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Old 08-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #127
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I could ignore the scratch above the windows below the awning rail. Speaking of the awning rail, an awning would help distract from the scratch.
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As far as I go...What happens in Oopsville, stays in Oopsville.
Great words of advice there. Airstream takes reservations for work for 2013 in January so I'll book a summer trip up to Ohio next year.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #128
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Great words of advice there. Airstream takes reservations for work for 2013 in January so I'll book a summer trip up to Ohio next year.
I appreciate the thanks!

Now you need to post some photos of the rest of the Airstream.

We want to see the nice parts too!
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #129
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Had my first major oops yesterday.

Pulled the Sovereign up to a temporary storage place in the Hollywood hills -- was initially nervous about the winding drive and the incline, but took things slow and had no mishaps...

...until the final right turn, a couple hundred feet from my destination. It was a tight one, and I ended up getting cozy with an inconveniently placed fire hydrant on the curb.

Now I can't open the front door because the door frame and the door itself got all mangled together. Hoping a pry bar will fix this.

(The fire hydrant was irritatingly unharmed.)
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #130
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(The fire hydrant was irritatingly unharmed.)
Just goes to show… Even in Hollywood, real life ain't like the movies! If it was, that fire hydrant would be America's newest geyser, rivalling Old Faithful in Yellowstone.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #131
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1st day of owning a brand new Eddie Bauer (yesterday)...
Forgot the kids lowered the basketball hoop in the driveway.
Now I'm in the debate on fixing it with an insurance claim ($1K deductible) or leaving it as a constant reminder...
I can't tell from the picture, but I would at least consult with a vacuum dent removal expert. If that is not fruitful, seal along the score line / rivet line with the new micro sealing roof tape and plan a trip to an AS repair facility.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #132
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While not really MY oops, something almost made me yesterday:

I went by my local RV salvage on Saturday in order to pick up some BAL stabilizers and came upon a 95 Classic that had been rolled over. It had one perfect rock guard and one that had a few dents but could have been easily fixed. I was told $50 for the pair and gladly accepted. I also took all four stabilizers and told the guy I'd be back in an hour to pick everything up.

When I got there, the stabilizers were on the counter but the rock guards were nowhere to be found. Apparently his non english speaking employee didn't understand him when he said "he wants these and the stabilizers" and the young man put a forklift arm through the good guard in order to lift the trailer on it's side so that he could remove the stabilizers.

Needless to say, both guards are destroyed now and I got my $50 back. I couldn't believe what had happened... it would have taken less than 3 minutes to pull those off myself.

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:24 PM   #133
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When I got there, the stabilizers were on the counter but the rock guards were nowhere to be found. Apparently his non english speaking employee didn't understand him when he said "he wants these and the stabilizers" and the young man put a forklift arm through the good guard in order to lift the trailer on it's side so that he could remove the stabilizers.

Needless to say, both guards are destroyed now and I got my $50 back. I couldn't believe what had happened... it would have taken less than 3 minutes to pull those off myself.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:23 AM   #134
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1st day of owning a brand new Eddie Bauer (yesterday)...
Forgot the kids lowered the basketball hoop in the driveway.
Now I'm in the debate on fixing it with an insurance claim ($1K deductible) or leaving it as a constant reminder...
Hi, have it fixed and ask for the old part to hang in your garage. I call them souvenirs. I used to hang car parts in my garage.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #135
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Some good "OOPS" stories on this site. RV-OOPS Awards, 2009

It is always good to hear these incidents happening to someone else.

Then, when they happen to you, it will refresh your "I should have known" memory.

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #136
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Let's see, do not buy cheap black chocks. You can not see they are there and will flatten very easily

Ah, the going forward, wondering why it is taking more throttle till it hits you - stabilizing jacks are still down!

Do not leave the window guards un latched thinking the leaves will not get packed in - wind catches the guards and blows them wide open till they leave a nice crease on other side of hinge

And my best one to date: We were at GA Memorial SP, getting ready to do the black tank thing. Now this park has a roughly 8" concrete wall all the way around the sewer inlet for dumping. I use 2 - 90° clear elbows followed by the hose so I am able to see when all is cleaned out. Well, we had been there for about 12 days and lets just say the black tank was full of it! Now with the 8" wall, I could not just connect the 2 elbows going down, could not attach them to the right side of connection due to the black tank pull handle being there sooo had to connect on the left side. OK that looks good, pull the handle, watch as the, you know what, comes rushing out and the elbow starts to turn down from the weight of, you know what, then splat! all is going everywhere Ok, let's hurry up and get this washed down before anyone else sees it, Wait how can you when there is a wall all the way around the sewer inlet? You can not!! Soo, here we are trying to pick? some of it up and the rest washing away to the grass. What a mess Never, EVER connect an elbow off of the left side. What was I thinking, it goes on clockwise and Will come off going counter clockwise.

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"Do not leave the window guards un latched thinking the leaves will not get packed in - wind catches the guards and blows them wide open till they leave a nice crease on other side of hinge."

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What a mess Never, EVER connect an elbow off of the left side. What was I thinking, it goes on clockwise and Will come off going counter clockwise.

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Hi, I always connect my sewer hose in the down position or to the right. I now know, thanks to you, to never connect it to the left.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #139
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This is why I got clear section that is a 'straight' coupler. Being dyslexic I don't have to worry putting it on pointing to the left and having it come unlatched.
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"Do not leave the window guards un latched thinking the leaves will not get packed in - wind catches the guards and blows them wide open till they leave a nice crease on other side of hinge."

RLS,

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Bob, thank you so much for the link and idea. I do like that and will be going to Lowes this week-end.
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