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Old 07-08-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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Not new to camping but just bought a coachmen 5th wheel. This thing is scary big to me I have to say. Its about 42 ft long. I have to get out and practice I can see that.

Had to revamp the driveway already pull out 4 trees and prop low wires up plus add on to the culvert pipe.

The 42 feet long doesn't bother me as much as the height of it. Already hit some low trees on the way home with it but no damage. Backing up is somewhat different than a travel trailer found that out the hard way too.

Had a little bit of damage to the property across the street when I had to pull the 1 ton dually up far enough to straighten out. Filled in all the ruts, only took about 3 hours. Those trucks really sink in.

Hope to meet and talk to everybody.

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Old 07-08-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:50 PM   #3
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Howdy neighbor. You'll get the hang of it!
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:35 PM   #4
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Welcome from north central Florida. Congratulations on your new 5er! We are still trying to get the hang of backing up the TT.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:37 PM   #5
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welcome tim, where you at in w. pa, were in McDonald. take care joe
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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Welcome from Illinois, practice is the best way to get better,
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:18 PM   #7
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welcome from another western pa camper. We are from the Clarion area.
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The learning curve can sometimes be a hairpin....

Anyway welcome to FRF from SW Idaho.

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Old 07-09-2015, 12:22 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone, I'm from New Castle Pa, about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh. I know I will have to practice with this new camper just have to do it. The wife is anxious to get on the road with it.

Having some trouble with right turns seeing the wheels on the camper. Just can't adjust the mirrors to see the wheels very well. I hope I get better at this we plan on going all over with it.

Thanks Tim
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Welcome from Northern Wisconsin. I have been in New Castle worked in Somerset for DOC until I retired from there.
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