Tuesday, November 28, 2023


RV boo-boos: Fifth wheel through the drive-through? (Video)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
To paraphrase an old mentor, “Some of the brightest people are RVers—but on the other hand….” Yes, sometimes you just have to scratch your head. We can see a motorhomer hitting an unexpected patch of black ice. Yes, sometimes you really can develop an LP leak at the wrong time. But taking the fifth wheel through the fast-food joint’s drive-through? Get real!

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This “incident” (we can’t call it an accident, can we?) reportedly took place in Yuma, Arizona. Somebody’s stomach must have gotten ahead of his common sense. Better you should walk-through the drive-through in this case. We’ve run into locals who have an already low opinion of snowbirds—this could be one reason. If a still image isn’t enough, watch the video for yourself!

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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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Marv (@guest_239279)
5 months ago

This is the third time I have addressed this with RV Travel Magazine. Please do not degrade your magazine any longer showing this video. This fellow camped near us at Imperial Dam LTVA for years near Yuma. He is now in his mid 80’s and his two daughters have placed him in a Memory Care Facility near them in Sacramento. He had lost his wife and two Labrador dogs before this. Let’s see how you want to be remembered should you be diagnosed with dementia. RVMagazine is too classy to keep allowing this video and the ridiculing comments on their website. Enough is enough! Thanks.

Drew (@guest_239251)
5 months ago

Love it he rolls coals to get it through there.

Neal Davis (@guest_239240)
5 months ago

How silly. =:O

Ken (@guest_239238)
5 months ago

The 2nd video is in Yuma at the new DQ, when it was new. Now there are a lot of signs and barriers. But idiots don’t read or know limits I suppose

Bob P (@guest_239220)
5 months ago

Not only did he crash into the building once, but tried several times to force it through again. This is a prime example of why states should have mandatory retesting after a certain age, and yes I fall into that category at 80 but I still have my faculties enough know when and where my RV can’t go. Even though this happened in AZ it could happen any where senior citizens are gathered in large numbers. This is the same type of driving that makes FL insurance so expensive, to many old people who have lost their ability to safely drive. My Dad, rest his soul, had 3 minor accidents in 4 months of snow birding in Tucson, AZ driving his dually (he was 78 then) upon their return I heard about it and started coaxing him to think about coming in off the road, 3 years later they finally did to my relief. To make matters worse they had a compact car Mom drove behind him “to save miles” on the diesel dually, like they were going to wear it out in their lifetime. This was back in the 90’s. Lol

Larry L (@guest_239219)
5 months ago

Well Marv’s explanation of dementia makes more sense than someone being stupid and in the process destroy their own and someone else’s property.

Marv (@guest_170951)
1 year ago

This fella is a friend of mine and was full timing in the LTVA. 80 yrs young and has since put up his driving and living near his daughters. When dementia strikes we should all be concerned. Please be compassionate in your messages. And thank God you haven’t slipped to that position. Safe driving.

Barbara (@guest_173068)
1 year ago
Reply to  Marv

It is too bad he didn’t decide to hang up the keys before he did this. Tough lesson to learn. Luckily, no one was hurt in this situation (other than the building and the 5th Wheel). My dad had dementia and it was all but impossible to convince him he couldn’t drive safely anymore.

Lori (@guest_170936)
1 year ago

Ouch! … and, srlsy?

Bob p (@guest_170869)
1 year ago

You Can’t Fix Stupid! Probably texting!

alex (@guest_170843)
1 year ago

When someone becomes hypoglycemic, they stop thinking and start craving.

Tim (@guest_170830)
1 year ago

Based on the fact that the driver tries to keep going, I’ve always suspected the rig was stolen.

Jim Prideaux (@guest_170829)
1 year ago

Some {bleeped} built a Dairy Queen where RVs have to turn. And yes I agree with previous poster this video is old.

Joe Goomba (@guest_170716)
1 year ago

Oh goodie, we’re dragging out this 3yr old video again.

David Landry (@guest_170653)
1 year ago

That had to be insurance fraud of some sort, no one is that stupid or accident prone!

Bob P (@guest_239214)
5 months ago
Reply to  David Landry

Wanna bet?

Tom (@guest_170642)
1 year ago

Darwin wasn’t wrong about absolutely everything…

This guy may not last long in the “Survival of the fittest” category.

Jesse Crouse (@guest_170724)
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

And he should not.

Bob p (@guest_170870)
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

He should immediately be sterilized as his gene pool sprang a leak years ago, no way should people like this be allowed to reproduce.

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