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Old 03-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #131
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The most bonehead thing I have ever done happened today. I was out helping some friends open their campground for the season, when it was time to go home I hooked up the trailer, said my good byes. I started to drive out of the campground heading for home and stopped in a panic. I forgot tho hook the safety chains, breakaway cable and the trailer pigtail up. Now mind you I had already driven 65 of the 125 miles home. What a bonehead move.

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Old 03-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #132
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Welcome to the forum ptother, and the bonehead list!

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:22 PM   #133
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Proud of you ptother, not many people will admit there most boneheaded moment on there first post. Welcome to the forum
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #134
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First of all some of these made me laugh out loud (at myself...because I could relate)

So here are a few of mine for your entertainment pleasure:

1) I was placing my winter ADCO cover on my my first travel trailer at the end of its first season...After I had it all ready for winter. As I am on the roof spreading the cover out, I stepped thru my shower sunlight. I had to hook it up and drive it to the dealer to repalce the the sunlight...Now I make sure I watch where I step and slide my feet when spreading the cover for fear of doing it to my new class C.

2) Backed into tight campsite, at night, by myself...backed into picnic shleter that accompanied each site...my neighbors watched it all happen...needless to say I looked like a bonehead. Only did minor damge to camper :-( $1300!

Like getting done with breakfast and leaving the coffee pot on the stove and drive off. Surprisingly enough I didn't tip it over...

Forgot to close a sliding window and had the blinds blowing in the back corner...

Trying to level out a older 76 Dodge Jamboree and drove over the top of the level boards.

Camped out in freezing weather ran out propane in the night and had my hair freeze to the window trim. (Yes I had long hair down to my waist at the time)

Forgot to lock the fridgerator door and had my food scattered all over the floor on the first hard turn...

I've go more but...
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #135
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Last spring, first time out with our first trailer, going to our local state campground for a test run. Decided to fill up the water tank at home since it was only 15 or so miles and the campground did not have hookups. What did the dealer say again? Fill the tank until water comes out the overflow? Where is the overflow again? I wait a couple of minutes with the water hose running, look under the trailer and see water coming out. Good, must be full. Drive to the camp, unhook, no water out of the faucet. Must be a faulty water pump in a BRAND NEW TRAILER! Couldn't be this bonehead thought the low point drain was the overflow. Darn. Where to get water? Get a 5 gal water bottle, extra hose, drive back and forth to the boat launch, siphon water into the 40 gal tank using a chair on the picnic table for height, cursing the whole time. Finally sit down to relax, what is that stone pillar directly behind the trailer? A water faucet.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #136
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Thanks cah2124 i've been waiting to see another boneheaded moment. That was a good one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #137
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I have had a TT for the last 7 years. Have always dewinterized it myself. Just 2 weeks ago as I am dewinterizing the TT and running clean water through the water lines I wanted to make sure I turned the hot water bypass valve and allowed water to enter the water heater. Instead of going inside the TT to see the position of the valve I decided to loosen the water heater drain plug BAM, got soaked as soon as the plug was loose enough. Went into the TT to shut off the pump and then into the house to put on dry clothes, as kids saw me wet and asked what happened and I told them they all had a good laugh.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:59 PM   #138
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Just had a boneheaded move today. Just got back from a family reunion with the trailer. We are not going camping for another couple of weeks so I wanted to clean the trailer out and drain the water so it does not go stinky. First thing I did after unhooking was plug in the trailer then I thought I should pull the drain plug on the water heater. Got the wrench out of the garage and loosened it off then started turning it by hand. Just as plug was about come out there was an explosion of water! Needless to say I forgot to depressurize the system first. Fortunately it was raining lightly outside so I had my rain jacket on and zipped up but I still took a good soaking to the face. Oh well, live and learn. Ryan
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:00 AM   #139
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The old water heater drain plug. Mine happened last summer. I was all hooked up at the campground and discovered that rotten egg smell so it was time to flush out the water heater. I get about 1 turn of the nylon plug and it snaps off as the jet of water shoots out 6 feet into the dirt that my wife was standing right next too. Off to the shower house she went with mud from head to toe. She was wearing a brand new $54 Adidas grey workout type jacket that we never could get all the stains out. So it ended costing a total of $54x2 plus a $1.50 plug.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:33 PM   #140
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What`s your most boneheaded RV moment?

Usmc616 / ry-guy...I did something similar last week. We repaired a leaky pipe, turned on the pump and let everything pressurize, yay no leaks! So decided to remove the drain plug from the water heater and BAM.....got drenched!! Amazing how much and how fast that water comes out.

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