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Old 08-19-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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In San Diego, today, some folks vacationing from L.A., were trying to launch their boat in Misson Bay and OPPS.......the RV got launched also. Watch the video: http://video.nbcsandiego.com/player/?id=286377

Should be a short ad before the story. Me thinks the RV is going to be totaled. So sorry for the owners.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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In San Diego, today, some folks vacationing from L.A., were trying to launch their boat in Misson Bay and OPPS.......the RV got launched also. Watch the video: http://video.nbcsandiego.com/player/?id=286377

Should be a short ad before the story. Me thinks the RV is going to be totaled. So sorry for the owners.
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:32 AM   #3
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Seen it with cars and trucks hooked to boats, but never an RV. Did see a tow truck pull a Winnebago off the beach in Long Beach WA just as the tide lapped the underside. Wow!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:05 AM   #4
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Wow. What a way to ruin your day.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:10 AM   #5
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I was wondering how you would sucessfully launch a boat with an RV since the ramps are notoriously slippery with water and algae growth.

Most people use HD or 4x4 trucks since sometimes the rear wheels can't pull you out by themselves. It is also a BAD idea to have your rear wheels/brakes submerged.

I wonder if they got the rear drums wet and forgot to set the parking brakes or if it just slipped on the surface.

Bummer.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:16 AM   #6
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I hate to sound tough on these people, but that is the dumbest move I have seen in a long time...
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:24 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Captain Bud:
I hate to sound tough on these people, but that is the dumbest move I have seen in a long time... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree, the poor wife has to live the rest of her life with this guy
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:00 AM   #8
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The best way that I have seen is to have a hitch receiver placed on the front of the MH. That keeps your drive wheels high and dry. It also makes maneuvering easier.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:32 AM   #9
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Another Andy Warhol moment!!
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:42 AM   #10
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Folks learned a valuable lesson today. Leave the camping with boats to the truck camper folks. Our "motorhomes" have the home part removable .
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:10 AM   #12
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Who was the driver? Robbin Williams.

Couldn't let that one go. At least they are ok.

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:44 PM   #13
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I ramp launched my 17' sailboat during the 1970s and early 1980s with my Winnebago and Pace Arrow motorhomes. I never had a problem. I don't do that anymore--no more sailboat--now our motorhome is larger--and I'm 75 years old.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:23 PM   #14
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Joseph C. McKenzie:
Folks learned a valuable lesson today. Leave the camping with boats to the truck camper folks. Our "motorhomes" have the home part removable . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Or pull the boat behind a fith wheel, drop the trailer at the CG and THEN take to boat to thr launch. This is how my uncle does it and it works well.

One thing I've never figured out though is how anyone lets their vehicle get THAT far into the water. I can understand if you start to slip alittle bit. But I would think once you start to slip you'd hit the brakes and get some help. The front brakes on any vehicle should be enough to hold it on the ramp. I've seen this happen to several trucks and always wonder how they get way out there like that.
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