Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,168
How I damaged my RV

So, I was watching YouTube and spotted this video:



I thought it would make a great thread so that others can learn from our "bad" decisions.

So in that spirit, I first damaged my RV by extending the front landing gear on my 5th wheel while forgetting to retract the rear stabilizers. Heck, I was only gonna extend them an inch or so...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	camper damage 038.jpg
Views:	507
Size:	460.8 KB
ID:	60839  
__________________

__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
No pictures, but last May when leaving one campsite I wanted to swing wide to avoid the fire pit on the passenger side. Well, went too wide and ended up rubbing the last 8' of so of the bunkhouse against a tree on the driver's side. Got some scrapes down the side and I crushed the eaves trough. Cost of my mistake? About $400 and whole lot of dignity, considering I was pulling out on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend so the park completely full of people saw me be stupid.

Edit: I stand corrected, turns out I did have a picture.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1629.jpg
Views:	516
Size:	239.2 KB
ID:	60840  
__________________

__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fulltimers
Posts: 234
How we screwed up our first RV (pun intentional):

In our XLR, my wife & I were (ahem) having fun in the bedroom. She pushed pretty hard on the forward bulkhead wall. Next thing I know, the wall board separates from the glue & is permanently caved in about an inch and a half along the entire right side. Try as I might, I could never get that wall back in place because there were interior screws that I couldn't align. Damage was just cosmetic but it bugged me how easily that wall could be knocked out of place! They outta build an RV with handles in the BR.
__________________
F-350 Dually
Cedar Creek Silverback
Mazda Miata TOAD for sex appeal
danno2u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
I did #3.....ran over a wheel choke. I still use that puppy, though.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 1,115
Used 2 1/2 inch screws on a 2 inch wall
__________________
2015 Ram 2500 4x4 6.4l with 2015 Sandpiper 25RLS
Wife, myself and 2 furry kids
Mountndream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 02:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
RPAspey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: central PA
Posts: 973
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountndream View Post
Used 2 1/2 inch screws on a 2 inch wall
X2
__________________
2000 Cherokee 29BH with 6V batteries, LED lights & 400 watts of solar power, flipped axles and raised. 2007 Tundra 5.7L DC-LB with lots of mods. C-co, 8/158th AVN Maint.
RPAspey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 02:53 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 519
Didn't need to release the sliding hitch for that turn. No picture but lots of money.


Started Out With Nothing,
Still Have Most Of It Left!
__________________
jwedell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #8
Member
 
Cyclone Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Posts: 59
This didn't damage my RV, but it damaged my dignity.

~9 years ago I bought my first motorhome... A 1986 Chevy Travelcraft.

I had no clue what I was doing when it came to motorhomes. The guy I purchased it from told me the holding tanks were empty, and the black tank valve had a broken handle on it. I went to our local RV dealer and bought a couple things including a new handle. I was pretty proud of myself for getting that little repair done DIY style.

So.... I decided to make sure it worked. Yanked the valve in my driveway.
In roughly 0.0005 seconds, a tidal wave of (other people's) poo water drenched me from the knees down.

RIP Flip Flops, I miss you.
__________________
Rig: 2012 Georgetown 351DS
Family: DW and 3 year old DD and newborn DD
Cyclone Rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
offroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclone Rich View Post
In roughly 0.0005 seconds, a tidal wave of (other people's) poo water drenched me from the knees down.

RIP Flip Flops, I miss you.
Bet you closed the valve in less time than that, and have never pulled it again wearing flip flops?
__________________
2017 Open Range - Light 297RLS, BX1 Gooseneck
2014 Ram 2500 4x4 CCSB 6.7L 68RFE
offroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
ironj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,368
Off the top of my head and in no particular order

Crushed forgotten platic chock

Broke off black handle

Scratched side decal trying to hang big tv outside with bad shoulders

Yanked off/mangled cheap window curtain thingy "playing" in bed room

Didnt use a pressure reg on black tank flush...yanked water on blew check valve off n had water pouring out of underbelly.....

Left tv on shelf in bunkhouse...tv fell off while traveling and broke

And last but not least, turned on city water, wife had sink on and the board on top.....made a mess....

Nothing ive done (yet) has caused any permanent damage....

Oh...and ..my dog punched out the screen door to save me from contaminated hot dogs I dropped once..
__________________

__________________
2015 F350 Platinum Fx4 6.7 Diesel Dually. B&W turnover, B&W Companion, air bags and wireless controller.
2015 Heartland Road Warrior 420 Rt
2012 f250 Fx4 6.7 Diesel crew cab tinted n tuned
2012 lacrosse 318bhs touring- sold
ironj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 PM.