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Old 05-21-2016, 09:07 AM   #31
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Didn't find out that my TT had neither a jack or a lug wrench until I had a flat on the side of I95 in GA. I had to disconnect the trailer, leave it and my wife on the side of the highway while I went off to buy both.

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Old 05-21-2016, 01:05 PM   #32
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We had to unhook and bring the camper to a dealer for a repair. It was October, 2nd time in the new trailer and it was snowing and bitter cold. We had trouble with the hitch and we had to out the jack back down. We were stressed out and forgot to put the jack back up before we pulled out.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:45 PM   #33
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During spring break in Destin, Florida, backed 5ver in and got all set up. I hooked a dedicated water hose to my black water flush and turned it on to put some liquid in the black tank. You guessed it, got busy with something else and forgot about it. Then I hear DW screaming water is running out from under toilet. Now this was first trip out after winter. We knew we had winterized properly. Yep, pushed foot pedal and suddenly we had a volcano in the bathroom. She was very understanding even though I had to use a ton of clean towels to dry out bathroom. Spent the next few hours in laundry washing and drying towels.


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Old 07-20-2016, 09:38 PM   #34
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Not the first trip out with our new TT but definitely a rookie mistake. I left the handle used to lock the WDH chains laying on the A frame in front of the propane tanks. I got all the way to the CG and backed in before I found that I didn't have it to disconnect. No big deal, I'll find someone to borrow one from. I look around but there's nothing but motor homes and 5ers! Fortunately, I found a long box end wrench that worked. I go and set up then go back home and pick up DW after she gets off work. I drive home and watch the side of the road but no,luck. I pulled in the driveway and there it is, laying on the ground, right where the TT was when I hooked it up. Mill be picking up a spare, that's for sure!
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:52 PM   #35
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Not the first trip out with our new TT but definitely a rookie mistake. I left the handle used to lock the WDH chains laying on the A frame in front of the propane tanks. I got all the way to the CG and backed in before I found that I didn't have it to disconnect. No big deal, I'll find someone to borrow one from. I look around but there's nothing but motor homes and 5ers! Fortunately, I found a long box end wrench that worked. I go and set up then go back home and pick up DW after she gets off work. I drive home and watch the side of the road but no,luck. I pulled in the driveway and there it is, laying on the ground, right where the TT was when I hooked it up. Mill be picking up a spare, that's for sure!
I've done the same thing, went back and rode my motorcycle slow for 5 miles from the house looking for it on the side of the road, never did find it.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:03 PM   #36
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Hooked up the trailer to take it in for the hopefull final warranty repairs. Guess I wasn't paying enough attention when I hooked the emergency brake cable too tight. The second right turn, going about 5 mph there was a loud pop and I came to an imediate stop. I knew what it was so dragged the trailer to the side of the road kinda out of traffic. Got out not knowing if you can just plug it back in. You can but I would advise putting the truck in park first. Luckily was able to make it back to the truck and stop it before it hit anything. Just plain dumb
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:30 AM   #37
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Oh do I have a good one, laughing now but at the time thought my husband was going to have a heart attack!. We were in Calif at a RV resort, three day weekend, lots of kids, people and music. We were parked next to a basketball court.. Go figure...well my husband was not too happy with all the noise. So as a good wife I went to the office to see if we could change sites. They really weren't to understand, but they did move us. So the honey (husband) in about 5 minutes had us ready to move the rig, helping him I was standing on the driver side helping guiding him out of the site.
Now the trouble starts.....he starts down the road, me in my car behind him and I notice "we" forgot to retract the awnIng, oh yea...you guess it. I starting hitting my horn, after he clipped a new Class A..he jumps out of the truck, leaving the motor on, and is just a tad upset (omg, well a little more than a tad). He is trying to pull the awning in, no electrical working, a really nice gentleman brought us an extension cord and plug it into his site, that dang awing would not retract..Now there is a crowd of people, the guy who owns the new Class A, VERY upset, the manager of the park trying to see how we can get this awning to retract and move our rig..we were blocking traffic ! We can't move cause we would either pull the awning off and scratch about 20 RVS., we are pulling out manuals trying to figure this out..well.........come to find out, no electrical works when the dang truck is running...
Moral of the story...do a walk around three times and turn the stupid truck off.
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If being in your fist year as an RVer would qualify as a rookie here what just happened....We finished sitting up the TT ...leveled yup...utilities hooked up yup...checked out the surge protector, all lights indicated a go....now time for a cold adult beverage out of the cooler while waiting for the ref to kick in ( pre-cooled ref a day before we left)...BUT the temp keep going up...Got out the manual but nothing fit the trouble shooting portion....and then I noticed the Inline Voltage meter read ZERO.....I forgot to flip the circuit breaker on at the post....
Now I have cold beverages.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:35 AM   #39
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Did this last weekend. Did a poor back in job the first time (slide hit pedestal), so only partially pulled up the electric tongue jack, frustrated, in a hurray. Plenty of room right? oops, no WDH hitch, had already taken that off. Big curb, bam.
Haha. I took my 2702ws in for a minor warranty item shortly after I bought it. When I picked it up (just prior to our first trip) I was hooking it up at the dealer. Saw a friend and got distracted. Ended up driving off with the tounge jack still down. $350 later I left with a new jack. Great news is they only took 10 minutes from screw up to me driving off time.
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We drove our newish 22' FR Class C from So. CA to NY and back this summer to visit family. We do not have a toad. We stayed at a very nice cg in Lancaster, PA overlooking a beautiful Amish farm. After a couple of days it did get a little boring, and since we may never drive that distance again in the near future, we decided to pack up and drive around sightseeing one day. It is a little challenging because DH has mile dementia, so I do all the driving, hook-ups, etc. I must have been distracted and in a bit of a hurry to pack it all up because as we were rolling through the campground almost to the exit one of the workers started flailing his arms at us. Turns out our awning was still fully extended! I am so grateful that he saw us and let us know. Odd though, we had just driven past a guy sitting in his camp chair outside his rig watching us drive by, and he never said a thing.
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