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Old 05-11-2015, 11:54 PM   #11
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Rats, Donna!! I really liked my decal.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:13 AM   #12
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Yep, 'stuff' happens, and we deal with it.

Well, at least replacing the tire cover, stove parts and water pump are easy things to deal with. Lordy knows I go through this 'stuff' on a daily basis too.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:28 AM   #13
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Clearly on the dusty cover paw prints indicate some animal, guessing raccoon, climbed up, tried to peek in on us. Fool[FONT=&quot] didn't know we pulled the shades. But the gel coat marks and scratches? Stuff!
Given the footprints (4 toes, size, no claw marks), it was more likely a bobcat that was spying on you...maybe it tore up your tire cover climbing up to peek in!
Raccoon or coati would have 5 toes and a different shape. No claw marks are indicative of something in the cat family.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:03 PM   #14
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I just noticed the picture on your tire cover is of acorns. Therefore the culprit must be squirrels!!!


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Old 05-12-2015, 05:28 PM   #15
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Acorns and an oak leaf cluster, yes that's right.

A nosy bobcat? How cool is that! Racoon paw prints are so low-rent. Paw print samples much appreciated. I have already eliminated chipmunks and the prairie dog.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:47 PM   #16
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Acorns and an oak leaf cluster, yes that's right.

A nosy bobcat? How cool is that! Racoon paw prints are so low-rent. Paw print samples much appreciated. I have already eliminated chipmunks and the prairie dog.
Considering that Globe AZ actually has a street named "Bobcat Track Road", it's appropriate.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:06 PM   #17
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Report: deaths highly exaggerated. Also, from reading other posts of mishaps, tears, dings, random, minor, but highly irritating damage to the perfect camper, not feeling so alone.

Good stuff: today went out to mess in the trailer - turned on the water pump, and, my sink faucet previously thought dead is sputtering water! Looked under there at the pump and sure enough, surging up, water is going from tank into a happy humming ShureFlo. Amazing. Same-mo in the toilet. So the pumps’ not burnt out after all. Problem must have been some kind of in-line air lock produced from a switch from shore water connection to later the fresh water tank.

More good stuff: my near-dead batteries are in full recovery. Risen from a low 9.4 volts when I discovered I had managed to somehow leave fridge parked in yard and on bat for 3 days, up to 11.5 after 3 days with turned on shore power, then add Solar and up to 11.9 after couple days, then today at 10:15 AM up to 14.31volts, on 3rd consecutive good solar-sunny day.

Bought a generic knob. Still looking around for a matching stove knob, and also hoping to eventually remove and replace the burnt black stove decal.

After cleaning up the bob-cat gel coat scratches beside the spare tire with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser you now have to look close to see the gouges in the gel. Thinking, instead of buying a new cover, would be nice to find a baby moon for the spare tire.

Have envy, but just wait, you people towing your gleaming, still show-room perfect Escapes. Your time will come.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:30 PM   #18
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Myron,
Don't look at it as gel coat scratches but rather as a camping badge of courage and conversation starter. Since you did not actually see the critter, if any visitor/ critical inspector stops by and notices the scratches, why not mention that it might have been a mountain lion or a rare ocelot. "Never thought of a bobcat, could be that too I guess". Long as it's there might as well milk it.
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Don't look at it as gel coat scratches but rather as a camping badge of courage and conversation starter. Since you did not actually see the critter, if any visitor/ critical inspector stops by and notices the scratches, why not mention that it might have been a mountain lion or a rare ocelot. "Never thought of a bobcat, could be that too I guess". Long as it's there might as well milk it.
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #20
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Re: ".....Mountain lion or Tiger."
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