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Old 05-17-2015, 08:47 PM   #11
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Sure Glad I'm not a bone head -- well maybe.

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:13 PM   #12
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I drove under a overhang at the dealership where I had work done on my motorhome. Since they work on motorhomes there, there should have been a sign (there is now) because it was only about 6 inches to short, however it was enough to take the front A/C unit off!
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:19 PM   #13
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The roof of my house ran into my ladder and I was able to order parts from RV Surplus and repair myself fairly easy.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:37 PM   #14
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My ladder got broken in a bonehead move. Insurance paid for a new one but I just had the old one removed and bought a generic Little Giant ladder that is wonderful to replace the old one. It is an A frame ladder that can open up and extend to 17 feet tall. It can have many shapes useful around the camper. It is 4 feet tall when folded up and fits into the basement of my 5er easily. Best of all, it won't be damaged is I have another bonehead move. One other thing, we got walkie talkies to use when backing into spaces the speaker makes it hands free for me because I just have to listen to instructions.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:46 PM   #15
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I called PT. They are sending a new ladder to my dealer. I have to take the trailer back for the lower slide seal to be replaced and will have them install the new ladder. I want to keep the old one since the steps/rungs are in perfect shape. Thanks for all the help. And, I do like all the other "Bone Head" stories. Lol.

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Old 05-18-2015, 04:18 PM   #16
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PT proves yet again why they are selling so many units. They are fantastic to deal with.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:45 PM   #17
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Yep....count me in as well I took off with out retracting my power tongue jack and destroyed it.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:53 PM   #18
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Well, it's not new anymore. We went to Point LookOut State Park (Southern MD) this weekend. The sites on Tulip Court are very wooded. Beautiful in fact. After dog legging the trailer onto the site, I decided to try to straighten the trailer a little. My son was guiding me back. There was a tree right on the edge of the site (back corner). I could not see my son in the mirror due to a tree blocking my view. I was going super slow and I heard STOP. I got out and went to look at the tree hit my ladder (makes me feel better to say it that way). It hit right above the top rung on the left. It broke the aluminum frame. No damage on the roof. Just a bone head move. Below is a pic. Does anyone know where I can order a new ladder? Do I go through PrimeTime? I can install it myself. Pretty starlight forward.

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I did the same thing. Went to lumber yard and got wooden dawl that would fit inside. Good as new. My DW said "if we are going to use it, we are going to bruise it"
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:46 PM   #19
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We are newbies and have bought a 2012 Forester 3011DS. We took it to get the oil changed. DH was off that day. I told him if he went to pick it up, NOT to back it in the driveway by himself. Just drive it straight in and we would back in when I got home from work. He didn't listen and ran off the driveway into an overhanging branch. Broke the ladder off at the top rung and roof fastening is loose. Any suggestions would be welcome as to how to repair it. Thanks!

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