Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2013, 06:48 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,632
I have been there and done that before, I normally check things twice but missed it somehow, lucky no damage at all. I guess I learned to slow down and make sure I walk around 3 x's and also stand back like suggested. Will I leave up again? One day probably.
__________________

__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #22
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,732
Followed a huge bunkhouse type trailer once. It was as tall as a
semi in the rear. Darn thing looked like a 2 story!
The TV antenna was mounted on top of the high spot and it was UP.
When we came to a tunnel I slowed down and cringed. It didn't hit
but it sure looked close!

I couldn't pass him so he went on like forever and we finally stopped for
lunch. Guess he made it to the next stop.....
__________________

__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63
KyDan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #23
CLASS "A" Senior Member
 
cfsoistman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Upperco, Maryland
Posts: 3,135

Name:   228252_silo.jpg
Views: 77
Size:  10.5 KB

Won one of these at an RV Show spinning a wheel. It's currently hanging from my antenna handle.
__________________

2007 Georgetown 370TS
aka - RAYNMKR

Driver: Charlie
Navigator: Sheri
cfsoistman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #24
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by cfsoistman View Post
Attachment 25552

Won one of these at an RV Show spinning a wheel. It's currently hanging from my antenna handle.
Thanks! Got to make one of those.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:07 AM   #25
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by cfsoistman View Post
Attachment 25552

Won one of these at an RV Show spinning a wheel. It's currently hanging from my antenna handle.
That is a GREAT idea!!

In my case, my TV is on a swivel and in use- hangs out.
To travel I must swivel it back against the wall and secure with a bungee.
My antenna crank is right there- like 1 foot away so I always crank it
down 1st and then secure the TV.
This works for us.

Now don't ask me about how I came "this close" to driving away and leaving
my $65 water regulator hanging on the faucet at the camp ground
just 2 weeks ago.
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63
KyDan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Taylorgso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
Followed a huge bunkhouse type trailer once. It was as tall as a
semi in the rear. Darn thing looked like a 2 story!
The TV antenna was mounted on top of the high spot and it was UP.
When we came to a tunnel I slowed down and cringed. It didn't hit
but it sure looked close!

I couldn't pass him so he went on like forever and we finally stopped for
lunch. Guess he made it to the next stop.....
Thank goodness those tunnel engineers designed that tunnel for idiots like that guy... and me!

I've already started the practice of hanging ignition keys on the antenna crank mentioned by another poster. That way I'll be forced to remember the antenna when leaving, or when locking the camper if going off someplace in the toad - then it'll be down if a high wind comes up!
__________________
Ed (N4RWU) & Becky Taylor
Mistie (Walks 4-down)
Greensboro, NC
Taylorgso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
rattleNsmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Western Connecticut
Posts: 1,571
A slightly different scenario.......I was second in line at a gas station watching a driver pull away from the pump with the hose still in her SUV's tank! I was blaring the horn trying to get her to stop. She thought I was trying to get her to pull away from the pumps faster.... Thank God for breakaway hoses.
__________________
2010 Cedar Creek 5th Wheel 34SATS "The Beast"
2006 Ford F350 Lariat 6.0L Diesel
2003 Harley Heritage Softail "Hogzilla"
1986 Marriage to "Wifey" (patience of a saint)
rattleNsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:37 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by mshell56118 View Post
when we put the antenna up I hang truck keys on knob that way I have to look at the crank before I can hook up
That's a good idea and got me thinking! Yep that could happen to me! However if you're camped some place for awhile and happen to need your tow vehicle to drive somewhere you need your keys. Now if you remember to put them back there when you come back that would be great but you know I might forget.

So, I have this fifth wheel king pin lock that also has a key and I will hang that key on the antenna crank and will only need that key when we are packing up to leave. Now of course that will only work if you use the lock!
__________________
Of all the things I've lost in my life the thing I miss the most is my mind!
prairiecamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 11:25 AM   #29
Site Team
 
asquared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,373
The keys on the antenna only stay until dh hits his head on them.
__________________

__________________
asquared is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.