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Old 04-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Ripped the Roof off my 5th Wheel on the maiden voyage

So I took my new 315BHT out for our first camping trip. Everything was going fine until the trip home. I guess I was not paying attention to the massive height of this new 5er and snagged the top corner on an A&W reader board sign. Ripped the rubber roof from front to back. So, 7K later, I am going to have a brand new roof. Hope someone might learn from my mistakes...........
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Man, what a bummer. Thanks for the pics. Puts everything in perspective.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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The shop has the roof prepped for new rubber now..........
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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That is something I would do. Than my spouse would nag me to death.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Ouch
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #6
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Ouch. I fear doing the same thing.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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What a bummer!
Did your truck insurance cover the damage?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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I sometimes have a nightmare where I get to the beach and its over a hundred degrees and I find out I tore off the AC off on a bridge.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:32 PM   #9
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We have done similar ~ trees are our enemies ~ I'm sorry~~~~
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #10
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I am sorry hear about that, if you don't mine me asking where is the A&W sign i want to make sure i stay clear of that.

I know how you fell, i have a new 5th wheel and toke delivery on the 28th of December and had to put it in storage until Febuary. We headed to Georgia for our first trip and like you all was ok until we were on the way back home i had to stop in VA to get gas well my power cord to the camper that plugs into the power plug to the truck must have wraped itself around the receiver on my bumper and rip it right our of the 1900 box and broke the wires in 1/2 so here it is late at night with no lights, and no brakes. This cause one of the fuses in my truck to blow and the fuse to the battery in the camper. After a complete check of the electrical system on both the truck and the camper we are back on the road. I did have a plug installed in the inside of my truck bed, with me being new to a 5th wheel this was all new to me, we did TT since 2000 til now.
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