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Old 10-17-2016, 03:42 AM   #1
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How Lucky Are You?

During our RV adventures, we have all had some good luck.

What has been your most lucky experience?

I'll start with mine. We stopped for a break. About 75 miles later, our little dog told us she needed another break. After I parked and went back into the coach, I saw I had left a half full pitcher of tea on the edge of the counter. It had not moved in 75 miles! I took the attached photo later to show where it was.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:40 AM   #2
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Wow! That is so not my luck, if it was mine it would of fell before i would of even put it in drive.

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Old 10-17-2016, 08:22 AM   #3
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My luckiest experience was on the way to Goshen this year. Enough time has passed that I feel that I can tell on myself now...

After reading how everyone thinks it's OK to run the fridge on propane going down the road, I decided to give it a try. We rarely use the propane system in our unit, so I had to purge the line out. I figured the best (quickest) way was to just run the stove burner till it lights and then try the fridge.

Once the stove was going nicely, I turned on the fridge, hear a few clicks from the igniter and she was off and running. I turned the burner off on the stove, lowered the cover and after throwing a few more things into the truck, we were on the road.

Somewhere near Chicago (about 5 or so hours in) I needed fuel. As is my custom, I just popped into the camper to make sure everything was riding ok. The first thing I noticed was that it seemed awful warm in the camper. I considered cracking the vent open when I noticed the distinct smell of hot metal. I look around than that's when I noticed that I did NOT turn the burner off, merely turned it to LOW. I dragged my camper across the whole state of Illinois with THE STOVE ON!

Most people worry about leaving the stove at the house on. I did it in my camper. Thankfully, there was no damage, other than the lid for the stove is discolored. I can only imagine going to change lanes, checking my mirror and seeing a gout of flame coming out of my kitchen window. I bet you would have seen the quickest "Stop and unhook" maneuver ever performed.

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Old 12-06-2016, 08:17 PM   #4
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WOW! Lucky Cowracer! Thank god everything turned out ok.
While unhooking at a remote campground, I placed the hitch-pin on the bumper of the truck. Used the truck several times to run errands during our stay. Found the hitch pin sitting on the bumper when it was time to hook up again. But I'll never know how it was still there.
(this was on our second trip with our new trailer, lesson learned the easy way
Good luck eh?
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