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Old 12-15-2015, 02:36 PM   #21
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They all do when backing out of the gate.
No, the pilot releases control to the tug operator.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:40 PM   #22
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If you can't back a trailer you definitely shouldn't be pulling one.

By the way, I have never backed up or pulled a 5th wheel trailer before but that isnít going to stop me from ordering a new one Friday!!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!

P.S. I hope my salesman doesnít read this forum and find out how excited we are to order.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:41 PM   #23
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By the way, I have never backed up or pulled a 5th wheel trailer before but that isnít going to stop me from ordering a new one Friday!!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!

P.S. I hope my salesman doesnít read this forum and find out how excited we are to order.
Congratulations!
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Thanks Turbs and Iím ordering the auto level feature. Stick that in your eye buddy! Just messing with you friend. Weíll have to talk poles when we meet again. Are you going to the tadpole rally at Little Farm on the River?
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:50 PM   #25
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Gentlemen and ladies,
Consider how driving skills have deteriorated in the last 10 or 20 years, and how distracted drivers are. The sooner self-driving cars are on the road, the safer we'll all be. Of course this doesn't apply to any of us who read the Forum because we're all super-drivers and nearly perfect. But, I still appreciate cruise control, anti-lock brakes, climate control, backup camera, heated seats, and many of the other "gadgets" we've come to expect on our vehicles. We're all driving cars/trucks that are loaded with electronics (more than we're aware of), and with few problems. It's not likely that you can even find a throttle cable on your car. A friend told me that the electronics in my hybrid car would fail after one or two years on salty, gunky Minnesota roads; now after 9 winters we're yet to have our first problem. By criticizing every new piece of technology, we're just showing our (old) age. Consider all you can do with your smart phone or whatever device you're looking at right now!
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:17 PM   #26
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Even though I have a fifth wheel and don't need it for hooking up, my back up camera saved my butt one night. While backing up (sans trailer) in a parking lot, I looked behind and so no cars and proceeded to move until the alarm began beeping. I could not see anything and got out of the truck to see what was the problem. Lo and behold a little MG was almost ready to be crushed. Because of the truck bed it was non-existent in my viewing area. Needless to say, I love my backup camera and alarms.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:21 PM   #27
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If you watch the video the driver is still controlling the backup. He is turning a knob on the dash while watching the back up camera. would not work for my 5er because all you see in the camera is the door to my geni.
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Nothing beats a good set of mirrors and commonsense when backing and oh btw I know how to shoe and ride a horse
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:41 PM   #29
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They all do when backing out of the gate.
They are all pushed back from the gate by tugs....planes don't have a reverse.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:47 PM   #30
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I don't think I could trust it.

Now I will say that when I was learning to back a trailer, the F-150 we owned then had a screen you could put it on where you could see the angle of the tires. This was very helpful for me because I never felt like I knew when my tires were straightened back out.

It was helpful for learning. Don't need it any more.
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