I had planned on posting on the new member forum after we had brought our 5th wheel home.
Made a deal on our new Cougar about 2 weeks ago and had made arrangements to pick it up and PDI it yesterday. Ordered the 5th wheel hitch Thursday before the 4th weekend and was assured that it would be here by Weds or Thurs for me to get it installed in time. We were planning to pull our trade in over on Friday night, get a room and let the kids swim and then be up at the dealer early Saturday morning. Our dealer is about 100 miles away.
Thursday comes around, no hitch still. No hitch on Friday. So we cancelled our appt with the RV dealer and motel reservations.
So, on Saturday morning at about 5:30, our dog started barking and my wife got up to let her out. She woke me with screams from our family room. I jumped out of bed, my first thoughts was that someone was trying to get in the house or breaking into our car. As I came into the room, she said that the stereo was making some weird loud noises and now was starting to smolder from that area. I found that it was actually the power bar surge protector that had shorted out and had started to melt, catching the carpet on fire and starting to ignite a tablecloth near it. I jerked the plug out of the wall and put out the small flames.
There are so many what if's. If our dog hadn't woke us, it could have spread quickly with my family in the house. If my hitch would have shown up, we would be asleep in a motel 100 miles away.
So, I'm very thankful for delayed shipping right now. I'm not upset at all about not picking up our new trailer.
Don't skimp on those surge protectors. I learned that they have a typical lifespan of about 5 years and should be replaced after that. This was a Walmart special that had been in use almost 9 years. Constantly on, either running a computer, or being used for a TV and other electronics.
3500 CCLB 4x4 (EDITED) 6.7 HO, auto, DPF and EGR deleted by (EDITED) , Mini Maxx, 5" exhaust,
'12 (EDITED) 324RLB- 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath