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Old 11-04-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Lesson learned the hard way - but with a happy ending

Hey y'all, I wanted to share a lesson I learned the hard way on our road trip this summer. I took a turn too close in a crowded gas station and side swiped the protective concrete pole that protects the gas pump. The damage didn't seem too bad and we called the insurance company and continued our trip. Well, apparently the work to fix it exceeded the cost of the camper and the insurance company totaled it. Luckily, we have good insurance and are getting a new one. But my lesson learned is - even if you thinking you're taking the turn wide enough, take it wider!Click image for larger version

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Old 11-04-2015, 09:34 PM   #2
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That's totaled?
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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What is the hidden damage driving the repair cost up? Looking at your picture I can't fathom the repair cost making it totaled.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:35 PM   #4
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When making a tight turn or you're in close quarters, always drive S-L-O-W and look in your mirror on the side of the turn often. Sorry about your mishap, things happen.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:40 PM   #5
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Lesson learned the hard way - but with a happy ending

We were in the last hour of the drive and I was tired of DC em traffic and wanted to get to my parents. I knew better - I shouldn't have rushed.

Apparently there was some slight damage to the subfloor and to return it to its almost brand new condition the whole floor needed to be replaced. Which meant taking walls off. Which I guess makes he repair expensive. You live, you learn. That's the last time I'll make that mistake!
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:43 PM   #6
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Here's a picture I took when the mishap happened... Click image for larger version

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Old 11-04-2015, 10:02 PM   #7
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I did something similar this summer in a crowded alley and a U-Hall parked the wrong way. I have been towing for 20+ years. Mine was a simple fix with minimal damage all because I was creeping thru. If i had a little more mirror it wouldn't have happened. If is the biggest 2 letter word i know Sorry about the mishap
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:03 AM   #8
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Ouch been there and have done that, more times than I want to count. Be very Very careful on turns and when backing without a ground guide.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:16 AM   #9
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Here's a picture I took when the mishap happened... Attachment 93723
Where is this? I want to buy it back from insurance company! I can fix that!
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:19 AM   #10
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Take the pay off, buy it back and fix it. That can be fixed!..
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