How many of you people out there own RVs? It seems that a big percentage of the blogs I follow are written by RV owners. Did you ever notice that RV owners are outgoing people who like to share their experiences with others? They are not afraid of making fun of themselves by sharing some of the stupid things that they have done. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that RV owners are stupid, I believe they if they are smart enough to own an RV and like to travel and see new things and meet new people that they must be very smart. On the other hand, we all have done some really dumb things while on the road.
I subscribe to “MotorHome” magazine and in the last issue (July 2012) they had the “2012 RV OOPS AWARDS”. They listed the top 10 in reverse order of the worst OOPS. After reading that article I don’t feel quite so dumb (grin). I am not going to take your fun away by telling you what the OOPS were, but I know that all of us who have or has ever had an RV has had some pretty good OOPS to tell about (or not tell about). If I started my top ten list it would take some time. I would have to sort out the thousands and thousands of ”oops” that I have made since my beginning way back when my two boys were young and we bought our first RV, a pop-up tent camper. Not only did we have a lot of fun in it there were also quite a few oops, also. After the tornado (oops) demolished it, it took us a few years before we got back into RVing by purchasing a 28 foot Mobile Scout bumper pull travel trailer. I do have to say that it was the best laid out and constructed trailer that I have ever seen. My wife and I loved that trailer and it got a lot of miles on it and time spent with us in it, but for some reason that I can’t seem to remember now, we decided to move up to something larger. We looked at fifth-wheels since they had the most room, but after realizing that I would also have to purchase a larger truck to pull a big fiver, we decided to trade both the truck and the trailer in on a class-C motor-home, which we did. Then after quite a few years, we finally upgraded to a diesel pusher. Now, it seems that there is so much other stuff going on in our lives that we haven’t had the time to go anywhere.
Sorry, I got off the track a bit, but wanted to give you some background so you will know that I have had a lot of "oops" happen with many different types of RVs over my life time. What? You wanted me to tell you about all my oops??? I promise, the next time I see you, we will sit down and I will tell you about all of them over a cup or two of coffee. OK, maybe thoughout my blogs I will cover some of them, but they were all caused by either not thinking, not paying attention, or hust being dumb. Let's make a deal, you tell me some of your "oops" and I will tell you some of mine. How does that sound? Now, you all have a great Sunday, you hear?