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Old 08-07-2015, 10:29 PM   #31
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Here's a weird fact. Everyone I talk to, no matter how hard the site is to get into, gets it on their LAST try. Think of that.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:13 PM   #32
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The last campground we were at, we had a tree in the back corner. Sure enough, we backed up far enough that the slide hit it as we were putting it out.

That was after we leveled, hooked up electric, water, sewer, tightened the SteadyFast stabilizers, you know- everything outside. I was so annoyed. We literally had to move forward less than 2".
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:20 PM   #33
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story of my life.....with new rig it took me 15 min to back it in (and Im pretty good at this stuff!!)

got it in and looking pretty, then wife says "oh ....the steps wont come out there is a post"....get in move trailer....wife says "oh ....the slide is gonna hit the electric"..move AGAIN....wife says yay....I love it...perfect...

go to activate the level up and SIX hydraulic jacks...the back two are hanging off the pad over a giant dip....

big sigh.....try to calmly explain to her what is needed to actually set up trailer...she gets mad...LOL
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:51 AM   #34
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The last campground we were at, we had a tree in the back corner. Sure enough, we backed up far enough that the slide hit it as we were putting it out.
Quick note* On my fence post storage MOD trough for the sewer hose, I have it marked so I know how far the slide comes out.


Our last trip to Ft. Wilderness as I was backing it in I had to swing the nose to the right hard. I was going slow and then it wouldn't move. I ask my wife, am I hitting anything? With a reply NO, she starts waving her arms. I get out and observe the right front tire is against that darn brown square post and almost had it laid over. Thank goodness it didn't touch the body and there was no damage to the truck or aluminum dually wheel.

The only other time is down in Cape May, NJ @ Beachcomber. They had us in a site that faced cabins. There is split rail fence everywhere. In front, back, and all sides. After 20 minutes I got it in there. I felt like Austin Powers in the hallway on the golf car (movie reference).
Then a family came in next to us with a tag along. Next I checked he got it in there but the fence suffered. Dearly.
So, the next morning I tell the front desk of what I thought of the fence. The woman responds, " Oh the posts just lift right out. You should of told us and maintenance could of took it down." I had to just walk out. I respect my elders and had nothing nice to say after that.
But really, you couldn't tell me or anyone else that when checked in?!

Sorry so long but I feel better now.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:59 AM   #35
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The post reminds me of one of my early parkings at Monte Sano in Alabama. To this day, I still don't know how I had the truck cocked in order to hit it, but I sure did!

There's a place in Indiana (Twin Mills in Howe), that the site markers are removable. Their horribly placed- I wasn't sure if I should or shouldn't move it, so I did.

Marking your fence post gutter for the slide is a great idea!
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:50 AM   #36
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I had trouble with my new 35 footer and a x truck driver offered to help. 1 try and it was in.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:24 PM   #37
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Ok
Time to get FLAMED by the better half's here! LOL
The WORST thing I can do is ask my better half to help me.
After three motor homes, two pull behinds and now our 5er, she still doesn't quite get it that if she can't see my mirrors, I CAN'T SEE HER TELLING ME TO STOP!. We tried the walkie talkie's but she seems to not remember to push the button till AFTER I hit something. LOL
She wants to help me so bad, but I have learned after 20 years to just leave my door open and jump out and check myself.
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:19 PM   #38
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Time to get FLAMED by the better half's here! LOL
The WORST thing I can do is ask my better half to help me.
After three motor homes, two pull behinds and now our 5er, she still doesn't quite get it that if she can't see my mirrors, I CAN'T SEE HER TELLING ME TO STOP!. We tried the walkie talkie's but she seems to not remember to push the button till AFTER I hit something. LOL
She wants to help me so bad, but I have learned after 20 years to just leave my door open and jump out and check myself.
True that. I have not crashed yet, but I love the thumbs up DW gives me when all is good while behind TT out of mirror sight. She always asks why I stop and come back to look.

I share your joy. Safe travels and parking...
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:35 PM   #39
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You know, parking your motorhome or travel trailer is kinda like docking your boat, no one is around when you do it perfect the first time. But the crowd shows up when things are not going well. Just remember everyone has been there. You just have to laugh about it and scratch your head then move on. Half the fun is just getting there. Then again some campgrounds try to use every inch of space , that can make things a little tight.
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:46 PM   #40
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Years ago I used to take the family to Morain campground Rocky Mountain national Park. Many of the sites were back in and very steep. We once watched a family with a pop up and a van trying to back into a spot. It was very steep and by the time they finally got it into the spot their transmission had burned up. Monday morning came and the wrecker towed their van away.


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