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What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done while RVing?
Once again, it’s that time of the Year of The RV when we acknowledge that RVers — even smart ones like you and me — do some really dumb things. “I never do anything dumb,” or “I do lots of dumb things,” are the typical responses I get when I ask the question, “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done while RVing?” Most often with further probing, the first group of RVers confess, “Well, there was this one thing …” and out comes a tale of woe.
Here’s the Top 10 of this Year of The RV’s dumb things, rated from “Dumb” to “Dumbest,” that RVers have reported to me, some with further probing. As always, dumber mishaps are more traumatic and costly, which is why you definitely don’t want to make them yourself. So, read on, learn from the mistakes of others, and save yourself some serious grief and cash!
Life is Not a Beach
The Oregon coast has a number of access points for driving onto beautiful, sandy beaches. Harry decided to do just that with his Class B motorhome to check out the possibility of camping for free with a view of the ocean. He drove on the beach for about 10 minutes when he noticed a little cove that might be a good spot to tuck in for the night. As he approached, he decided to stop and check it out. Unfortunately, when he got back in to move farther into the cove, his rear tires dug into the sand. The more the tires spun, the deeper he sank, until he was up to the rear axle. Without a…