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Old 07-06-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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I didn't make the first day of vacation.....

So backing into a tight spot and nobody looking up high, I crunched the cap that joins the roof to the side wall. A branch had been cut off the tree but the stump stuck out about 2 feet and we didn't spot it in time. Insurance has been called and I don't think we penetrated anything. Just a good dent in both the trailer and the ego.... 3 spotters and no one looking higher than eye level. A good reminder to all that our units are all of 14' tall.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:07 PM   #2
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Another shot from the roof.
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Ouch! Could have been much worse.
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One thing I always do as the Driver is to make a complete walk around before I start backing into a camp site. I then will tell my spotter or any others that may be with me to watch out for whatever I see could be a problem
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #5
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I give you a lot of credit for admitting to the mistake. If thats the first "oops"' then you have got that out of the way!!! H-ll of a way to start your vacation!!!!!
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That is one reason Jayco does not put a roof/wall seam along that area. If it were, you would likely have more damage.

I had a mishap just like that last winter when a cut off limb took a swing at me as I drove by. I was able to repair it myself.
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ouch! Sorry that happened. I have learned the hard way to stop...get out...survey site....(Confer with DW)...then approach.
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune, Al. I hope you're able to get it fixed without a lot of stress and loss of time on your vehicle. I'm going to take a lesson from your experience...
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That is one reason Jayco does not put a roof/wall seam along that area. If it were, you would likely have more damage.

I had a mishap just like that last winter when a cut off limb took a swing at me as I drove by. I was able to repair it myself.
Pretty sure that's changed for 2016.
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Pretty sure that's changed for 2016.
The pics I see are the same roofline.
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