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Old 04-19-2014, 01:46 PM   #31
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Watching the camper (with wife and kids inside) roll down a sloping campsite because I forgot to chock the wheels before I took it off the ball hitch. All this in a downpour. All are ok by the way. Kids loved the "ride"
ouch! that had to be terrifying. I bet you never forget the chocks again. Happy all survived.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:56 PM   #32
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Our dealer gives the buyer a "starter kit" (got one with both the V-Lite and the 5er we bought in the past year).

The starter kit includes a rinky dink sewer hose, a white water hose, a 2 pack of RV TP, sample packets of sewer chemicals, etc.
I told them to keep it and give me credit. I then got a real sewer hose.

That Rhino Flex with the end caps is awesome stuff!
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:19 PM   #33
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I told them to keep it and give me credit. I then got a real sewer hose.

That Rhino Flex with the end caps is awesome stuff!
Wow, I like that set up...
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:28 PM   #34
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Wow, I like that set up...
Advantage of trading from a TT to a 5er, all the operational doo dads I already had, white hose, regulators, TP, chemicals, level, etc. My sewer hose was old and frankly, cheap, so I stepped up.

RhinoFLEX Swivel RV Sewer Kit - Camco 39761 - Sewer Hoses - Camping World

That thing is awesome. It accordions down and stays short, the caps keep stuff inside the hose where it needs to stay, came with a translucent screw in elbow.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:46 PM   #35
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Too funny greti !!

The few times I've struggled with it, a new neighbor has offered to spot which helped. If I put the DW back there the bizarre hand signals match the confused look and I usually give up and get out and look every few feet.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:22 PM   #37
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Too funny greti !!

The few times I've struggled with it, a new neighbor has offered to spot which helped. If I put the DW back there the bizarre hand signals match the confused look and I usually give up and get out and look every few feet.
I have my wife point which way the tail of the trailer needs to go and I figure it out from there. Then the last two feet she puts her arms up like a referee calling a touchdown and closes them as I get to my stopping point.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:45 PM   #38
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Pulled into a campground and was assigned a spot, pulled up and had to back RV (CC36RE) between two other units. A group of people where setting around a camp fire across the way and before backing unit in I went over and told everyone to give me $1.00 that if I was going to provide the evenings entertainment they where going to have to pay. I made $5.00 for the show and meet some wonderful friends.
I wished I thought of charging for being the entertainment. Once was I getting ready to start backing up two campsites across from mine came out and set up chairs to watch me back it in. Good thing I had some experience and it was an easy site to back into because no one needs any added pressure. Afterwards I heard one of the guys say to his wife "if she can do it you should be able too". Later when I was departing the same group came out to see if I could hitch up.

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Wow. Reading all these posts brings a smile to my face.. I thought it was only me with these issues. It's very upsetting back then when it all happens, but these now are good memories of the time we all spent with our families.

My family can't wait to get camping again
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Watching the camper (with wife and kids inside) roll down a sloping campsite because I forgot to chock the wheels before I took it off the ball hitch. All this in a downpour. All are ok by the way. Kids loved the "ride"
This made me crack up laughing. Sorry but I could just picture it in my head.
I did something similar with a boat. Took a friend with me and he decided to help me (unknown to me) he unhooked the strap from the front of the boat that holds it to the trailer (trailer had rollers on it under the boat). While backing down the steep launch with him and the kids in the boat I noticed the boat was moving faster than I was... I tried to accelerate and make it to the water but I lost the race. Tore up the prop but had a spare. Winched the boat back on the trailer, changed the prop then went boating. Still laugh about it to this day.
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