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A bump in the road

 

So this happened.

As we were rushing to get the RV to the courthouse so that we could register it in Florida we ran into a little snag. We got ourselves into a tight parking lot in the back of the courthouse. As I nervously positioned the RV to make a tight turn around a corner I forgot to account for the fact that the back of the RV swings out when you make tight turns. In doing that I clipped the fender of a Jeep and got the tire and fender of our tow dolly stuck under the front of the Jeep. Whoops.

The back ‘panel’ of the RV got ripped off on one side and the tow dolly fender has some pretty substantial dents. But nothing structural is wrong with either of them. So we’ve just duck taped the damaged fiberglass to keep the moisture out and got back on the road.

The owner of the jeep, a local firefighter, has been very nice about this incident (so far) and Progressive Insurance has been very pleasant to deal with about all this (so far).

We will keep you up to date on all of this.

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Green Cove Springs and St Augustine Florida

Sort of last minute we decided to swing though Florida on our trip. We are using St Brennans Isle as our mail forwarding service and we’ve heard good things about becoming Florida residents. On our way down we stopped in our first Walmart parking lot, because we just couldn’t drive anymore. It felt pretty safe, when we woke up we realized that we had parked right in front of a sign that read “no overnight RV parking”! But we were out of there by 6am, so nobody noticed.

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