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Old 09-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Here's another weird one

First the roof vent that kept opening itself while towing, now this.

Coming back across South Dakota, our outside shower door started coming open and then, of course, the hose and showerhead. We'd have to emergency stop on the freeway. I'd stuff it all back in and make darn sure it was locked well and right. 5 minutes later, same thing; and then a third time. Here's what I think I've diagnosed. Strong crosswind from the right front quarter created a "vacume" of sorts on the left side; causing the showerdoor to bulge outward enough to disengage the tab from the lock. There is that much flex in the showerdoor. (Yeah, I could easily engage and disengage the door by hand while locked). Had to duct tape the darn thing closed to get home.

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Old 09-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Well, had similar experiencw with my 2501ss. Headed to Glendo, Wyoming and ran into a hellacious rain and wind storm north of Wheatland. The wind was blowing from the west as we were headed north. Glanced back and the steps (3 multi-folding) had blown out to the first stop. Luckily the first stop keeps them far enough from the pavement! Pulled over and put them back in. Went about 100 yards and had to do it another time. This time got a bungee cord out of the trailer and tied them in. It is amazing what the wind can do!
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