Woops.. Rv Crashes into house ..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    A test drive of a motorhome took an unexpected turn Friday afternoon when a reported mechanical failure caused the driver to lose control and crash into a Federal Way house, emergency officials said.

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    Looking at that photo, it was a good job the house was there, and stopped what would surely of been a fatal long drop of the edge!!

    Double lucky for occupants not to be in!

    At least the MH is colour coordinated, could of been really bad, could of been a white one! :Rofl1:
     
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    Why "OH" why didn`t the driver go down the drive way..:RollEyes:

    Must have made a right mess of the garden..:Wink::BigGrin:
     
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    I was sure this house was advertised with an integral garage for my RV.
     
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    It would appear he was trying to put it into the garage and missed:Doh:
     
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    Is the RV now less than 23' 9" long? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Is that in the Brixham area :BigGrin:
     
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    They've taken advantage of a planning loophole. Home extensions under 23ft 9" don't need permission:BigGrin:
     
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    Indeed.. It's an 'American thing ' :Laughing:
     
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    Is that a Winnebago? if it is I bet it leaks now:Rofl1:
     
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    True

    Yes true it is now a much smaller RV.. the only difference is that my RV has a front still, and the body and the back and is still 23'9"... but for Rutland I have added 11" using the tow bar extension (Reece) so I can have the tiny trailer further back from the RV... helps to back it up... :RollEyes:

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    I nothing else JIM........

    If nothing else JIM.. everyone knows my RV is 23'9" not many can say that.... or get the remarks about it...

    Mind you it still has not sold:cry::cry:


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    Its a great rig Bob, it will sell, but it just might be slower and a bit lower than you anticipate. Talking to the dealers at the shows, most are selling absolutely nothing. There are thousands of big ticket things, like cars, bikes and motohomes going unsold on eBay. This recession really has passed me by to date, but now its beginning to bite, the easy money is not there, I have to scrap for everything with my quotes getting lower lower :Sad:
     
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    As you say JIM on yesterday

    As you say JIM big price ticket items are not moving. Mind you I was surprised I had not sold anything on ebay since August 2008 - ... yes purchased loads of items. But I am in no rush to sell.. if it goes this year fine if not then next year.. may have to find another toy hauler in that case, but it is not the end of the world. I still found myself spending on it despite having it up for sale:Sad::Sad:Like a lot, I am having to think out side the box more. Rather than pay £60 plus vat for a bit of marine ply I have pressed in to use a pair of adjustable ramps to go across the baby trailer so we can carry the power chair and the small scooter.. cost me £6.00 for 8 U clamps .. now to drill 16 holes in the ramps.... As I do not have the big trailer now, I will not need to haul it to Malvern to carry the scooters... so it is plan B

    But at Rutland it is a plan B + Sue is driving the car up so we have transport to get out and also get the milk and bread for others as needed from the Tuesday onwards.. will be there Sunday.. but I am sure we can all last until Tuesday onwards.

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    Oh come on folks..
    Its pretty obvious what happened !!

    This is an American we are talking about................

    He put the cruise control on and went in the back to have a look round
     
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    Ooops

    Handbrake turns going down the drive, whatever will the chav try next.
    so did he buy it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:???????

    I looks as though brakes failed going down the drive. In order to prevent going over the edge of the cliff he turned into the house causing the back of the RV to swing around.
     
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    he was trying for a hand brake turn

    He was trying for a hand brake turn to get it in the garage... but he forgot he has to use the left leg to put the brake on, so by the time he sorted that out he has done a nifty bit of parking... shame about the awning.

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    Its time they did something about those American brakes, like make em work :Doh:.
     
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    I hear some Hymers suffer from bad brakes

    If I am not wrong there is an un named member that has an older Hymer that suffers (or did) with bad brakes:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:.. as I said he was doing a handbrake turn.. just lost it that is all, can happen to any one :cry::cry::cry::cry:


    Bob:Blush:
     
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    As an American vehicle owner you will know what I mean Bob :Wink:. Good job it happend in daylight as if he had to rely on his headlights he would have missed the house completly :Rofl1:.
     
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