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Old 05-23-2016, 06:14 PM   #15
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I must say you guys came thru. I feel much better now and won't spend any more time in my sweats lying on the couch sulking, afraid to go outside for fear of what calamities await me. Calamities turn into good stories as time passes. Posting about this is good therapy.
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:48 PM   #16
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A good rule of thumb with roll up doors is to keep it binary.....

0 = closed. All the way closed

1 = open. All the way open

Nothing in between, ever.


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Old 05-23-2016, 07:16 PM   #17
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I must say you guys came thru. I feel much better now and won't spend any more time in my sweats lying on the couch sulking, afraid to go outside for fear of what calamities await me. Calamities turn into good stories as time passes. Posting about this is good therapy.
By the way, welcome to the forum! A real baptism by fire . . .





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Old 05-23-2016, 07:33 PM   #18
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I'm hoping I'm not the only one who has such an episode. Even if I am can someone please make up something to make me feel better?
I did my best to knock down a palm tree with two "helpers" watching me...
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:47 PM   #19
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I took a turn too sharp and hit a fire hydrant along the passenger rear wheel well. I backed up before it could do more damage. The noise it made backing up was worse than going forward.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:05 PM   #20
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I took a turn too sharp and hit a fire hydrant along the passenger rear wheel well. I backed up before it could do more damage. The noise it made backing up was worse than going forward.
On an extended leave with my parents, I made the mistake of backing up my Dad's 1976 Buick Century with one of those useless mid shelf rear window blowers. Of course I felt the nudge, stopping to take a look first I found the wrap around bumper of the Buick well entrenched in the wheel well of my Dad's bosses brand new Honda Civic. It took four of us including my Dad to move the front end of the Civic away from the Buicks bumper. If I had pulled ahead it would have ripped the front end right off the Civic.

Glad we could help Lance: We've all been there.

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Old 05-23-2016, 08:07 PM   #21
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Did the same thing years ago in the storage garage. You have now joined the many, many of us, and increasing daily, who have screwed up. Really POed when it happens and making it worse, was so avoidable. However, we are all human and at the end of the day, still lived to tell about it. I think there is a thread of mistakes that have been made. Makes for some interesting reading, and in good company.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:12 PM   #22
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I blame the door!
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:42 PM   #23
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Today, one of our customers tried to tow his 5er where a Smart shouldn't go, and remodeled both his trailer, and a parked van.
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Yawn, just the door
Good help is hard to find. This is the result of the PO's uncle "helping" him to back into his drive way.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:17 AM   #25
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Yawn, just the door
Good help is hard to find. This is the result of the PO's uncle "helping" him to back into his drive way.
Peter that type of damage is what I was dreading. When I got a ladder and checked the top of the motorhome for damage I was amazed there was virtually none. I don't know how. And believe me, I not complaining.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:33 AM   #26
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Peter that type of damage is what I was dreading. When I got a ladder and checked the top of the motorhome for damage I was amazed there was virtually none. I don't know how. And believe me, I not complaining.
To make you even feel better and to remind you to ALWAYS use your parking brake, check this:
After I sold me 345, I got a call from the new owner. He was working on cleaning the dash, you know to make it a nice and shiny for his wife to marvel at. Well he accidentally knocked the trans out of park and started to roll towards the eve of the roof of his house on an inclined driveway. The damage was horrendous, the roof panel, both windshields, the structural frames and the interior endcap were destroyed. I offered to help him rebuilt it after Brad told me he had some of the parts. Never heard from the guy, until i finally called him a few month later. The 345 was totaled by the insurance company, he took a loss accepting their payout and let them take it. Sick...
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After 40+ years of towing and or RVing, I learned thru numerous "incidents" I always wait for my wife and she is the one responsible for choking the wheels on the trailer. Plus, I only listen to her when maneuvering in a campground and never one of the "guides" which some campgrounds send out.

Too bad for your door, good for the AS.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:56 AM   #28
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. . . Better her "choking" the wheels than you, I guess!



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