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New Post 6/2/2011 4:13 PM
  maximo
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What's your worst RV experience? 
Did some disaster happen?

An accident?

A fire that burned up your RV?

A vacation from hell?

Let us know.

Boundiful
 
New Post 6/2/2011 4:21 PM
  Matthew
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Re: What's your worst RV experience? 
A month ago, I went to Georgia with my 1 ton van and car hauler to purchase a new to us coach. Drove all home, towing van on trailer. Stopped in Van, Tx at a truckstop to get something to eat.
Came out and everything looked fine. About an hour later hit a severe dip and that took the trailer off the coach and broke the saftey chains. Bad dip, I tell ya. I looked in rear monitor seeing van image get smaller and smaller. Noticed in mirror that van and trailer were digging into concrete and they came to rest against a guard rail. Someone could have been killed. Upon inspection of trailer noticed that someone at truckstop had opened and secured the bull dog hitch.
If I had not just purchased this coach, with nothing on board to eat, I would have never stopped at a truckstop for any length of time.
There are a lot os sick people out there. I am lucky
 
New Post 6/2/2011 4:23 PM
  georgito
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Re: What's your worst RV experience? 
I-84 in Idaho in a construction zone where all traffic was on one side. Going 55mph and a Dodge diesel pickup truck coming the other way veered into my lane. I managed to move over enough to prevent a head-on collision but the pickup hit just behind the drivers side front wheel ripping off his front suspension and rolling down the entire side to out motorhome. 3 months to get it all repaired.
 
New Post 6/2/2011 4:24 PM
  jeremy
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Re: What's your worst RV experience? 
Had the engine blow up - at night - in northwest Virginia. Since I was towing a trailer, I had to rent a U-Haul to carry everything home. Cost was over a thousand bucks (not including repairs to the RV) and nothing to show for it.
 
New Post 6/2/2011 4:26 PM
  jeremy
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Re: What's your worst RV experience? 
Every fall when I have to park it for the winter

Wandered off the road at highway speeds and 5th wheel started sliding down bank. Starting to jacknife as well. Got on the throttle and aimed for the road. That pulled it straight again. The angle of the hill was enough that the trailer contacted the side of the box and crunched it but good. Contents strewn about inside. A couple drawers came out and broke the "wood" surroundng them. Needed new underwear.

I am positive that had I not hit the gas it would have pulled the truck sideways and rolled. Wife, 2 kids and brother in law in truck. Just thinking about it sets my hands to shaking, and it was 2 years ago.
 
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