Thursday, August 11, 2022


RV boo-boos: Which came first—the extended slide or the accident?

It’s a shame that when we run across some of these “dilly” RV accident photos, we don’t have access to eyewitnesses. In this week’s boo-boo, we’re faced with a “chicken or egg”-type incident involving a slide-out accident. Here’s the image.

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The question that comes to mind is this: Was the slide-out accident caused by someone leaving the slide extended? Or did the slide come out after somebody got clobbered? We dunno. Maybe this was your RV—and if it is, please know we feel your pain! But if it is, drop us a line and let us know just what happened. By the way, need tips on picking an RV body shop? Look here.

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. From slide-out accidents to garden-variety oopsies, we’re looking to hear from you!

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4 days ago

Picture not visible . . Tells me I can “View this post on Instagram”.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Hi, Paul. It shows that for me, too, while it’s downloading. And then the picture pops in. Maybe it’s just loading extremely slow on your device? Sorry. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Sharon B
5 days ago

I left a comment in the wrong area..sorry. Regarding the photo above in
Around the Web, with the caption ‘California launches no out of pocket cost solar program.’ This guy is the governor of Florida not California. He would not get elected in California ever.

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Phil Derr
5 days ago

From the windshield debris from the car, which is at the rear of the RV and behind the car my take is: The slide was out, the car ran into it when the RV was stopping for the light. I hope the driver was not injured. Note: See the leg behind the RV?

Bob p
5 days ago
Reply to  Phil Derr

I believe the slide was out, the car was sitting at the stoplight and the RV came from behind in the next lane catching the rear of the car with the slide.

2 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

That’s my take on it also.

5 days ago

The amount of the slide that is embedded into the left side rear window area of the car reeks of slide out first that caused the accident, not afterwards. Especially when you see that the car’s rear end is angled toward the RV. I am guessing that the RV slide caught the car embedding the slide into the car and dragging it toward the vehicle in the front of the car. No charge for the in-depth analysis plus I would be willing to testify in court for a FEE. Case closed! (wink wink)

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