So the DW and I hitched up on Friday and headed out on our second trip out with our new camper to camp in Pella for Tulip time.
On the way I knew we would pass by a CAT scale and so I wanted to stop and just check to make sure we were doing good on weight. (odd caveat: we set on the scales at EXACTLY 10k with full water and all the toys...)
SO I parked with the big boys in between two semis, went in to get our weight and pay the weigh master. Hoped in the truck and proceeded to pull out. Rookie mistake! I cut too soon and ended up rubbing against the hinges on his trailer *insert heart sink here*
Now we have a large gash in the entire side of the slide out. Cut right through the storage compartment door and bent some of the sides out/in. Luckily it did not seem to affect our ability to camp and even put the slide out AND it is on the driver's side so as we're sitting outside the camper I could try to forget the damage I did...
Now I have to call the insurance company tomorrow and find out what we have to do to get the damage repaired. I have never had to have a camper repaired through insurance...at least not body work. I wonder where we can take it and how much work it will entail.
I suspect that from now on I will be triple checking my sides and turn wider than necessary.