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Old 09-11-2013, 07:44 PM   #171
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My wife had no background, no prep and simply got in the driver's seat one day at a campground. Drove the pop-up like a pro, even over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (the bridge that many hate).

Same with the fifth wheel. One day, as we were leaving, we decided that she was going to tow the big camper home. We even made a pit stop at her Mom's with some small-ish side roads to get there. With the fifth wheel, the campground is fairly tight around the camping loops with an awful turn to get out of there. She cried once we were on the road- but that's kind of her style.
WOW..... way to man up and you survived !!
I would have gotten outta they way of that train wreck!!
Did you nap across the bridge?? !
JK thats awsum kudos to her!
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #172
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I once took out a campsite marker post, driving forward. Never saw it, didn't feel it, and stood it back up with a couple rocks around it. Good as new!
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #173
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Here is my confession: We like to go "camper stalking" right around dusk. Not so much to see what people are doing, more to see their rig, camp setup, tow vehicles, goofy lights, etc. This is almost always done with a Jameson's on the rocks in-hand.

BTW, this is a great thread...

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We all do it! Such a fun part of RVing. And it does help keeping everything in "Good Housekeeping" condition 'cause you never know when the next sightseer will appear. Maybe should be honest and start a "progressive" stalk like a progressive dinner and go from rig to rig for apps and drinks along with the "invasion" tour. Party RVers would love it.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #174
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Originally Posted by jamie325i View Post
Here is my confession: We like to go "camper stalking" right around dusk. Not so much to see what people are doing, more to see their rig, camp setup, tow vehicles, goofy lights, etc. This is almost always done with a Jameson's on the rocks in-hand.

We do it too.. As well as watch campers try and back in there site and set up..cheap entertainment!
Guess we really need to get a life
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #175
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The wife and I were COMPLETELY prepared for having a trailer since this is our first.
We go to back into the first site. Get the walkie talkies out, she can tell me where to stop.
Our confession is, that you have to actually turn them on to be able to hear the wife SCREAMING into it to STOP!!!
That right there is funny!
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I once tried to pull my truck away forgetting to detach one of the safety chains. Didn't get very far. As I got out to unhook it, I looked around to see if anyone saw me.
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Like the safety chains, I once forgot to undo the transom straps on my boat. Started it up went to back off and it wouldn't budge, so I goosed the throttle a little and snapped both of them off. Didn't notice it until my wife pulled the trailer out of the water and saw them hanging off the trailer. Ooops
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #178
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My confession.. I used a dirty word on this forum once and got sent to the principal's office.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #179
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I once tried to pull my truck away forgetting to detach one of the safety chains. Didn't get very far. As I got out to unhook it, I looked around to see if anyone saw me.
Did that over the labor Day weekend. Also looked around to see if anyone noticed, but everyone else appeared to be enjoying the a/c in their trailers.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #180
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Like others, I dread backing up; but not as much as I dread/worry about finding a gas station where I can pull my rig into when the need arises.
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