Ooops! Dog puts RV into reverse – and into lake

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There are bad days on the job, and then there are REALLY bad days.

A professional fisherman got a big surprise as he tried to launch his boat at Lake Sam Rayburn to practice for a fishing tournament this past weekend.

Eric Jackson, of Rock Island, Tenn., told 12News his two-year-old Dalmatian, Bodi, stepped on the gear shift switch, putting the 38-foot RV in reverse.

Jackson says he was on the back bumper unloading his boat when the RV began backing into the lake. He was planning a practice day before the Fishing League Worldwide 2019 Tour when the mishap occurred.

The full story can be found at KARE-TV.

A video of the accident can be found on


Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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