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Old 09-08-2013, 10:28 PM   #239
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I already been thinking of hitting target parking lot up the road

I've maneuvers the darn bass boat trailer in tight spots a thousand times now and that thing is finicky

May practice signals with that onto the pad with wife as well in coming weeks

Hand signals > over phone headsets?
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #240
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Wall done - need some landscaping and of course the pole barn - still waiting on quote

The retaining wall is very basic but will do the job.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:45 AM   #241
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The secret to backing into a space - it is not a race, take "your" time. A few extra minutes is far cheaper than the deductible on the insurance....
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:24 AM   #242
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I already been thinking of hitting target parking lot up the road

I've maneuvers the darn bass boat trailer in tight spots a thousand times now and that thing is finicky

May practice signals with that onto the pad with wife as well in coming weeks

Hand signals > over phone headsets?

Water bottle....

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Old 09-09-2013, 06:01 AM   #243
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I can put AS in yard alone


When I get "help" it takes cellphones and earphones...

I put my son (35 Y.O. USMC) in truck and I guide. Keeps the planet a safer place.

Bob, great water bottle idea. It is a more gentlemanly approach.

Of course PharmGeeks drive is pretty straight edged too.
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The gentleman approach mentioned above could also work without the water bottle....
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The gentleman approach mentioned above could also work without the water bottle....
Yes......but it would involve at least a six-pack, which may impede cognitive reversing.

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Old 09-09-2013, 08:31 AM   #246
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Learn to park alone. I prefer it most of the time. Get out and see what is going on often. Look at it as exercise. You can get the wife to help when you are 80 and can't see and don't feel like getting out of the truck to spot yourself.

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Learn to park alone. I prefer it most of the time. Get out and see what is going on often. Look at it as exercise. You can get the wife to help when you are 80 and can't see and don't feel like getting out of the truck to spot yourself.

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Yup just lock kids and bride in AS so you don't squish anyone. Also don't forget pets.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #248
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it seems a recurring theme in RV literature/forums/movies - discussion of the difficulties, anxieties, and disasters of communication problems between the husband and wife backing the trailer...

Also (and I can be a real dullard) but I do not understand the water bottle thing here
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #249
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The trail of water is a line.

It is easier to back a trailer and get it straight if you have a guide line.
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Learn to park alone. I prefer it most of the time. Get out and see what is going on often. Look at it as exercise. You can get the wife to help when you are 80 and can't see and don't feel like getting out of the truck to spot yourself.

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Couldn't agree more. My wife is much better than me at many things, but spatial geometry in motion is not one of them. I can hardly get her to understand, if she can't see the side view mirror, I can't see her. Save your marriage. Learn to do it alone lol.

Very nice job on your pad, I'm jealous.
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He is right you really need a guide line, especially if you are trying to back into a sight on your right where you only have a mirror to see what is going on. If you have a line, you know that the wheels go parellel to that. Something like an extension cord or hose will work fine.

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #252
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Something like an extension cord or hose will work fine.

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Maybe I should get some rope lights considering the number of times we arrive at a campsite after dark!
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