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Old 04-28-2014, 03:54 PM   #11
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LOL...hope the black tank was empty when the geyser hit!

Just think about all the great campfire stories you're racking up!
Yeah, black tank was empty (thank you Lord!)
Campfire stories? Not sure about that, this may be the only place I feel safe talking about it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:05 PM   #12
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This past weekend was our first time in public with the new trailer and with only one check of the water system since bringing it home, I paid extra attention to what I was doing at the campground. By the time I got jockied into my landing spot (there's a tricky tree to deal with) a small crowd of neighbors had gathered. I looked twice at the city water connection before attaching a hose and again before turning spigot to on. Not to brag, but I escaped the weekend without a single scoop . . . Just means there's a whopper of a story still developing.

Great attitude, thanks for sharing the story. I sure hope cookie sees the humor when you all head out next time.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:06 PM   #13
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Campfire stories? Not sure about that, this may be the only place I feel safe talking about it.
We all got a few....
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:26 PM   #14
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Ah, yes. Like failing to put chocks behind the wheels of my trailer. When I unhitched
it in my backyard, it came close to rolling into the creek behind my house.

Have checklist that is continuously modified for things like this
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Before this HTT, I never had a sewer system. I made sure I spent a few hours watching YouTube videos about how to use it and other stuff on my trailer prior to my first camping trip. In the privacy of my home, I didn't have to be embarrassed about being a newbie. Plus, THIS forum is a life saver!
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:37 PM   #16
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Has anyone done a "Whats your biggest mistake?" thread yet? Could be some good reading.
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Has anyone done a "Whats your biggest mistake?" thread yet? Could be some good reading.
Here ya go!.......enjoy!

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f26/what-s-your-most-boneheaded-rv-1576.html
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #18
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Reading JOF right after I bought the new 5th wheel ( after years with a TT ), and before we went to pick it up, I read about the short bed warnings here on JOF

My 6ft mega cab bed has a very expensive super glide in it, and while I'm sorry for your episode, it makes me feel better about the $1200 I spent
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:54 PM   #19
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Reading JOF right after I bought the new 5th wheel ( after years with a TT ), and before we went to pick it up, I read about the short bed warnings here on JOF

My 6ft mega cab bed has a very expensive super glide in it, and while I'm sorry for your episode, it makes me feel better about the $1200 I spent
I appreciate the sympathy. I'm happy you "chose wisely" (name the movie?) and wish I hadn't "chosen poorly" (same movie). I had quite a bit of angst over whether or not to go with the slider and figured I was OK. I had checked while backing and pretty much knew I couldn't break it all to way to 90 deg but never gave any thought to making a hard turn moving forward. The 350 has such a WIIIIDE turning radius it didn't seem like it could contact.

After I got over the anger, grief... I had a laugh and was able to joke about it. The good news is that no one was hurt, the trip wasn't really spoiled and I'm smarter (or just looking for the next dumb thing to do, I know it's out there waiting for me). It'll get fixed and life is still good.
We're taking a 9 day trip starting middle of next week and guess who'll be watching very closely over his shoulder. I have the B&M Companion and I believe I can move the plate back an inch or so and plan to do that before we head out.
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Another alternative to the sliding hitch is the Reece Revolution aka Sidewinder Hitch. My Jayco HT came with one and even with the 5' bed on my F150 I was able to turn 90 degrees plus with no interference. The following video demonstrates how it works.
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