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Old 09-11-2016, 05:53 AM   #11
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Don't feel bad. Had the local RV dealer switching 5th wheel hitch over to my new truck. They gave me their pickup to come home and grab my camper while they were doing the switchover, because they were also going to do some work on the camper. Figured better to do that than to sit around and wait for the installation.
Landing gear was busted, so it took a few attempts of raising the front of the camper with my skid steer and placing blocks under the gear to get the right height to back under. On one of these attempts I forgot to open the gate, crunching it pretty good. $691 worth of education there. But that's life. I made the mistake, I'll take care of it. Valuable lesson learned.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:00 PM   #12
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Thanks to all that replied. It was greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:46 PM   #13
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College is expensive, depending on what you learned. My wife watches me hook/unhook. She has saved me tuition costs a few times. I know I will pay my share eventually!
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:51 PM   #14
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The first thing I bought for my last pick up and my current one was a 5th Wheel Tail Gate. Well worth the investment.

My first one was only $50 used and the latest one set me back $200 new. Beats replacing a gate, damaging a camera, or fixing dents. So what if the camera stays with the Original gate.
Switching out the gates takes 5 min at most.

But like the rest of you I've learned other lessons the expensive way too. Just not this one.

Happy camping!

Me and my beautiful wife. Really close to retirement and can hardly wait!

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