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Published: November 4th 2009
Here's a shot of the damage. A little red highlight was needed to the bottom of the RV.
Grace pulled into a Texaco station with the RV and had to make a sharp left turn to get the truck near the pump. I said, "You're not going to be able to pull forward like this or the RV will hit that post.” We filled up the gas tank and I apparently forgot all about my own advice. I was driving now and figured out which direction I was going and that was forward - dragging the RV right into a big, bright-red bar that protected the pump.
It only dented about 10% of one side of the RV, so that’s only a 4’ long crease. To add insult to injury, the bar knocked the sewer line off the RV and raw sewage poured out onto the driveway. I backed up and pulled forward while actually looking backward through the mirror and saw a long trail of sewage being left from the scene of the accident to my RV. It didn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to figure out who did it. Grace said it was the longest skid mark she had ever seen.
We left quickly before the EPA showed up.
We spent one short night in
World's longest skid mark
Here's the trail of turds from the site of the accident to where the RV was parked.
a KOA campground before heading on to Charleston, SC for Halloween. Charleston is where the Civil War started with the attack on Fort Sumter, so I was expecting some deep southern accents and backwardness. We didn’t find that and found some extremely nice people.
When we pulled into the RV park, some people came up and talked to us about the dent in the side of the RV. Then they invited us to a pot luck with some RVers from the Southeast section of RVforum.net. They were very helpful in giving us tips and tricks to save some time and money in the RV lifestyle. They always ask “How can you afford this RV lifestyle?”. It’s not cheap.
Here’s a RVers joke:
What do RVers use as a thermostat?
The RV campground had it’s own fishing pond, so Grace and I got our lines wet. I actually caught two bluegill and two turtles.
I hope to put the dents behind us now and move forward in one piece. Grace and I are finding life very enjoyable on the road. We're taking the time to enjoy the simple things and doing a lot
Grace felt the pain after the crash and relaxed with a bottle of Double Wide Ale. This was a going away gift from Kate - thanks for the comfort - it tasted great
of hard work. There's nothing like feeling you're accomplishing something and then sitting back and talking about it.
Tot: 0.032s; Tpl: 0.017s; cc: 7; qc: 28; dbt: 0.0081s; 1; m:saturn w:www (188.8.131.52); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.2mb