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Posted: 02/29/12 10:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What are your latest mess ups? Things you have banged into, switches you forgot to flip, cords you have forgot to unplug. Have you ever pulled your entertainment system apart and then realized the problem was you didn't flip the radio switch. Just trying to feel like I am not alone. Still learning after 25 years of RVing.

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And I thought I was the only one too

In the Travel Trailer (about two weeks ago):
I forgot to chock the wheels and drove away. No problem until the next day, when I was hooking up. Lowered the scissor jacks and the trailer started rolling toward the creek. Only went about a foot (or less) but it seemed like a mile. Wife and dog were in the trailer and not impressed No one hurt. Just bent one of the scissor jacks so what the heck, replaced all four.
That's one more item on my list of stupid things to never repeat.

In the Greenhouse (yesterday):
Ran the front of the wheel barrow into the threshold of the door (should have put a short ramp up first). Busted the threshold

Time to go see what mess I can get myself into today
Isn't life wonderful????

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mrubaum@aol.com wrote:

Roads?


Yes!

Look at the Forum Title....Roads and Routes.


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Posted: 02/29/12 01:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SteveAE wrote:

And I thought I was the only one too

In the Travel Trailer (about two weeks ago):
I forgot to chock the wheels and drove away. No problem until the next day, when I was hooking up. Lowered the scissor jacks and the trailer started rolling toward the creek. Only went about a foot (or less) but it seemed like a mile.


LOL

When I was about 15, we unhooked the TT from our van without chocking the wheels. It rolled about a foot before the safety chains stopped it from heading right across a busy highway!

Lately, the only potential excitement was me coming out of my house and noticing the the new dog had pulled both my aircraft style chocks (connected with a rope) out from the tires and into his 'collection pile' of goodies he found!!! It pays to have a level driveway.


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I think you just messed up by putting this thread in the wrong section. This is about roads and such.

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Roads?

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Moved from Roads and Routes


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Well, my screw up could have fit in Roads. Kind of. Returning from Montana last year in our new TT, we thought we'd try overnighting in Wheatland, WY. Learned of two RV parks, so looked at the one to the south, as we'd already passed the northern most one. It didn't look too hot, so we called the first one and asked if his was nicer. Oh, yes. Back we went into what can charitably be described as rough. Probably hadn't had an overnighter in years. We began to loop around to the rear, following the exit "road" which, after a bend, narrowed to a pathway about 8' wide, same as the rig. Backing out of that was pretty much out of the question. I was very careful to make sure I'd clear the overhanging branches, but forgot about the bushes. ended up putting a two foot dent in the aliminum skirt on one side. I have to take the blame for not sending the DW on forward lookout!


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My worst one yet was when I decided to install a 30-amp RV plug on the outside of my garage. My wife has a pottery kiln wired-up on some nice, heavy wire. It was right where I wanted the RV plug, so i just tapped off of it and mounted the RV outlet right above the Kiln outlet. I figured I'd just not use the RV plug at the same time as the kiln (which has acutally never been used) and everything would be fine.

My first mistake was doing this on a day when I was too sick to work, so I was hyped-up on Dayquil, which makes my brain feel kinda fuzzy.

My second mistake was forgetting that the Kiln is 220 volts.

It was not good. (And I'm a licensed electrician!)


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Posted: 02/29/12 02:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we haven't done any big mess up (luckily)

only one was so worried about the tight turn on the bend into our site, never thought to look up. Almost ripped off AC unit on a low branch.

so far so good. been camping many years and all has been great actually.
(fingers crossed it stays that way)

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