Sunday, October 2, 2022


RV boo-boos – Really high-centered 5er

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Yep, it’s that time of the year – the one where you wish you were a snowbird. We’re not sure how this one came about, but we’re sure it’ll be a long time before this guy forgets about his really high-centered 5er.

This is the first of an occasional feature where we’ll share “boo-boo” moments. It may be something like this poor high-centered 5er. Or we may show you do-it-yourself RV projects that should have never left the drawing board. Stay tuned, we’ll share them all.

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8 months ago

Sorry Folks, just know I have done some very stupid things in my Life!! The Mirror keeps telling me. Applaud the people who sent these pictures; took a great deal wherewithal to send.!!

Bob p
8 months ago

The 5th wheel isn’t high centered, it’s low centered, and that happened before the snow as there are no truck tracks in the snow just footprints. This all goes back to, YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID!

Neal Davis
8 months ago

Sorry, no picture, but here’s the brief tale of why we created and follow a departure checklist and ALWAYS do a walk-around before departing.

We finished packing up the RV and were leaving our campsite when a lady walking her dog began vigorously waving for us to stop, which we did. After exiting the RV and assessing the situation, I effusively thanked her for alertly stopping us. I had neglected to unplug the RV from the power pedestal. Thankfully, the power cord had unrolled from its spool as I pulled through our campsite, leaving thr pedestal undamaged. Further, the power cord was inches from being fully unrolled and potentially becoming detached from the RV. After flipping the breaker on the pedestal, unplugging our power cord, and rolling it onto its spool, we spent the balance of that trip, and all since then, doing our walk-around prior to exiting our campsite. Lesson learned, and thankfully the lesson was taught gently rather than harshly.

8 months ago

That 5th wheel has nothing to do with the time of year.

Bradley Anderson
8 months ago

The question is, is it level….

8 months ago

That first pic of the bus in the side of a house is either photo shopped or was created as a gag. Look at the nice clean lines of the siding of the house where the bus entered the wall. A crash would have created a mess around the edges. Also the cement foundation looks to neat around the base of the bus. My guess is the homeowner cut an old bus in half & set it up against the house.
The second pic, of a 5th wheel, is a driver who needs to be removed from the gene pool.

8 months ago
Reply to  Fred

re: bus
Plus the undamaged air conditioner (or luggage rack), and the heating apparatus on the back end.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
8 months ago
Reply to  Fred

Hi, Fred. Maybe in the first picture, that’s how they added an “instant” extra room onto the house? 😆 Have a great day. 🙂 –Diane

8 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

That’s what I thought!

8 months ago
Reply to  Fred

I thought that was just a hillbilly garage!

8 months ago

Prior planning prevents {bleeped} poor performance.

8 months ago

Common sense doesn’t grow on trees. You are born with it. They don’t teach it in school either.

Jesse Crouse
8 months ago
Reply to  Dr4Film

And it’s not so common in todays world.

8 months ago
Reply to  Dr4Film

It has been said that common sense is the most democratic of all attributes: everyone believes they have sufficient to their need.

8 months ago
Reply to  Dr4Film

Learned a bunch of common sense while in school. The military taught much more.

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