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Old 01-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #31
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Hilarious stories...Thanks Guys ))
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #32
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Still get a good chuckle out of this one: It was Thanksgiving in Big Sur, drizzly and cold(42-ish, no laughing from you back east folk) and the heater suddenly wont light. Heater would try to start and then turn off, stove is working great so I start thinking igniter, TC or pressure switch. No big deal, I get my tools and go to work pulling it apart and looking for issues. Everything seams fine and is working properly but still won’t stay lit. So I decide to take a break, have a glass of Crown, sit by the fire and do a little deep thinking. That didn’t work but I did feel better so back in I go to take another look and there it was, my lovely wife had hung her umbrella over the heater exhaust. I have a chuckle, move the umbrella and squawk for the wife and as she comes over I open the umbrella to show a big hole “but its dry” I tell her.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #33
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Still get a good chuckle out of this one: It was Thanksgiving in Big Sur, drizzly and cold(42-ish, no laughing from you back east folk) and the heater suddenly wont light. Heater would try to start and then turn off, stove is working great so I start thinking igniter, TC or pressure switch. No big deal, I get my tools and go to work pulling it apart and looking for issues. Everything seams fine and is working properly but still won’t stay lit. So I decide to take a break, have a glass of Crown, sit by the fire and do a little deep thinking. That didn’t work but I did feel better so back in I go to take another look and there it was, my lovely wife had hung her umbrella over the heater exhaust. I have a chuckle, move the umbrella and squawk for the wife and as she comes over I open the umbrella to show a big hole “but its dry” I tell her.
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Great story! It had 2 of my favorite elements...Big Sur & Crown
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #34
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You know............
Its been known that a funny story always seems to happen when im around ........

Like the time "2 years ago" we pushed a couch better than 3 miles down a gravel road with golf carts to our camp site.....
A dead cat was involved.
A sermon was attempted.
Alcohol was involved.
I witnessed a golf cart in the air so high I could read the vin number on the bottom frame.


All in the same 2 hours


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That my friend was the CHEMICAL IMBALANCE I was talking about. You need to get that checked out, don't ya think?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #35
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Mine wasn't my first trip- but it was about a calculated risk giving me the business. My pop-up only had 1 propane tank. I knew I'd run out eventually, but didn't figure on it happening the one October night that:
A) it was colder than normal by 15-20 degrees
B) it would die at 9:30pm
C) my daughter would take a friend for the first time
D) out electric space heater would die AT THE SAME TIME

Needless to say- we bundled up and slept with extra blankets and sleeping bags!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #36
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That my friend was the CHEMICAL IMBALANCE I was talking about. You need to get that checked out, don't ya think?
Its sad but zero percent of that was made up !

Ill make an appointment !
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:32 PM   #37
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How about seeing a tire roll down the freeway, and then realizing it belongs to your TT?!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:06 PM   #38
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I have a couple of little storys, each of which are the first time out with each particular camper.

The first must have been 2000 or 2001, a couple of buddies and I decided that going to a country music festival (Country Fest in Codatt WI) sounded like a fun time. So I talked my parents into letting me use the pickup camper they had at the time and we used my 94 F150 to haul it. We get to the campground and end up finding out that we were across the "road" and 4 sites down from my parents, not exactly what we were hoping for. After the first night my 2 buddies are passed out outside the camper, 1 under my truck and the other in a broken chair. Next night we my turn passed out at the bottom of the steps to the camper. 3rd night it started raining so we kinda behaved ourselves, and it rained all night, we wake up the next morning to literally mud everywhere. There is trucks with campers, cars, motorhomes stuck all over. My dad had a F350 dually 4X4 towing a 34' 5th wheel, he could only move 2-3 ft. Luckily my 94 is fully locked in both diffs and running M/T tires, I get out of the site we were in and end up working for 30-40 minutes and finally pulled dad out leaving my truck and camper covered in mud and tearing the crap out of the gravel/mud road with 8-10" ruts all over it.

The next was the first time that my girlfriend at the time (now wife) decided that we were going to take my "new" 1977 Mapleleaf camping with some friends. About 3 weeks before this I had replaced the thermostat in my truck (94 F150). I hadn't towed anything in that time period, just driving the truck for work, but I thought it may have been running a little warmer than normal. Once I had the camper in tow it was running HOT, I had to drive with the heat on high just to keep the gauge out of the red. So we get to the campground and into our site, and all around us are 750,000-1.5M coaches then our friends truck/camper (which was only 2-3 years old) and our old camper. Since the truck was over heating on the way to the campground there was no way that I was going back home with it that way, so I find a parts store in the area and proceed to change the thermostat again in the camp ground. I wish I knew what the coach owners were thinking watching me wrenching on my truck, my guess "what a redneck".
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:37 PM   #39
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When I cleaned out my camper for the last time, I saw a couple spots of red on the ceiling of the bathroom. I left them.
I don't understand...what is the deal with the red spots? On the other hand - seeming that I'm the only one clueless would it be better if I didn't ask?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:46 PM   #40
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I don't understand...what is the deal with the red spots? On the other hand - seeming that I'm the only one clueless would it be better if I didn't ask?
It's from post #19. Remember what color strawberry is.
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