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Old 05-28-2015, 08:49 AM   #41
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My husband went up and picked up our XLR and when he got home he was turning in the barn lot, hit some sort of farm equipment and poked a hole in the brand new camper....it wasn't anywhere serious so I just kind of shrugged my shoulders.

Then, the next time we took it out he scraped a fence post leaving the barn lot. Needless to say, the barn lot entrance has been enlarged.
This is the exact reason my wife doesnt haul. I get all the blame for damages...

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Old 05-28-2015, 09:00 AM   #42
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After 2 angry arrivals at camp sites- my wife and I swapped roles.
We quickly discovered she gives lousy directions- "look out, move over, turn".
My angry response was "WHICH WAY???".

So we swapped roles and she drives and I walk behind and watch and give directions.
We found she is the perfect human voice activated remote control!!
I tell her exactly what to do-- "left a little, back to center, right a lot, stop!"
This may be the only time she does EXACTLY what I tell her to do!!
It works great- we aren't mad at each other just when we should be celebrating our
arrival at a new camping spot and we can park our rig in the shed at home within
2 inches of the wall so we can open the door on the other side every time!

Try it!
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:07 AM   #43
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I have found that the sneakiest things waiting to damage my truck are the posts near the campsite entrance. Backing in; my wife in back of the trailer with the walkie talkie; cutting the front of the truck to get the trailer placed; looking back to see where the trailer is going.

These poles have high potential for getting you. Can't even see them from the driver's seat. Always a good idea to scout them out before backing in.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:27 AM   #44
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this is what we were looking at hauling out TT in last Saturday.
think i'll wait for the roads to clear.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:35 AM   #45
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An ounce of prevention is worth $1000 of cure. I was hooking up the trailer on my 1/2 ton and after setting up the sway bars I forgot to retract the jack stand in a driving rain. It bent the plate on the hitch about 10 degrees. After catch a lot of grief from my camping friends I lowered the stand and backed it up and straightened it. None of us are perfect.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:51 AM   #46
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Ok I'll give you just one of my mistakes...or was it my wife's!!!! I was backing into my driveway, with the DW guiding me. I told her to stop me about a foot from the house. So she walks out of my mirror and I say to myself, self just keep backing as she'll show up and stop me.....well she didn't. I was backing slowly and looking in my mirror when I see the end of her cane going up and down. So I say to myself, self maybe I should stop..which I did...after I had squished the eavestrough. It's even better when she has the radio and I can see her yelling at it....but.......the ptt button isn't pressed. That's it. I now have to go pick her up at the hair dresser's where I will be the gentile man that I are. Stay safe all.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:58 AM   #47
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I had a small cab-to-5er clearance issue on the way home from Daytona. Backing out of a truck stop parking space in the dark. I was lucky that it only put a small dent in the cab, did nothing to the camper, and didn't break the window.

I wind up doing most of the "camper stuff" alone, including pulling it out and backing it back in. I'm a firm believer in the trucker's GOAL method...Get Out And Look. I may do it 3 or 4 times until I have the camper where I want it.
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Seems every time I go to a State Park some old duff comes dragging in a 1970's era Terry Resort TT (or some such) towing with a pickup of about the same vintage. The equipment shows it's age. Every dent, ding, scrape and even some of the dirt likely holds a memory.

Invariably there are 6 grandkids. This is probably the same camper he took their parents camping with, back in the day when truck and trailer were shiny and new.

They seem to be having more fun than the folks in the newer, better rigs.
Definitely seen this before. The kids all have bikes and scream their lungs out!
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I wind up doing most of the "camper stuff" alone, including pulling it out and backing it back in. I'm a firm believer in the trucker's GOAL method...Get Out And Look. I may do it 3 or 4 times until I have the camper where I want it.
I love my DW but giving backup directions is not in her skill set. Many times I have no idea what her hand signals mean, or what that worried look means when she's behind the camper giving no directions. So like TW, I get out several times and look at the angles, then give her one thing to look at like a tree I can't see.
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First trip with new MH, I opened rear storage door, hinged to hang down and forgot. Then moved forward a few feet. Forgot about the concrete parking stop rear tires were against. It was 1" higher than door hanging down. Ripped the door right off.
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