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Old 04-25-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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It must be fun to watch someone else back a trailer

This guy draws a crowd while backing his trailer:

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Old 04-25-2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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That's an old video but still fun to watch. It's almost as funny as taking a lawn chair and sitting at a boat ramp on a weekend, especially a holiday WE when there's more inexperienced boaters out there. Wait a minute, I'm trying to be a kinder, gentler person. I shouldn't be thinking like this.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:55 PM   #3
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That was painful and funny to watch.


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Old 04-25-2016, 08:58 PM   #4
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I was the entertainment this past weekend. Site wasn't big enough, so we sat and waited 30 min for a ranger. Then had to back up 3 sites to the new site. Backed it in but took a couple shots due to a drain pipe. Get unhooked and setting.g up. Oops the ranger made a mistake, that site was booked. Hooked up and moved down one site. Well now I was out of alignment so I was dealing with drain pipes,deep mud and a tree stump. Took a couple of attempts again. I felt like goldilocks... this one is too little, this one us too occupied, this one is just right.

On other occasions I have had the pleasure of drawing a large crowd while I zip it in on one shot. That's was fun. I got around a car and golf cart in my left and a retaining wall on my right. When I was done I got a lot of compliments on how good my backing skills were... keep in mind these were men watching a woman get er done.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:10 PM   #5
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Last campground we were temporarily blocked from our site and had to sit and watch a guy try to back his 5er into a site, blind side. First attempt he backed into the gazebo that was a good 8' off the side of his pad, then he somehow got the right tires behind a parking curb, backed up, and accelerated his F-350 to bounce that big ole trailer over the curb. Pretty painful. I was trying to give him some slack ("Well, it's not a new trailer, but maybe new to him?"), but talking to him later I found out they are full-timers, and stopping over in transit to their campground host job. Caught him on a bad day, I guess. Seems to me it would have helped if his wife would have gotten out and spotted, but maybe that's not good for their marriage...
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:33 PM   #6
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One of the reasons I'm showing up for BamaGanza early is so none of y'all can watch my hilarious backing up skills. I sure miss the gooseneck...it was really simple. Don't know if I'll ever figure out this bumper pull thing.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:45 PM   #7
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I saw this a few months ago. I'm not the super guru of backing...I'm not bad, but I know there's better, but I'd have been hard pressed not to ask that guy if he wanted me to do it for him. That was painful.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:47 PM   #8
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That's pretty funny. Boat ramps are the best though.
I've had a few challenging spots. My 4X4 F250 crew cab has about a quarter mile turning radius...
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On a side note....that's how I imagined myself backing in the first time. It wasn't that bad, but it felt like it.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:51 PM   #10
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One of the reasons I'm showing up for BamaGanza early is so none of y'all can watch my hilarious backing up skills. I sure miss the gooseneck...it was really simple. Don't know if I'll ever figure out this bumper pull thing.
That's funny I'm the exact opposite. I was queen of backing the tt. Fiver skills are still coming along.
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