Oops!!1 - CamperCommunity Forums

Join Now!

Go Back   CamperCommunity Forums > Camping > Around the Campfire

Oops!!1

CamperCommunity.com is the premier Camper Community Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-25-2008, 08:12 AM
roadhouse's Avatar
Addicted Camper
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sanford, MI
Posts: 158
Default Oops!!1

I hate it when this happens.
I store the camper at a buddies property for the winter, then store it at a storage yard close to home for the camping season. Yesterday was the day to move it close to home. As I was getting the tonque off the hitch the trailer rolled back and off the jack boards. t's all sand where the camper is, so the tongue jack is burried straight down in the sand. I didn't chock the wheels, as I usually do that after its unhooked from the truck. I learned my lesson, I'll always chock the wheels first.

I have a buddy coming over shortly with Kubota tractor to lift the tongue up so we can get the jack back on boards.


__________________
Mike, Paula, Dallas, Devyn, Brooklyn, & Ashtyn
2007 Hornet 30BHS TT
1994 2500 Suburban tow rig w/454ci, & 4.10:1 gears
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee(8" lift, 37" tires) play rig
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-25-2008, 09:09 AM
roadhouse's Avatar
Addicted Camper
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sanford, MI
Posts: 158
Default

all better now, just got it set back up with the tractor.
__________________
Mike, Paula, Dallas, Devyn, Brooklyn, & Ashtyn
2007 Hornet 30BHS TT
1994 2500 Suburban tow rig w/454ci, & 4.10:1 gears
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee(8" lift, 37" tires) play rig
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-25-2008, 09:46 AM
kiteri's Avatar
Camping Guru
Camper Type: Tent
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 505
Blog Entries: 13
Default

See... you got all your bad luck out of the way before the season even started!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 03-25-2008, 10:07 AM
mailfire99's Avatar
Camping Guru
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 429
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Dang roadhouse, glad no body parts were under there

Glad you got her back up on her feet. Didnt bend anything did it?
__________________
"Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-25-2008, 10:37 AM
roadhouse's Avatar
Addicted Camper
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sanford, MI
Posts: 158
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mailfire99 View Post
Dang roadhouse, glad no body parts were under there

Glad you got her back up on her feet. Didnt bend anything did it?
Nope everything is fine. I don't have a pad on the bottom of my tongue jack, its just the hollow pipe. So it just sank in the ground slowly. I'm going out this week any buying one of those pads...they are only $15. I don't know if pad is the correct word for them, but you know what I'm talking about....hopefully
__________________
Mike, Paula, Dallas, Devyn, Brooklyn, & Ashtyn
2007 Hornet 30BHS TT
1994 2500 Suburban tow rig w/454ci, & 4.10:1 gears
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee(8" lift, 37" tires) play rig
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2008, 11:11 AM
Enthusiastic Camper
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 91
Default

We feel you pain been there and done that !
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 32
Default chocking wheels

Roadhouse.. we had one of the guys in our camping club almost get pinned in between the camper and the truck... didnt chock his wheels and the camper rolled forward until the tongue of the camper was under the truck... now for safety we make sure that every one in our club chocks there wheels... We also have one that is in charge of making sure we know where the local hospital is and urgent care just in case... We have also had people fall out of there camper door and break legs..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-26-2008, 06:54 AM
l2l's Avatar
l2l l2l is offline
Camping Guru
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 483
Send a message via Yahoo to l2l
Default

Glad no one was hurt and that no damage was done roadhouse....

Chock them wheels folks even if your on level ground, ya NEVER know when that trailer will decide to move...
__________________

http://www.prostateextremeteam.com/gifs/ribbon_sm.gif 2001 GMC Yukon 27' Shasta
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-26-2008, 08:22 AM
mikey's Avatar
Enthusiastic Camper
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 139
Default

Yeah that is kinda scary. I have been known not to chock mine when in a hurry, but I think I will everytime now
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-27-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 99
Default

Yeah, for some reason this situation looks all to familiar

Oh yeah, maybe cause it happened to me once before. Oops
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-27-2008, 08:26 PM
_
Camper Type: None
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 852
Default

Never did that, but did drive off with the tongue jack down - needless to say, it bent to unusable in 1.5 feet
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-31-2008, 12:36 PM
glfortner's Avatar
Camping Extraordinaire
Camper Type: Travel Trailer
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: TN
Posts: 159
Blog Entries: 2
Default

My dad is very obsessed with wheel chocking-now I understand why.
Yes it is always a good idea to know where the nearest Urgent Care or Emergency room is. Being a nurse, I can tell you that even if you are in great health, things can happen and knowing where a local ER is can save valuable minutes for someone in pain!
__________________
Places I have Camped

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:51 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.