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    Well we had a fantastic time over the Labor Day weekend. Left late Wednesday night and returned late yesterday afternoon. I only managed to snap a few pictures. Two sets of our good friends joined us camping with their kids and they also had boats - even saw a modern day Pirate ship in one of the big no wake coves on Saturday, too funny!!! Wish I would have gotten a picture of all of us anchored in on Sunday too. Food was wonderful and drinks were plenty, as were the smores. Up until yesterday when were in the very final stages of getting ready to leave all was good. First, I thought Mike had all the dogs to get in the truck but didn't notice that Ace (our old guy who turned 13 this weekend) was still in the camper sleeping at the food of the bed. I proceeded to close the slides. The bedroom slide is first to open and close and the mattress on that slide buts up to the dresser with no wiggle room. Kitchen slide is next. Then I hear a YELP!!! I'm like is the dog locked in the bathroom? To my horror I saw half of Ace's head and his ears wedge between the mattress and dresser. Got the slides back out and thanks God he was ok (how I don't know). I still feel pretty bad about that, he's my Mr. Snugglebuns.

    Now the fun really began. After 11 years we (the hubby) have never had an error in hooking up the 5 wheel to the slider hitch in the bed of the truck, or anything. The 5 wheel was locked into the hitch (so the hubby thought) and we were ready to pull out. WHEN it happen, CRUNCH!!!!! 4000 lbs of the front end of the 5 wheel slide off the hitch and onto the bed of the truck. We both just sat in the truck speechless for a moment. Mike had put the pin in that locks the bar from letting the hitch release, but....he did it before the hitch was fully locked in. I think the total weight of our unit is 15,000 lbs, it's 36'. You normally shouldn't even be able to do that but this hitch is different. So basically the pin was in before the 5 wheel hitch and the truck hitch were fully engaged and locked in. Everything's fully insured of course but man it sure put a damper to the best weekend we've had all year. Oh well it is what it is and we can't cry over split milk.

    Here's the few pictures I didn't manage to take .

    Wilson trying to get up front in the truck.


    Wilson taking a 30 second nap.


    Jack and Mike getting ready to go to shore.


    Jack tuckered out.


    Ace being sequestered, lol.


    Pirates - too funny (they were launching water balloons and had super soakers)


    Pirates


    Pirates


    Truck damage


    Truck


    5 wheel sitting on bed


    Tailgate is totalled


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    Im so sorry for the "mishap" with the trailer and truck..jeez...BUT I so love the doggie picsI can't believe how huuuuge Wilson is! All in all...you had a great time and got home safe..AND you have insurance. .. Pirates are just too funny!!

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    @JAKEISGREAT , Wilson's has really gotten big - I don't really notice it but others do. One of the girls (she's 4) said to Mike, "where's the Old Dog," "where's Jack," and then...... , "where's the FAT dog." Too funny. The pirates were so funny.

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    I should send you our water balloon slingshot so you can defend yourselves against the evil pirates.

    Poor baby getting squished in the camper...
    I think Mike was about ready for a new truck anyway..... maybe a bigger truck AND bigger camper... what ya think?

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    Jeannie, sounds like a fun, fun time on the lake. Now you have me craving s'mores! Sorry for the mishap with the truck at the end tho. But overall, glad you had a great time. And yes, Wilson is a big boy! Great photos!

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    Oh gosh! Sounds like everything leading up to the mishaps was great! How much will the damage cost to fix (if you don't mind me asking). Crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    Poor baby getting squished in the camper...
    I think Mike was about ready for a new truck anyway..... maybe a bigger truck AND bigger camper... what ya think?
    Shuuuuu bite your tongue, it's already on the rader in about 3 years, once we get a bill paid. His truck can't get any bigger, it's already running semi tires on 22" rims, is a dually, and has a 6" lift . Ace was very lucky and he seems perfectly fine now thank goodness.

    Here's his truck . http://www.8-lug.com/features/ford/0...lie/index.html

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    Now you have me craving s'mores!
    I really like to skip the graham cracker and stuff a piece of chocolate in the marshmellow and then roast it, yum. We call them Chocomellows .

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    Oh gosh! Sounds like everything leading up to the mishaps was great! How much will the damage cost to fix (if you don't mind me asking). Crazy!
    It was the best overall weekend we've had in a couple of years, it was just awesome until the mishaps but we didn't let it ruin the fun that was had. We're guessing $4000 for the truck and $1000 for the camper, that's probably on the high side though. Mike's truck is pretty customized (it's his line of work) and the damage ruined one side of the bed, a customized railing that went over the bed to cover the bed and then the tailgate of course which is about $1200 alone, not painted to match the truck. I was most impressed with how my husband didn't lose it when it happened stayed calm.
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    What did Mr. Wilsons shirt say on the second picture? Just curious. Love the pirates!! Sorry to hear about the damage but like you said, "Can't cry over spilt milk." The pictures were fun. I love your dogs!

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    Glad you had such a great time before the mishaps. Wilson is looking super!

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    That's a pretty impressive truck. ..... needs a blower! lol

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    @Fontanafox, his shirt says, "I'm easy to get along with once everyone learns to worship me.". Bigot it at petco in their clearance bin for two bucks. . @BruceP, he's done quite a bit more to it in the last 3 years. He and his partner split shortly after that writeup, different goals. It has a hood scoop on it now and air brakes. It also has a true semi horn . His truck is his pride and joy. @LariP, thanks on wilson, he a cutie but OMG is he STUBBORN!!!

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    He isn't stubborn, you just haven't learned to worship him yet!

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