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Old 06-01-2015, 04:55 PM   #21
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On the old trailer while hooking up, lowered it on the the ball, had to put it in to gear to clunk forward before the latch would close, attached the chains/tow cable, pulled the chocks, and started to drive off. Was wondering why it was taking more gas to pull than usual - figure I should go look. The jack wasn't all the way up and left a 2" trench from my parking spot to where I stopped to look! Thankfully it was a pretty new storage site at the time so the gravel wasn't too packed down! Jack was fine thankfully as well - didn't bend it somehow.

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Old 06-01-2015, 05:25 PM   #22
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LOL, just happened to me a few days after getting our 2014 264BH.. Put a tv mount in the bedroom area up in the corner, attached tv and was super proud of myself until the wife showed me where the screw bolt on the lower half of the tv mount was all the way through the wall into and sticking out about 4 inches on the other side above the couch.

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Old 06-01-2015, 06:04 PM   #23
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Lots of good stories to learn from. My latest "d'oh" moment was connecting the TV plug around the side resulting in a severely pinched cable from a hard left turn. Luckily nothing shorted out and everything still works. going to be replacing that cable for good measure.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:58 PM   #24
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:26 PM   #25
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Backed into camping spot with electrical post 24" from the side of the 5er. Unhooked the TV and started to put out the 36" slide...Ruh, Roh! Had to hook up again and re-spot the RV a little further away from the post. From that mistake I now ALWAYS take a tape measure with me when spotting the RV and before unhooking. It's all a learning curve. Hopefully not a steep one.

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Old 03-25-2017, 02:00 PM   #26
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This was my solution to an accidental drill bit through the exterior wall of my trailer, DOH!!!

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Old 03-25-2017, 02:36 PM   #27
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My biggest DOH! moment would have to be buying a Jay Flight 264BHW. After we bought it, the rest of the family decided they had to be with us every time we went to the lake (was only intended for 3 people). 8 people in this trailer is not a fun thing! Moving forward, we are going to sell it and get a bigger trailer with slides. Had too many issues I wound up fixing myself because warranty would have made me leave the trailer at the dealer for more time than we would have spent enjoying it. I just fixed it all myself out of my pocket. 2 year warranty is a joke when the dealer has it for almost the entire two year period.

Jayco thinks you can sleep 10 in this..... that's their joke I didn't get. It's really cramped with 8 bodies plus gear and no real storage, 10 bodies would be 10 clowns in a Volkswagen beetle...lol. Goes to show you get what you pay for.. Sorry for the rant but it is a costly mistake and is my own fault.

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Old 03-25-2017, 03:57 PM   #28
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Forgetting to disconnect the electric cord from the camper while uniting and ripping the cord out of the camper.

Older one - In Tennessee on a road with switchbacks, went around one that was a bit too tight and slipped and dented the bed on my old truck.
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:04 PM   #29
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Think of it as charity...you'll be helping us newbies avoid some possible mistakes or mishaps!
When ya put the camper away till next time, don't forget to put the steps up we didn't!Big landscape bolder removed them.DOH!
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:37 PM   #30
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Drove 120 miles from Lakewood (CA) to Bakersfield last October with the safety chains not hooked to the truck. They were clipped on the trailer as I usually do when unhooked.
Forrtunately, no harm- no foul. Made the mistake of being in a hurry and not double checking everything

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