONG!

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On our maiden voyage (last week!) with our new (to us) pup, I got everything in place (chocks, jacks, etc.) cranked up the top, popped out the beds, got the door all set, pulled out the step, got ready to sit down in my chair....and realized I didn't open up/undo the canopy....and its now 8 ft in the air.

Undo the door, undo the tents, crank down the top....
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #46
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We arrrived at our campsite and I hooked up the electric, water and sewer. Suddenly there was water pouring from upder the RV. I havd mistakenly set the the water panel to "tank fill "instead of "city water". At least I know the tank over flow valve works, but it did scare the heck out of me!
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:05 PM   #47
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On our maiden voyage (last week!) with our new (to us) pup, I got everything in place (chocks, jacks, etc.) cranked up the top, popped out the beds, got the door all set, pulled out the step, got ready to sit down in my chair....and realized I didn't open up/undo the canopy....and its now 8 ft in the air...
The few times I made that same mistake with the pop-up my youngest son was light enough that I would hold him up and let him unzip the pouch that contained the canopy.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:43 AM   #48
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On our maiden voyage (last week!) with our new (to us) pup, I got everything in place (chocks, jacks, etc.) cranked up the top, popped out the beds, got the door all set, pulled out the step, got ready to sit down in my chair....and realized I didn't open up/undo the canopy....and its now 8 ft in the air.

Undo the door, undo the tents, crank down the top....
Yep, done that too. I now carry a small step stool in the bed of the truck just in case. I also have forgotten to plug the a/c cord into the top of the camper before raising it. Step stool is handy thing to have.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:27 AM   #49
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Lowered the rear jacks on our pup, then wondered why it was so tough to raise the front to get it level. More times than I want to remember I tried to lower the pup and forget to swing the door up. Thang god for hybrids. Larry
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:04 AM   #50
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With our first camper we were on our way to the Black Hills, hit a large bump. When we stopped for lunch walked in camper to check it out. Turns out pancake syrup bottles break when they leave the cupboard going down the highway. Hours of clean up. Hubcaps will not stay on while exceeding speed limit and going over rough bridges.
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