Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2017, 09:22 AM   #81
Member
 
Dixiedawg80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Northwest North Carolina
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by cruisegrandma View Post
So Drew, it looks like everyone has a story to tell and now you're part of the group. Let me tell you what happened to us just last week. We received a call from our storage manager saying that it looks like we hit our neighbors storage trailer and so we quickly drove over there. Sure enough, there was a dent in the door and sure enough again, it was the size of our bumper. Hubby and I have no idea how that happened, but it did. We were more embarrassed than upset, as we are not the type to run from an accident. Turns out, it was cheaper to buy the new door at $280 than to repair it for $500-$800 depending on what they found when they opened it up. We are headed to FL with friends for a month and will be sitting on the beach tomorrow afternoon... incident forgotten.
Thanks so much!!
__________________
Drew
2017 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2009 Ford Expedition EL with Factory Tow Package
Equalizer WDH/Anti-sway
Dixiedawg80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 09:31 AM   #82
Senior Member
 
dmdomokos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posts: 346
There's another thread called "Rookie Mistakes" that I contributed to with my brand new trailer. Pretty common to bang up your new trailer doing something stupid. Here was mine:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2016-05-05 18.02.32.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	596.7 KB
ID:	133099  
__________________
2016 Rockwood 2702WS
2016 Chevy 2500HD Duramax 4x4 High Country
dmdomokos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 01:01 PM   #83
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 848
Don't feel too bad, at least you got to do a successful maiden voyage. When I bought my 31' TT, I didn't get off the lot before I bent up my deployed steps against the finance person's brand new mini van just before I went inside to do the pipework. 😥
Schvarak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 03:12 PM   #84
Senior Member
 
RussellReyn89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lancaster, KY
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuicideSaints View Post
Don't get too down. Nearly everyone has been there... I took a turn and my TT impacted my TV, I dented my truck and broke the taillight and dented my trailer. The first winter I didn't winterize it correctly and my dump tubes froze and busted. I'm inclined to believe that if anyone says they've never broken anything their either lying or don't use it.


Much as described above I folded the entire side of a Toyota Tundra all the while punching a nice size hole clear into the front of our fiberglass front end of TT when I jack-knifed the two together making an entirely too tight turn! EVERYBODY has Boo-Boo's! Those who say they haven't are either lying to all of us or they haven't been granted the opportunity just yet! Keep rolling!
RussellReyn89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 03:30 PM   #85
Senior Member
 
crunchman12001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Posts: 3,225
Ouch That has got to be a $7000 oops. Sorry that happened.
__________________
2017 Salem Villa Estate 395RET-
2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4
crunchman12001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 03:55 PM   #86
Member
 
Dixiedawg80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Northwest North Carolina
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchman12001 View Post
Ouch That has got to be a $7000 oops. Sorry that happened.


No joke. Question, do you think they'll be able to remove the scratches in the side panels or will the trailer need a new side?
__________________
Drew
2017 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2009 Ford Expedition EL with Factory Tow Package
Equalizer WDH/Anti-sway
Dixiedawg80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 04:48 PM   #87
Senior Member
 
D_B Travelers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Watauga, Texas
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schvarak View Post
Don't feel too bad, at least you got to do a successful maiden voyage. When I bought my 31' TT, I didn't get off the lot before I bent up my deployed steps against the finance person's brand new mini van just before I went inside to do the pipework. 😥
This may not have helped you get the best interest rate...just saying...
We are now pulling a 40' 5th wheel that is 5' longer and WAY taller than our Windjammer. The DW and I look like owls in the truck windshield looking for low clearance issues!
__________________
D_B Travelers - 39 nights in 2018, 58 nights in 2017. [U]1st love: 2014 TT WJ3001w, now 2016 40' FW SOB, 2015 GMC 3500HD CC DRW Duramax, TST 507rv TPMS.
"Happiness? A good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle."
George Burns (1896 – 1996)
D_B Travelers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 05:06 PM   #88
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 848
Lol yup!! I sold my tt in August and bought a 30 ft MH
Schvarak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 06:15 PM   #89
Senior Member
 
crunchman12001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Posts: 3,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dixiedawg80 View Post
No joke. Question, do you think they'll be able to remove the scratches in the side panels or will the trailer need a new side?
That all depends. It almost looks like the fiberglass is bent inwards like the lower aluminum panel? If the fiberglass is bent inward, you most likely bent the wall studs. (Which IMO, would be a total loss or 15k + repair)
If only the lower aluminum, door, awning and some trim needed replaced, also fiberglass repair and paint you are probably looking around 7k.
Yes, they can repair the scratches and match the paint.
A big oops yes, a great story to post here in a couple years when another newbie/veteran does the same thing, priceless.
It happens, roll with it.
__________________
2017 Salem Villa Estate 395RET-
2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4
crunchman12001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 06:17 PM   #90
Member
 
Dixiedawg80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Northwest North Carolina
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchman12001 View Post
That all depends. It almost looks like the fiberglass is bent inwards like the lower aluminum panel? If the fiberglass is bent inward, you most likely bent the wall studs. (Which IMO, would be a total loss or 15k + repair)
If only the lower aluminum, door, awning and some trim needed replaced, also fiberglass repair and paint you are probably looking around 7k.
Yes, they can repair the scratches and match the paint.
A big oops yes, a great story to post here in a couple years when another newbie/veteran does the same thing, priceless.
It happens, roll with it.


Thanks friend, I really appreciate it!
__________________
Drew
2017 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2009 Ford Expedition EL with Factory Tow Package
Equalizer WDH/Anti-sway
Dixiedawg80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 06:19 PM   #91
Senior Member
 
crunchman12001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Posts: 3,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dixiedawg80 View Post
Thanks friend, I really appreciate it!
You are welcome. Is the fiberglass bowed as well?
__________________
2017 Salem Villa Estate 395RET-
2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4
crunchman12001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 06:23 PM   #92
Member
 
Dixiedawg80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Northwest North Carolina
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchman12001 View Post
You are welcome. Is the fiberglass bowed as well?


No sir, it's flat thankfully. I put a level all over it and it was flat.
__________________
Drew
2017 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2009 Ford Expedition EL with Factory Tow Package
Equalizer WDH/Anti-sway
Dixiedawg80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 07:50 PM   #93
Senior Member
 
crunchman12001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Posts: 3,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dixiedawg80 View Post
No sir, it's flat thankfully. I put a level all over it and it was flat.
Excellent. You will be ok with insurance guy.
__________________
2017 Salem Villa Estate 395RET-
2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4
crunchman12001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #94
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 269
Wow : Don't feel bad. I pulled into a gas station last fall and got my generator exhaust pipe bent back on the display on the island.. the mirrors cleared but I totally forgot that the exhaust pipe extends out the side of our motor home further. Then this fall I put my foot on the sky light on the roof when putting the cover over the unit. (Pretty dumb on my part.) So new sky light to be installed this spring if it ever warms up her in British Columbia.




Brandon2
2014 Sun seeker
2500TS
brandon 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 08:39 PM   #95
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 6,663
Sorry to hear of your troubles. I loved your pics showing you guys enjoying the trailer life! This is just a bump in the road.. I've run over curbs, campsite markers, ripped off my black tank connection one time when I rolled off the ramps leading out of our driveway.. **** happens man! Just love the good times and don't sweat this stuff.
__________________

Pat, Jen, Heather & Sapphire, the head mouser.
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2017, 09:39 AM   #96
Senior Member
 
VizJedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Outside StL
Posts: 208
Like 10 pages of comments sum up. You tow long enough, something will happen. Can yours be fixed? Absolutely!

Last summer on the way to the Smokies, someone decided to change lanes into the side of my 6 month old, 42 ft long Chaparral. Said she panicked and "didn't see it."

Here's the results.


I got to drive on and enjoy my vacation. Her car, not so much. It was totaled.


A trip back to the factory last Fall made it all better.


j
__________________
2016 Coachmen Chaparral 390QSMB
2011 F350- CC, DRW, LB, PSD

2016 nights camped: 40
2017 nights camped: 16
2017 nights reserved: 30
VizJedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2017, 09:48 AM   #97
Member
 
Dixiedawg80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Northwest North Carolina
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by VizJedi View Post
Like 10 pages of comments sum up. You tow long enough, something will happen. Can yours be fixed? Absolutely!

Last summer on the way to the Smokies, someone decided to change lanes into the side of my 6 month old, 42 ft long Chaparral. Said she panicked and "didn't see it."

Here's the results.


I got to drive on and enjoy my vacation. Her car, not so much. It was totaled.


A trip back to the factory last Fall made it all better.


j


Very, very encouraging. Thanks so much!
__________________
Drew
2017 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2009 Ford Expedition EL with Factory Tow Package
Equalizer WDH/Anti-sway
Dixiedawg80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2017, 09:56 AM   #98
Senior Member
 
glsimms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 973
Vizjedi.... That middle pic looks like you were almost there. I think I remember that area.

When you got yours repaired, did you contact Coachmen? Reason I ask is because maybe Dixiedawg might consider doing the same? That way he knows it's done right.
__________________
Gerard
2017 Coachmen Apex 269RBKS with Summit Pkg.
2014 Ford Expedition with factory installed HD tow pkg.
Blue Ox SwayPro WDH
glsimms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2017, 10:09 AM   #99
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 7,085
First off, welcome to the forums!!


Been there, done similar things. It happens!


X2 on the other comments: This is a insurance job. The only bad news is, from the pictures it looks like your rig is unusable in its current condition and your rig is likely to be in the shop for a few weeks (and camping season just started )


So, get to your dealer ASAP and see what their repair schedule looks like!
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2017, 10:10 AM   #100
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Everywhere, USA
Posts: 84
Just the other day I went out and bought my wife a new bicycle. I had it on the roof rack. When I got back to our campsite, I pulled in UNDER THE AWNING as usual. Needless to say, I didn't fit.

Mistakes happen to everyone.
__________________
2017 Coachmen Chaparral 390QSMB
2015 Ford F-350 Lariat 4X4 CC LB DRW PSD
https://www.roadschoolnotoldschool.com
https://www.roadbrewing.com
TheRowlands is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 AM.