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Good Evening,

Now that I have calmed down a bit I have decided to share todays event with you all :?:

There have been several posts in the past regarding what you do with Gaffer/Duck Tape?

Today, as can be seen from the picture below...........I found out :roll:


:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

I went to fill my Gaslow up but the site we chose was rather tight. I asked the youg lady in the payment kiosk if I could go in through the No Entry way. This way was less tight and the pump would have been on the right side for filling up.

I had a short lapse of concentration and forgot to allow for the overhang at the rear :oops: It caught the kiosk and I knew by the sound that it was not good.

Now I have had time to reflect, and my lovely wife has pointed out to me that no one has been hurt (apart from my pride), no damage to other property and we all know from this website that there are worse things that could happen to us.

We have still got 6 weeks left here in France and we are going to enjoy it. It is only cosmetic and can be repaired when we get home :oops:

Regards from an embarrassed :oops:

Dean
 

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Hi Dean

French supermarket petrol stations have been designed by motor repair people, I'm convinced of it. Some of them are pretty difficult to negotiate in a car let alone a motorhome. It also has to be said that the LPG sections are usually particularly troublesome, perhaps the motor repair people use them as a special test for their graduates who wish to obtain a doctorate.

Add to that the fact that you need arms six feet long to pay at the cash desk and the credit card facilities are lottery, it is just a nightmare. So I have every sympathy with you, hope the damage is not too bad/expensive and the duct tape holds out.

Just as well the scenery is nice.

Cheers

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Hi Dean,
We watched a UK caravan totally demolish a fuel kiosk after the driver struggled to pay and left a bit too sharply.

I'm happy to back in or out rather than get jammed at the kiosk.

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Fairportgoer said:
Good Evening,

Now that I have calmed down a bit I have decided to share todays event with you all :?:

There have been several posts in the past regarding what you do with Gaffer/Duck Tape?

Today, as can be seen from the picture below...........I found out :roll:


:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

I went to fill my Gaslow up but the site we chose was rather tight. I asked the youg lady in the payment kiosk if I could go in through the No Entry way. This way was less tight and the pump would have been on the right side for filling up.

I had a short lapse of concentration and forgot to allow for the overhang at the rear :oops: It caught the kiosk and I knew by the sound that it was not good.

Now I have had time to reflect, and my lovely wife has pointed out to me that no one has been hurt (apart from my pride), no damage to other property and we all know from this website that there are worse things that could happen to us.

We have still got 6 weeks left here in France and we are going to enjoy it. It is only cosmetic and can be repaired when we get home :oops:

Regards from an embarrassed :oops:

Dean
Ouch!! I really feel for you :cry:
I hope it does not spoil your holiday too much!
 

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There but the grace of god go us all! It has made me think about why we do feel so embarressed about a bump in a car. I mean who has not dropped a plate or a cup or ... trod on a toe. I know it is more expensive but we have all done it! Have a lovely holiday it will be okay I am sure.

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Hi

We nearly got stuck in a french supermarket petrol station. It took a lot of shunting to get out without taking the kiosk with us :oops: :oops:

We now don't bother risking damage to the M/H just to save a few euros

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Good Evening,

Thanks for all your replies, I have now had a few glasses of wine and suddenly things do not seem to bad :wink:

I suppose it will hit me again in the morning when I spot it.

One other thing......

Is there a quiet gaffer tape on the market :?:

Have you tried taping up your war wound on a campsite, surrounded by fellow motorhomers and tuggers, from all nationalities without drawing attention to yourself :oops: :oops:

Regards

Dean :wink:
 

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Something I saw recently!

"You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape".

:) :)
 

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Ouch............that made me wince 8O 8O 8O

Nearly did the same this afternoon in Tesco's car park - reversing into and end space in front of the shop canopy. Glad i hopped out and checked - was 6 inches from clouting the cast iron guttering!!!!!

I bet you will strike up lots of conversations on sites now once they all spot the tape!!!!!

Enjoy the holiday - and the vin..........

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Good Morning,

It was a good job that I taped up the damage yesterday :lol:

We were just woken up by a big thunderstorn 8O After hearing a large bang we feared the worse and thought a branch had fallen off the tree on top of th van 8O

It turned out to be that the awning had filled up with water and one side collapsed from the weight, it is now sloping at an angle :)

Have a good day :wink:

Dean
 

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foll-de-roll said:
Hi Dean I expect we have all been, or nearly been there, but remember this "a sign of bad workmanship, is, creases in the Gaffer Tape" Cheers Andy
How weird is that, I did try my hardest when applying the tape not to have any creases 8O

Gerald, I like the link. I might have a go at making the wallet :lol: or should I save what tape I have for other potential mishaps :wink:

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Just a word or warning, if you leave it on too long it will be a 'B' to get off. I know from experience.

Regards,

Graham
I think that will be the least of the worries as a major repair will be needed.

Turps, petrol or diesel will remove the sticky bits.
 

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Awwwwww I feel for you sweetie, what a bummer, still at least ye olde duck tape came in handy. I have multicoloured stuff its lovely. Never used it meself, cos thats a boys job :p :p :p
Hope it all holds together, now didn't greeni tell me sommat about your gas as well???????
 

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Yes, I've been there Dean, we're in good company. I used tape plus an ALDI bag when I took the toilet door off on a scaffold pole hidden in a hedge. Looked like we were being sponsored!

But it will cost your insurers a packet for a new side, decals etc..

Glad we got the duck/duct confusion sorted though.
've
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