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Old 04-17-2015, 02:26 PM   #11
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In my situation

I always worry about everything and anything... i think of the worse case scenerios all the time.. For example with this strip.. I purchased this camper two years ago. I have 11 more years till its paid off.. unfortuntly my credit took a dive in the past year and my finances have suffered.. what this means is i dont have any extra cash to fix a major job... So pertaining to the camper, i constantly look for issues that maybe i shouldnt be looking for and when i find them i freak out.. Like this.. in my mind, now this camper is junk and im worried it wont last the next 10 years because of that strip and because of the darco tape strip being frayed...
Most people would not sweat it and fix it... but not me.. I lose sleep at night worrying about the little things.. The one good thing i guess that comes out of this, is that i seem to be on top of things.. hopefully i catch stuff early before its a big bill... I am the only one i know in my seasonal campground that EVER goes on roof with dicor.. and i do it twice per summer.. my buddies owned there 5th wheel for 5 years and not once have they gone up to check seals..so i guess with my OCD it helps me find stuff before its an issue, hopefully that saved me here with this strip and this mobile tech tomorrow will seal it right... maybe if i didnt have ocd i would not have noticed that and i would have let that go for 2-3 years..never know.. im just extremly concerend though about if any water got to that fiberglass backing last summer.. I close slide during week when im not at camp so doesnt see too many days of rain, plus i think my slide topper which extends about 4 inches over the side may block SOME rain that comes down..but still.. thats what OCD does.. it makes me worried sick that my camper is junk now.. and i will forever worry about that corner... i 100% will be checking inside the slide now after every rain and freaking if its wet... LOL...
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:38 PM   #12
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Yankeeslover - wow what a post. I think I may have a slight case of OCD,but nothing like yours.

By slight, I mean sometimes after leaving the house,I wonder if I closed the garage door. I have turned around just to go back and check and always find I did close the door.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:45 PM   #13
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another symptom... I decided to go mobile tech instead of dealer.. now i will always question that decision.... if i went with dealer, i would always question if i should have gone mobile tech...its constant worrying... in all seriousness, i just hope he can get that bottom luan sealed up...im not concerened to much about the darco tape, i will put gorila tape over the exposed screw head that the darco covered... and i would have to think PT would seal the threads anyways on that bottom screws in the slide bottom... but who knows..
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:54 PM   #14
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another symptom... I decided to go mobile tech instead of dealer.. now i will always question that decision.... if i went with dealer, i would always question if i should have gone mobile tech...its constant worrying... in all seriousness, i just hope he can get that bottom luan sealed up...im not concerened to much about the darco tape, i will put gorila tape over the exposed screw head that the darco covered... and i would have to think PT would seal the threads anyways on that bottom screws in the slide bottom... but who knows..
You must be a walking nervous wreck around tax filing time - wondering if you did it correctly- including submitting all receipts,signing,etc.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:06 PM   #15
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Being a germophobe is a common OCD...since I work with engineers we have no less than 3 bottles of hand sanitizers always (I counted 6 once) and if anyone has a cold out come the stinky sanitizing wipes.
Basically, OCD is an obsession and compulsion that can be mild or bordering on psychotic. My friend in church is an insurance adjuster and has visited homes where people were mega-hoarders and, wow, those people really need help. (Many won't even throw away their trash.)
My OCDs are probably mostly based on my 22 years in the military...I can have NO wrinkles on my clothes and if I'm not 15-minutes early for a meeting or work, I consider myself late. (And even though I've been retired for almost 11 years, I still have a military haircut...I tried to have it longer and even tried growing a beard/goatee...nope!) :-)
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:20 PM   #16
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Mobile Techs in business for themselves are not being hounded constantly with hurry up and get it done by a service manager. That only leads to mistakes. these guy's have their personal reputations on the line. I would use one in a heart beat. On the subject of OCD. I have it as well. Having been a Chief officer in the fire service if you don't have it to some degree you get Firefighters killed. Curse or blessing?
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:23 PM   #17
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It sounds like OCD if your losing sleep over a problem. I don't have OCD but I like my stuff to be up to top notch, but that doesn't make me lose sleep. I have worked hard for what I own and proud of it. Just step back and take a breath or have a drink if you do. Things work out for the best/ I do believe in Karma. Is the glass 1/2 full or 1/2 empty to me it's 1/2 empty.......PS: I quite worring about what my neighbor does a long time ago. It didn't do any good, Do what you think is best. And your right to check for leaks, it called maintenance and your not lazy like your neighbor. What was it called 20 years ago? A person who took care of what they own.
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Although fairly new to Forest River products ... I've been RVing for over 20 years. You have way better luck with dealer service techs than I ever had. I'd rather roll in crushed glass than take my fiver back in to a dealer unless there's no other option. If you have the ability ... fix it yourself and you won't be disappointed.
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Stormrider151, I also was a chief officer and my men always came first. My last day I had supper at my old station and my wife picked me up afterwards. While walking from the house to the truck it felt like 500 lbs lifted off my back. Still miss the job, the adrenalin rush and the people I worked with, after going on 13 years of retirement. Stay safe Now back to regular scheduled programming.
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Although fairly new to Forest River products ... I've been RVing for over 20 years. You have way better luck with dealer service techs than I ever had. I'd rather roll in crushed glass than take my fiver back in to a dealer unless there's no other option. If you have the ability ... fix it yourself and you won't be disappointed.
That's so true...I've always loved doing handyman stuff and find my carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical skills do come in very handy. (Saving me money and also peace of mind knowing something was done right.)

There's even a Handyman monthly magazine that I subscribed to for years that's a great way to learn things. (And, these days, just about every problem known to man can be found fixed on a Youtube video!!)
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