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Old 08-18-2014, 02:34 PM   #11
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First time I disconnected the trailer from the truck I only had one chock - and it slid back about a foot on the jack before that really kicked in.
No damage, just a lot of adrenaline and a lesson I have not forgotten to always chock at least two wheels first.

Only other issue (and this irks me to no end) I left the bathroom door open while retracting the slide. It took a chunk out of the slide fascia and the bathroom door would pop open at inopportune times until I un-sprung the hinges.

Truth is, I found FRF looking for things not to do (the first thread I read related to visiting the dump station) and I have tried to learn from all the other issues out there. I try not to be shy about my own faux pas so others can learn.

(BTW, I have run over chocks at home a few times but they are usually large pieces of firewood so not damage, no loss.)

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Old 08-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #12
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Left the KingFlush on to the sound of "Why is water running out of the front door of the trailer" from the DW. It overflowed out of the bath tub.


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Old 08-18-2014, 02:41 PM   #13
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I pulled a "Herk". Had remote control in my pocket and the landing gear started to raise as I sat down. Didn't realize what was going on right at first. Good news is, I just had it replaced in Goshen!
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #14
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My only goof (yes my only one) was retracting the LR slide that also contains the dinette table and chairs. I retracted the slide without removing the two inside chairs and before I realized my goof they struck the kitchen bar and damaged the trim. The trim was replaced and I added this item to my inside checklist.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by ironj View Post
Didnt use a pressure reg on black tank flush...yanked water on blew check valve off n had water pouring out of underbelly.....
I've never put a pressure reg on my black flush, but it sounds like I probably should. Do you have two pressure regulators?

I've always kept anything to do with black or gray water separate from fresh.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:56 PM   #16
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And then there was the time when I had just moved from a house with a 30' long driveway to one with a 28' long driveway.

Backed the fifth wheel in so that the front wheels of the truck were in the same position in relation to the curb they always were at the old house, and hit the house. I slammed the ladder assembly about half a foot into the interior of the trailer -- right through the rear wall.

Cost of the learning curve -- a new ladder, complete rear wall, window, and some replacement gutter and siding on the house.

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Old 08-18-2014, 03:06 PM   #17
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Drove over a 'raised' R x R crossing, when the axles went into the dip after crossings over.... smashed and ripped off my sewer drain pipes.....
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #18
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Didn't see my neighbors VERY overgrown tree when leaving for Big Bear at 3am. Made a right turn and a sturdy branch went down the right side after the awning.

Can we buy replacement body parts? One panel and I'm good.

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Old 08-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by offroad View Post
I've never put a pressure reg on my black flush, but it sounds like I probably should. Do you have two pressure regulators?

I've always kept anything to do with black or gray water separate from fresh.
I never thought to put one on the black either....yes I have two seperate hoses/regulators. ...turns out the washout the particular dump I was using was running on well water and has a lot of psi when I grabbed the handle and whipped it open at the faucet, it whacked the trailer with 90+ psi of water (or more)....lesson learned and future potential event averted with a simple regulator...
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:20 PM   #20
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The only thing to ever happen to me, and this is nothing... but when you don't know.. seems like everything is falling appart... is this.

Forgot to untie the emergency brake cable off the hitch, drove away, noticed the cable with the little plastic thingy and thought... "OMG, the emergency brakes are on, what am i gonna do, can't move the RV like this...." untill a neighboor told me i could just put the pin back in and it would be ok ..... lol

Yeah, i thought it was a "one time use" thingy. lol

Felt pretty stupid....


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