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Old 06-22-2013, 12:17 AM   #11
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Grandpa and Grandma with 2 grandsons. No clue about chocks or anything. I just noticed and thought- "huh, how about that."
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:33 AM   #12
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We were sitting around the fire pit drawing images in the sand while chatting and a guy pulling a TT drove by. The antenna was titling down at a sharp angle into the roof of the trailer. It looked like an anchor that was dropped for a boat. We were thinking that the antenna might not have been returned to the center arrow before being lower down. Later it was in a normal position but hopefully the roof was not damaged. A simple walk-around and looking up would have come in handy before hitting the road.

I'm surprised on how many people will tow while the roof vents are wide open that don't have vent covers. My cousin didn't think much about it until she ended up cleaning the TT again upon arriving at camp. There seems to be lots of sand & dust while traveling from Las Vegas.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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Only because I found it fairly unique..

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Old 06-22-2013, 08:19 PM   #14
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Well I guess it could be easier than a couple of blocks. Lol! Think id use blocks if it was me though.
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The guy with the Antenna up was lucky, no low hanging tree limbs. Camping last year, folks next door had to move because water flooded their campsite, also their Sat. Antenna outside. They forgot the other antenna was up, opps, tree limb got it. I am amazed to walk around the campsites when we are camping to see how many don't even have chocks out, just the stabilizers down. Live and Learn......
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:02 PM   #16
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Yes the lack of chocks amazes me too. I chock my boat everytime too. Its always interesting at a cg.
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Only because I found it fairly unique..

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Hopefully he set the emergency brake. The bottle jack would be about the same as hyd. jacks, just not as convenient.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #18
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What's wrong with that? His girlfriend just wanted to watch her soaps on the way to the campground.
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Saw this at Clayton Lake in New Mexico. Now that isn't even a camping site and that is all the farther the 4 wheel drive could pull it. I still wonder how he got it our of there.

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #20
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DH is def better at the set up and tear down than I am, but I still do the walk around double check before we pull out. It's easy to miss roof things if you don't step back a bit.

As for the 5er above ~ what was he thinking?????
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