Saturday, September 22, 2012


We packed up today and left Sned-Acres Campground to head to Jay & Peggy's driveway in Nazareth, PA. We were happily driving south on highway 96, a rather narrow and hilly state highway with narrow shoulders, when we spotted a sign warning of a 12-foot 6-inch underpass seven miles ahead. We began considering options of how to avoid the underpass. After realizing there was no easy route around the restriction, we began looking for a place to turn around to go back to Ithaca where we could take an alternate route. Places to turn around in our sixty-foot RV were few and far between so when we spotted a church at the top of a hill, we decided their parking lot would likely be big enough. Lee pulled up the driveway and turned around and, after reviewing a map, pulled back out onto highway 96 toward Ithaca. He was a little distracted and cut the corner short resulting in the back right corner of the rig dragging on the driveway. This shredded the corner of the fiberglass end cap and pulled it about two inches back, crumpling the fiberglass side panel and the small compartment that carries our leveling blocks. Needless to say, we were not happy campers when we discovered the damage some miles later while stopped for a picnic lunch at a roadside rest area.

This incident may well delay our trip to Texas for the winter--not good.

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