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Old 06-06-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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I just traded a Vortex Toy Hauler 2500 SRD in for a 2008 Georgetown SE 350DS. I was towing the toy hauler with a Ford Excursion. I did not have to much trouble keeping the Excursion and toy hauler in one lane. Now that I have moved to a class A I am having a little trouble judging the MH position in the lane. The question is how can I judge where I am in the lane with my class A MH. I have though about putting a line or dot on the front window. In the Excursion or other cars I use the hood line on the driver side. I know I will get the feel of where I am in time but until then I can use some other ideas. Thanks
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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I just traded a Vortex Toy Hauler 2500 SRD in for a 2008 Georgetown SE 350DS. I was towing the toy hauler with a Ford Excursion. I did not have to much trouble keeping the Excursion and toy hauler in one lane. Now that I have moved to a class A I am having a little trouble judging the MH position in the lane. The question is how can I judge where I am in the lane with my class A MH. I have though about putting a line or dot on the front window. In the Excursion or other cars I use the hood line on the driver side. I know I will get the feel of where I am in time but until then I can use some other ideas. Thanks
Welcome to the crowd. I looked at the SE 350DS, but couldn't make a deal on it. Very nice layout compared to my SE 315 DS, I am sure you will enjoy it.

The easiest thing to do is go by the center divider in the windshield. I am good with mine now, but it took me a couple of drives to get the hang of it. Looking from the driver's position, I like to keep the divider about 2-3 inches left of the right hand side of the road, more if I am on a narrow backroad (just have to watch for oncoming traffic tho to give 'em room). Once you drive it a few times and look to see how far from the center line you are in your left mirror, you can adjust that 2-3 inches to suit yourself. Not much different that driving off the center of your car or truck. Have fun!
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. I think I was gaven a good deal on the MH and my trade in. The boys have there own bed and TV. I think its the bast part of moving to the new RV. Think too for the welcome.
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Thanks for the advice. I think I was gaven a good deal on the MH and my trade in. The boys have there own bed and TV. I think its the bast part of moving to the new RV. Think too for the welcome.
Sounds good. I was surprised as my 315 is only a year old and I was willing to let it go + $10k for the new one and they turned their nose at it. They wanted double the money which was way too much. Course they have called me about 3 times since to make the same deal, but its too late as I have moved on to finishing off the upstairs in the house. Probably a better investment of the money anyway! I really liked the bunkbeds and DVD units, my grandkids would have loved it!
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So on my 370XL, the lower part of the side mirrors clearly shows the lines. I typically keep an eye on the centerline.
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Welcome to the crowd. I looked at the SE 350DS, but couldn't make a deal on it. Very nice layout compared to my SE 315 DS, I am sure you will enjoy it.

The easiest thing to do is go by the center divider in the windshield. I am good with mine now, but it took me a couple of drives to get the hang of it. Looking from the driver's position, I like to keep the divider about 2-3 inches left of the right hand side of the road, more if I am on a narrow backroad (just have to watch for oncoming traffic tho to give 'em room). Once you drive it a few times and look to see how far from the center line you are in your left mirror, you can adjust that 2-3 inches to suit yourself. Not much different that driving off the center of your car or truck. Have fun!
Ant ideas If one has a single piece (no center divider) windshield? I am buying a new non-forest river MH (nice unit could find a FR product locally) and it had a one piece windshield. Probably just use the mirrors.
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