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Old 06-20-2020, 06:16 PM   #1
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Not a great end to a prefect trip.
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:35 PM   #2
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I am not being critical, only observational, but when you get it repaired, add a back-up camera. Seriously.
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:38 PM   #3
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Not a great end to a prefect trip.


Thatís unfortunate, sorry about the bad luck.
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:41 PM   #4
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ouch. What happened?
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:47 PM   #5
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Oh no! What a distressing thing to happen and it only takes a few seconds!

But that's what insurance is for and they can do wonders at JC if you are going there for the repairs.

All the best!
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:57 PM   #6
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ouch. What happened?


Second photo . . . backed into roof overhang probably . . . at a fairly decent rate of speed IMO.

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Old 06-20-2020, 06:58 PM   #7
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I see a trip to beautiful Jackson Center, Ohio in your future.
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Old 06-20-2020, 07:01 PM   #8
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Second photo -- backed into roof overhang probably . . . at a fairly decent rate of speed IMO.

Ouch that is so unfortunate but can happen to anyone.

It will be fixed like new, and forgotten about soon enough
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:42 AM   #9
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Ouch that is so unfortunate but can happen to anyone.

It will be fixed like new, and forgotten about soon enough


Speaking very personally . . . and IMO . . . if I had done this damage [at home presumably?], I would question whether it was time to stop towing a trailer altogether.

Recognition of one's own devolution is a tough nut to crack . . .

Good luck, Chrishall.
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:33 AM   #10
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Airstream is in the shop and will be fixed as good as new. After retiring from an accident and incident free aviation career of 44 years. I assure you I have the ability to tow a trailer.
Accidents will happen, if you havenít had yours you will and when you do I wish you all the best.
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:50 AM   #11
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Speaking very personally . . . and IMO . . . if I had done this damage [at home presumably?], I would question whether it was time to stop towing a trailer altogether.

Recognition of one's own devolution is a tough nut to crack . . .

Good luck, Chrishall.
that's a pretty brutal assessment, you might have just set yourself up
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Old 06-21-2020, 05:36 AM   #12
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Ouch and sorry for your bad luck.

Tired happens. And once upon a time for me it used to be an inconvenience. Now it is a warning. I take breaks every two hours period. I also do not eat anything and drink my coffee black. Who here has pulled off and taken a two hour nap when only 50 miles from home? Before my accident, I would not have... and I can think of at least one other long time member who went a few miles too far and totalled her rig.
The REALLY LUCKY AIrstreamer is one who has a spouse/companion who acts as a spotters - for landmarks and for a.driver at.less than 100%. When soloing it is particularly hard to do the backup routine in tight quarters without jumping.in and out of the truck six times. Easy to be an optimist.
I DID add a backup camera, and heartily endorse it. Truthfully though, it scares me to see how some folks tailgate. I would sometimes like to have a little James Bond rocket launcher in the trunk of my trailer. Imagine the tailgater needing an adult diaper!
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Weíre sorry this happened to you. Thanks for being bold enough to share the experience, from which all of us can learn, even those of us who might sound a bit judgmental in our responses.
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:49 AM   #14
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Speaking very personally . . . and IMO . . . if I had done this damage [at home presumably?], I would question whether it was time to stop towing a trailer altogether.

Recognition of one's own devolution is a tough nut to crack . . .

Good luck, Chrishall.
Why?
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:04 AM   #15
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Speaking very personally . . . and IMO . . . if I had done this damage [at home presumably?], I would question whether it was time to stop towing a trailer altogether.

Recognition of one's own devolution is a tough nut to crack . . .

Good luck, Chrishall.


If I posted something this brutal about a total stranger over what was simply an accident, I would question whether it was time to move away from the keyboard.
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:09 AM   #16
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I’m all for back up cameras but I feel they can lull you into a false sense of security.
I put down wheel chocks on a small mark for my final position.
Also, even though I’ve backed into my driveway, through a gate and s-curve into my RV pad easily over 100 times, I still GOAL early and often every time.
(Get Out And Look).

Accidents happen, mistakes happen, fortunately learning can happen as well. I do everything I can to keep these lessons inexpensive.

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Old 06-21-2020, 08:10 AM   #17
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. . at a fairly decent rate of speed IMO.
There's no support ribs in there, so it doesn't take much.

I feel your pain.
It also will remind me to look again as I back up.
So your crunch was not in vain.
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:20 AM   #18
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I will learn from this as well. Backing up always makes me nervous. So sorry for your troubles.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:04 AM   #19
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We all make OOPS actions once in awhile. Good thing is that nobody was injured and the only thing besides the trailer being hurt is a little pride. One more reason to have the betterr half guide you back. Now you will find out if your insurance is really good. Chin up, it could have been a lot worse!!
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I am not being critical, only observational, but when you get it repaired, add a back-up camera. Seriously.
I think there is a backup camera on the license plate. Perhaps it needs to be higher.
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