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Old 12-10-2017, 05:04 PM   #15
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This topic is actually how my airforum name was born

First time out, calling for rain, setting up just as it's getting dark in a PA state park. The unit next door had a 'broken' awning, leaning down on one side. I told my wife they should get that fixed. Next morning, looked out the window, heck, all the trailers and motorhomes that had awnings, ALL of 'em, were busted on one side, crookeder than all get out.

So I go outside and our awning is just holding water, I mean, a lot of water. That's when the lightbulb went on, and I figured it all out. Dropped one side of the zipdee and off rain the water....luckily no damage.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:56 AM   #16
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Okay. Here's my most stupid error. It was taking a slightly-too-sharp right turn with my A-S Excella motor home to get around the side of my storage barn. Goodbye Mr. Right Mirror and Ms. Front Awning Strut! Damn! I'm glad I stopped as soon as I did!
Fortunately -and I still don't know how- there were no dents or scrapes in the aluminum!
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:38 PM   #17
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Installed two $20 fans because I thought they were good, cheap cooling. Turned em on after install and couldn't stand the noise. Had to replace them with much more expensive (but quieter and extremely low energy) fans since I'd already drilled etc.


Which reminds me. Anyone want any barely used but slightly noisy 12v fans?
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:32 PM   #18
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Well not everything I've done has been catastrophic, but a lot of little things, you know, just dumb stuff, like, can't figure out why the entire trailer has no shore power, picture running around like a crazed lunatic, plugged in to post, CHECK, breakers all on, CHECK, any burned fuses, NOPE/CHECK, disconnect switch use/store mode set properly, CHECK, batteries connected, CHECK.

Mrs. T., my lovely wife, says "is the breaker switch turned on at the post?"
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:53 PM   #19
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Backing up the trailer beside the garage.
CRUNCH!
Where did the roof overhang come from!!!???
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:58 PM   #20
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First time out in our Airstream and decided to look for Bill The Kidd's grave. Ended up on a narrow back road where we needed to turn around. Pulled into a driveway and had dogs run up and bark at us. Hurried to get out of there and jackknifed the trailer denting both the segment protector and the Airstream and breaking the rear light on my truck.

Great start to Airstreaming huh?
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first time out in our airstream and decided to look for bill the kidd's grave. Ended up on a narrow back road where we needed to turn around. Pulled into a driveway and had dogs run up and bark at us. Hurried to get out of there and jackknifed the trailer denting both the segment protector and the airstream and breaking the rear light on my truck.

Great start to airstreaming huh?
damn!
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:46 PM   #22
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You guys are cracking me up. I did not have any damage but on our last trip I was trying to pull into a CrackerBarrel and accidentally turned into a small hotel parking lot. Had to back out with cars everywhere.
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Stupidest thing I’ve ever done? Which time!? Fortunately none fatal so all is well ...
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:57 AM   #24
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I drove about 20 miles with one of my burners on, when it suddenly hit me. This was in a new airstream on my way home with it.

Crisis averted.
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