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Old 08-19-2014, 07:32 AM   #51
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Last year while leaving a music jamboree, the "road" out of my section was muddy and slippery. Managed to make it up to the top of the slight hill where it was dry and level and made the turn left, well away from the TT parked at the end of the row. The guy there had his pickup parked on the other side of his TT with his liftgate of his cap up (largest cap I have ever seen and thinnest liftgate (door)). This thing stuck out HUGE and was so thin, hard to see. Thought I was well away from his truck.

Anyway, just as I was happy to make it out, there was this awful sound and feeling as I found my TT (2014 Surveyor 192T) was running along the guys liftgate. No damage to his stuff, but a gouge down 3/4 of my trailer. Lucky it was just under the roof line by about 2". A bit higher and it may have opened the roof.

Cost to fix $800.00. Wouldn't even know it happened the repair guy did such a good job.

Funny thing is, this year at the same music jamboree, the same guy parked at the same spot with his trailer and had the truck beside it again with the gate up. This time, an older (built like a tank) trailer got a hold of the gate and demolished it!


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Old 08-19-2014, 07:50 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by Platokidd View Post
Okay, I too ran over a wheel chock and crushed it...But nobody seen it happen, does it count??

If there are no pictures..... it didn't happen.....

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Old 08-19-2014, 08:02 AM   #53
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If there are no pictures..... it didn't happen.....
I'll admit to it!
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:14 AM   #54
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Fortunately, a good (only) attribute of being severe OCD is I have not committed any of these boos boos but can see how easily they can happen before you realize what went wrong
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:18 AM   #55
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Had my V Cross parked in the drive, chocked with front electric stabilizers down. Daughter was helping me hook up for a trip and got overly aggressive with the throttle and knocked the tongue jack off of the blocks I had it on. Trailer rolled till chock caught it and all of the weight came down on front stabilizers as it was rolling. Bending them slightly forward. I was able to take a pinch bar and a hand sledge and straighten them out. Now use x-chocks on fiver and daughter doesn't help any more.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:25 AM   #56
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I'll admit to it!
I was waiting to see that TV antenna get ripped off by that tree... lol.

What is this was requirement that was mentioned??? I don't want to make that mistake...
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:02 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by BiigDaddy View Post
I'll admit to it!
Long ago I heard the motto of four wheel drive. I can go further before I get stuck!

No damage to the trailer on that one - and sod recovers.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:23 AM   #58
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Never leave your tailgate down when backing into a site.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:15 AM   #60
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Best advertisement I've seen for having a ventilated tailgate with a king-pin cutout. I had mine before I had the 5er.

I've had only two brain-fade moments...

Once with my previous TT, when crossing the border from Canada to the U.S. at Fort Erie, I got some stuff at the Duty-Free and forgot to put up the steps after stowing the purchase. Somebody honked and since I was stopped in traffic on the bridge, I just hoped out and fixed it.

Last trip with the new 5er, I forgot to fold the grab-bar by the door. I saw it in the side mirror on the very first right-hand bend (about 300 yards from the site) and hopped out and got that one too.

No harm done in either incident but I'm sure there will be something eventually.

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