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Old 04-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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We're doing it

We're in the process of driving our 27'FB Flying Cloud home for the first time! Dreams do come true!

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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That's hubby Steve (SteveSueMac) in the driver's seat....he's doing great!

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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I wonder how many times we will say "I can't believe we're doing this!" today :-)

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Old 04-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Ahhh yes

I remember that day !
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Can't believe we made it!!!


Guys at Airstream of New England were great with the intro. Got lots of video of all the stuff I'm gonna forget :-)

Sooooooo fun to finally drive it! Official driving lessons next weekend then first road trip after that!!!
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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Congrats!!!!
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Very nice....congrats
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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Congrats!

Where are you going for the maiden voyage?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #9
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Thanks folks...


After driving school, maiden voyage is to Cayuga Lake area in Ithaca. Literally working out a few details by text with Sean on the PP hitch right now (installed by dealer but I'm reviewing with him to make sure it's all kosher). Seemed to tow quite beautifully - but I've never towed anything before so not sure :-)

Quite an adventure! Looking forward to driving school. Backing up wasn't cool :-/
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #10
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Beautiful looking rig. I can see why you both are so excited. Your life will now be changed forever.

Backing up is just practice, teamwork and going slow when you need to. Also, when in doubt, get out and take a look. It does not really matter how long it takes. You don't want to dent your new baby.

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #11
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I've been using the Hensley for almost five years, and I still don't think I've gotten backing up 'down'.

I imagine the PP has the same initial 'settling' that needs to occur before you have any directional control. This is key. Setting up the rig in forward, to reduce the 'settling slop' for the backing up.

Also, for actual directional control, I still use the hand on the bottom of the steering wheel trick. Hand moves to right, back end goes right, and vice-versa.
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