to our first "oops" on our 5er.
We bought 'er in January. All went swimmingly as she sat in the back yard on shore power. However, an ice storm was headed our way and she sits under a huge live oak.
OK, so we'll hitch up and drag 'er out into the drive way overnight where it's clear overhead and leave her hitched to "Biff" overnight.
With our extension cord we could still hook up shore power if we backed 'er up snug up against the closed double gates of the privacy fenced back yard.
Here's where the oops happens.
Ice storm was bad enough to warrant the relocation and after it melted we decided to return 'er to the back yard. Have to pull away from the gates to open them. Can you see this coming?
We ALWAYS do a walk around before pulling, but we're snug up against the gates.
DH starts to pull away and it sounded like a large rock popped out from underneath a tire.
I'm looking around for the rock when I spot it.
NO, it was the power chord snapping out of the receptacle on the trailer.
Good news; only damaged the prongs on the male plug of the chord. Nothing damaged on the 5er receptacle.
Bad news; replacing that plug would have cost more than buying a new chord and it would take 3 days to get it done. We needed 'er hooked back up with heaters running inside. Bought a replacement the next day.
SO, we have a new bright yellow
cord for "Buffy" and the original black one resides in his shop, still with a bad plug on the male end.
This all happened before we ever took 'er on the shake down.
So yeah, Buffy sports the yellow
cord of shame every time we go camping.
There....I feel better now!