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Old 09-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Red face Another first - parking at the storage lot

First, let me say that this went about as well as I expected. That's to say, it was somewhere between and . My friend offered to come and set his phone up to take time lapse photos of the event which he later then put together into a time lapse video.

First, the lot/spot:


Second, the 50 minutes of fun compressed to 19 seconds of awesome:
Backing up the trailer - YouTube

Finally, and no pictures of this part - it ended with pizza + beer at my buddies house while the wives chatted and kids played.

My closing thoughts ... thank tiny baby Jesus that our neighbor wasn't occupying their site at the time. And, thanks to my wife for her infinite patience and working/talking through all of it with me. Thank Buddah that we work well together!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Oh, and I LOVE my B&W Companion hitch. I was worried that I wasn't going to be able unhitch at such an angle - no issues, nothing. Came off clean.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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That is just too funny!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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I feel your pain
I'm a real pro at backing up -when no one's watching.
The rest of the time it's the RV special olympics.
If it was me and I had a camera watching me , I'd likely still be there trying.

I'd also likely be 50 pounds lighter from all the sweating, crying, cursing and constant leaping in and out of the TV.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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I feel your pain
I'm a real pro at backing up -when no one's watching.
The rest of the time it's the RV special olympics.
If it was me and I had a camera watching me , I'd likely still be there trying.

I'd also likely be 50 pounds lighter from all the sweating, crying, cursing and constant leaping in and out of the TV.
LOL! Fortunately, it started out as a lark that he went at all. He doesn't RV nor does he back in trailers, but he's a sharp guy. I leaned on my wife for actual input.

As for the camera - there is one frame where I stood and waited with my double birds flying for the humor value at it.

Otherwise, I'm lucky - I don't get too mad. I did have a time where I completely undid a good attempt with trying to "fix" it that had me riled up. But, all in all - I kept my cool.

And the video doesn't quite do it justice... I was in and out of the truck a BUNCH of times. Sometimes on my doing, sometimes the wife summoned me....
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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The last trip we went to over Labor Day, was a hoot!!! I watched the same trailer back in and out for the better part of a six pack of beverages. He did not want any help. When he was done, he came over and drank a beverage with me and we laughed for long time.
You are not the only one!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #7
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Oh, I'm SURE I'm plenty of entertainment! We had a pull-thru site and still had 2 or 3 attempts at getting it "just right" to the concrete patio pad and have room for our slides and whatnot.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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Too funny !!

Everyone has those days. I had an experienced tractor trailer driver tell me one time that "some days I can back em, and some days I can't."

The last couple of times that I had to back my trailer into the driveway, I had some neighbors watching me from their cars....they had to wait for me to back in, since I was blocking the road. Thank goodness, I did it on the 1st attempt both of those times......usually it takes me a couple of tries.

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EdJunior posted some pictures a while back of him backing his 5th wheel into his driveway......it was some tight quarters. Since then, I believe he has widened the driveway some....that rascal.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #9
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The last trip we went to over Labor Day, was a hoot!!! I watched the same trailer back in and out for the better part of a six pack of beverages.
LOL, good way to keep track of time!
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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Loved the video of the backing procedure. My DW took one of me backing our Puma in the drive when I brought it home in January. We had a Palomino PUP which was easy with our van and then with the truck. We tripled the length with the Puma. She thought it was going to be real comical but I showed her I could do it. I back in all the time by myself now while she is gone. I have about 6 inches to spare when I cut back or else I will drop off the other side of our drive. I back down our drive to the rear and have to stop before I go into the lawn. I took some orange marking paint and painted an L where the front left corner goes. I then know I have enough room in the rear to put my stab's down. I tried coming down the other direction in the street but I have almost taken out the neighbor's mailbox across from our house. I took my tt to the rv repair a few weeks ago. They told me to park it down the hill. I found a slot between a motorhome and a 5r...put it in with no help from a spotter. Although I did stop when backing, got out, and walked back to see how much room I did have. I look backwards, use my mirrors and just take my time. In the other life I had, I would occasionally have to back a C-130 out of our workstands in our hanger or pull one into the stands with every little clearance. Just had to take it easy....Back around the 4th of July I took our tt over to a COE park while the DW was at work. While I was backing in a nice fellow came out of the next spot to see if I needed any help. He looked, turned around and went back in. I thanked him later for noticing that I might need some help clearing the back, he said...well, you looked like you had it under control.
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