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Old 07-25-2016, 06:38 PM   #1
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If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now...

After reading another post in another forum about a flooded RV...I thought I would start a general discussion for this C Class Group. Veteran RV'ers, here is the chance to tell us newbies the things that you wish someone had told YOU when you were starting.

I will start, based on my recent experience with my refrigerator door falling off:

:If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now...:
I would have never put so many pickle jars and Snapple bottles on the door of my Norcold refrigerator.

Okay, your turn...

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now...
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
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Well for me camping from tent, to a truck with a cabover, to a class A motorhome , to a travel trailer my main wish is that I had paid more attention to the area between tread on my tires. One blowout can cause problems that ruin a trip. Mine came on a motorhome trip to Virginia and the blowout took out 7 strands of wire and wrapped them around my rear axle, killed power to the fridge and all upper lighting in the motorhome, power steps, and broke the drain on the tub all in one fell swoop. Not to mention having to change 2 tires in a matter of less than 10 miles traveled on the road and the other 4 the next morning
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:24 PM   #3
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I'd have gotten out of the RV and looked ****up**** before backing up into a branch and smushing the awning.

Get out.
Walk around.
Look up and down.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:00 PM   #4
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I'd have gotten out of the RV and looked ****up**** before backing up into a branch and smushing the awning.

Get out.
Walk around.
Look up and down.
I've had plenty of those occasions after 12 years and three motorhomes.
Just this summer I forgot to check the camera but only the mirrors and missed the solidly-built wood roadside forest road sign directly behind me trying to back up on the side of a dirt road after missing the turn by six feet. Duh!
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I heard you need to walk around the RV three times. Two times clockwise and once counterclockwise.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:43 PM   #6
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I heard you need to walk around the RV three times. Two times clockwise and once counterclockwise.
Good idea and I'm going to start doing that in two days when I leave Pismo Beach.
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Two Footitis

I wish I had known Two Footitis is an actual disease... I could have saved thousands by just starting with the Big Rig instead of "Upgrading" every couple of years... Of course even now, loving my Greyhawk, I still find myself pondering the "Next One!"
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:16 AM   #8
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I'd have gotten out of the RV and looked ****up**** before backing up into a branch and smushing the awning.

Get out.
Walk around.
Look up and down.
This....
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I wish I had known Two Footitis is an actual disease... I could have saved thousands by just starting with the Big Rig instead of "Upgrading" every couple of years... Of course even now, loving my Greyhawk, I still find myself pondering the "Next One!"
I'll second that !
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Pilots like myself are required to do pre-flight inspections of the aircraft. We also very often use check lists. I avoided a shredded tire because I inspected them prior to a trip and found one with the tread beginning to separate. Check carefully... I went ahead and swapped the other 3 out a bit later. Two of the three were beginning to separate, but I didn't actually see that. Had I looked more closely, I would have.
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