One 4th of July we were setting up our old Freelander and DW couldn't find the cat. I was outside the camper doing the jacks, and she could hear the cat crying someplace inside but couldn't find it. Opened every cabinet, pulled up all the seats but still couldn't find it. She sent me out to check all the compartments and when I came back she had narrowed down the sound to behind the dinette. With the slide still in there was about a 4 inch space between it and the wall, covered by a 'wood' trim piece.
Apparently the cat was on top of the slide and something scared it and it fell down the space, tumbling all the way down to the floor. If DW hadn't notice the cat was missing my next set up step would have been to run the slide out and the little guy would have been squished.
We tried to get it to climb a rope back to the top, rigged an 'elevator' that she wouldn't go in and finally, after an hour, I took the trim off and figured I'd bend the slide frame with a wonder bar. Luckily the frame was screwed to a chunk of particle board which I could easily remove to free the little varmint. The cat was good for month after that.
Now in our FR3 we still make sure to see the cat with our eyes before running the slides out.
2015 FR3 30DS
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