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Have you ever been in an accident while driving your RV?

This is one of those polls that we don’t really want to know the answer to. We’ll cover our eyes and peep through just to see the votes.

Have you ever been in an accident while driving your RV? If so, did it badly damage your RV or the other vehicle(s) involved? Did it total your RV or the other vehicles?

After you vote, if you’re comfortable doing so, please leave a comment and tell us about the accident (or accidents). We’re curious. We hope you (and your RV and other passengers) were safe!

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Bob Weinfurt
30 days ago

A few minor ones caused by other peoples actions. Some damage to the other vehicles but none to mine. Fortunately, I’ve been able to avoid a lot of potential ones.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

Backed out of our RV barn after heavy rain. The RV sank so much that I pulled off the bottom of the front cap before realizing what was happening. My vote was that my one-RV accident was a fender bender.

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1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

That was a major fender bender, Neal. Ouch! Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

Richard Chabrajez
1 month ago

In Colorado; “Oh, we get rigs your size in here all the time”. Don’t believe it. With 3 of us watching (including the park dufuss who was watching tail swing) we still managed to tear off an awning support and clip a very nice lady in a “vintage” Winnie B. Regardless of the circumstance, the moving rig (me) is at fault. We paid for and fixed all the damage. As for the park dufuss, you just can’t fix stupid.

Steven N
20 days ago

Never trust the “Park Dufus”….Dufus! LOL Seriously though always use G.O.A.L! (Get Out And Look) I don’t trust anyone but me and my wife to back into places and even then I get out and look several times as needed no matter how “helpful” people try to be.

Steve Shelton
1 month ago

One year ago coming home on our last trip of the year while traveling at 30 mph on a two lane road a drunk (truly drunk at .28 BAC) ran a stop sign and t-boned our toad. He then left the scene in a hurry. 911 operator informed me he was caught before our phone conversation was complete. 5k damage to the toad, total loss for him. He won’t be needing it anyway as this incident and one a month prior got him free room and board with the state for the next 3 1/2 years. I thank god he got the toad and not the coach. Fortunately toad was driveable as it took 5 months to get parts for repair.

KellyR
1 month ago

This survey shows that fears instilled by RV stories and videos really are not that great.

Tom
1 month ago

Yes,
we were in middle lane of 3 lane interstate and a driver in car was weaving thru traffic,not very much traffic ) as he passed on driver-side,he cut into our lane to pass a vehicle that was in fast lane. He missed judged and was quite passed us. He hit the left front wheel well and started fishtailing. From there he went into the fast lane and into the guard rail, then back across 3 lanes of traffic. When he hit me I started to slow down. He recovered control of the car and continued on his way. We stopped and notified highway patrol and filled a report, and were able to continue on our trip.

Billh42
1 month ago

Bought my last 5er with the disc brake option. They saved my bacon a couple of times. Amazing stopping power and no fade. I will never buy a trailer with drum brakes again.

Richare OKelly
1 month ago

Young kid driving a company car was playing with CD and ran a red light and hit our motor home in the right front. Luckily we were turning left. $7,000 damage

Leslie P
1 month ago

I’m a retired firefighter and we had training called “Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention”. EVAP. It has made a huge difference in driving because understanding inertia and stopping distance has definitely helped us to be safe drivers. Highly recommend taking a class of this type if you come across one offered.

Fred
1 month ago

Rear ended by a sleeping semi driver while travelling 55mph on I57, in Illinois, on our way to Michigan. He woke up at the last second, but tore off the front of his cab & blew out a tire, while ripping off the back corner of our 5th wheel. He told me he had no idea what happened, but then told the state trooper that I pulled out in front of him & he couldn’t avoid me. The trooper believed him “because he is a trucker”. $10K damage to the 5er.

Genevieve Arthur
1 month ago

On our way to Eastern Washington traveling in the right lane on I90 near Issaquah, a truck pulling a trailer came barreling up th lane just to the left of us. The trailer was bouncing around and slammed into the side of our MH from the rear to the front. It actually pushed my side view mirror flat against my window. There were multiple scratches the entire length. But the major damage was the slide topper bracket broke and we didn’t notice it until returning home ad the topper got sucked into the slide. We were in the shop for 6 months waiting for parts. We were able to get a picture and found there was no license plate on the offending trailer. Our insurance company was amazing and paid for it as a hit and run.
I thought we were going to flip, but I was able to keep her on the road until able to exit safely.

Sheryl Hendrix
1 month ago

I said no but I forgot about hubby moving a picnic table with the rv by accident of course it was just slightly in the drive. Just bent one basement door a bit on the bottom. Also someone hit us while we were sitting still don’t know when or where. Just noticed one day the ladder had been hit.

Dave
1 month ago

2 accidents so far. Both from “crap” falling from pick-up trucks in front of us. First one was $2400 in damage to the suspension and the second was $4000 damage to the fiberglass front end.

Bob M
1 month ago

While I said no, I some how damaged my awning and roller. Have no idea how, but both need to be replaced.

Mark Dobberstein
1 month ago

Our 40 ft fifth wheel and tow vehicle totaled due to semi tractor and trailer doing u turn on 4 lane highway and paved median. No time to hit brakes, missed front end of semi with our vehicle, but he hit fifth wheel, which caused our rig to start tipping over. As we were going over on side, we hit oncoming semi dumpster in his rear tandem axle, preventing rollover. Our fifth wheel ended under the dumpster. Luckily we were not injured and our dash camera proved our version of events, as the professional driver attempted to say he did not cause the accident.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

I had disc brakes installed on our trailer several years ago. I think because of that upgrade we avoided two potential accidents caused by folks just zooming in front of us from an onramp, them slamming on the brakes because they were not watching what was already happening in our lane.

Ed K
1 month ago

Bambi and I had a close encounter, cost over $3500.00 to correct and the Deer got away so I could not ever get a venison steak out of the encounter.

Bob p
1 month ago

No, but close. I found out how the antilock brakes work on the truck when I needed to adjust the load equalizer bar chains two more links. Wow!

Sharon
1 month ago

We were filling up at a gas station. Guy hit us in the rear because he “didn’t see” the trailer. Bent our ladder.

Tom
1 month ago

For those who wish to see 100+ GMC’s in many different levels of life stages, be in Lebanon, TN at the Fairgrounds the week of September 26 – Oct 1.

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