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Old 10-14-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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Waaah my NorthPoint....uggg.



Went wide to pull into a pull through because it was dark and I didn't want to hit any trees backing into a site.

When I swung in, the back swung out into a tree in the darkness.
I never saw the tree but I never thought the back would swing that wide into the bush.
I was wedged couldn't back up...would rip awning completely off. (The end is all smashed now)
Couldn't pull forward or I would flatten the drip trough and skid or cut the rolled roof edge.
Already had a big scab from the cut off branch stump on the other side of the tree you can't see. It would have plowed right into the wall if I kept pulling forward.

Had to unhook, back in from a sharp angle from the curb side. Good thing there was room in the forest. And made the back end swing out off the tree.
Thanks to my neighbor for coming out with a big flashlight and keeping an eye on the back end.

Bummed. Drink poured. On fourth now.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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4th huh? Don't let that "Friends of Bill W" know!
Apropos of that "Friends" thing - I'm still practicing. I've a chain saw you might borrow.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:27 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:32 PM   #4
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First one is the toughest. Only gets easier to handle from here on out!!!
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:39 PM   #5
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Sure is nice to hear that the camping community is a very good one in that the vast majority are willing to help and lend tools and advice when you need it. I have been on both sides of needing and giving help and it gives a guy a warm feeling inside knowing the I'm part of this community. Did you offer Mr flashlight a few drinks or did your stress level need the whole bottle?
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:44 PM   #6
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Mr Flashlight disappeared into the night. After I pulled into the site (on a slightly less angle). I asked the DW where he went. He was just gone.
Perhaps sent from camping heaven.


Jeff1963...that was the first tool I wish I had with me.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:46 PM   #7
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I feel for you!! Been there done that...only I hit a pole at the storage lot! That rearend is "BIG" and swings real wide! Have a drink or two...that's what I did. Just make the claim on the insurance if the estimate is above your deductible. Luckily my rate didn't go up...yet!
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:55 PM   #8
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Yep... I remember that story Danno. Yours was too new.
Like Jrmay25 said, it just gets easier from here, I guess.
I used to hate the little scratch in the black bottom aluminum.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:16 AM   #9
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Klassic just remember it could have been a lot worse...........
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:08 AM   #10
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20 years ago we were towing a 26 foot trailer and could not get out of a campsite. The tires got wedged between railroad ties and could not get out of site. Called tow truck company and they put chains under the trailer, attached to the chassis and pulled the entire trailer sideways. Literally dragged the tires sideways on the blacktop. It worked and we were able to drive home.
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