Originally Posted by rbq
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.