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Posted: 07/21/11 09:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When drilling through the floor to run a coax cable, drilled right through the hot water tubing. Had to remove the wheel well skirt to gain access to the area. Just installed a PEX union.
That's my worse mistake. it's my story and I'm stickin' with it!





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Posted: 07/21/11 09:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not a disaster, but going through a small town grocery store parking lot figuring I could exit through the delivery entrance. I could, if there had not been a semi blocking my way and by then I had to back up through a tight parking lot to the entrance hoping that I would not hit any cars.

Learned to look before driving to a spot.


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I like to focus on the positives....I haven't ever actually, directly killed anyone yet!

Unless Road Kill counts!




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Hi,

I went from a 27 foot to a 28' 5". The tail swing was doubled which the driver (me) did not allow for. It took me a long time to adjust.


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Letting the snow blower pile up snow against the side of the TT. Damn Jayco design of mounting the walls on TOP of the floor left the floor edges open to the elements. That & Jayco NOT taking precautions to seal up these edges allowed them to soak up water as the snow melted resulting in a ruined floor. Silly me for thinking the edge of the floor should not be sticking out the side of the TT uncovered & unprotected. I'll NEVER own another Jayco. Also they plumbed the tub to the very small black tank mounted directly below the tub. Wasn't that fun when it backed up while taking a shower. So my worst mistake REALLY is "BUYING A JAYCO TT" Good riddance to it.


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Posted: 07/21/11 10:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ran into my kwikee steps in my driveway. Didn't know they were out. Oops. That was the biggest oops to date.


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Posted: 07/21/11 10:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BarneyS wrote:

Right after purchasing our present trailer, I forgot about the rear end swing while entering a campsite and while making a sharp turn I wedged the rear end corner against a tree between the rear cap and the bumper.
Had to cut the tree to get out as I could not move forward or backward and could not even raise the tongue without damaging the end cap. One more 1/2 inch and I would have torn the rear cap right off the trailer! Was VERY lucky!
Barney

I didn't think ANYONE else had ever actually done that. I usually pull out of my alley in one direction due to a couple of utility poles that are located on each side at the entrance from the other way. Once when exiting at THAT end of the alley I moved to the right, close to one pole thinking IL needed the extra wide turn to get out and tail slapped ALMOST into the pole on the right as I turned left. Didn't hit as I ALWAYS watch the trailer closely when making tight maneuvers and spotted the problem but I had one HECK of a time maneuvering back OUT of the situation. On the PLUS side, I did make a couple of new friends who were HOPING to use the street that I had entirely blocked for about 15 minutes Chocked it up to a rookie mistake made by someone WAY to experienced to use it as an excuse.


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Got a Keystone


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To the OP... What's yours?


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Does stacking two dishes in the microwave count? I put the baked beans on top of the corn because both dishes wouldn't fit side by side. But when I took the beans out, the dish was so high up it tilted over and spilled. On me. On the stove. IN the stove. On the floor. Baked beans shot across the galley and onto the screen door. Sticky, awful mess. Could have been worse, I could have been badly burned. I only got a little burn on my arm.


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