It was our first time out in our new pop-up camper. We traveled to Hershey Park, PA and were excited to experience our first real camping adventure. On our way over,from Ohio, it came up a very bad thunderstorm when we were in the mountains. We arrived at the campsite,my husband popped up the camper, pulled out the beds and attached the sides while the storm continued to rage causing the water to rise because the storm drains could not handle all the water that was coming down. My husband came in, soaked from head to toe, and told our 2 sons, ages 8 and 9, to get ready for bed. They went to one end of the camper and it started to tilt when he remembered that he’d forgotten to put any of the jacks down! He headed back out into the storm to fix the problem and as he did, he told us to go to one end of it. Unfortunately, the boys and I went to the wrong end and up it started to go!!! He told us to go to the middle and to stay there until he returned. By this time we were laughing so hard,but he surely did not see the humor in it! An upside down camper was definately not what he had in mind!! Thank God we survived and we now camp in a 30 ft. pull behind camper and enjoy every bit of our time we spend camping. We learned a good lesson during that first excursion!!
Submitted by Larry Smith of Pickerington, OH as a part of the RV Centennial Celebration “Share Your Favorite RV Memory” contest.
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