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Old 06-16-2016, 03:47 AM   #21
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We are in the process of hiring a paving company to widen our driveway so we can park our TT at home. It currently resides at my brother's house an hour away.

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Old 06-16-2016, 05:51 AM   #22
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My TT is the longest I've towed at 29' spare to tongue too.

My first campsite was a very tight KOA back in AND backing in passenger side to. Pretty much blind, but the KOA guide had plenty of patience with me and the campground was pretty empty -no popcorn deployed anywhere lol. But that first experience took 20+ minutes to get pulled in somewhat straight haha.

It's gotten easier every time. Now just done with our 7th trip for the year, I can whip into a spot 1st try. Though I have since added a wireless backup camera to the TT, my DW is not capable of guiding... lol

I've found that pulling forward far enough to make the backing turn was my main issue. And of course if you are backing passenger side to, a guide or camera is almost mandatory. Tow mirrors are great too.

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Old 06-16-2016, 06:09 AM   #23
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Once you've backed in remember the task is only halfway complete. Eventually you'll have to pull out. I was pulling out of a pull through when I heard the camp host holler "stop". I had not noticed a lower hanging tree branch on the pax side that would have done some damage if I continued. The host told me several campers had found that branch the hard way.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:13 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by m2kamp View Post
I've found that pulling forward far enough to make the backing turn was my main issue.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:52 PM   #26
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4 things that have help me when backing the TT into a space.
.... DW and I get out of the TV and walk the site and determine where the TT should be (utilities, slides, slope of site, etc)
.... I have DW stand where we want the rear left conner of the TT as a "marker" I can see out of rear view mirror
.... more importantly she is on the cell phone connected to the TV's blue tooth (hands free/stress free - no screaming)
... remember every one around you has gone through the same experiences when it comes to backing up their TT
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:08 PM   #27
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I had the same apprehension after we bought our 29' Puma. Had a pop up for 5 years and actually found the TT easier to back into a campsite than the pup. With the rear axels further away from the TV the rear of the TT was slower to turn so overshooting was less likely to happen. Harder to explain than to actually do it but I'm pretty sure you will find that it's easier than you might think.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:10 PM   #28
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if you have a spotter, get them to understand, if you can't see them, their help isn't helping,...... hardest thing was to get my little Chinese wife to understand that no matter how many good hand signals she is giving,.... if I can't see her, she isn't helping(she'd usually end up BEHIND the trailer),........... enjoy the adventure of trailering ,.....................
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:40 PM   #29
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I fixed this whole spotter problem the easy way. I put dw behind the wheel and told her if she wanted to camp she was to "put in there or we are going home". I would get wiggling finger from 35' away while looking in the mirror. She could have been picking her nose for all I knew. You might have thought I was speaking a foreign language asking her to stand so I can see her in the mirror.

Yeah I had a raging bull on my hands but it was so worth it. I did all the same thing she would do, including shouting "go that way". After a few minutes I really helped her back it in the right way. She was so scared the entire time she may have even cried a little. She was so proud of the the fact that she did it. That all she talked about that weekend. She really did not even mind me being a butt hole. She is now the best of spotters great signals, clear commands the works. She did tell me she will never back in again it's to stressful!

We have always had great teamwork with anything. This was the thing we had issues with. To add it was March it was cold and we were the only ones there so I did not embarrass her in public. I am not quite that mean.

Warning!! This may not go well for others! I will not be responsible!

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Old 06-16-2016, 09:04 PM   #30
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When we arrive at camp site, DW walks around camp sites and leaves it up to me to back camper in. We found this is the best way since she can't seem to move where she can see the mirror or get any type of hand signal that me or any other man can understand. Once we are plugged in and A/C is running, she does her thing setting up everything inside the camper. This just works best for us.

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