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Old 03-29-2016, 02:04 PM   #71
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my 3 biggest blunders involve the slide-out.


#1, I found it totally possible for a complete Rubbermaid kitchen trashcan to be ejected out the slide gap while running the slide out, leading to a huge argument over who forgot to put the trashcan in the camper before we left. (Took a couple hours to finally figure out what happened)


#2, I learned that you gotta make sure the bathroom door is fully closed before running the slide in, or else the slide will hit it and carefully remove it from its frame while bending the crap out of the hinges.


#3, There is a respectable amount of force generated by the slide out mechanism. More than enough to crush my Can Cooker into a credible Mobius loop.


the funny thing is, I'm generally pretty good about checking for stuff like this before running the slide. However, I can guarantee that if I forget, something will get damaged.

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Old 03-29-2016, 02:26 PM   #72
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Agreed. Our furry family members can be a real hazard sometimes. One of my dogs once locked me out of the coach door. Thank God there was an unlocked door to the cab.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:45 PM   #73
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A few years ago me my DH and another couple went camping at a state park, we both had 5th wheels at the time. The campout went great, come Sunday we load up and head home, we were in the lead, when our friends call us to tell us they had a blow out. We take the next exit turn around to go back to help them out. They (the guys) are having a hard time finding a lug wrench to fit, so while they are looking to the right tool, me and my friend get out camp chair to sit on while we are waiting for the guys to get the tire changed out. We had been out there for maybe 20 - 30 minutes when two cop cars show up, they told us that they had quite a few phone calls telling them that there were two rigs camping out on the side of the road. All four of us looked at the cops and said "Really of all the places we could camp, on the side of the interstate in the not so good part of Birmingham, AL is not it"
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I now have a new Nook reader, thanks to the slide😡


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my 3 biggest blunders involve the slide-out.


#1, I found it totally possible for a complete Rubbermaid kitchen trashcan to be ejected out the slide gap while running the slide out, leading to a huge argument over who forgot to put the trashcan in the camper before we left. (Took a couple hours to finally figure out what happened)


#2, I learned that you gotta make sure the bathroom door is fully closed before running the slide in, or else the slide will hit it and carefully remove it from its frame while bending the crap out of the hinges.


#3, There is a respectable amount of force generated by the slide out mechanism. More than enough to crush my Can Cooker into a credible Mobius loop.


the funny thing is, I'm generally pretty good about checking for stuff like this before running the slide. However, I can guarantee that if I forget, something will get damaged.

Tim
#2 I thought I was alone on that one. Mine was the bunkhouse door and it mangled the door knob. I feel better now....lol
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Did this last weekend. I backed into our spot, but got too close to the pedestal for the slide to open. In a hurray, frustrated, I didn't pull the electric tongue jack all the way up. Well, without the WDH connected and a big curb, I hit.
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:37 AM   #77
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Did this last weekend. I backed into our spot, but got too close to the pedestal for the slide to open. In a hurray, frustrated, I didn't pull the electric tongue jack all the way up. Well, without the WDH connected and a big curb, I hit.
Oh, that sucks in so many ways. Carry a slide stick, then you can check clearances before you unhook next time.


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