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Old 11-06-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Hairy Moment

This gas station had no heights marked on the canopy by the time I discovered this it was too late to back out into heavy traffic and besides the gas was cheap! Asked the cashier how high, didn't know. Several climbs of the ladder and inching forward I had 4 inches spare at the edge of the canopy over my vent cover. Relief. But then realized the canopy lights were lower and staggered, so had to do a bit of a slalom to get thru.

Lesson learned: None, I would do it again for cheap gas

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
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WOW that was close. You are one heck of a driver to avoid the lights, or was Bev driving.

Ever since I got rid of my gasser for a diesel I haven't had to deal with the low canopy issue. I use the pumps at truck stops almost exclusively now.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:24 AM   #3
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Im glad all things worked out for you.... You were between a rock and a hard place
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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The last thing you want to hear is a sickening scraping sound as you drag the vent cover across the canopy. Like the OP stated, I use truck stops almost exclusively when traveling. I have enuff grey hair...*s
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #5
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woow, good thread for newbie!

I would never have thought of that!

Great thread, but sorry for your harrowing event!
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
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You win the award for taking the most risk to save a few cents. Maybe you should appear on Extreme Cheapskates!

Never go into a place where you don't know in advance how you are going to get out. I had many times with a Class A towing a car behind (where you can't back up). I pretty much only use truck stops these days.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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Great quote

Great message to put on a 3X5 card and tape to the sun visor....

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Never go into a place where you don't know in advance how you are going to get out..
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #8
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Actually there was a lesson to be learned, there were quite a few folks at the gas station and some were trying to help by waving me forward and showing with their arms that I had at least 18 inches, what they could not see from the front was the middle vent, which is 12'9".

Lesson: Don't trust any body else with your rig and GOAL (get out and look)
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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Now I'm glad to only have our little Roo. Don't have to worry about those things so much right now.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:26 PM   #10
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I am always planning my escape when I pull into the pumps making sure I have the room to pull out. I have had a few incidents with trees as well, mostly when my GPS stops working then I yell at her and we argue!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #11
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Never go into a place where you don't know in advance how you are going to get out.
Unless you travel the route beforehand, I think that is next to impossible.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:49 PM   #12
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Wow on the pictures! We hope to never have the experience. I agree with the GOAL and planning ahead!
firstkatmandu, nice to know I am not the only one to argue with my GPS!
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WOW that was close. You are one heck of a driver to avoid the lights, or was Bev driving.

Ever since I got rid of my gasser for a diesel I haven't had to deal with the low canopy issue. I use the pumps at truck stops almost exclusively now.
Bev driving?
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just let the air out of your tires next time you gas up.
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Actually there was a lesson to be learned, there were quite a few folks at the gas station and some were trying to help by waving me forward and showing with their arms that I had at least 18 inches, what they could not see from the front was the middle vent, which is 12'9".

Lesson: Don't trust any body else with your rig and GOAL (get out and look)
Wow Nigel, nice slide through. That could have been expensive. You could have had Bev laying on the roof yelling down how much room you had. You need to give that naviguesser more responsibility.
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Man will I catch all heck for that post later this month..

Bev, I'll make ya some Peanut Brittle for Christmas.. Will that get me back on good ground with you?
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I must say, you camp on the edge, by the way you never said how cheap the gas was.....
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Man will I catch all heck for that post later this month..

Bev, I'll make ya some Peanut Brittle for Christmas.. Will that get me back on good ground with you?
George don't worry, Bev is ecstatic that you thought that she was so thin, thin enough so that she could lay on the roof with only 4 inches of space

So better give me the Peanut Brittle can't risk Bev putting on any weight, you never know when I might need someone so thin again
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I must say, you camp on the edge, by the way you never said how cheap the gas was.....
2 cents cheaper
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George don't worry, Bev is ecstatic that you thought that she was so thin, thin enough so that she could lay on the roof with only 4 inches of space

So better give me the Peanut Brittle can't risk Bev putting on any weight, you never know when I might need someone so thin again
Ahh I feel good now. Bev must be my best-est friend ever.. I know how to butter them up Nigel.
See ya soon!
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