Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
Member
 
dharri770's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Huron, Ohio
Posts: 67
Self inflicted damage

Oops! So I was packing up after our last camping trip and as I was rolling up the awning I heard a loud noise. Unfortunately, my awning support is right over top of the bedroom window. Turns out, not closing the window first is a problem. Good thing the aluminum frame wasn't bent too bad, only $18 for new glass. It was real easy pulling out the frame, pulled 2 "C" clips and 2 screws at the hinge...and it was out. Why the factory would install an awning brace over a crank out window is beyond me. At least install a slider!

Anyone else do something regrettable?
__________________

__________________
2002 Ford Excursion w/ 7.3 TD, 3.73 rear
2008 Salem 26TBSS
Wife and (3 kids): 10g, 9g, 4b
dharri770 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 719
Nope, we are all perfect .... You are the only one who ever did something wrong with an RV !


Just kidding I ripped the awning off by letting the trailer get too close to a street basketball net thingie ...... 600 dollars to repair, and the trailer was a few weks old too

Lesson learned and you will never do the same mistake again ...We all do silly things
__________________

__________________
2009 Ford F-150 XLT/XTR 5.4l, CrewCab. long bed
2011 Surveyor SV-291
Goomph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
grhodes50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 2,613
On a Salem tt I once had that was a front living area floorplan with a booth slideout, I ran the slide in without looking. I forgot I had the jack knive sofa folded out, that is until I heard the slide out trim crack.
I learned to always check around the slide, inside and out, and to always watch the slide while it's moving.
__________________

Gary & Trish
"PT Crew Member Since 11/2010"
2017 Prime Time Crusader 315RST TE 6.0 : 2007 Flagstaff 206ST MAC Series
2012 F-250 Lariat : FX4 : CC : SB : 6.7L Diesel : 3/55 Gears

2017 Nights Camped - 4
grhodes50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:02 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
Welcome aboard. GRAB A PADDLE.
__________________
msula95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
DF5.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hilton NY
Posts: 343
The first time isn't a mistake. It's a learning experience.
__________________
Doug

2011 Prime Time Tracer 3000BHS
2007 Ford Expedition
Reese Dual Cam HP Hitch
Nights Camped 2015-5 in TT
DF5.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:16 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
grhodes50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 2,613
Quote:
Originally Posted by DF5.4 View Post
The first time isn't a mistake. It's a learning experience.
Seems I've had too many of life's learning experiences.
__________________

Gary & Trish
"PT Crew Member Since 11/2010"
2017 Prime Time Crusader 315RST TE 6.0 : 2007 Flagstaff 206ST MAC Series
2012 F-250 Lariat : FX4 : CC : SB : 6.7L Diesel : 3/55 Gears

2017 Nights Camped - 4
grhodes50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:23 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
jaxfl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: jacksonville fl
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by grhodes50 View Post
Seems I've had too many of life's learning experiences.
X2
__________________
jaxfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 09:50 AM   #8
Member
 
skgeorgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 92
I forgot to close the the cupboard doors in my outside kitchen. So when I closed the the door to the kitchen the cupboard door's corners punctured the insulation in the door.
__________________
skgeorgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 10:41 AM   #9
camping
 
tentcamper1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Posts: 988
I left a cabinet door open and tore it off when I closed the slide, lucky for me it was an easy fix.
__________________

2007 Chevy 2500HD CC
2010 V-Lite 30WRLTS
Nights Camped 2011 -64
Nights Camped 2012 -50
"I Live in My Own World, But It's OK. They Know Me"
tentcamper1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 12:13 PM   #10
Gravity challenged
 
Bob_Loblaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 70
Closing the slide in the dark (in a hurry of course) and not realizing the bathroom door is WIDE open = loud crunching noises followed by colorful language.
Luckily the damage wasn't too bad and easily fixed.
__________________

__________________
Bob_Loblaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 AM.