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Old 05-23-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Funny thing that happened on first outing

Well we took our 17z on its maiden voyage this weekend. The CG was really wet as we have had lots of rain this past month. They warned me when I arrived. Anyway, not really thinking, I opened the drivers side window so that I could hear my wife as I backed into our site. Well my van's wheels hit some mud and I sprayed mud everywhere. I was stuck. So I put it into drive. At this point the tires started spinning shooting mud all up and down the side of the Van including through the window and all over me. I was covered. Well we found a much dryer site and the rest went well. It just took me some time to scrape off all the mud.

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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FRS walkie talkies.. no yelling back and forth needed.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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Why not cell phones? Almost everyone already has one.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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Why not cell phones? Almost everyone already has one.
I have been to several camp sites where cell phone service was marginal or non-existent. The FRS radios work every time and I can also give one to the kids when they go out to play for safety.

Nothing worse than a dropped call when backing into a camp site...

"Can you hear me......crash....NOW" lol....
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
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Why not cell phones? Almost everyone already has one.
We use radios. We've been to cg's with little/no cell service.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #6
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Hi bertscampers.

Hope your wife took a few "after" pictures. re: When you had mud down the side of your vehicle, all over you and inside your driver's side window. Oh ya. I can see it now. Most people show happy times while camping. Bertscampers and family share their "mud pitt" spraying pictures... Gotta love a good laugh. LOL!!!! On the serious side. Glad to read that your camping adventures went better afterwards....
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I have been to several camp sites where cell phone service was marginal or non-existent. The FRS radios work every time and I can also give one to the kids when they go out to play for safety.

Nothing worse than a dropped call when backing into a camp site...

"Can you hear me......crash....NOW" lol....
LOL! Good point!
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This could qualify for the infamous Boneheaded moments thread.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=1576
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Could've been worse, like sinking up to your axles in the mud and not being able to get out.
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I would bet that the fact that your van is fwd didnt help when all the weight (the camper) was hanging in the back of the tv.
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