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Shew - glad I'm not the only one who made that grey water mistake. I did exactly the same thing a couple weeks ago (first time dumping the tanks). Luckily it was at a CG site with full hookups. Even more lucky it wasn't black water.

We pulled away from our site this weekend and almost made it out of the CG before realizing I didn't have the brake controller plugged in. Oops.


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If thats the worse, you are still a rookie, there are much bigger mistakes to make, lol.


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You think that's bad?

I have two hitches, one for my trailer and one for my boat.

One time I had to switch, and hitched up my trailer but forgot to put the pin in the hitch. I was lucky it made such a loud noise when the hitch tried to disengage from the receiver that I stopped and got out to see that the noise was.


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LOL.. I love this thread!!!

x3 or is it x4 on the grey water / leave the valve open mistake... Not to mention checking that the hose/clamp is tight on the adaptor that connects on the drain.. I "luckily" drained the black then pulled the grey wide open too quick. I noticed the hose swole up then the clamp let go...
I've always told myself that by that time, any black matter was long gone... So let's just leave it at that.

Good times!

P.S.. Also saw a guy driving around the bay we were parked on with his slide out... I wondered how far he got before looking in the mirror.

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I just was looking at water draining perfectly fine out of the trailer, down the line into the dump receptacle, when something came over me! It was then an irresistible urge came over me to check the extension fitting. Much like a zombie, I reached down and took hold of the joint! A roaring God like "NOO" booming, was heard in my brain, as it fell apart in my hands... It was like slow motion..... I have no idea what happened after that...oh yes it's all coming back to me now....

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Another mistake to avoid, unless you like impromtu showers is draining a Suburban water heater. Suburban's have an anode rod which is removed to drain the water heater.

Before removing the anode rod, always, always open the hot water spigot, which relieves pressure.

If you don't, you will get wet.


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My husband was taking our tt in for service and had it all hooked up and took off down the road and found he hadn't put away the power cord.....It dragged along behind the trailer....Thank goodness it didn't fly up and damage the trailer but it was trashed....Blunder number 2 forgot to put up the electric tongue jack...needless to say this too ended up badly.....Hopefully we are done learning what not to do.....Hahaaaa


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I was disconnecting from my TT at a camp site when it started to roll backwards. I had forgot to block the tires. It rolled about 3 feet before stopping. Darn uneven ground.


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TWolf wrote:

I was disconnecting from my TT at a camp site when it started to roll backwards. I had forgot to block the tires. It rolled about 3 feet before stopping. Darn uneven ground.


I think everyone has had this exact same heart stopping moment.

I had my in Shenandoah valley, and the trailed rolled about a foot towards the edge of a cliff.

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I just posted pictures on a different thread of the water damage from one of my screw-ups. I think I get the blue ribbon for mine !!


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