Posts Tagged ‘motorhome bloopers’

Camping Bloopers -Annoying RV Driving

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

We came across this comical article the other day about the ten most annoying driving habits. Especially if you use your RV a lot to go RVing or camping, it is more than likely that you have seen these bad drivers out on the road. Keep yourself off of camping bloopers by driving mindfully and not making these driving mistakes. Be careful with your new RV by watching out for these annoying driving habits on the road. Here are the first five annoying RV driving habits:
1. Merging – Drivers that go slowly down the on-ramp blocking traffic and heading into traffic that is going really fast, that’s just not a good idea.

2. Stopping to stare at a car crash- Blocking traffic that is starting to pile up behind your RV for miles and miles, just so that you can see all of the details of a fender bender as you pass by – not the best manners.

3. Using high beams improperly – The offenders in this case can be city or rural drivers. City motorhome drivers who never get to use their high beams, so thus forget that they have them and never use them, causing them to creep along at slow night speeds because they cannot see. This high beam user can also be a rural RV driver that doesn’t meet another car or motorhome very often, so thus, they forget that they have their high beams on and constantly blind people.

4. Avoiding jackrabbit starts – Most new and used RV’s are not fuel-efficient RVs, so many RV owners try to avoid fast starts thinking that it will save gas. So, these are the travel trailer drivers that creep away from the stop sign, holding up traffic behind them as they “snail” away. It is actually more efficient to power up to speed relatively quickly, then back off the throttle and cruise at a steady speed.

5. Braking for no reason – We really couldn’t find a more comical way to say this than how this article put it, so we are just going to quote the article here: “Just asking, but what’s up with these inexplicable brake applications in the middle of straightaways? Did you just remember the cat is still in the dryer? See your high school flame pass in the opposite direction? Wake up and realize you were driving? The mystery is baffling. All I know is that it seems people aren’t paying attention and then get startled back into focus, so they apply the brakes. Focus on driving when you’re behind the wheel, not the other things that are happening in your life. You might live longer and worry less.”

Next post, the rest of the top ten annoying driving habits.

Camper Crash-Camping Blooper with Overpass

Monday, January 4th, 2010

We have got a new camping blooper video for you. In this video, the camper crashes into an overpass, but luckily, only the air conditioner is truly damaged. But, the overpass takes the air conditioner…BAM!, right off of the top of the fifth wheel travel trailer in a split second! The camping blooper video actually shows two views from two different cameras. Do you think that the RV owner even realized that they didn’t make it safely under the overpass? We hope that this wasn’t your trailer…but would you admit to any one that this was your camper blooper? If it was you, here is a website to plan your next RV Vacation to get your mind off of things!

The Simpsons Buy an RV- Camping Blooper

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The TV show the Simpson’s has been on the air since 1989 and produced many funny video clips. Because the show has been on the air for so long and because RVing is such a part of our culture, the show was bound to showcase RVs at some point. That is what happens in this classic Simpson’s camping blooper video. If you have ever been to see RV Sales at a RV dealer, this camping blooper will make you laugh:

Scary night at the RV Park

Monday, October 26th, 2009

lookoutRVwindowThis story courtesy of Clieb on the RV.net Forums:
I was at a Coaching Clinic and staying alone in my Itasca Horizon in a less than desirable RV Park. Turned out to be a mobile home park that rented open pads to RV’s. (I will never learn and always try to get a good deal close to where I need to be.)

Its 1:00 am and I awake to my generator starting. The thought goes through my head that my generator does not start automatically, no one’s does, you have to manually push the starter button.

I get up and look down the hall, no one is in the coach, someone has to be messing around outside.

My flashlight, my security system, and I start peeking out the windows and do not see anyone so I go carefully out the door and look all around and under the coach, no one there.

I open the front generator compartment door and look and there on the starter button and in the dust next to it are perfect Raccoon footprints. I have to fuss with the generator to get it to prime and start but some stupid oversized rodent gets it to start no problem.

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Camper stuck – How long to get out?

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Well people who get their camper stuck sure seem to give camping bloopers some good material. This RV bloopers video is no exception.

This time lapsed video shows yet another funny camping blooper and why it is a bad idea to park on the beach. Four hours later, the RV is finally pulled out. Keep this in mind when you go camping next summer. Start planning now! Go RVing can give you some ideas!

My Memorable First RV Trip

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

This story is courtesy of Jenny at the RV Blog of RVingPlanet.com:

motorhome_trip“The year 2003….time 2:00 a.m…..somewhere in the middle of Texas. Ker boom!, Smack!, Shatter! To learn more read on: One of the first RV trips that I ever took was when a group of friends and I decided to rent an RV for a nineteen-hour road trip to Arizona. The RV that we rented had a bedroom in the back, kitchen along the right side, a spacious bathroom, cushy chairs for the driver and passenger, and a TV in the middle front. Not unlike some of the RV floor plans in some of the best RV’s available today. The RV that we rented reminded me very much of a Fleetwood RV, though I do not remember what kind of RV it actually was. Being that I am not an “outdoorsy” kind of person, I decided at that point that an RV was the only way to travel and definitely the only way to camp.

The friend who rented the RV decided that he would be the main and only driver for the trip. So the rest of us passengers settled in for the ride as we pulled out at 6:00 a.m., bound for Arizona. Little did I know at the time, our driver had a “rule” with his family that you wait as long as humanly possible before you stop. This rule was compounded by the fact that we were in a very nice RV with a bathroom, so the only time we stopped for the entire trip was to get gas. My husband and I usually stop every hour when we drive places in our car, so at the end of our Arizona trip, I was sure wishing that we hadn’t had a RV with such great gas mileage! Somewhere in the middle of Texas at 2:00 a.m. our friend, who was sleeping in the bedroom in the back of the RV, shouted up to the driver that something was going on. What? We weren’t quite sure, but we were about to find out.

After stopping the RV on the side of the road, half of the group got out to inspect what was going on. Following a short investigation, they found out that the rear luggage compartment door had popped open and a suitcase had fallen out onto the dark, but heavily traveled highway. So, off the men went, running down that Texas highway in the wee hours of the morning, looking for a lost suitcase. They found the suitcase, but not until after a semi ran it over, a hair dryer was smashed, and Gold Bond powder was showered all over the clothes that the group could find. A study by Progressive Insurance® in 2007 shows that the most common mishaps that RV owners report are driving off with the steps extended, backing up into a post or other stationary object, and misjudging the amount of overhead/or side clearance space. Needless to say, my first RV adventure was definitely that, an adventure.”

What interesting blunders have you had on your many RV trips? I hope that your next RV trip is peaceful, blooper-free, and that your luggage survives! Check this site out to find RV Rentals or to buy an RV from reputable RV Dealers.

Motorhome heads down 100-foot cliff

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

This man’s day just got worse after he got out to walk his dog and the brakes failed on his motorhome. The RV trip down had to be eventful. RV heads down 100-foot cliff video.