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Old 09-02-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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First Trip Blunders

Thought I would ask about any good first trip blunders in your trailer? Here's ours.

We bought our 26BH Elite in July and headed out for a week of boondocking at a provincial campsite several hours from home. We have borrowed trailers for the last 4 years so we know enough to be dangerous. There are also several other families with us on this trip that are experienced TT owners so we felt pretty good about our first trip.

Day three, my lovely wife is cooking bacon on the BBQ that is on the back bumper of the TT. I am enjoying a Baileys and coffee (mostly Baileys) a few sites away. She comes over to let me and the kids know that breaky is ready, she then heads back to the trailer. I finish my conversation and head back to the rig, to find our new BBQ covered in a mysterious white powder, the tray the bacon was cooking on laying in the gravel melted, and my wife almost in tears. Turns out she thought she turned the BBQ off when she came over to get us, but actually turned it on high and there was 3' flames out the top of the grill when she got back. Quick on her feet she grabbed the fire extinguisher and put the fire out.

First trip out, almost burned the rig to the ground, as well as half the Okanagan. That was a close one. Needless to say we are now shopping for a detached BBQ to take with us, instead of the bumper grill.

Any other good first trip stories out there?
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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Check out this thread. plenty of "Boneheaded moments"
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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Feel free to delete this thread. I have posted my story in the link above you provided. Sorry about that as I should have known better and done a better search.

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Old 09-02-2015, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting always good to learn from the mistakes of others ! You can't live long enough to make them all by yourself .
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:15 PM   #5
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Did you eat the bacon?
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:21 PM   #6
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Why 3' flames?? Did the bacon grease spill??? Turning the bbq on high shouldn't give you flames that big..unless your regulator is malfunctioning.
I personally never cook near or in my trailer for this exact reason.. I set up 2 tables from Costco and a 6'x6' pop up and use that as my cooking area.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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The bacon was welded to the pan, so not really edible. Saddest day of our trip, you just don't forget stuff like that, killing a package of good bacon!

It was on an aluminum tray that must have had a puncture and dripped grease. I didn't do a post-mortem, I was too depressed that we nuked the only pack of bacon we had for the trip.
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All I will say is that "First Trip" and "Blunders" is like "Peanut Butter" and "Jelly".


They can exist separately, but are usually found together.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #9
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The bacon was welded to the pan, so not really edible. Saddest day of our trip, you just don't forget stuff like that, killing a package of good bacon!

It was on an aluminum tray that must have had a puncture and dripped grease. I didn't do a post-mortem, I was too depressed that we nuked the only pack of bacon we had for the trip.
There was no store nearby where your grief could be consoled with a new pack of the good stuff?

Truly a tragedy!

Seriously though, I'm glad for you that it didn't turn out worse.
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Glad all turned out well. That is why we all ways carry a spare pack or two of bacon.

I tried grilling bacon once, it did not turn out very well. Lots of flames and an off taste of burn grease.
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