Friday, April 25, 2008

1st camping trip of the season starts out with a bang--literally!

The title says it all--the bang was a woman driving a Toyota Corolla who hit the back end of our brand new camper while we were stopped at a red light! We just picked up the camper from the dealer yesterday, and we were on our way to the campground when the accident occurred. We had the camper for 1 day, and didn't even have a chance to use it before it got damaged! The pictures really don't show all of the damage. The rear bumper is completely pushed in on the middle, the undercarriage of the camper is bent, and the back outside wall of the camper is bowed. We'll have to see what the estimate is going to be regarding the damage, but we're wondering if they might just say it's 'totaled'. :-( On the positive side...we still made it to the campground, and the rear slide (bunkroom) worked, and the level went down the way they're supposed to--so we're camping this weekend! Unfortunately, we cannot use our bathroom because we're not sure if any damage occurred to our sewer tank, which is located at the very rear (underneath) of the camper. We have a full bathroom and cannot even use it. Oh well--we're going to try to enjoy the rest of our weekend.

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