More confessions of the usual kind.
First time I loaded my new camper I forgot the trailer hitch extension....put a nice divit in the camper front.
While backing my boat trailer in an angled spot hooked the from=nt bumper flashing on brand new truck.....
I hope that is all but things come in threes
Richard and now just Gypsy (killer Daschund)
2005 GMC 1 ton crew cab dually, 8.1 vortex with 5 spd Allison. Camper edition.
2006 Lance 1191, Stable Lift
Camping and photographing lighthouses Our web site Truck Camper song
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.
Joy, Can you tell me where you are so I'm not around when your stuff happens?
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!
Steve's old Rig new photos soon!
2004.5 3500 Dodge Ram SLT, Cummins 600, 4x4 srw, lwb/qc, Custom 5th tailgate, LINEX, 20k Reese
2005 Lance Max 981 with custom ventilation system, Sattelite Dish, 150 watt solar, 1750 watt inv., 2 group 27 AGM batts., Honda eu2000
2004 Paradise Point 33' 5ver 2 Slides, Honda EU 3000is, 2 Lifeline group 31 AGM, 1750 watt Xantrex inv.,
2004 Honda Goldwing "Titanium"
2005 Suzuki DRZ 400
Roadmaster 7x14 Cycle Trailer, LINEX interior
WAY too many toys, not enough time!
Had a new driveway put in a few years back, and while the guy was putting it in I also had a parking area put in behind the house. I had a 30 foot motorhome at the time, and the first time I pulled it past the house and turned to go out the new driveway, I hit the corner of the house with the back side of the motorhome. Forgot about the swing out the back makes on a turn.
Scratched the back of the motorhome and tore up the rain gutter on the house.
The best part thou, was about three weeks later, my son borrowed the motorhome. Now he is a better driver then I, in fact at the time he was driving a delivery truck for a local lumber yard. But sure enough he did the same thing. Didn't pull far enough to clear the house before turning. He knocked the gutter off the house, and put a small hole in the fiberglass of the motorhome.
I hadn't wanted to tell him what I had done, but if I had, I bet he wouldn't have.
Sorry to here about your "Faux Pas". Good thing that branch didn't hit your Dodge eh??!!,,,LOL!!! I have yet to have a close encounter of the s@$tty kind. So I'll knock on wood and use a ground guide to get into the tighter spots.......
Steve, I hear ya on "the ground guide". I always prefer help when backing. Last night I was rolling solo and it was about 1:30am when I finally dropped the hook. I was very tired and obviously careless... What really burned my buns was that the tree I hit was the only one in the whole darn lot... figures!
Beach Bum™ 04.5 3500 Dodge Ram Cummins, 4x4 srw, 9000s 05 Lance 981, Solar, 22" LCD, 5.1 surround 1K watts, Hon 2k 04 Paradise Point 33RL
04 Honda GoldWing 05 Yam FJR 1300 2) 87 Hon XL600R Toy Trailer 7x14 WAY too many toys, never enough time
It was 25 years ago while a member of my hometown volunteer fire department. After months of training I was allowed to drive the engine.
We had returned from a call and we were shooting the breeze in front of the bay doors. After about twenty minutes there were only two of us remaining. Everyone else had returned to whatever other responsibilities that the fire call had taken them from.
The other guy I was talking too was holding onto a rope that was used to open or close the doors if ever the electric garage door opener failed. Slowly... only inches at a time he pulled the door down. Neither of us noticed.
Finally both of us had to leave and being the eager young firefighter I was, I performed a “walk-a-round” and discovered that the engine was not quite between the painted lines on the floor. (nothing serious)
But, It was an opportunity to drive “the truck”. just a quick start up, pull it out on the ramp and park it correctly! Boy I thought to myself “the officers and chiefs will nod their heads in agreement. I was on the ball”.
I shoulda’ looked up !!!!
Like a spear I drove the deck gun, mounted on top of the truck, thru the slightly lowered bay door. The door wasn’t too hard to fix and the truck was not damaged at all. My embarrassment and retraining wasn’t to damaging either.
So Beach Bum, don’t feel too bad. You were backing up. I was driving straight ahead. **It Happens
1999 Ford F-350 Reg Cab, SRW
Added Tork Lift Tie downs, Rancho Shocks, Firestone Air Springs, Hellwig Rear Anti Sway Bar