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Old 07-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Just when I thought it couldnt get any worse....

So, I don't know how many of you will recall, but earlier this year we had a 3 year old Jayco 32BHDS stolen. After months of fighting insurance companies (primary and GAP coverage thankfully) we got the TT in our signature. We've been on 3-4 trips in it, and other than having some minor damage when some lady ran me off a road with no shoulder (bent stabilizer jack and Jayco slide out bike rack) things have been great

Until today....

As I was backing my TT up the hill into my driveway,a lady in a passing car and my son (who was guiding me back) both started yelling "You're cars on fire!!!" I quickly threw the car into park, engaged the parking break and turned it off. My other son (10 YO) jumper out of the car, and I started unbuckling the 3 YO twin girls out of the back. As soon as my younger son saw me doing this he ran right back and started unbuckling his other 3 YO sister out of the car.

Luckily the fire wasn't horribly bad. It looks like the rear main seal of the engine failed and dumped oil that caught fire. After that all settled down I put the car into neutral and coasted down the hill (still had trailer brakes) to clear the road. Now I'm trying to find a wrecker service that can put my TT into my driveway and then tow my truck.

Of course this alone can't be enough, I just had to have the AC in the truck fixed, a pump for the sprinkler system, some medical bills, and one of the AC units on the house - all in the past 2 months. Not to mention buying my current TT. Well, I guess having liquid savings is over rated, and I'm just thankful the kids are OK.

Anyway, just thought I'd vent a bit....
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Wow sorry to hear of your bad run, hopefully this was the last of it and it turns around for you soon. Keep your chin up and keep us informed.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Holy cow. I'm glad everybody is safe.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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Ouch! Sorry 'bout your luck...glad everyone is safe!
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Wow what a set of events. Thankfully you were able to act quickly and everyone is safe.

Now, just maybe, you should go buy some lottery tickets...your luck had to change, right?
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Not a bad idea - it can't get any worse....
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Glad everybody is ok.Trust me things will get better. Ernie
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It is good to hear that all are safe.
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Bad luck but find something to be thankful for. Like that 10 YO son who has the right stuff! Sorry for all the bad luck!
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Glad to hear everyone is safe. We went through several issues like last year, which included a house fire, but It got better. Even though it took a while to overcome the feeling of waiting for the next shoe to drop.

And i've that anytime that we have any extra money, something always comes up to wipe it out.
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