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Old 03-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #61
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My first experience backing our 35' trailer into a site was at night during a thunderstorm. Nailed it on the first try. Felt like "super-rv'r" after that! Then I stood there holding that big 'ole 30amp cable in the rain while standing in a puddle of water and thought "you read about this in the paper..." RV'ing has a way of presenting you with challenges and it's dealing with those challenges that makes you better! After 10 trips now I say "bring it on!!" Now if I can just get my DW to understand that mirror thing....
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #62
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My first experience backing our 35' trailer into a site was at night during a thunderstorm. Nailed it on the first try. Felt like "super-rv'r" after that! Then I stood there holding that big 'ole 30amp cable in the rain while standing in a puddle of water and thought "you read about this in the paper..." RV'ing has a way of presenting you with challenges and it's dealing with those challenges that makes you better! After 10 trips now I say "bring it on!!" Now if I can just get my DW to understand that mirror thing....
You mean mine's not the only one that wants to srand directly behind the trailer and get mad when I say "I cant see you!"
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #63
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You mean mine's not the only one that wants to srand directly behind the trailer and get mad when I say "I cant see you!"
Been there - lived that

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #64
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Man I love this site, this is my first trailer with slide-outs. I wouldn't have thought about doing that until I got the site and was doing a thousand pull-ups. It should be a walk in the park compared to the 48' trailers I drive at work. Well one more thing to go on the to-do list. Thanks
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #65
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Whenever possible I like to have the site to my drivers side. This way I can see exactly what the trailer is doing and not have to worry about hitting something on the other side of the camper. All DW has to do is make sure I don't back up too far and hit something. I usually back in once as far as I can then pull forward to straighten out then back up and put it on leveling blocks. The new trailer is quite a bit longer than my old trailer so I suspect I'll have to make a few more forward and back passes to get it just right but having the site opening on my side makes it so much easier than backing it in from the other direction. My wife also has a tendency of disappearing from view when I'm backing up and she doesn't understand why I stop when I can't see her.
I am also 1 of those guys that usually comes over to help if I can see a couple having trouble getting a trailer into a spot. I usually wait until its obvious they are having trouble, then I'll come over and ask if they need a hand. Most times the help is accepted, usually by the wife. Most often the trouble is the driver doesn't know which way to turn the steering wheel to manipulate the trailer in the direction that it needs to go.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #66
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Im thinkin, wounder about one of those fiberglass bicycle rods with the flag on top woult work if it were cut to the propper length, then it could slide into a tube that could be mounted to the bumper and or maby the front of a coach, sounds simple and affective
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:17 PM   #67
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[QUOTE=PrairieBoy;174942]Whenever possible I like to have the site to my drivers side. This way I can see exactly what the trailer is doing and not have to worry about hitting something on the other side of the camper. All DW has to do is make sure I don't back up too far and hit something. I usually back in once as far as I can then pull forward to straighten out then back up and put it on leveling blocks. The new trailer is quite a bit longer than my old trailer so I suspect I'll have to make a few more forward and back passes to get it just right but having the site opening on my side makes it so much easier than backing it in from the other direction. My wife also has a tendency of disappearing from view when I'm backing up and she doesn't understand why I stop when I can't see her.
I am also 1 of those guys that usually comes over to help if I can see a couple having trouble getting a trailer into a spot. I usually wait until its obvious they are having trouble, then I'll come over and ask if they need a hand. Most times the help is accepted, usually by the wife. Most often the trouble is the driver doesn't know which way to turn the steering wheel to manipulate the trailer in the direction that it needs to go.[/QUOTE]

I understand that the trailer will move in the other direction but being a short gal it's real hard to see the direction of the truck tires when I am told to straighten them out. This is pretty much a blind move for me.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #68
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Walkie talkies help a lot.
Tried walkie talkies when we first got our Rockwood Roo. Gave them up after one or two outings, as we had more problems then hand signals. With the walkie talkies, we debated the issues too much.
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