Tuesday, November 28, 2023


RV boo-boos – Do you carry a ladder INSIDE your RV?

Do you carry a ladder INSIDE your RV? Lots of us have one, either tucked away in basement storage, or sometimes tied to the outside roof access ladder. But inside? We’re wondering if this scenario might cause us to think differently.

(Click on the image, then click on the left arrow for another view.)

On December 11, three emergency response agencies got a call-out to Highway 1 near Pomponio Beach, California. Yep, a nice Class A motorhome turned over there. What one of our readers noticed was the ladder sticking up from the driver’s window. Was it one of his? Did he carry a ladder inside his coach for just such an emergency?

Thanks to Greg Illes for bringing this one to our attention!

If you’ve seen, witnessed, or had your own “RV boo-boo” moment and have a photo to share with others, let us know. Fill out the form below, and put “boo-boo” on the subject line. Be sure to link your photo with the attachment tool on the form.

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Other stories by Russ and Tiña De Maris


Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña went from childhood tent camping to RVing in the 1980s when the ground got too hard. They've been tutored in the ways of RVing (and RV repair) by a series of rigs, from truck campers, to a fifth-wheel, and several travel trailers. In addition to writing scores of articles on RVing topics, they've also taught college classes for folks new to RVing. They authored the book, RV Boondocking Basics.



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Joe Goomba (@guest_215152)
11 months ago

Kind of a dumb story. The ladder is the fire dept’s so they could get into the RV.

Glenn (@guest_215158)
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

Yes. I agree. Pretty obvious!

Spike (@guest_215198)
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

Yep, my first thought as well.

chris (@guest_215133)
11 months ago

Get a telescoping ladder. They collapse down to a couple feet. Amazing.

steve (@guest_215122)
11 months ago

May just be me but the image doesn’t load

G13 (@guest_215127)
11 months ago
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Richard (@guest_215195)
11 months ago
Reply to  steve

I have the same issues and have had for weeks. RV BooBoos is the only link that seems to have this issue. I have commented on this problem in past weeks, but have received no explanation as to cause. Something changed a few weeks ago since I had no problems in the past and others are now having the same problems. I hope someone can shed some light on the cause.

L. Vrooman (@guest_215292)
11 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Try a different browser. I had the same problem using MS Edge. Changed to chrome and it loaded right away.

Diane McGovern
11 months ago
Reply to  L. Vrooman

I’m sorry, L. Vrooman, Richard, G13 and Steve. I checked with one of our IT folks today and then forgot to reply to your comments. Jessica explained that it’s not a link to an image, but it is a link to a Facebook post in this instance. Some of the links in the RV boo-boos are to Instagram. Sometimes script blockers and ad blockers interfere with these since they are from a 3rd party site. If you have one of these blockers, try turning it off and see if that fixes the issue. Good luck. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Last edited 11 months ago by Diane McGovern
Kit Vargas (@guest_234677)
6 months ago
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