New awning in fall - seldom used during winter (open& close same day to prevent wind damage).
Home trip - LAST DAY out, next stop HOME! - turned onto highway JUST 1/2" to short.
Long scrape,rip on new awning by a street name road sign, only on the outside layer of awning - OH no "x@$#^"
I'll NEVER be an "EXPERT" (In math.X is an unknown factor and a "SPURT" is just a drip - under pressure) Y2K F350 Longbox C.C. SRW, 2WD (BIG BLUE) 2004 COUGAR 295EFS Barry, Margie & Zeah - the "wonder" Sheltie
My first 3 weeks ago. Driving new route following the gps as we fly by a road that is numbered the same as we were supposed to turn on. Glance at the gps and realize it is frozen at a point 2 miles behind us. I quickly found a pull off on the side of the two lane. This was middle of nowhere desert so the only thing to do was a u-turn. Waited for traffic to clear and started my five point turn. After pulling straight out across lanes I realized that I am just way too long to do this turn here. Annoyed I threw it in reverse and backed a little too deep into the turn off. Thanks to my lovely spotter shouting stop from the passenger seat I avoided completely flatening a barbed wire fence. After pulling straight I got out to inspect the damage... not even a scratch. The metal pole caught the ladder and simply flexed. Dw saved me. Took the more difficult out by backing the half-mile on the shoulder.
As far as the slide out goes, I cut a piece of rope the same length as my slide extends and keep it in the truck door pocket. easy to grab after parking and small enough to tuck away and not see. Saves on alot of re-parking and re set-ups.
One of those yellow, concrete filled poles jumped out and got me also. I was putting the 5er into the storage yard. I had to pull up to the machine where you enter the secret code, to open the gate, the gate opened, my mind went blank, I pulled ahead and that daggone pole jumped out and I drove the driver's side of the trailer into the pole just behind the basement hatch up to the hot water tank.We hadn't even used the new 5er yet. Just brought it home from the dealer. There I was trying to rub the yellow off the trailer before anybody saw what I did.Oh don't worry....the pole was fine....I wasn't and the bill came to....too much. Now lets see, I've been pulling trailers for 30 years or so at that time but I smartened up as I paid for a remote control so I can get in the other gate without having to watch out for those yellow poles that jump in your way.
35 year Fire Fighter(retired)
Last fall as DH backing into the driveway.. Let me start this just a tad earlier. A few days before this DH had been worried about some tree limbs overhanging the driveway, so he cut them back. He left some pretty large parts sticking out... And I asked, do you think some of those big ones should be cut back some more?
In a nutshell ... he said no.
Anyhoo, a few days later coming home from taking the MH for a tune up, he backed in and ran one of those "They are fine you let me worry about them" not well-lopped off tree limbs right thru the back of our Mountainaire and into our bedroom closet. This occured just two nights before a three week trip to the Grand Canyon.
Packing tape over the hole let us make the trip, a good fiberglass man and hefty check from our insurance man made it look like new again.
Next time I guess he will wait til his spotter gets in place.
DH John Carson
Dog: Buddy, half Cocker Spaniel - half ? = totally adorable!