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Old 09-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #161
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My confession is that I have strayed from Dodge Ram on a couple of occasions! I have owned both a Ford and Chevy!

Sorry momma but it's true and it won't ever happen again!

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #162
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My confession is that I have strayed from Dodge Ram on a couple of occasions! I have owned both a Ford and Chevy!

Sorry momma but it's true and it won't ever happen again!

"Dodge" is what you're supposed to do when the salesman comes at you.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #163
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The wife and I were COMPLETELY prepared for having a trailer since this is our first.
We go to back into the first site. Get the walkie talkies out, she can tell me where to stop.
Our confession is, that you have to actually turn them on to be able to hear the wife SCREAMING into it to STOP!!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #164
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #165
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OK, I'll confess...I was scared outta my everlovin' mind, but I drove "Biff" and towed "Francis" coming back from this trip!

I *will* conquer this demon! So, after crossing over from MS to LA I asked DH to let me take that frightening first step. Conditions were optimal...late at night, not a lot of traffic.

So now I know what it feels like to have an 18 wheeler overtake ya while crossing one of those small bridges with the rough approaches. I understand that the air "push" can occur long before the vehicle overtaking you even reaches the axels on the TT.

I've learned that, as he says, "just drive the truck" makes sense. I'm *learning* that slow reaction is best when dealing with the buffeting. Center yourself and stay away from rumble strips. FTR, no, I didn't hit 'em until I pulled over to let him take it back, after we "thought" we heard an unusual noise....just eased over 'em, that was enough to convince me.

So yeah, I did it for about 45 miles! Swore to him I'd stay above minimum (40) but *not* more than 50! Holy moley, before I knew it I was at 60! ACK! back 'er down!

He says I did very well, and to be honest it wasn't near as terrible as I'd worked my self up to believing it'd be.

Oh, and this is Tuesday, that was Sunday night...today I can actually uncurl my fingers.
I hear ya sister! I haven't tried it yet but we've been talking about me learning to tow the 8000 lb shoebox. I want to practice in a parking lot. DH wants me to learn on the road. Frightens the bejesus out of me! I'll certainly lose sleep over this...
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #166
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I hear ya sister! I haven't tried it yet but we've been talking about me learning to tow the 8000 lb shoebox. I want to practice in a parking lot. DH wants me to learn on the road. Frightens the bejesus out of me! I'll certainly lose sleep over this...
My wife had no background, no prep and simply got in the driver's seat one day at a campground. Drove the pop-up like a pro, even over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (the bridge that many hate).

Same with the fifth wheel. One day, as we were leaving, we decided that she was going to tow the big camper home. We even made a pit stop at her Mom's with some small-ish side roads to get there. With the fifth wheel, the campground is fairly tight around the camping loops with an awful turn to get out of there. She cried once we were on the road- but that's kind of her style.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #167
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My confession, when we were looking to buy our first camper, I did not repeat - DID NOT want a popup! Figures, that when we saw the High Walls at the RV show, we really liked it and it met all our needs. We went to the dealer after the show and still liked it. And then I figured it would be easy to tow - after all they are alot shorter than the hybrid TT we were also considering and we would be able see out the back window of the TV making backing up easier - so the thinking went. Well we ended up buying the HW popup and when we went to pick it up, it was the first time I saw it closed up - OMG the thing was tall. No way were we going to see over it I still have issues backing it up (mostly at the house, I do pretty good at the campground) - so for the other confession - I tow it all the way into the backyard, swing it around and come back out to park it beside the house rather than back it up the driveway....saves alot of aggravation that way.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #168
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My wife had no background, no prep and simply got in the driver's seat one day at a campground. Drove the pop-up like a pro, even over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (the bridge that many hate).

Same with the fifth wheel. One day, as we were leaving, we decided that she was going to tow the big camper home. We even made a pit stop at her Mom's with some small-ish side roads to get there. With the fifth wheel, the campground is fairly tight around the camping loops with an awful turn to get out of there. She cried once we were on the road- but that's kind of her style.
Well, I cried the first time I used the table saw....again, scared the crap out of me. But once I learned, its all good.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #169
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Im the creeper that drives through the campground real slow in the middle of the day while on work trips scouting out the next spot.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:26 PM   #170
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Im the creeper that drives through the campground real slow in the middle of the day while on work trips scouting out the next spot.

Was that you?
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #171
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My wife had no background, no prep and simply got in the driver's seat one day at a campground. Drove the pop-up like a pro, even over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (the bridge that many hate).

Same with the fifth wheel. One day, as we were leaving, we decided that she was going to tow the big camper home. We even made a pit stop at her Mom's with some small-ish side roads to get there. With the fifth wheel, the campground is fairly tight around the camping loops with an awful turn to get out of there. She cried once we were on the road- but that's kind of her style.
WOW..... way to man up and you survived !!
I would have gotten outta they way of that train wreck!!
Did you nap across the bridge?? !
JK thats awsum kudos to her!
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #172
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I once took out a campsite marker post, driving forward. Never saw it, didn't feel it, and stood it back up with a couple rocks around it. Good as new!
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:50 PM   #173
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Here is my confession: We like to go "camper stalking" right around dusk. Not so much to see what people are doing, more to see their rig, camp setup, tow vehicles, goofy lights, etc. This is almost always done with a Jameson's on the rocks in-hand.

BTW, this is a great thread...

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We all do it! Such a fun part of RVing. And it does help keeping everything in "Good Housekeeping" condition 'cause you never know when the next sightseer will appear. Maybe should be honest and start a "progressive" stalk like a progressive dinner and go from rig to rig for apps and drinks along with the "invasion" tour. Party RVers would love it.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #174
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Originally Posted by jamie325i View Post
Here is my confession: We like to go "camper stalking" right around dusk. Not so much to see what people are doing, more to see their rig, camp setup, tow vehicles, goofy lights, etc. This is almost always done with a Jameson's on the rocks in-hand.

We do it too.. As well as watch campers try and back in there site and set up..cheap entertainment!
Guess we really need to get a life
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #175
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The wife and I were COMPLETELY prepared for having a trailer since this is our first.
We go to back into the first site. Get the walkie talkies out, she can tell me where to stop.
Our confession is, that you have to actually turn them on to be able to hear the wife SCREAMING into it to STOP!!!
That right there is funny!
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:15 PM   #176
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I once tried to pull my truck away forgetting to detach one of the safety chains. Didn't get very far. As I got out to unhook it, I looked around to see if anyone saw me.
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Like the safety chains, I once forgot to undo the transom straps on my boat. Started it up went to back off and it wouldn't budge, so I goosed the throttle a little and snapped both of them off. Didn't notice it until my wife pulled the trailer out of the water and saw them hanging off the trailer. Ooops
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #178
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My confession.. I used a dirty word on this forum once and got sent to the principal's office.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #179
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I once tried to pull my truck away forgetting to detach one of the safety chains. Didn't get very far. As I got out to unhook it, I looked around to see if anyone saw me.
Did that over the labor Day weekend. Also looked around to see if anyone noticed, but everyone else appeared to be enjoying the a/c in their trailers.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:26 PM   #180
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Like others, I dread backing up; but not as much as I dread/worry about finding a gas station where I can pull my rig into when the need arises.
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