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Old 08-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #91
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had to tear front floor apart on our 1990 Jayco 250 special and fix a water leak. did all repairs fine and got it all back together. the following weeknd went camping and turned water on, ran inside to find water line going to pump loose and water runnig from the front clear to the rear all over my brand new flooring job. took old tent trailer out to impress the new girlfirend (now wife) and it was early spring. had not de-winterized trailer yet. got to campground and hooked everything up and found 4 split water lines.....nice first impression for her camping.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #92
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Before the Jayco we now have we had a 2008 Flagstaff Microlite 18FBR. This unit had crank out windows. One of the awning arms is right in the center of one of these windows. When I was purchasing this unit I thought to myself "THAT is going to be a problem."

Sure enough, about two months later we were packing up to leave. I was raising the awning and did not notice the window was still cranked out. You guessed it. The sound of breaking glass was heard. Next the ENTIRE population of the park was aware that I had messed up royally. Lots of duct tape was used for a window until we got home.

Fortunately I found a local glass place that cut me a replacement glass for $17.00.

That was bad enough to happen once. But it happened 2 more times. As a matter of fact last time I had a spare glass made and let it go with the camper when I traded it. I am sure at some point the new owner appreciated it.

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #93
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New to camping, the guy next site complained about his bad tasting coffee. After some talking, we discover that his new RV was not dewinterized and he was making coffee with the RV antifreeze in his tank.
This is one of my favorites!
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #94
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Had my old pop up hooked up to a battery charger in the driveway, unplugged the charge from the electircal outlet but didn't disconnect it from the battery. Drove off with it connected, and got to about the end of the street before I realized it.
Forgot to disconnect the safety chains and went to pull the truck away.
Forgot to lock the door on the pop up one time and had it open on the highway.
Had my fridge running on 120 AC at the house, left for a 6 hour ride to the campground, without 120 AC connected to the fridge of course, and had a fridge full of warm food. Luckily the fridge in a pop us is small so I didn't lose that much.
Lesson here is, slow down, double check things.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #95
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Unhooked 5th wheel hitch after setting wheel chocks- Pulled truck out from under fiver- Had forgotten to disconnect power cord- Oh well- Just another repair to do before the weekend is over- DD
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:46 AM   #96
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On our first trip with the new camper, we were all set up and enjoying ourselves. Decided it was almost time to take showers, so I turned on the water heater. Now, our camper has the fireplace in it, so you have to assign power by a switch to run either one - so I turned it to the water heater. About 20 minutes later, I went check to see if the water was hot enough for the boys to take showers, and it was still ice cold. I didn't know what to do. Well, we ended up taking showers in the bath house that night needless to say. Anyways, long story short, the next morning it hit me - DUH!!!! I totally forgot to open the other panel and assign it to either run on electric or gas!!! My wife will never let this one go.

And like everyone else, I am sure that I will have more in the future.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #97
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I hate to even tell this story, but here it goes.

Just got the new jayco, I did not think to check the tank valves because I am sure the dealer would of had them closed. Well after our first weekend out and on the Sunday morning as we were packing up, I was getting ready to hook up my sewer hose. When I took the cap off the pipe was when I found out the black and grey valves were open. Anyway a cuple gallons of ^^&%$^$ over my shoes before I got the black tank closed.

Was I impressed,,,,NOT
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:23 PM   #98
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First trip with X23B voyage in May of this year I laid the crank for the jacks over the propane tanks in the front. There's no way I can forget it there. WRONG. It's laying somewhere near Interstate state park in MN.

Second trip put down stabilizer jacks and thought I could raise the front with the power tongue jack, lower the stabilizers a little, then lower the tongue jack and have a super stable front end. WRONG. Bent the stabilizer jack. In my defense, Jayco put light weight pop-up jacks on the X23B. I'll probably replace them with scissor jacks or something that can actually carry some weight.

Third trip Part A, went to a campgroup with shared electrical hookups between sites. My cord wouldn't reach so I tried to move my TT a little closer. The campground had cut of the branches of a pine tree, leaving a few cut-off branches an inch or so in diameter. I didn't look up when I was backing up. I was looking at the electric outlet. I drug the branches down the side of my now only one month old camper. It scratched up the side and bent the trim over my entry door. I was able to mostly bend it back but the scratches are reminders. Part B of this one is I kind of blamed my wife. Even though she was supposed to be watching, pointing that out did NOT help my situation.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #99
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Oh, that last one would have sent me over the edge. Yes, you are right about one thing, pointing that out to the wife was a no,no. Brave man you are,hahaha
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #100
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We are into our first year of RV'ing.
Done most of the previous moments but our worst so far (hopefully ever) was 2 weeks ago driving on the TransCanada highway in New Brunswick. Very hilly and a bit windy. Huge rain storm. Most campers are pulled over, waiting for storm to pass. After driving a while into this, partner decides that she had enough and pulls over on the shoulder problem is, she pulled over just past a curve and before a bridge making it very hazardous to pull out. Cars were zooming past us at 70 mph and we had no shoulder room to pick up speed and drivers coming behind us had no way of knowing we were trying to merge into traffic with 5th wheel on the truck because of the curve.
We made it but will not repeat this mistake. You asked about boehead moment? This was a braindead moment.
Sharing so that all can learn from our mistake and not repeat it. Not a proud moment.

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