While towing the 5th wheel to the dealer for a minor repair, I stopped to check out what I thought was an issue with the hitch. I lowered the tailgate and looked around the hitch and found no issues. I then looked at the rv axle and suspension also, and not finding anything wrong, I jumped into the truck and took off.
About 30 minutes later I stopped in for my favorite DD coffee. Walking by the truck I noticed that I had forgot to flip the tailgate up.
What was amazing was with all the turns and maneuvering to get into DD, the tailgate did not damage the Rv at all.
Can't believe that I was that lucky not to have damaged either the tailgate or the RV. I just chalked one up in the idiot column. And I'm sure that this is not the end of the list.