Oh, the stories. The embarrassment. The SHAAAME. If you're human, you're bound to have made a 'did I just really do that!?' mistake with your RV. We're here to give you salvation for your RV disaster without judgment. (Wellll, there might be a LITTLE judgment!!)
You know... you remember... that time you managed to do 'X' with your RV? The RVing story you have wanted to tell but instead you have held back under your pile of 'OMG, no-one has probably ever done THAT before'. Well, chances are, they have.
Absolution For Your Mediocrity!
Your day has come, friend! Let us forgive you of your RVing blunder after you have confessed. ???? You can be clean again! (Well, as long as it doesn't involve killing kittens or something.) Just share your most embarrassing RV story in the comments (Church) and we will forgive you.
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Everyone is welcome! Simply speak your truth and you can be cleansed by Camp Addict. Just like the GIF below, we will listen, forgive, then ' CAMP-POW!' you, and you shall be free of your shame, to be a 'born-again' Camp Addict! It's that easy.
Camp Addict Kelly's Humiliating RV Story
I'll start with my own embarrassment...
Hi there. My name is Kelly, and I'm a Camp Addict.
It happened on my maiden voyage- the day I left my home and hit the road. Shouldn't that make this story less embarrassing? I don't feel less embarrassed.
It's a dump story. Surely there will be many of this type!
I had been living in my rig for a month in my driveway, so naturally, I had been using my toilet. I needed to dump my black tank on my way out of town. I found a campground I could dump at in a boonies/sticks/redneck riviera-ville/ Deliverance type area. It was a fishing campground on a lake in Defuniak Springs, Fl.
An old fisherman came out to tell me where the dump was. I still wasn't confident in my ability to dump my tanks without a disaster so I asked him if he would watch and make sure I didn't do something stupid. "Sure!" he said.
Actually, he proceeded to do it all himself while I watched. I got the sewer hose out, and he bends down to take off the cap from my dump outlet on the RV...
and SEWAGE POURED OUT, dumping all over his hands. MY sewage. I just stood there for a second. I was horrified, to say the least.
Then I snapped out of the shock of the disaster I just caused and started vehemently apologizing, looking for something to wash his hands off with. 'Oh god, oh god, I am so so sorry!!!'
The most incredible part of the story hasn't even happened yet. HERE is the most incredible part:
The guy barely reacted. In fact, he didn't react. He just calmly closed the valve (with my shit on his hands) and stood up. I swear, on my late Golden Retriever's grave, these words came directly from his mouth:
"Oh now, that's ahhhlright."
-Then, the most amazing line I have ever heard before:
"I've had worse on my hands."
Excuse me, what?
Worse??? WHAT? At the very least, a normal person would have reacted a little like this:
I think THAT guy needs cleansing more than me! He did mention something about "chickens" being worse...
Turns out, what happened there was the last time a dump was made in my rig, the looooong bar that closes the tank valve had bent. Since it bent, the valve couldn't close all the way. Not really my fault, but still horrifying to have happen to a poor old fisherman just trying to help me out.
That's maybe the worst thing I have had happen.
At least stories like this can be entertaining AND educating for other RVers!
I guess I will ask Camp Addict Church for forgiveness now...
Me: 'Camp Addict, am I absolved of my RVing sin?'
Camp Addict: "Yeah, that's super embarrassing, my child, but you can be free... so, CAMP-POW! to you, Kelly! You have been absolved of your guilt and sin in the name of Camp Addict. Peace, our little RVer."
What's YOUR Funny RVing Story?
Hey, that felt great!
Do you have a funny RVing story? Share it with Camp Addict 'Church'. Your story doesn't have to be as long as mine. It can be one sentence, or longer than mine. Whatever it takes to get the story across.
Simply comment below to confess your story, and we will free you of your guilt and shame forever!
Get Published On Camp Addict!
If it's a doozie, your RV story could get incorporated into this post (into the post itself, not just the comments) after we update it. Camp Addict will also be happy to link to your website if we share your RV story.
Live and learn, right? We have all made mistakes. Share and purge yourself of your guilt here.
We are happy to relieve the sins of our beloved followers.
Author: Kelly Beasley
Kelly Beasley is co-founder of Camp Addict and loves sharing her enthusiasm for the RVing lifestyle. As a full-time RVer since May 2015, Kelly's playful writing style helps make learning about the sometimes dull subject of RV products a bit more interesting.