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Old 09-05-2012, 05:55 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Len n Jeanne View Post
We indulge in occasional yelling and screaming. It doesn't back up the trailer more efficiently, but psychologists say it is very healthy to release your pent-up emotions.

Maybe for our next remote boondocking site we will bring along a chainsaw to remove any brush, branches, or small trees that get in the way of our backing operation.

(Just kidding, just kidding.)
I must be the healthiest SOB around. Sal.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:22 AM   #30
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I normally park the AS by myself. Here are my rules:
1 Take your time we all had to learn (I am still learning)
2 Walk around the TV and Trailer and survey the sight. I do this more then once.
3 If any one is around break out the lawn chairs and often them a beer. Then tell them there will be free entertainment when I begin to back up.
4 Graciously accept there advice as it is given in good faith. Itt has saved me from hitting a tree or post more then once.
5 If there are many observers and the advice is coming fast and furious pretend
that you are giving a speech and view them all as naked. This will make you smile and take the stress off parking the trailer.
6 Most important is to remember why we are there to have fun and not stress out.

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #31
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Thumbs up My turn to drive

Well the interesting thing, is when my husband gives into fatigue and needs me to drive, he just doesn't trust me. Because if anything will kill that tiredness, is my just driving. That's why I think it is a "guy thing" and kudos to those who do put trust in us female type to try and conquer.
I liked the advise to survey the site, and I found that is very helpful to understand the obstacles and maybe how tight or how much room there is to maneuver.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:17 PM   #32
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Wish my wife would drive when towing. But right now she likes to leave it up to me.. I had her tow the 8ft ATV trailer and back it up. She figured it out. So if she can back up an 8ft trailer a 28ft trailer should be no problem...

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #33
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Hell I insist that my wife can do everything and I MEAN EVERYTHING here on the farm... Heck she can out shoot me with a pistol BUT I cant bake an apple pie! Proud as hell to have a woman like that! I know should something happen (god forbid) to me, she can pick up the load and get the job done! That's part of being a team... Kay and I are one hell of a team!
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #34
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When I first met my wife we went to a shooting range on a date where she proceeded to show me just how very good she was - she nearly made it to the Olympics for target shooting, but then, by her own admission, discovered boys and stopped training.

Given that's how our relationship started, I don't even want to think about what would happen would I dare to tell her she could not tow our trailer.

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