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Old 02-25-2015, 03:00 PM   #21
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Let me guess, you didn't believe the sign and if the bridge was out there would be a way around, right? And you got to the spot and there was no way out, no place to turn around and it was a dark country road and you had to back up almost a mile to find a place to turn around. In the dark. Needless to say, your navigator, had to walk behind the TT with a flashlight so you had an aiming point.

I bet you believe those signs now don't you?

Don't ask me how I knew!
Been there, done that and on a muddy road to boot!
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:04 PM   #22
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At least the road was paved. Had to back into a driveway and around a mail box. If it were a backing competition I'd have won 1st place but I was just glad to get out of there!
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:12 PM   #23
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Bless his heart!
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:19 PM   #24
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If you have not been in a situation like this.... you will be.

Mistake #1) relying on Google which took him down a dead end street. Look beyond the hood of the truck.

Mistake #2) Not using the whole area available to him. (I would have) He should have driven up on the sidewalk to the right side (there was a ramping area). This would have given him more than enough room to cut it around.

Mistake #3) having a 'spotter' that was not very good. The spotter must know what 'he' is doing in order to help the driver. 'We' all know that there are too many blind areas that can get 'us' into trouble.

Mistake #4) backing down the street when one is under the amount of stress he was now under. He went too far... too fast... with no 'spotter' to stand in and watch for and stop traffic if need be. He could have easily been hit or hit someone else.

Learn from his mistakes... but know, if you pull a trail all over the country, your WILL be in a situation like this. Remain calm, take your time, and use your head.

And Be Nice.....

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Old 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM   #25
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Some of the replies on this thread surprise me. Yea It was kinda funny, but did some of us forget, none of us were born towing a TT.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:54 PM   #26
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I'm just glad they didn't take the fence down and try to turnaround in the sand.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:34 PM   #27
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I also knew a fellow who pulled into an almost empty Taco Bell parking lot and thought he had enough room to turn his rig around and get out after he ate. When he came out the parking lot had filled somewhat, preventing him from turning around and getting out. So he thought, well, he'll just go around the building thru the drive-thru and then out the front. While he was going thru the drive thru he noticed the lane made a sharp left turn in front of the building. Not to fear, he hopped the curb on the right side and made the turn with only inches to spare. All the workers were standing next to the glass windows, with their heads shaking and thinking there is no way this is going to turn out good.

That was before I bought a Vlite.

I still think about that when I drive thru Semmes, AL.

The moral of this story, plan your escape before you perform your entrance.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:12 PM   #28
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We may not have been born to tow but we were given the common sense enough to not let ourselves be caught in a rat trap. Come on there must have been a dead end sign at the corner.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:49 PM   #29
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OK, I've confessed to 2 major errors in judgment but was able to get out of it. Am I the only one to have ever done something stupid or am I the only one dumb enough to admit it?
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:57 PM   #30
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I haven't done this with a trailer... but I DID get a tractor and plow hung in the corner of a field once. I didn't notice before I got in the corner that the fence in front of me was not perpendicular to the one beside me. The corner was less than a 90 angle. However, it took me less time than the novice in the video to get extricated. How's that? Is that a like enough confession?
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