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Old 08-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #51
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I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one!

My confession is that I have done about 75% of the things all ready mentioned!

However, a couple of years ago, I winterized the TT trailer. I always put some RV antifreeze into the holding tanks. Got everything done and when doing my final walk around/inspection I noticed a lot of pink fluid on the driveway. Yep forgot to close the tank valves after the final flush!

Along those same lines did it again last week while camping. Pulled in, set up and started camping. Started smelling something bad. Investigating further, it became apparent that I had forgotten to shut those darn valves again. Worse we were at a relatives house! Talk about rough. At least their lawn got some "organic" fertilizer!
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:08 PM   #52
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Last week on our trip up to Oregon I forgot to close the window on the hybrid before we left the campground. When we stopped for fuel a couple of hours later I discovered that the wind going in the window had beat the mini blinds to death. Almost all of the slats had broken off to the first cord on one end from the incessant flexing in the wind.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:19 AM   #53
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Was heading into the campground this past July and got in the line to fill my water tanks. I was third in line and the line was really starting to get long. The guy at the front was filling his tanks(or thought he was) and was sitting in his older MH. This went on for at least 20 minutes and finally two of us walked up to his rig and yelled at him to come out. He had his hose hooked up to the City connection. He promptly unhooked and left.
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Was heading into the campground this past July and got in the line to fill my water tanks. I was third in line and the line was really starting to get long. The guy at the front was filling his tanks(or thought he was) and was sitting in his older MH. This went on for at least 20 minutes and finally two of us walked up to his rig and yelled at him to come out. He had his hose hooked up to the City connection. He promptly unhooked and left.
HAHAHAHAHA! I did that with a borrowed MH once.
I also took off without closing the door on my 13' FG egg and when I turned a corner at the end of my block the fridge opened and emptied it's contents out onto the road.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:06 PM   #55
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Written by Chazinn on 08-09-2011 at 07:23PM......

However, a couple of years ago, I winterized the TT trailer. I always put some RV antifreeze into the holding tanks. Got everything done and when doing my final walk around/inspection I noticed a lot of pink fluid on the driveway. Yep forgot to close the tank valves after the final flush!

That's pretty much what I did except in my case, I forgot to close the low water drains. Of course, there were a couple other boneheaded RV moments but we won't go into those right now. This post is already too long. Things happen....
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Written by Chazinn on 08-09-2011 at 07:23PM......

However, a couple of years ago, I winterized the TT trailer. I always put some RV antifreeze into the holding tanks. Got everything done and when doing my final walk around/inspection I noticed a lot of pink fluid on the driveway. Yep forgot to close the tank valves after the final flush!

That's pretty much what I did except in my case, I forgot to close the low water drains. Of course, there were a couple other boneheaded RV moments but we won't go into those right now. This post is already too long. Things happen....

Come on now dg, let`s hear about the other ones!
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Come on now dg, let`s hear about the other ones!
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I had to move the fiver around the yard to do the mowing, in my haste I left the steps down.

Pulling the fiver through a tight spot between two trees, the steps hooked the tree trunk and bent like a pretzel. No way to straighten them out, either.

I found a new set of steps on eBay that had three treads instead of two, which my fiver sorely needed as the axles were flipped by the previous owner. With a trip to the welding shop, the pretzeled steps were removed and the new steps added on. It's much easier to get into the fiver now, so all is well that ends well.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:21 AM   #59
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I was emptying my gray tanks into a tote to take to the dump. I had a 5/8" hose attached to the 5'er because it was easier not to have the tote right at the drain. The hose was 50'. Yep, you guessed it, I out of habit pulled the black valve first. It started to flow and promptly plugged up the hose. Attaching the hose to a water faucet, with an anti backup value obviously, to clean the hose out wasn't the problem. Figuring out how to empty the 3" line from the dump valve to the hose was the problem. The only solution was to dig a small hole under it and bury it.

I won't do that again I can assure you.
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I really don't think this is a boneheaded moment, but my husband does.

I used to be in charge of draining the black and grey water tanks, but after forgetting to close the grey water valve twice, he has taken the job away from me. Now that's his job. So maybe this is a good thing?
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