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Beach Bum

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Posted: 03/21/05 06:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When backing into my camping spot for the night, I failed to notice a lone tree branch jutting out from this scraggly pine tree. With perfect aim I proceeded. The window to the right of my rear entrance door took the brunt of the encounter and yielded to the tree spraying shards of safety glass all over my new galley rug... ARRRGGGHH! Gonna be one of THOSE Mondays!

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We could all tell you of similar incidents so now you are one of us! Don pulled our brand new, first time out 5ver into a branch stub and ripped the slide topper. I misjudged a mail box and hit it with the awning support - I was lucky, no damage. Don cut too close and caught a small sign between the bin doors. He backed the F350 into a short post damaging the dually fender. I could go on but you get the picture. Stuff happens, you just have to fix it andforget it.


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I backed into a branch that put a hole in my air condtioner. I tested a rain gutter on my house and it proved stronger than the rubber roof covering.


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Posted: 03/21/05 07:17am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's always good to get the first battle scar out of the way.


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Don't feel bad Beach Bum. Backed into a gas pump one time now that was exciteing took out the door on the back of the camper. Hit the house with the rear clearnce light on the camper. We all do it and after you have done it once or twice,(takes time for some of us to learn ), you just shake your head and go dumb bonehead. Sorry
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After I unloaded the camper I backed the truck up into the driveway. I had forgotten to take off the hitch extension and took out three sections of the garage door.


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Had some close calls, most backing up. I'm thinking of making a red sign I hang somewhere inside the truck that warns to check before backing up. Hang it somewhere I can't miss it.


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After I took out one those 8X8" beams in a F.S. or BLM parking lot with my trailer hitch, I learned to OPEN the back door. That lens thing is good on the road, but distorts too much for "close up" work. Haven't hit anything since and I've backed into some fairly tight places.


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Posted: 03/21/05 08:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I took the gutter and part of the soffit of my garage with my 3 mo old AF. Fortunately only broke plastic end cap on slide awning.

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The first time I backed into my new RV parking spot on the side of my house I took out the flashing and bottom row of shingles of my house for about four feet. On the camper, I put a big crease and a scrape on the sin the side.


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