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    Avoid distractions

    Well, I have read a lot of posts in this section and thank everyone for sharing as I assume none of us want to share mistakes (well me anyway). I read the posts and do my best to lean from others mistakes. Today, I made a big one of my own.

    I was bringing my 5th wheel back to the lot where I park it. I have made this turn numerous times. I received a phone call about 2 minutes prior to arriving and your guessed it, got distracted and took the turn for granted and caught a 4x4 post. Luckily for me, I missed slide and only took out some skirting and one bracket.

    Please everyone, donít let little distractions ruin your day. Your can call them back.


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    Oh my, thanks for sharing your lesson. It happens to the best of us. I find the more routine the activity the more we get conformable and then....
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    Cell phones, a cute girl on the sidewalk and event the radio can and will distract you at the wrong time. The same route many times can also create problems.

    Please; everyone be careful out there. KEN
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    I'm very confident that at some point I'll do some serious damage to our rig. Just a matter of time. Sorry to hear about your damage but as you say, I'm glad it didn't crunch the slide room.
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    Ouch! Thanks for sharing and hopefully you get it fixed soon. I too had the exact same thing happen (phone call) while pulling into my dealer last year. Thankfully I realized it before dragging the trailer up a foot tall curb! Stay safe out there everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cclickva View Post
    Well, I have read a lot of posts in this section and thank everyone for sharing as I assume none of us want to share mistakes (well me anyway). I read the posts and do my best to lean from others mistakes. Today, I made a big one of my own.

    I was bringing my 5th wheel back to the lot where I park it. I have made this turn numerous times. I received a phone call about 2 minutes prior to arriving and your guessed it, got distracted and took the turn for granted and caught a 4x4 post. Luckily for me, I missed slide and only took out some skirting and one bracket.

    Please everyone, don’t let little distractions ruin your day. Your can call them back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cclickva View Post
    Well, I have read a lot of posts in this section and thank everyone for sharing as I assume none of us want to share mistakes (well me anyway). I read the posts and do my best to lean from others mistakes. Today, I made a big one of my own.

    I was bringing my 5th wheel back to the lot where I park it. I have made this turn numerous times. I received a phone call about 2 minutes prior to arriving and your guessed it, got distracted and took the turn for granted and caught a 4x4 post. Luckily for me, I missed slide and only took out some skirting and one bracket.

    Please everyone, don’t let little distractions ruin your day. Your can call them back.


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    That's a bummer. Easy to get to relaxed in familiar areas and distracted anywhere and everywhere. Thanks for the reminder. That will make you a better driver moving forward and the damage was minimal and no injuries when compared to bigger lessons. Thanks for sharing it.
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