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Old 08-18-2016, 09:45 PM   #1
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Much appreciated, but I can backup just fine.

I know people are trying to be helpful, but I can get into my spot just fine. You know what I mean?
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:58 PM   #2
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Of course we know what you mean .

Are you sure they were there to help or just point and snicker LOL
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
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It's all good until they show up with lawn chairs and popcorn...
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:02 PM   #4
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When an Airstream arrives, they need an excuse to get a piece of that action.

I can say that here, right?
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:04 PM   #5
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...were [they] there to... just point and snicker LOL
Oh yes, and it did not improve my mood!

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:08 PM   #6
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I know people are trying to be helpful, but I can get into my spot just fine. You know what I mean?
I hear ya!!!

Let's see if we can backup that thought... 😏😏

Sure, many of us can backup our Airstreams.....alone ... And prefer to do so alone... Far away from prying eyes or wagering wine officionado observers.

For us, maneuvering our 34' in some close encounters of the denting kind, we use great walkie-talkies... My wife driving, me guiding... It is great to think she lets me feel empowered!!!

But, I only offer someone an Assit. If they want the help, great...glad to help them. If not, well, I hear folks post videos of others' misfortune... But that would be cruel....
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It's all good until they show up with lawn chairs and popcorn...

This is what our local unit does when I show up. I'm usually the early entertainment for the Back Up Show 😀
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:55 AM   #8
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My wife is a great co pilot and navigator. We always get out and check the site and we pick a spot for her to stand where I can see her in the mirrors away from the back of the trailer. If she has to switch sides I don't move till I see her again. We use this method due to being at fort Pickens Nat park in Pensacola Fla. A woman crushed her husband between the back of their MH and a tree. I have had some helpers get angry because I won't move till they step away. We have never forgotten that woman and it has lead to being maybe a little overly safe if that's possible.
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My wife is a great co pilot and navigator. We always get out and check the site and we pick a spot for her to stand where I can see her in the mirrors away from the back of the trailer. If she has to switch sides I don't move till I see her again. We use this method due to being at fort Pickens Nat park in Pensacola Fla. A woman crushed her husband between the back of their MH and a tree. I have had some helpers get angry because I won't move till they step away. We have never forgotten that woman and it has lead to being maybe a little overly safe if that's possible.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:30 AM   #10
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I have a high-visibility reflective vest like construction workers wear stashed in each of my vehicles. I carry them in case I have to change a tire by the side of the road— ever since a coworker was struck by a car and crippled for life on I-20 near the Tyler, TX exit. But the point is…

In the event that I ever need help backing up (not likely with my Interstate unless I arrive after dark, but you never know), I'll make my helper wear one of those vests to help me keep track of where they are.
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Much appreciated, but I can backup just fine.

I don't mind someone back there to warn me if I am going to hit something, but if someone starts telling me where to start out or which way I need to turn, this person gets put on my ignore list.

Still, I try to be polite, as the vast majority of these folks really just want to help though.


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It's lovely when people offer to help, but we generally decline. We're pretty good as a couple, especially since we took our RV parking class from a local commercial truck driver school. In addition, if they say, "Come on back," and we hit a tree, they will just shrug and walk away. They might feel bad, but it's not their trailer and it's not their insurance. So, we usually smile and invite them to set up chairs and enjoy some snacks and drinks while we put on our show.
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