I just got my 1992 33' Cobra Spinnaker 5th wheel 4 days ago, and I already damaged it. Sheesh! I made this checklist and was sure I'd remember everything...especially the tailgate. I parked it on our street last Friday so we could clean it and get it ready for 5 days in Rocky Point, Mexico. I even called all the cranky neighbors and told them I'd get it off the street by this Thursday AM. Wouldn't you know it that one of them called the cops who promptly rang my doorbell and told me I had an hour to move it or get a $50 ticket.
So we walk thru the checklist and feel pretty confident testing the hitch before we raise the legs, etc. But I left the gate down and gashed the front compartment door while executing a "brilliant" reverse manuever :-(
Does anybody know where I can go to get a replacement? Are there RV graveyards like we have an airplane graveyard outside of Tucson?
Thanks for your help.
*This Message was edited on 25-Mar-02 08:41 PM by Zev Nadler*
I printed out a list of RV salvage yards about a year ago, but now I can't locate the website. Seems it has disappeared. Try running a search for RV salvage yards, if that doesn't work let me know and I'll email my list. It contains 20 yards across the U.S.A. You might phone local insurance agencies and inquire where they send wrecked units.
Zev - No help to offer with the storage door, but I've got to sympathize with you about Scottsdale. Last Spring I stayed with an old friend who has made some $$ and lives in a gated community with guards on the gate. I think my new Silverado looked pretty good and I dress OK and speak American, but the guards always seemed to think I must be working construction if I was driving a pickup. No Lexus, no Mercedes, no status. Problem was, the gate people were not super good at maintaining their authorized access list. One day, after going in and out many times for over a week, they refused me entry and turned me away! I think they realized they had made a mistake when I parked my truck 100 ft away, walked back to the pedestrian gate, entered the combination, and walked into their hallowed grounds.
Moral of the story: If I have to choose between driving a truck or having money and a Mercedes..... I'll take the money and buy a bigger truck.
2005 Silverado SB, 2500HD Crew Cab, D/A, 42 gal aux tank, Garmin 1490T, XM Sat Radio,
2005 Alpenlite Valhalla, 16K Reese Manual Sliding Hitch,
Tonka the Rat Terrier guards the rig.
Lucky the Chihuahua guards Tonka.
Ah yes...the joys of living in Snobsdale, or is it Snottsdale. There is more money, and silicon, on these streets than anywhere I've ever been :-)
You must have been North of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. to get a reaction like that...there are some beautiful trucks out here. Matter of fact, I think people buy $55k duallys just to look cool. There is actually a huge markup on pickups - priced the same truck in MN and it was 15% less expensive there!
Zev Nadler, Yes know how you feel I backed my brand new Cedar Creek into a bank and cracked the rear cap in two places have not even used it yet.
So remember if you are backing over a small bank the back of your trailer will hit it before your tires to lift the trailer so never try and back into a spot that has a bank higher than your ground clearance.
I am getting an estimate on fixing mine tomarrow just hope thay can fix it fast we were leaving April 13th for a very long trip round the USA.