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Old 03-07-2016, 08:27 PM   #11
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Don't know what your towing with, but if your TV can support a front receiver/hitch, you could put a ball on the front and push it in with the front of the TV facing the trailer. Still not a perfect solution, but better than trying to back it in.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:15 PM   #12
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Another thought is the availability of a FRONT bumper hitch that will allow you to be facing the camper as you navigate. The front bumper strap on hitch, if available for your TV, may not enhance the "good looks" of your TV but can surely help park the TT.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:20 PM   #13
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Another thought is the availability of a FRONT bumper hitch that will allow you to be facing the camper as you navigate. The front bumper strap on hitch, if available for your TV, may not enhance the "good looks" of your TV but can surely help park the TT.
Hmmm. Seems to be an echo here on the forum. I think I just suggested this in Post #11:

"Don't know what your towing with, but if your TV can support a front receiver/hitch, you could put a ball on the front and push it in with the front of the TV facing the trailer. Still not a perfect solution, but better than trying to back it in."

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Old 03-10-2016, 01:52 PM   #14
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A couple of things to keep in mind ... the tandem axles will not respond as quickly to turning. And the rear overhang will also swing around quicker. Your spotter should keep an eye on the rear as it swings around going in and pulling out of the building.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:00 PM   #15
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Well,

After the conclusion of our shakedown cruise we made numerous attempts and we managed to squeeze the 233S into our storage garage. It was not easy!

Funny thing, I needed my block and wheel chocks from the side storage compartment. I barely was able to squeeze down the side of the trailer to recover them. Will have dedicate storage chocks from now on! Lesson learned!

Now to get it out in 2 weeks for the next trip.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:08 PM   #16
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Well,

After the conclusion of our shakedown cruise we made numerous attempts and we managed to squeeze the 233S into our storage garage. It was not easy!

Funny thing, I needed my block and wheel chocks from the side storage compartment. I barely was able to squeeze down the side of the trailer to recover them. Will have dedicate storage chocks from now on! Lesson learned!

Now to get it out in 2 weeks for the next trip.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:56 AM   #17
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Another option, purchase a backup camera, trailer is already wired for it. I bought one and it's makes a world of difference backing up, really don't need the spotter as it's a wide angle lens.
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:26 PM   #18
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When we moved from a pop up to a 23ikss, I was very nervous about backing. I had pulled the pop up and various boats but was always able to see over whatever I was backing. I found backing the hybrid to be easier than the pup because of the tandem wheels. Just go slow and have at least one other person with you. Suggest it not be your spouse the first time. Also, invest in a pair of hand held 2 way radios. And before you actually do it, make sure you and your spotter are on the same page with signals, I.e.depending on which way the spotter is facing, your left and theirs may be different. Good luck.

I might have really laughed out loud at the "suggest it not be your spouse the first time" piece of advice! We are picking up our unit in a week and a half and it won't be my spouse helping me back it up the 1st time for sure


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The "not your spouse" suggestion may or may not have come from an actual experience. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:33 PM   #20
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I have 14X10 doors on my garage and it's pretty easy to line up with opening. The first time I put it in the garage I placed marker tape (yellow/black) on the floor from the side of the tires all the way to the door. This way when backing in I just line up the tires and keep the edge touching while backing (easy to see in mirrors). When the tires reach the end of the tape I know it is where I want to stop. Just keep an eye on your mirrors and watch the clearance. Back my boat in the other side with tape there too. It's a little harder given the single axle and shorter length.
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