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Old 05-30-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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My Roo fail today & power tongue jack

I did a stupid thing today when I left the campground. Without realizing it I drove off with an X chock still between the tires. Thought the tow was a little sluggish at first. That was why. Didn't realize what I had done until I got home & went to put it on. Boy am I kicking myself now. Will need to replace it. The day just started bad right before I would have removed the X chock when the stupid Lippert tongue jack that came with the Roo decided to work off & on. Started to hand crank & then it would work enough to get it on the truck. I'm sure that distraction is what kept me from removing the X Chock. Hope you had a better holiday.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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rbq-- I feel your pain. See my post. Glad you made it home safe!!
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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How much tire damage was there?
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I did that with an X-Chock once. The thing launched itself through the air at about four feet above the ground and over the picnic table about twenty feet away.

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I store the wrench on the floor of truck as reminder. I done this once my own self. I was lucky enough to see it come out in the parking lot.
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I don't see any tire damage, so I hope there isn't any. Usually I put in an x chock on both sides. My wife got me some Anderson levelers for Christmas that I had to cut down to work & they were in the way of putting in the second one.
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I'd have the axle alignment checked.
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I hope all damage was small, years ago when I had a gn stock trailer and I was at the fair grounds someone had left a pitch fork leaning against the back of the trailer and when I went to back up the tines went into my trailer tire and I had a flat . One time the man door was not locked when I had cows loaded. So now when ever I have a trailer hooked up and ready to leave or move it I due a complete walk around. when I leave the campsite I do a walk around checking the hitch, tires, jacks, all compartments, door, antenna is down I look at everything making sure all things loaded, stored and locked
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I also feel your pain. See my post.

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Old 05-31-2016, 07:14 AM   #10
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I did a stupid thing today when I left the campground. Without realizing it I drove off with an X chock still between the tires. Thought the tow was a little sluggish at first. That was why. Didn't realize what I had done until I got home & went to put it on. Boy am I kicking myself now. Will need to replace it. The day just started bad right before I would have removed the X chock when the stupid Lippert tongue jack that came with the Roo decided to work off & on. Started to hand crank & then it would work enough to get it on the truck. I'm sure that distraction is what kept me from removing the X Chock. Hope you had a better holiday.

Stuff like this can happen to anybody. Let me tell you one of my many bonehead moves. I had to take my Flagstaff in for warranty work one time. I was in a hurry to hook it up and drive the 90 miles to my dealer before they closed....and was running late getting out of my shop.

Anyhow, as I am using the electric tongue jack to raise the trailer, so I could connect it to my truck, it seemed sluggish (we know that word, huh).

After I finally heard a loud crunching/popping sound from the rear of the trailer, I realized what had happened. I had forgot to raise up my rear electric stabilizers and they were all kind of bent up now. At that time I had an extremely loud LCI electric tongue jack, and it was hard to hear the stabilizers being bent up over how loud that thing was.

Fortunately, I have a great dealer, and they fixed the stabilizers when I had it in for the warranty work.

Main thing is to learn from it, and not let it happen again.
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