Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Guess what happened to me today!
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Guess what happened to me today!

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next
MitchF150

Puyallup, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll just post the pic and I know you can guess what happened! ha, ha..

[image]

I did this fix at the rest area on I90 just after Cle-Elum going East... For those familiar with the area, you know where that is..

(this is not the pic from that rest stop, but when I got home today)

Seems I forgot to twist the lock tabs on the covers (yes, both top and bottom, but only lost the bottom one...)

It must have lasted at least some 50 miles after leaving Puyallup.

I noticed the drain tube flopping out in the wind from my mirror and thought... "well, that's weird... Maybe it's the slide gasket?. Well, we have the next rest stop in about 15 miles.. Will check it out there)

Nope, the minute I look, I knew exactly what it was and what I forgot to do leaving Puyallup, WA about 2 hours prior!

Rigged this up in the rest stop in about 15 minutes.. Worked great and the propane never blew out even with the cover MIA! It was running just fine at the rest stop..

Anyway, I have always carried cardboard and lots of zip ties, duct tape and a "ton" of other stuff on my travels and while I might not ever use it ever, I'm glad I have it when I need it!

I carry WAY too much stuff on each trip.. Full set of tools, jacks, jack stands, saws, you name it, I probably have it! ha, ha..

I've even dropped a gray water tank on my old Prowler TT several years ago and I was able to fix it on the road (well, in the camp site) with what I brought with me..

Folks say they don't pack 'water' to save weight.... Well, I carry water and a ton of tools and other stuff and I have people asking if I happen to have any tools at times they can borrow..

Anyway, just what works for me and I know I don't have to rely on any "road service" to rescue me for some basic things... Sure, a vehicle engine failure would cause some grief, but I'll deal with that too. [emoticon]

Mitch
[image]


2013 F150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab Max Tow Egoboost 3.73 gears #7700 GVWR #1920 payload. 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2511S.

rk911

DuPage County

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i don’t know what the photo is showing. ???


Rich
Ham Radio, Sport Pilot
_________________________________
2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q
'46 Willys CJ2A
'03 Jeep Wrangler TJ
'10 Jeep Liberty KK

& MaggieThe Wonder Beagle

jaycocamprs

Ringgold Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/28/2004

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Homemade cardboard refrigerator cover/vent. After losing original.


2018 Silverado 3500 DRW
2011 Montana Mountaineer 285RLD


GordonThree

Northern Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 05/19/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well done on the field fix!


2013 KZ Sportsmen Classic 200, 20 ft TT
2020 RAM 1500, 5.7 4x4, 8 speed

wa8yxm

Wherever I happen to park

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Put a new cover on mine a couple years back. Got lucky and found a Dupli-Color can of sparay that is very very very close to the RV.. Made the formerly tri-color cover monochrome but nobody notices it

You can get the part at most major RV places . Comes in both white and black.


Home is where I park it.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


MitchF150

Puyallup, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, I even checked out the local RV dealerships and even called my dealer and asked if they had a cover in 'stock'... Nope... "It'll take a couple weeks to get one in".. I ordered one off of Amazon for around $50 and it'll be here 7/31..

Anyway, been doing this "RV" thing for awhile now and there will always be something that catches you and make your trip one to remember!

Mitch

kellem

Shenandoah valley,VA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/07/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 04:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hah, wife and I often camp with a friend who is Walmart on wheels.....you name it this guys got it from air compressor, floor jack, chainsaw, brake fluid, antifreeze and the list goes on.

BUT, I always feel very confident towing with him. Lol

dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep. Been there. Our old TT had the upper and lower exit windows in the bunks. Well my daughter must’ve bumped it and knocked the latch loose. Lost the window somewhere south of Atlanta on 75. After that I bought some double sided Velcro and used that to hold it from bumping open.


Wife Kim
Son Brandon 17yrs
Daughter Marissa 16yrs
Dog Bailey

12 Forest River Georgetown 350TS Hellwig sway bars, BlueOx TrueCenter stabilizer

13 Ford Explorer Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP Tow>
A bad day camping is
better than a good day at work!


MFL

Midwest

Senior Member

Joined: 11/28/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 07/27/20 06:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The good news...you'll never forget that one thing again. Ya, it'll be something else, more frequent as you get older! [emoticon]

Nice fix though,

Jerry





MitchF150

Puyallup, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/27/20 07:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL.. Well, lets just say that gets added to the "list"... [emoticon]

Already pretty old as far as I'm concerned... Ok, "only" 56 and my wife is 65, so yes, we are old... But, still have lots of life in us and still lots of mistakes to make! [emoticon]

That's what is going to make this whole thing worth it!

Mitch

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Guess what happened to me today!
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.