Originally Posted by clarkbre
also love watching people attempt to back into their sites. Think of a couple at a boat launch
I have been on both sides of that before. Saw a guy at South Llano State Park take over an hour trying to back his 42í ( it looked about as long as mine) 5th wheel into his site. Both the trailer and truck had paper tags ( found out next morning bought the truck 4 days earlier and the trailer the morning of the trip just transferred supplies from his trade to new ) We all moved our trucks and offered assistants. His problem was the way he was facing in order to avoid hitting tree limbs with new trl he had to wait before cutting hard to make trl straight. Which resulted in the front driver fender going deep into a bush. We suggested he just enter the loop from the other direction eliminating both obstacles and offered to block road from traffic but in the end he sacrificed the trl and truck getting it in. We gave gave him a cold one for his perseverance.
As for my experience wife booked a campground in Illinois on the Mississippi. I was sweating bullets even before I hit the site narrow streets tight corners and cars parked in all the wrong spots. Find our spot. I know right away that between the parked truck and golf carts I canít back the way I want. I decide my plan of action let the wife out. People outside have already stood up turned their lawn chairs to face the action. By the time I position truck and trailer for backing several golf carts have shown up and parked as well. One gentleman even left his chair and pulled the post that had the site number on it. I was definitely feeling the pressure as the wife took her normal spot right in the of the trl and no I donít have a backup camera on the trailer. That said with lots of luck and help from above. I was able to hit it first time. I really feel like I disappointed a lot people that day