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Old 11-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #11
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The thing that I hate the most about backing at night, the truck's back up lights reflecting on the front of the trailer. This can be blinding. You may take thick paper and tape over those lights.

Take it slow, best of luck.
I 2nd that. I have 22 watt LED bulbs for my backup lamps, and damn, they make it blinding. But, put the parking brake on, transfer case in N, and transmission in R, they make great docking lights.

Take your time. And communication. Use cell phones, walkie talkies, whatever it takes, because you can't see the person. Road flares could help, if you don't mind spending the money. Unless you can borrow them for free.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #12
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I 2nd that. I have 22 watt LED bulbs for my backup lamps, and damn, they make it blinding. But, put the parking brake on, transfer case in N, and transmission in R, they make great docking lights.

Take your time. And communication. Use cell phones, walkie talkies, whatever it takes, because you can't see the person. Road flares could help, if you don't mind spending the money. Unless you can borrow them for free.
I bet you would be a Big hit in the Campgrounds when you set it on FIRE walking around with a (Road Flare) especially in the fall with lots of leaves on the ground! Youroo!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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Being Christmas season, you can probably pick up long strings of outdoor (or even indoor) Christmas lights for next to nothing. Be very easy to just unroll them around the sides and back of the camping pad to outline the perimeter of it at night, and plug them into the pedestal, so you could see where to go.

You could do the same thing with rope lights.......and then hang either the christmas lights or rope lights around the campsite for ambient lighting as so many other campers do.

Just a suggestion, feel free to hate it.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #14
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Being Christmas season, you can probably pick up long strings of outdoor (or even indoor) Christmas lights for next to nothing. Be very easy to just unroll them around the sides and back of the camping pad to outline it at night, and plug them into the pedestal, so you could see where to go.

You could do the same thing with rope lights.......and then hang either the christmas lights or rope lights around the campsite for ambient lighting as so many other campers do.

Just a suggestion, feel free to hate it.
On a lark, we used Christmas lights (hanging "icicle lights at that") a few years back around the inside of our EZ-up-like canopy. It worked better than any individual light ever could have. Nice easy light and no shadows.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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it seems every time I get home from camping I am putting the camper in the driveway at night. I got 4 of those little solar walkway lights ( Link here ) to show the corners and sides of my driveway space. they don't light up enough to see by, but they are very helpful in defining where the boundaries are. You would be surprised how much they help.

Put one on each corner of your lot, and maybe one down each side. If you happen to clobber one, no big loss. I was thinking about making a small mount for 4 of them on my tongue. that way they are charged and ready to go, and I can use them for backing up, or as mood lights when camping if I don't need them.

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Old 11-15-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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I'd just leave the camper hooked up till morning.

Hook hose up.
Hook power up.
Put sildes out.
Go to bed. Well.... few drinks then go to bed.

In most cases holding the foot on brake helps with backing vision. "Led lights are bright man"

We mostly use pull thru spots as well.

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That is one of the reasons that I always request pull thrus and am not happy when I can't get them. Good Luck
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #18
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That is one of the reasons that I always request pull thrus and am not happy when I can't get them. Good Luck
That is the cop out site. Back it in!!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #19
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Pull thru, back in, day or night I don't care.
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