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Old 03-30-2014, 10:23 AM   #21
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Just watch the Movie RV with Robin Williams I think it pretty much covers the anything that can happen will aspect.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:28 AM   #22
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How do you forget beer on the first trip out!
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:29 AM   #23
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First trailer we had and first night out I had the 23' Traillite hanging with all 4 stabilizing jacks cranked up enough to have the trailer off all 4 tires. Luck someone advised me to lower it so the tires were on the ground before we went to bed as I'm sure we would have ended up with a permanent bend in the frame the next morning.(won't explain how that could have happened)
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:28 AM   #24
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The sway control comment reminded me of my absolute hairiest moment I've had. The ex was following me in her wrangler, I was pulling my TT with my first truck, a Ram 1500, which did the job well but wasn't a 2500 if you catch my meaning.

Going down the highway headed home from a week out she was spotting for me with family radios, all I heard was the first half of watch out left!

Guy in a 24' box truck passed me going probably 80 to my 55. That set up a wave, it shoved me over and then sucked us together, the ex said we couldn't have had but a few inches between us. I'm usually pretty calm but that set off all my alarms.

Same trip, outbound leg. Rainstorm like you wouldn't believe. Go to get gas, take the off ramp, hit the brakes and nothing. The truck ABS is going nuts trying to stop this, the trailer brakes are soaked and not home right now.

Up the ramp I decide to just shoot across and take the on ramp, get back on the highway and figure this out. No bueno, there's a concrete divider there in the center of the intersection. Still gradually slowing down I go for broke, I turned it, left across the intersection, across the bridge, get it slowed down and pull into the gas station. I'm not sure, but if you told me the inside trailer tires lifted off the ground I wouldn't be surprised.

Steam is literally boiling out of the trailer brakes. Thank God that there wasn't any traffic coming, he really does look after children and fools. The rest of the trip up I'd drag the brakes a bit before the ramp to dry them out, that cured it.

That trip was the second or third time out with the new TT back in 2002.

Odds are I'll come up with some more suppressed memories of near disasters!
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:45 AM   #25
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First trip out when packing up all was going well. The DW in side and me outside when we bring in the slides. Forgot to check to make sure all the draws are completely close. Heard a noise, to late, caught the front of the pot drawer. Minor repair but the noise sure is scary.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:47 AM   #26
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Can I tell you about our first 5th wheel we bought in 2004 we go through the pdi and all good so the wife and I start for home it is a very windy day we are going down the white mud at a 100 kl when this lady pulls up beside us waving her hands and pointing to the roof of the RV so I pull over and see my awing blowing in the wind over my RV so we try to get the awing with no luck thank God this couple stopped and helped us
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:13 PM   #27
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So we have been camping all weekend and dealt with heavy heavy rains. Last night one of the kids woke up in the bunks and said their pillow was wet. I go to check and water is pouring down the wall and corner. So it looks as though our bad luck is continuing. Leaving somewhere but haven't pinpointed it yet. Looks like our punch list for the dealer is getting pretty substantial. Please tell me we haven't got a lemon, and that this is all normal for the breaking in of a new coach.
Hang in there. Our punch list was 27 items long. Mostly minor and cosmetic but not all. Still have a few we have to go back hopefully one last time and get taken care of.
Sounds like your leak may be higher up but thought I would mention that most of our window gaskets were installed upside down. This would cause them to catch on the arms that crank the window in causing the gasket to pull up. Those window gadgets should lay flat and not touch the arms or at least not enough to pull them out of position.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #28
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Most recent learning experience. The step support I purchased from OC. It is strong enough to be used as a tongue jack Unfortunately the steps are not designed to hold the weight of TT. I spent an hour prying and pushing to get the steps back in so we could leave.

Just one more experience in the learning curve.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:55 PM   #29
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On a recent trip to Los Angeles my daughter and I got out to fuel the truck the wife said she was staying in the truck she got out and did not tell me she was going into the store my daughter and I got back in the truck and drove off about ten minutes later I got a very angry call from the wife to come back and pick her up she now refuses to sit in the back seat
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On a recent trip to Los Angeles my daughter and I got out to fuel the truck the wife said she was staying in the truck she got out and did not tell me she was going into the store my daughter and I got back in the truck and drove off about ten minutes later I got a very angry call from the wife to come back and pick her up she now refuses to sit in the back seat
That is a good one.
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