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Old 05-17-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Bone Head - Broke My Ladder 2016 Lacrosse 327RES

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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Old 05-17-2015, 03:00 PM   #2
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Call PT. They can ship to your dealer.


I feel your pain, I left my tailgate down on my Crusader and wrecked my front storage door. A hit to the ego and 500 bucks later I was whole again.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:14 PM   #3
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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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Hay Bone Head do not be to hard on yourself or son. I did the same thing second timeout but my wife wasn't looking at the concrete table. I hit the table and broke the leg on the bottom. I took a piece of pipe and installed it in the tubing and ordered a new ladder through the dealer. They gave me two options either have it sent by common carrier Truck. "big Dollars" or wait til a new unit came in and FR put it in there free shipping. I paid for the ladder not much maybe 150 or so, with installation. When I went to Goshen the the first year they caught the installation and found that the dealer did not put self leveling caulk on the roof holes. They took care of it. THe first ladder was wrong and had to be reorder it took about 3 months but the inserted piece held it together until then. It happens to all of us BONE HEAD THINGS....just forget it and enjoy your family and camping.... In Fact we should start a thread about "BONE HEAD THINGS WE ALL HAVE DONE" Everyone has done something NOBODY IS PERFECT>
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:18 PM   #4
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Things happen (see the thread where dh put a screw through our 5er wall.) Minimal damage, easy repair. Get walkie talkies for backing in. We use them and it really helps. You don't have to watch for your son, no issues hearing and he can say things like tree 2 feet drivers side or whatever. Also we use drivers side and passenger side to help avoid confusion. It is DH's job to stay out of my way while talking me through the backing in.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:48 PM   #5
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I know nothing about bone-headed maneuvers.

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Thanks. I'll call PT tomorrow. I should have used our walkies. Also, glad to know I am not the only bone head. Lol.


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I did and same thing on our maiden voyage with our MH. backed into a space and didn't see the tree limb hanging down. As they say S*%t happens.
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Man, that's a shame...sorry to hear that.

Since my very French wife is barely 5-foot tall, we call each other on our phones and I put mine on speaker while she spots me for backing up.


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It happens to all of us BONE HEAD THINGS....just forget it and enjoy your family and camping.... In Fact we should start a thread about "BONE HEAD THINGS WE ALL HAVE DONE" Everyone has done something NOBODY IS PERFECT>
When you start that thread we'll give extra points for pictures. Wanna see the big dent in the back of my cab?
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Ehh, we all do stupid S**t some time or another.
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