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Closed the bedroom slide on my brand new Bounder and forgot the object on the floor which was forced into the wardrobe closet mirror door. Smashed that thing up very quickly. Still kicking myself.

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To errer is human

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Well had my first major bonehead move this past weekend with the 5 month old RV. Pulling the Revolution out of the shop is tricky, due to tightness between buildings. As I pulled forward, I realized I wasnt going to make the swing so backed up about half a foot. (Trust me, its just that tight!) Well I have done it a hundred times, no problem. This time, though for some reason, as I pulled forward I hear an awful sound at the back of the rv, and I knew right away it wasnt good. I caught the trailing edge of the spoiler at the rear of coach on the guide for the overhead door. I was just sick. Still am. Tore a 8" gash right down to the fiberglass. DH was great though, said it could of been worse! Actually, I put a little duct tape over it to keep the wound clean and protected until I get it to a fiberglass repair shop. With the tape kind of matching the silver paint, and the location of the damage being way at the top, no one has even noticed it!

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workhardplayharder wrote:

To errer is human


The irony is too thick.


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It happens. This weekend I learned to check the microwave before you hit the road. If you don't, the casserole dish full of hash browns may fall out, bounce off the stove and then hit the floor. Somehow it didn't break but what a mess!

I made it home and then the curb going up the driveway rocked the coach enough to get things moving. Ugh.

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BrucePerry wrote:

Well had my first major bonehead move this past weekend with the 5 month old RV. Pulling the Revolution out of the shop is tricky, due to tightness between buildings. As I pulled forward, I realized I wasnt going to make the swing so backed up about half a foot. (Trust me, its just that tight!) Well I have done it a hundred times, no problem. This time, though for some reason, as I pulled forward I hear an awful sound at the back of the rv, and I knew right away it wasnt good. I caught the trailing edge of the spoiler at the rear of coach on the guide for the overhead door. I was just sick. Still am. Tore a 8" gash right down to the fiberglass. DH was great though, said it could of been worse! Actually, I put a little duct tape over it to keep the wound clean and protected until I get it to a fiberglass repair shop. With the tape kind of matching the silver paint, and the location of the damage being way at the top, no one has even noticed it!


If it's way up top where it really can't be seen, I would just use some touch up paint on it. I owned a auto body repair shop for 27ys and you may be shocked at what they will charge you to repair it.

Just saying lol

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You are just starting to populate the "hanger wall". I had a mechanical issue and a friend with the same coach said to be sure to keep of piece and put it up on the "hanger wall" like he does.

He has an actual hanger as he has an airplane and whenever something happens, he put a small piece of it up on the wall. He can give you the story behind each of the many pieces up on the wall. He has pieces for both the airplane and for the motorhome.

While I havn't done it, I do think it is a good idea.


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Congrats--you are beginning your newbie iniation! This will not be the last boo boo, only the 1st!

We've all had scrapes, chips, breakdowns and worse. Our rig has been through the wringer and come out...well "the way it is!" Almost everything can be fixed. All those mishaps make for good stories to share with everyone!


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eHey it could be worse.. I sometimes tell of a time back in school when 3 bullies teamed up on me, one in front, one on each side, they lowered their heads and came at me like enraged bulls intending to cause me pain when they hit.

Well.. At the last second I moved, and when I did, they found.. the brick wall behind me had not moved.

OOPS.


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trickyvic3 wrote:

BrucePerry wrote:

Well had my first major bonehead move this past weekend with the 5 month old RV. Pulling the Revolution out of the shop is tricky, due to tightness between buildings. As I pulled forward, I realized I wasnt going to make the swing so backed up about half a foot. (Trust me, its just that tight!) Well I have done it a hundred times, no problem. This time, though for some reason, as I pulled forward I hear an awful sound at the back of the rv, and I knew right away it wasnt good. I caught the trailing edge of the spoiler at the rear of coach on the guide for the overhead door. I was just sick. Still am. Tore a 8" gash right down to the fiberglass. DH was great though, said it could of been worse! Actually, I put a little duct tape over it to keep the wound clean and protected until I get it to a fiberglass repair shop. With the tape kind of matching the silver paint, and the location of the damage being way at the top, no one has even noticed it!


If it's way up top where it really can't be seen, I would just use some touch up paint on it. I owned a auto body repair shop for 27ys and you may be shocked at what they will charge you to repair it.

Just saying lol


lol Wish I could. Took off the paint, gelcoat, and exposed the fiberglass. Ouch

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